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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Propagate and re-introduce indigenous plants 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
257177  Propagate and re-introduce indigenous plants 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 learners required to assist managers in achieving predetermined management objectives relating to the preservation of indigenous plant resources. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the knowledge required for further education in indigenous botany.

The learner will be able to:
  • Identify common and threatened indigenous plants and plant parts that are present in the area of operation.
  • Determine the economic value of common indigenous species for purposes of propagation and re-introduction.
  • Propagate and re-introduce indigenous plants in the area of operation.
  • Perform basic plant monitoring techniques in support of propagation and re-introduction initiatives. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify common and threatened indigenous plants in the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An overview is given of the indigenous plant species present in the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Threatened indigenous plant species are pointed out along with the degree of the threat to each species. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The particular plants and plant parts that are of interest to poachers are pointed out with a view to combating illegal activities within the area of operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the economic value of common indigenous species for purposes of propagation and re-introduction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of local indigenous plants is applied in order to assign these an economic value. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Economic value is determined based on demand, relative abundance and ease of propagation of the plant.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An economic value is assigned to local indigenous species based on the length of time required for propagation of the plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feasibility of propagation and re-introduction is determined based on the economic value and time required for propagation in the area of operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Propagate and re-introduce indigenous plants in the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A variety of techniques are applied to various indigenous species within the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The generic integrity of indigenous flora is considered in the planning of re-introduction and translocation of plants in the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Propagated plants are translocated to designated areas in the wild in support of the re-location of indigenous species. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform basic plant monitoring techniques in support of propagation and re-introduction initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The wheel point method is used to undertake plant monitoring in support of the re-introduction of indigenous species in the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The foot point method is used to undertake plant monitoring in support of the re-introduction of indigenous species in the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Line transects are used to monitor woody and herbaceous layers in support of the re-introduction of indigenous species. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic quadrant methods are used to undertake plant monitoring in support of the re-introduction of indigenous species. 


    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 
  • Plant structures, plant identification, associations, survival strategies and plant modifications.
  • Map reading and interpretation/mapping.
  • Wet and dry cycles (climate).
  • Local medicinal and cultural uses.
  • Propagation and re-introduction of local plants.
  • Nutrients (micro/macro elements).
  • Basic concepts of veld types and management units at a landscape level.
  • Plant succession.
  • Influence of soils on plant communities.
  • Plant monitoring techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork:
  • Assisting conservation managers in tasks relating to the protection and propagation of indigenous flora requires a cooperative and collaborative attitude and disposition. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Information gathering, organisation, analysis and interpretation:
  • This ability is required when examining plant parts and making a correct identification of the species from which these originated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Awareness of the world as a set of related systems:
  • The interrelatedness of all aspects of the biosphere is a prominent aspect of the knowledge required by this unit standard. 

  • 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.
  • The intention is to yield 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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