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Course Name

Course Outcomes

Duration

NQF Level

Chainsaw Operator

  • Knowledge of chainsaw parts and basic mechanics

  • Safety during chainsaw use

  • Prepare and start a chainsaw

  • Fell trees with a chainsaw

  • Cut felled timber with a chainsaw

  • Carry out periodic maintenance with a chainsaw

5 - 10 days

2

Chainsaw Operator Refresher

  • Knowledge of chainsaw parts and basic mechanics

  • Safety during chainsaw use

  • Prepare and start a chainsaw

  • Fell trees with a chainsaw

  • Cut felled timber with a chainsaw

  • Carry out periodic maintenance with a chainsaw

3 - 5 days

Chainsaw Management

  • Knowledge of chainsaw parts and basic mechanics

  • Parts components and functions

  • Safety during chainsaw use

  • Prepare and start a chainsaw

  • Sharpening process of chain

  • Carry out periodic maintenance with a chainsaw

  • Cost saving

  • Practical Demonstrations

  • Fell trees with a chainsaw using the standards technique and felling levers

  • Cut felled timber using a chainsaw and maintain chainsaw.

3 days

Brush cutter Operator

  • Safety precautions and practices

  • Use various brush cutter attachments to suit different requirements

  • Operate a brush cutter in various locations

  • Conduct preventative maintenance on a brush cutter.

5 - 10 days

2

Brush cutter Refresher

  • Safety precautions and practices

  • Use various brush cutter attachments to suit different requirements

  • Operate a brush cutter in various locations

  • Conduct preventative maintenance on a brush cutter.

3 - 5 days

Brush cutter Management

  • Safety precautions and practices

  • Use various brushcutter attachments to suit different requirements

  • Parts components and functions

  • Operate a brushcutter in various locations

  • Conduct preventative maintenance on a brushcutter

  • Cost Saving

3 days

Herbicide Applicator

  • Prepare for chemical weed control

  • Apply chemicals to weeds

  • Maintain equipment

  • Practice safe work procedures when using agrochemicals

3 days

Herbicide Refresher

  • Prepare for chemical weed control

  • Apply chemicals to weeds

  • Maintain equipment

  • Practice safe work procedures when using agrochemicals

1 - 2 days

Herbicide Awareness

  • Legislation regulating the use of herbicides

  • Basic information on herbicides

  • Safety when using herbicides

  • Warnings, signs, labels

  • Application of herbicides

  • Impact of the use of herbicides

  • Transportation , storage and disposal

2 days

Fire Fighting level 1 (Veld fires)

  • Identify  and explain basic features of fire behaviour to enable safe and effective fire suppression

  • Identify unsafe acts and conditions and explain standard safety rules and measures applied to overcome dangerous fire situations

  • Demonstrate safety procedures in wildfire suppression  situations

  • The elements of fire behavior and methods of suppression

  • Factors influencing fire behaviour

  • Fire types

  • Fires are classified and extinguishing methods explained in accordance with their categories

  • Perform manual methods and procedures for extinguishing wildfires

  • Basic communication skills are demonstrated

3 days

Fire Awareness

  • Identify  and explain basic features of fire behaviour to enable safe and effective fire suppression

  • Identify unsafe acts and conditions and explain standard safety rules and measures applied to overcome dangerous fire situations

  • Demonstrate safety procedures in wildfire suppression  situations

  • The elements of fire behavior and methods of suppression

  • Factors influencing fire behaviour

  • Fire types

  • Fires are classified and extinguishing methods explained in accordance with their categories

  • Perform manual methods and procedures for extinguishing wildfires

  • Basic communication skills are demonstrated

2 days

Fist Aid level 1

  • Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management

  • Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology

  • Assess an emergency situation

  • Apply first aid procedures to life – threatening situation

  • Treat common injuries

  • Maintenance of personal safety is explained in terms of preventing injuries to self and infectious diseases

  • Methods of safeguarding  the emergency scene and explained relevant practice

  • Methods of safeguarding  the injured  personal explained relevant practice

  • The different systems of the human body

  • The way in which each system operate

2 days

Health & Safety Level 1 & 2
in Forestry Operations

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazards , safety and emergency procedures in forestry operations

  • Explain the duties of employers and employees in terms of the QSH Act

  • Identify the safety representative and first aid person for the specific work place

  • Identify and solve problems

  • Work effectively with others

1 day
2 days

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2

HIV Awareness

  • Describe and explain nature of HIV/AIDS. 

