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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply advanced pig husbandry practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116299  Apply advanced pig husbandry practices 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
A person achieving this unit standard will be able to carry out a supervisory role in the treatment of unhealthy pigs, the vaccination of pigs, assisted farrowing, cross fostering and artificial insemination practices.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in pig husbandry practices 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 unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 3: Apply pig husbandry practices. 

  • 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 
    Decide on the treatment of unhealthy pigs. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Unhealthy animals include but are not limited to agalactia, mastitis and other relevant pig disorders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Symptoms of agalactia and mastitis in sows post-farrowing must be identified and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant treatment to be administered to the sow is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supervise the administration of the relevant treatment to the sows, boars and piglets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identify other disorders and decide on the relevant treatment in the piggery. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the vaccination programme of pigs and piglets appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct vaccinations or inoculations to be carried out in the piggery must be evaluated and decided on. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct time or stage of production for vaccinations and inoculations to be carried out in the piggery must be identified and planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supervise the administration of the correct vaccinations or inoculations in the piggery. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design the processes to assist farrowing and cross fostering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Advanced farrowing problems must be recognised and assistance provided where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for veterinary assistance is identified and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct administration of veterinary drugs is justified and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Supervise and assist with the cross fostering procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Integrate artificial insemination practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assistance and supervision with the collection, distension and handling of semen from pigs according to prescribed guidelines are provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process to ensure the induction of oestrus and synchronisation of sows is designed and planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assistance and supervision with the prescribed artificial insemination procedures for pigs is incorporated in the management programme. 


    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:
  • Basic planning practices.
  • Basic management skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Supervision of the treatment of unhealthy pigs, especially agalactia, mastitis and other disorders.
  • Follow a well-planned vaccination programme for the piggery.
  • Supervision during farrowing, assist where necessary and ensure cross fostering is carried out.
  • Carry out and assist with artificial insemination according to prescribed procedures.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and reproduction in pigs.
  • Purpose of this training is to develop a supervisor to ensure the smooth running of the pig enterprise. 

  • 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 specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of Systems: relates to specific outcome:
  • Integrate artificial insemination practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to all specific 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
    Elective  48979   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49011   National Diploma: Animal Production  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    5. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    6. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    7. Mvelo Consultant 
    8. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    9. Setlakala Business Development 
    10. Skills Fusion 
    11. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    12. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    13. Tripple R Training Provider 
    14. 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.