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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement animal health and bio-security programs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116308  Implement animal health and bio-security programs 
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 supervise repetitive and basic procedures and determine correct dosages, calibrate instruments and implement health and Bio-security programming and diagnose common and general diseases in animals. In addition they will be well positioned to and their learning and practice into other areas of agricultural animal production and veterinary science.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in animal health 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 show competence against the following unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 3: Explain the prevention and treatment of animal diseases.
  • NQF 4: Explain functional animal anatomy and physiology.
  • NQF 4: Explain intermediate animal nutrition.
  • NQF 4: Apply procedures to manage damage control in animals and victims. 

  • 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 
    Supervise animal disease prevention and ensure correct practices are in place. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Basic procedures include but are not limited to temperature determination, ear clipping, dehorning, vaccination, dipping, dosing; animal identification and branding, tattooing, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Worker carrying out basic procedures is observed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incorrect methods are recognised and rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Additional practices are taught where necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Ensure that basic clinical examination is done correctly. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Physical examination includes but is not limited to taking of temperature, observation and sampling of discharges, evaluating of faeces and body condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic physical examinations of animals are carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to treat minor ailments is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    More severe or unknown problems are referred to superior. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All treatments are recorded. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure correct dosage rates and calibrate and use instruments correctly. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Instruments include but are not necessary limited to branding or tattooing equipment, thermometer, tongs, injection needles, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to check instruments for defects is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to calibrate instruments is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments include but are not limited to syringes, dosing guns.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to calculate correct dosages according to dosage tables is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Correct dosages include but are not limited to vaccines, dipping and dosing chemicals.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ability to use the correct amount of substances is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The ability to use applicators correctly is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure that vaccination and treatment are done correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate hygiene procedure is demonstrated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to use instruments in correct manners is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct cleaning and disposal methods are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct cleaning, packing and storage of re-useable instruments are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Ensure that pre-planned programmes are carried out. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Programmes include but are not limited to vaccination, dipping, dosing regimes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of regular meetings to discuss programmes with supervisor is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of timeous implementation of programme is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of record keeping is explained and methods of record keeping are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of communicating all deviations to the supervisor is explained. 


    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:
  • The names and functions of relevant equipment, procedures, implements and instruments related to the study of animal health.
  • The sensory cues and symptoms involved in the execution of pre-planned animal health programmes.
  • The purpose of the implementation of procedures and pre-planned animal health programmes.
  • The implication of the correct and incorrect execution of the procedures under pre-planned programmes.
  • Implemented procedures.
  • All rules and codes of conduct relevant to the procedures implemented.
  • The interrelations between the observations, procedures and the treatment of disease and other animal health issues. 

  • 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-Management: relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting information: relates to outcomes:
  • Ensure that basic clinical examination is done correctly.
  • Ensure that vaccination and treatment are done correctly. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology; relates to outcomes:
  • Ensure that basic clinical examination is done correctly.
  • Ensure that vaccination and treatment are done correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as related systems: relates to outcome:
  • Ensure that vaccination and treatment are done correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-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. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    5. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    6. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    7. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    8. Mvelo Consultant 
    9. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    10. Setlakala Business Development 
    11. Skills Fusion 
    12. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    13. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    14. Tripple R Training Provider 
    15. 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.