  • Describe transmission routes. 

  • Describe and explain practices which reduce and prevent risk of infection. 

  • Reflect on their own attitudes toward HIV and AIDS. 

  • Describe and analyse beliefs and attitudes toward HIV and AIDS in the workplace.

  • Outline the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS. 

  • Debates about the causes of HIV and AIDS.

  • 2. Transmission routes of HIV.

  • 3. HIV testing.

  • 4. Symptoms and phases in the development of AIDS.

  • 5. Practices which reduce or prevent risk of infection.

  • 6. Rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.

  • 7. Attitudes toward HIV and AIDS in the workplace.

2 -3 days

2

Mapping

  • Read, interpret and use maps, to depict and make sense of real locations, distances and position 

  • Draw maps according to scale. 

  • Identify and solve mathematical problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

  • Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively 

  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to access and communicate information concerning routes, location and direction. 

  • Communicate effectively using mathematical symbols 

  • Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

1 days

1

Manage Personal Finances

Prepare a personal budget. 

  • Reads and correctly interprets his/her pay slip. 

  • Distinguishes between what s/he needs and what s/he wants when drafting a personal budget. 

  • Explains the difference between a need and a want. 

  • Explains how the difference between a need and a want will influence his/her decisions when planning with limited finances. 

  • Explains how s/he can become poorer because of impulsive buying. 

  • Explains how s/he can buy things without opening an account or borrowing money, when s/he does not have enough money. 

  • Is able to indicate the difference between fixed expenses and expenses that change from month to month (variable expenses). 

  • Controls variable expenses in a way that is best for his/her present and future financial needs. 

  • Explains the difference between, and gives an example of fixed and variable expenses. 

  • Explains how variable expenses can be controlled to take care of financial needs. 

  • Is able to meet all his/her important financial commitments. 

  • Is able to show how s/he plans his/her finances in such a way that s/he is able to survive from one payday to the next. 

  • Compares prices (including the price of credit) when making decisions about buying. 

  • Makes financial decisions keeping in mind that value for money is important and that what is bought serves a real need. 

  • Plans for future financial needs. 

  • Makes plans to earn extra money from other sources. 

  • Plan a realistic budget. 

  • Plans for unforeseen events in his/her budget. 

  • Describes how s/he will know if s/he is receiving "value for money." 

  • Gives an example of a future financial need relevant to his/her personal situation. 

  • Explains how s/he can plan for future financial needs. 

  • Explains how s/he can increase personal income. 

  • Explains how a personal budget can contribute to financial discipline. 

  • Explains why financial discipline is important.

 
Open a personal bank account. 

  • Asks about the different accounts and services available at banks. 

  • Chooses the account and/or service that best suit his/her financial needs. 

  • Takes responsibility for completing an application form to open a bank account. 

  • Explains the different accounts and services banks can offer him/her. 

  • Explains why s/he chooses a specific service and/or account. 

  • Explains why one must shop around for financial services. 


Improves his/her financial situation. 

  • Lists the types of financial problems people can have. 

  • Lists his/her debts. 

  • Lists ways of managing these debts in order to improve his/her financial situation. 

  • Lists ways of improving his/her financial situation once s/he has paid his/her debts. 

  • Explains how the way in which s/he spends money can cause financial problems. 

  • Explains how his/her debts could cause financial problems. 

  • Explains how the way in which s/he manages his/her debts will improve his/her financial situation. 

2 - 3 days

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