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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and regulate resources for harvesting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
257163  Monitor and regulate resources for harvesting 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is aimed at individuals required to monitor and regulate the harvesting of both flora and fauna in support of established conservation objectives. Harvesting of natural resources will be conducted through the use and application of appropriate harvesting procedures for purposes of collection and recording of biological data applicable to the area of operation.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Select appropriate harvesting procedures.
  • Collect and record biological data of the specimens captured.
  • Supervise the harvesting process.
  • Assess the effect of the harvest in order to effectively manage the area of operation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select appropriate harvesting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate harvesting techniques for flora and fauna are selected to ensure compliance with organisational procedures and the requirements of relevant legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Species, plant parts, bags limits, seasonality, sex, size and age classes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct flora and fauna species are harvested in the correct locality by means of the correct methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Harvesting of flora and fauna is carried out according to occupational health and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Harvesting activities are monitored to ensure that they are appropriate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collect and record biological data of the specimens captured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data is collected to provide an accurate picture of the harvesting of flora and fauna. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A record is kept of the required biological data of the specimens captured, such as size, weight, gender, precise location, adherence to bag limits (where relevant), adherence to permit conditions (where relevant), amount landed, weight and numbers (catch returns). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data is interpreted for the purpose of monitoring and regulating resource harvesting within the area of operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise the harvesting process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Steps are taken to ensure that the agreed-to 'rules of harvest' are effectively communicated and upheld. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The harvesting process is supervised in such a manner that sound human relations are maintained at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The harvesting of resources is supervised in such a manner that is in line with specified conservation management objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess the effect of the harvest in order to effectively manage the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The harvest is measured in a practical, efficient and timeous manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A harvest report is prepared containing all the information required to maintain a harvest management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An assessment is made of the harvest in order to make a judgment on the extent to which conservation management objectives were achieved. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
  • Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic population dynamics (identification, sex and age structures).
  • Skinning and treatment techniques related to different uses.
  • Evisceration techniques.
  • Storage methods to suit carcass utilization.
  • Appropriate knowledge pertaining to Blood collection.
  • Abattoir requirements.
  • Food hygiene and carcass handling.
  • Relevant aspects of Safety procedures.
  • Basic reporting and recording techniques.
  • Legal requirements for the removal of species.
  • Communication skills needed to maintain good relations.
  • Relevant supervisory skills.
  • Species identification.
  • Weighing systems and equipment prescribed for particular species.
  • Relevant aspects of occupational health and safety.
  • Purpose of harvesting.
  • Ecologically sustainable methods of harvesting. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Operate in a group or team:
  • Successfully implementing and concluding a harvesting operation requires that a conservation worker develops the ability either to follow a team leader or to act as a team leader. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management and -organisation:
  • Successfully implementing and concluding a harvesting operation that involves both flora and fauna requires that the learner work in a methodical and systematic manner. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise, analyse and interpret information:
  • Data on flora and fauna that is harvested is collected to ensure accurate record-keeping. A record is made of details about specimens captured. This unit standard calls for the learner to exercise discernment, to make a judgment to assess the effect of a harvest on the overall ecology of the area of operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication:
  • This unit standard promotes effective communication with management, specifically in the form of a report on the harvest. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Maintaining essential ecological processes and life-support systems.
  • Maintaining genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.
  • Considering ecological and social rights and responsibilities, whilst ensuring sustainable utilisation of species and ecosystems.
  • Thereby yielding the greatest sustainable and equitable benefit to present generations whilst maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63109   Further Education and Training Certificate: Nature Conservation: Natural Resource Guardianship Terrestrial  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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