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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the quality of the harvesting of animal products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116307  Manage the quality of 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 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 could damage or otherwise be harmful to animal products to be harvested and will be able to evaluate, suggest and maintain alternative practices and systems that will retain animal product integrity and quality. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of animal husbandry and agriculture.

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 3: Explain the harvesting of animal products.
  • NQF 4: Apply procedures to manage damage control in animals and victims.
  • NQF 4: Explain functional animal anatomy and physiology. 

  • 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 product processing systems with regard to quality issues. 
    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 
    Data gleaned off animal product processing systems related to product quality is gathered and processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The attributes of the animal product in process that relate to the product's quality are investigated and reported on. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Areas of influence on animal products where quality may be impaired including equipment, implements, human intervention, input or the process are evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality control systems and methodologies are investigated and evaluated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Communicate evaluations and findings regarding processing systems and the quality of harvested animal products processed by such systems to superiors. 
    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 impact of various procedures, systems and methodologies on the quality of animal products Evaluate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cost/benefit analysis regarding the effect of such processes and procedures are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant communication to demonstrate and motivate the implementation of changes in the processing of animal products is developed and produced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication includes but are not limited to reports, presentations, shows, demonstrations, visits, books and pamphlets.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge regarding quality in the processing of animal products is applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Suggest alternative practices or quality control systems that will ensure retention of product quality. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality systems include but are not limited to work study, quality management systems such as TQM, QES, ISO certification, EUREPGAP, HACCP, simple changes in procedure or settings in the system such as temperature management or manipulation of the animal or the product as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge and experience in the processing of animal products are exhibited. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic knowledge of quality management systems is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suggested alternative practices or systems regarding the management of quality of animal products are communicated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cost/benefit ratios of implementing such alternatives or quality management systems are described and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain systems implemented to ensure animal product quality. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality systems include but are not limited to work study, quality management systems such as QES, ISO certification, EUREPGAP, simple changes in procedure or settings in the system such as temperature management or manipulation of the animal or the product as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A complete knowledge of the animal product harvesting and processing system is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality in existing implemented animal harvesting systems are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Animal harvesting and processing systems, ensuring animal product quality and integrity are 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 the product.
  • Sensory evaluation of animal products and their quality.
  • Observation of animal product processing systems.
  • Evaluation of data related to animal product quality and integrity.
  • The purpose of learning about animal products, their harvesting and processing.
  • Basic agricultural production.
  • Basic presentation skills.
  • Quality management systems.
  • Basic record keeping.
  • Observation and maintenance of 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 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. Bathopele HR and Management Consultants 
    3. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    6. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    7. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    8. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    9. Mvelo Consultant 
    10. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    11. Setlakala Business Development 
    12. Skills Fusion 
    13. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    14. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    15. Tripple R Training Provider 
    16. 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.