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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and record the transportation, handling, moving and loading of livestock, game and agricultural products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115304  Organise and record the transportation, handling, moving and loading of livestock, game and agricultural products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 forms part of the National Certificate in Auctioneering Support. While it is suited for people working in the auctioneering industry it would also be applicable to any person responsible for the handling and transportation of livestock and game as well as agricultural products.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Moving livestock and game
  • Moving agricultural products
  • Loading and unloading livestock and game
  • Permanently identifying and weighing livestock and game
  • Organising the transportation of livestock and game
  • Completing documentation for the transport of livestock and game 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this Unit Standard are competent in Communications and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Safety equipment may include but is not limited to shield, helmet, goggles, overalls, Safety shoes
  • Livestock species will include cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, fish and equine
  • Game will include antelope, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, elephant, rhinos, hippo, warthog, bush-pig, carnivores, ungulates, very large mammals and small mammals
  • Agricultural products will include maize, wheat, vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, bulbs, seeds, wool, mohair, carcasses, cured hides and skins 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Move livestock and game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Livestock and game are moved with minimum stress and with least risk of injury to themselves, other livestock and game, or people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The behaviour of livestock and game is anticipated and behaviour that could lead to increased stress and or injury to themselves other livestock or people is prevented using standard techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures to avoid stress and injury and to ensure a good settling in period, while holding livestock and game in yards are implemented as directed by supervisors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety equipment and appropriate clothing and footwear which minimises the risk of injury to self and livestock and game are used in accordance with activity carried out. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Move agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Agricultural products are moved with least risk of damage to products and injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measures are implemented, while holding agricultural products in yards, to avoid contamination, unnecessary aging and damage as well as injury to people in the yard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety equipment and appropriate clothing and footwear are used in accordance with activity carried out in a manner which minimises the risk of injury to self and damage to agricultural products. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Load and unload livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Loading and unloading are carried out in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Loading and unloading of livestock and game are carried out with least risk of injury to themselves, other livestock and game, or people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Loading and unloading of agricultural products is carried out to avoid contamination, unnecessary aging and damage as well as injury to people participating in the loading and unloading. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Permanently identify and weigh livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment for weighing and identifying livestock, game and agricultural products is prepared and used in accordance manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Livestock and game are handled for identification and weighing in a manner which does not cause stress or risk of injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Agricultural products are handled for identification and weighing in a manner which does not cause damage or contamination to the products or injury to the workers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Livestock, game and agricultural products are weighed in accordance with standard procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Livestock and game are permanently identified, in a manner which is humane, hygienic and in accordance with organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Agricultural products are permanently identified, in a manner which is hygienic and in accordance with prior instructions of the supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Records of livestock, game and agricultural products are maintained according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Organise the transportation of livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Agreement is reached with seller and buyer on their responsibilities relating to the transport of livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Transport rates which are acceptable to both buyer and seller are negotiated according to standard procurement procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Transport details are arranged in accordance with the seller's and buyer's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Transport is organised to minimise stress to animal in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Transport is organised to avoid contamination, unnecessary aging and damage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete documentation for the transport of livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal health requirements applicable to the products offered by the seller are adhered to at all times by the seller and the auctioneer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consignment notes, delivery tally confirmation, and acknowledgements are completed in accordance with conditions for legal delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Insurance forms, if required, are completed in accordance with organisational procedures and requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods of transport used for the loading of transportation and handling of livestock, game and agricultural products
  • Sources of transport for livestock, game and agricultural products
  • Types of documentation available and required for the transportation of livestock, game and agricultural products 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Realize that the world is a set of inter-related systems when applying safety features when handling livestock and game to avoid injury and stress and when handling agricultural products to avoid contamination and damage.
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when dealing with clients and transport personnel 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when preparing to load and unload livestock, game and agricultural products 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to ensure that auction, handling and transport details are available at all times. 

    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  48864   National Certificate: Auctioneering Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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