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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the harvesting of animal products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116217  Explain the harvesting of animal products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to identify and describe related animal products and the value adding processes and suggest alternative harvesting methods. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agriculture and animal production.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in the harvesting of animal products and will be able to operate in an animal production environment implementing sustainable and economically viable production principles.

They will be capacitated to gain access to the mainstream agricultural sector, in animal production, impacting directly on the sustainability of the sub-sector. The improvement in production technology will also have a direct impact on the improvement of agricultural productivity of the sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the following unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 2: Apply animal harvesting procedures.
  • NQF 2: Observe and inspect animal health.
  • NQF 2: Monitor, collect and collate agricultural data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate animal products that are suitable for harvesting based on their availability and value. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, horns, bones, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Animal production is evaluated, understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of animals, their products and production processes are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of the evaluation of availability and condition of infrastructure against the potential of evaluating, establishing or expanding animal product harvesting procedures is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create infrastructure to facilitate the harvesting of animal products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Infrastructure includes but is not limited to the provision of water, buildings, land use permission, animal feed systems and animal feeds, transport facilities, availability of animals for production, animal retention, management and harvesting equipment and implements as well as equipment and implements required for managing the product as relevant to the context of application 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The establishment of infrastructure to enable animal products to be harvested is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate requirements of the location of the proposed animal-harvesting site are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate infrastructure required for the management of animals and animal products is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain animal harvesting systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Maintenance includes but is not limited to neatness, good order, fireproofing, access, mechanical maintenance, and control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Animal harvesting systems including equipment, buildings and systems is maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legal requirements applicable to animal harvesting systems is explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Infrastructural tasks are done to comply with legal and maintenance requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate animal harvesting systems and suggest alternative methods, processes or steps in animal product harvesting systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, horns, bones, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The harvesting system employed for harvesting animal products are illustrated and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The physiology of the animal in relation to the animal products produced is illustrated and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methodologies for implementing productivity enhancements in animal product harvesting systems are illustrated and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative animal harvesting steps, processes or methods are implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Understand and describe the processing of harvested products with special reference to adding value to such harvested animal products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, horns, bones, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The animal products harvested including physical, chemical and intrinsic attributes are illustrated and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methodologies for evaluating animal products in relation to their attributes are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various methods of adding value to harvested animal products are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Value adding includes, but is not limited to the manufacture of products from or including harvested animal products such as cured skins or trophies or clothing, baked or otherwise processed products, cosmetic or medicinal products, bagged fertilisers or feeds, packed frozen, desiccated, preserved, bottled, canned or dehydrated products, altered products such as dairy products as relevant to the context of application.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods or processes to add value to harvested animal products are described. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Comprehension, identification and understanding of the specific animals and animal products.
  • Animal science.
  • Science involved in animal products.
  • Sensory observation and evaluation animal products.
  • Evaluation of animal product processing systems over time.
  • Maintenance requirements of animal product processing systems.
  • Evaluation of the potential of animal products for adding value.
  • The purpose of learning about animal product processing.
  • Basic processing systems methodology.
  • Animal product processing technology.
  • Basic record keeping.
  • Observation and understanding of sensory cues in processing systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Relates to outcomes:
  • Create infrastructure to facilitate the harvesting of animal products.
  • Maintain animal harvesting systems.
  • Evaluate animal harvesting systems and suggest alternatives methods, processes or steps in animal product harvesting systems.
  • Understand and describe the processing of harvested products with special reference to adding value to such harvested animal products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-Organisation and Management: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpretation of information: Relates to outcomes:
  • Evaluate animal products that are suitable for harvesting based on their availability and value.
  • Create infrastructure to facilitate the harvesting of animal products.
  • Understand and describe the processing of harvested products with special reference to adding value to such harvested animal products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: Relates to outcomes:
  • Evaluate animal harvesting systems and suggest alternatives methods, processes or steps in animal product harvesting systems.
  • Understand and describe the processing of harvested products with special reference to adding value to such harvested animal products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and technology: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set: Relates to outcomes:
  • Evaluate animal harvesting systems and suggest alternatives methods, processes or steps in animal product harvesting systems.
  • Understand and describe the processing of harvested products with special reference to adding value to such harvested animal products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal Development: Relates to all outcomes. 

    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
    Core  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    4. Heedmorine Training 
    5. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    6. Maishamalema Development Training 
    7. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    8. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    9. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    10. Mvelo Consultant 
    11. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    12. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Setlakala Business Development 
    14. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    15. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    16. Tripple R Training Provider 
    17. Vari Consulting 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.