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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise children and pets at home 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114413  Supervise children and pets at home 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hygiene & Cleaning Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
Learners wishing to acquire the competencies of this standard will be voluntary community workers, domestic workers and /or will be involved in a pet care environment.

Qualifying learners are able to maintain a safe environment for children with pets.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the safety of the pet and children
  • Implementing safety measures for children playing with pets
  • Supervising the playtime of the pet and children 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner would have achieved numeracy and communication competencies at a minimum level of ABET level 2 or the equivalent. This will enable the learner to confirm the knowledge and skills required by this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope of this unit standard is for any person who needs to supervise a child and a pet.
  • The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is limited in range, very repetitive and familiar, no generation of new ideas is needed and the person has no responsibility for the learning of others.
  • In the context of this unit standards supervising children and pets includes children in the care of a domestic worker in a home where there are dogs or cats or hamsters or birds or fish.
  • Pets refer common household pets including dogs, cats, rodents, hamsters, birds and fish. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the safety of the pet and children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The safety precautions regarding pets and children are listed to ensure safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Children must not be left alone near aggressive dogs, children must not play in cat's litter box, small children must not be left alone near large fish tanks or fishponds, children must not be left with birds that bite, hamsters or rodents.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reason(s) why small children must be guided in how and when to play with pets is explained with examples of get consequences of not guiding children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reason(s) why the child and the pet must be separated if there is no direct supervision is explained with examples of the consequences of not separating them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The action that will be taken if the child or the pet injures the other is explained with examples and the emergency telephone numbers and procedures are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement safety measures for children playing with pets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety precautions when allowing children to play with pets are explained in accordance with best practice and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks associated with children playing with pets are explained with examples of the various risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible causes of the pet's aggressive behaviour are explained with examples of each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise the playtime of the pet and children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The time and activity is explained with examples of the times and activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct conditions under which it would be safe for the child and the pet are explained with examples of each condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fish remains in fishbowl, if bird is let out ensure cat is not around, if dog is played with ensure gate / and or door is closed; ensure the child does not hurt the pet and vice versa.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of the children not washing their hands after playing with the pet is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution or provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be a registered assessor with the relevant competence at NQF level 3.
  • Both internal and external moderation of the assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines outlined in the relevant qualification and agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    An understanding of the safety measures around young children and pets in the home environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the supervision and care of children playing with or around pets in the home environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure the child and pet are cared for. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively so that the child and pet are always safe. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when dealing with eth child ad pet in a home environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the supervision of children and pets in the home leads to a safe environment for both. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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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