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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage a poultry production facility 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119417  Manage a poultry production facility 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary 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 
To understand the roles and responsibilities involved in managing a poultry facility 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy and Numeracy NQF level 3 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supervisory management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The management function and tasks in a poultry production facility are defined. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Production target, profitability, facilities management, asses staff performance, record keeping, set tasks, monitor productivity, interaction with suppliers and customers, budgeting.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The role that staff play in fulfilling the company's vision and goals is outlined. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Manager's duty, motivation, profit incentives, team building, job satisfaction, career advancement.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The ways in which good work ethics and mutual respect amongst staff can be fostered are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Lead by example, honesty, fairness, show respect to all.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The various levels of management in a poultry production facility are identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Supervisor, departmental manager, facility/farm manager, human resources manager, financial manager,
head office manager/director.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The importance of mentoring and goal setting is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Upskilling, improve profitability, improve productivity, widen horizons.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The four management principles and their application in poultry production are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Organizing
  • Planning
  • Leading
  • Controlling
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the national and local legislations that impact on poultry production. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Occupational Health and Safety Act, Tax laws, Local health regulations, building regulations, regulations
    regarding transporting livestock, legislation that governs disease, animal welfare legislation, international
    legislation and requirements in terms of HACCP, Euro gap, GMP, legislation regarding imports and exports where these may be applicable, legislation governing human resources, bio-security regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of adhering to the general provisions of the OHS is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The poultry handling section of the animal welfare Act (SPCA) is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Meat Hygiene Act, as it relates to poultry, is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Food Safety Act, as it relates to poultry, is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The local by-laws that pertain to the requirements for poultry facilities are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities for human resource management within a poultry production facility 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of the induction process is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Familiarize staff with: company SOP's, bio-security, food security, time off, disciplinary and grievance procedures, remuneration and payment dates, other costs that may be covered, allocation of PPE, necessary documents to be completed, company vision and goals.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact and administration of human resources legislation is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Income tax and payroll, Regional Services Council levies, Workmen's Compensation Act (WCA), Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), Labour Relations Act (LRA) Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Skills Development Act (SDA), South African Revenue Service (SARS) - payment of skills levies, SETA grants.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of ensuring that staff members understand their job descriptions and tasks is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Letter of appointment, role in company, specific and general tasks, as per company SOP.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedures for performance appraisal of the staff is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    How often, performance areas measured and how, promotion, transfers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role that human resources has to play in staff realizing their potential is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    SETA interaction, training programs, ABET, Skill programs, short courses, learnerships, national certificates, diplomas and degrees.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand the role and responsibilities of a manager in dealing with industrial relations matters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for the relevant prescribed acts to be displayed in the workplace is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Chart copy or summary gazette, relevant documents as prescribed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rights that union officials and shop stewards have to staff are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    As per SOP's and agreements, reasonable notice to employer, reasonable time off for meetings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The disciplinary procedures, as per company procedures are detailed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    As per legislation and SOP's, LRA, BCEA.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The necessity of adhering to procedural and substantive fairness in conducting a disciplinary hearing is
    explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation, records, representation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of financial budgeting for a poultry production facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of facilities maintenance budgeting is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance operating costs (historic), provision for replacement, provision for capital expenditure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The manner in which the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the rate of inflation affect budgeting is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Increase forecast by projected inflation and CPI.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The regular expenses that need to be budgeted for are detailed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    PPE, tools, feeders, lighting, drinkers, fans, bio-security costs, cleaning materials, sanitizing materials, fuel, telephone, office expenses, salaries, any other consumables as may be required in the facility, as per company requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The extra ordinary (capital purchases) are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Those not part of normal expenses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of regular checking of actual expenses against the budget is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Predict over-expenditure, compensate by restructuring remaining budget, communicating with senior
    management and financial department.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through 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.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.

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

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the assessment criteria for each specific outcome 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
  • Exploring education and career opportunities; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been mad.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supervisory management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities for human resource management within a poultry production facility
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a manager in dealing with industrial relations matters
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of financial budgeting for a poultry production facility 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supervisory management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities for human resource management within a poultry production facility
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a manager in dealing with industrial relations matters 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supervisory management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the national and local legislations that impact on poultry production
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities for human resource management within a poultry production facility
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a manager in dealing with industrial relations matters
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of financial budgeting for a poultry production facility 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supervisory management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the national and local legislations that impact on poultry production
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities for human resource management within a poultry production facility
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a manager in dealing with industrial relations matters
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of financial budgeting for a poultry production facility 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supervisory management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the national and local legislations that impact on poultry production
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities for human resource management within a poultry production facility
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a manager in dealing with industrial relations matters
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of financial budgeting for a poultry production facility 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supervisory management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the national and local legislations that impact on poultry production
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities for human resource management within a poultry production facility
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a manager in dealing with industrial relations matters
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of financial budgeting for a poultry production facility 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supervisory management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the national and local legislations that impact on poultry production
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities for human resource management within a poultry production facility
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a manager in dealing with industrial relations matters
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of financial budgeting for a poultry production facility 

  • 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  49578   National Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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