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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply procedures to manage damage control in animals and victims 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116300  Apply procedures to manage damage control in animals and victims 
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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to understand practices that damage or can be harmful when managing animals - this must cover damage to themselves as well as to the animals. They must be able to evaluate, suggest and implement procedures to minimise risk to themselves and to the animals. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agriculture and animal husbandry as well as first aid and Para-medical support to the benefit of the industry. There will also be an understanding of safe containment procedures.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in animal defensiveness and behaviour 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 3: Minimise risk in animal management. 

  • 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 
    Investigate animal defence mechanisms and evaluate related management procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animals include but are not limited to mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, crustaceans and molluscs, as relevant to the context of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data gleaned off animal behaviour is gathered and processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Areas of influence on animal behaviour that are relevant and explain the correct use of handling equipment are evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The attributes of the animal behaviour that relate to defensive tendencies are investigated and reported on. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Control systems and methodologies are investigated and evaluated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Communicate evaluations and findings concerning animal damage, to superiors and react with understanding when treating them. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animals include but are not limited to mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, crustaceans and molluscs, as relevant to the context of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of various procedures, systems and methodologies on the treatment of animal damage are evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant communication to demonstrate and motivate the implementation of changes in animal management to minimise animal defensiveness damage is developed and produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication includes but are not limited to reports, presentations, shows, demonstrations, visits, books and pamphlets.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge regarding the treatment of animals are applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Suggest alternative practices or control systems that will ensure safe management of animals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Control systems include but are not limited to work study, quality management systems such as TQM, QES, ISO certification, EUREPGAP, simple changes in procedure or settings in the system such as management or manipulation of the animal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods to manage of animals safely are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternative practices or systems regarding the management of animals is suggested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cost/benefit ratios and risk management of implementing such alternatives or management systems are calculated and applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain systems implemented to ensure safe handling and containment procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality systems include but are not limited to work study, quality management systems such as QES, ISO certification, EUREPGAP, manipulation of the animal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The animal management system is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A basic knowledge of the containment systems is illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety in existing animal management/containment system is maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Animal management/containment systems, ensuring animal safety is maintained. 


    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 animal.
  • Comprehension, identification and understanding of animal management/ containment systems.
  • Sensory evaluation of animal safety.
  • Observation of animal behaviour and the development of effective management systems.
  • Evaluation of data related to animal safe handling.
  • The purpose of learning about animal management.
  • Basic agricultural animal management.
  • Basic presentation skills.
  • Observation and maintenance of animal management 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 all outcomes. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpretation of information: relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to all outcomes. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set: relates to all outcomes. 

    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  48979   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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.