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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Abattoir Supervision 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48902  National Certificate: Abattoir Supervision 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  139  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is registered at level 3 on the National Qualification Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to supervise and manage in abattoir processes and practices, which includes opportunity for learners to grow in these specific abattoir processes.

The fundamental learning, which learners will acquire, will allow them to be able to compile verbal and written communications and perform basic calculations. This qualification complies with the objectives of the NQF with regard to facilitating access to, mobility and progression within the red meat industry.

The qualification focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitude required to progress further in the industry. The intention is to release the potential of people, in order for them to grow, develop and become more competent workers. This qualification will furthermore add value to the individuals, their workplace and the economy as a whole.

Rationale for the qualification
This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to specialise in abattoir processes in the red meat industry. It is aimed at formalising the skills required in the red meat industry to facilitate career-pathing and to provide access to new entrants. The qualification provides learners with access to advanced learning in specialised areas within the red meat industry. It also provides learners with the necessary background knowledge and skills to be portable within other Industries.

Through the above the qualification will address one of the key priorities of the Department of Labour in the reduction of unemployment and under employment. It will assist in creating job opportunities and to create a better nation at large. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner will have appropriate levels of Communication, Languages and Numeracy competence equivalent to NQF 2.

Recognition of prior learning
This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Where RPL is required the learner will need to prove competence in that specific area in order to obtain recognition of that skill and knowledge.

Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practise and performance records. The assessment methods and tools to be used to assess Prior Learning shall be decided upon jointly by the assessor and the learner. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
To complete this qualification the learner must obtain 59 fundamental 60 core and 20 electives to total 139 credits. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1. Handle and dispatch chilled carcasses.
2. Communicate in a variety of ways
3. Evaluate dressing of carcasses 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1.
  • Procedures and policies for handling chilled carcasses correctly and according to work site procedures, safety regulations and statutory requirements are explained and applied.
  • Machinery and equipment for chilling carcasses are operated according to manufacturers specifications.
  • Reasons and consequences of not dispatching chilled carcasses according to policies and procedures are identified and explained.

    2.
  • Oral communication is maintained and adapted as required to promote effective interaction in a work context.
  • Information is accessed from standing instructions, visual information and a range of other workplace texts and responses where required are appropriate to the context.
  • Written communication is clear and unambiguous and at an appropriate level for designated target audiences.

    3.
  • Consequences of not adhering to correct evaluation forms for different species, determining the amount and species to be evaluated are explained.
  • Purpose of evaluating results of evaluation to relevant parties is explained
  • Procedures for evaluating carcasses according to work site procedures, safety regulations and statutory requirements are explained and implemented

    Integrated Assessment Criteria
    Unit standards associated with this qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. Assessment should focus in an integrated way on determining the competence of the learner in terms of the overall purpose and title of this qualification.

    The term integrated assessment also implies that the theoretical and practical components should be assessed together and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessment activities should be done in real workplace situations and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show that the learner is able to display the competencies to the real work situation.

    All assessments should be conducted in line with the following documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work of learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Learners wishing to be assessed will need to provide evidence of the following:
  • Verbal and written explanations of reasons for adhering to operational and work site procedures as well as statutory requirements, adhering to specific sequence of operations, identifying deviations, taking corrective actions and recording relevant data, and reporting deviations outside the jobholder's responsibility.
  • Documentation and explanation of administrative records completed during the process of preparing animals for slaughter and handling of red and rough offal.
  • Demonstrations of a range of actions in handling animals and applying general safety in the workplace
  • A portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner, which may include production and quality data.
    Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Comparisons were done against unit standards and qualifications in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. This were:
  • National Certificate in Meat Processing
    A comparison of the above qualifications was undertaken and the best practice points were highlighted and used in the generation of this qualification's unit standards.

    In general this qualification and its component unit standards were compared with their international counterparts and the differences are in the formatting, titles and scope of coverage or focus. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities. These possibilities ensure both mobility and progression for the learner in other fields of learning such as the poultry, dairy, and fish industries and areas where examination and supervisory competence is required. The learning areas outlined in the purpose of the qualification indicate the vertical articulation possibilities.
    This Qualification will articulate vertically with the:
    Further Education and Training Certificate: Meat Classification level 4.
    Further Education and Training Certificate: Meat Examination level 4. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against these unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against these unit standards may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  114350  Chill and despatch carcasses  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9879  Use and care for tools and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  13223  Apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9042  Demonstrate an understanding of food or beverage safety practices and procedures in the food or beverage manufacturing environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  10170  Demonstrate understanding of employment relations in an organisation  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  11241  Perform Basic Business Calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9913  Perform first line maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  14 
    Core  114335  Evaluate dressing of carcasses  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7854  Provide First Aid  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7786  Operate a Computer  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7567  Produce and use spreadsheets for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  13944  Describe the relationship of junior management to the general management function  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  8000  Apply basic business principles  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116899  Clean and sanitize a food processing system  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  13915  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  110234  Provide customer service in a sales and distribution environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14357  Demonstrate an understanding of a selected business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  123376  Demonstrate an understanding of good manufacturing practices in food processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  14667  Describe and apply the management functions of an organization  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  123374  Implement and maintain a HACCP system in a food processing facility  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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