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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise kennel practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243196  Supervise kennel practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11503  Supervision of service dogs in a kennel environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  17  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be capable of supervising kennel practices, kennel personnel and the day to day operations of kennels where dogs are kept. This unit standard will enable the learner to understand the elementary needs which should be provided to dogs within a kennel environment and will also provide them with the knowledge of the legal prescripts and legislation which governs and has an influence on kennel practices. This unit standard is applicable to persons that as part of their duties are required to ensure effective and appropriate supervision and care of dogs in a kennelled environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan and co-ordinate kennel practices.
  • Supervise personnel and administration systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of behaviour of dogs.
  • Supervise service dogs in a kennel. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • 243188: "Care for a service dog", Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the infrastructure of kennel practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hygienic practices in kennels are planned in accordance with organizational prescripts in line with statutory provisions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Statutory provisions refer to Animal Protection Act 72 of 1962.
  • Hygienic includes cleaning (making use of detergents and water) and parasite control.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A kennel layout is planned taking into account placement of dogs and statutory provisions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Kennel layout refers to direction of kennels, drainage of water, minimum size, shade, space, bedding and building material.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Placement of dogs in kennels is determined considering influencing factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Influencing factors include but are not limited to the temperament of the dog, breed of the dog, age of the dog, gender of the dog.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The frequency of maintenance of kennels is supervised according to organizational prescripts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance is kennels refer to sharp objects, wire, broken boards; jagged ends are suitably covered and/or repaired, gates in working condition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Physical resources normally found in a kennel environment are managed according to organizational needs and prescripts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Physical resources: cleaning equipment, training equipment, feeding equipment, expendable stores.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Supervise personnel and administration systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    History of kennelled dogs is interpreted for statistical purposes for further use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    History must include: previous owner-where relevant-, identification, medical history, breed (breed records), date of birth, gender, registration number, tattoo or micro-chip, number, posting of dogs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is collated and processed for record keeping purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Collated includes the collection, gathering and interpreting the relevance of information for record keeping and potential referral purposes.
  • Information must include: medical records, consumables, vaccination details, dip recording sheet, performance/ progress report, training qualifications, ability of dog.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personnel supervisory principles are applied to reporting personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles: motivation, allocating of duties, planning of shifts.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of behaviour of dogs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dog breeds are described in terms of their behavioural tendencies and intended application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons why principles of conditioning process of dogs are considered important are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elementary behavioural and social needs of a dog during phases of its life cycle are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Elementary behavioral needs include visual signs of displaying behavior, pack behaviour and signs of aggression and submission.
  • Social needs include ability to express natural behaviour, interaction with dogs, other animals and humans.
  • Phases of life cycle refer only to: juvenile (puppyhood), adulthood and old age (retirement).
  • Behavioral and social needs do not refer to the complete science related to dog behavior and their social needs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Gender differences are described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Supervise service dogs in a kennel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feeding routine for dogs is planned considering prescribed dietary requirements and influencing factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Influencing factors includes but are not limited to lactation, maintenance, pregnancy, activity levels, growth.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The daily routine of dogs is planned to ensure well being of dog. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prescribed medical treatment is administered to the dogs and referrals are made where necessary. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prescribed medical treatment refers to treatment prescribed by a veterinary surgeon.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Legal prescripts and legislation:
    > Applicable sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85/1993.
    > Performing Animals Protection Act 24 of 1935.
    > Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
    > Health and Safety Act 63 of 1977. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the administration of advice to prescribing medicine to ensure recovery from the condition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, and organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that the daily maintenance for the dog is performed to ensure the dog's mental and physical well-being. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the daily maintenance of the dog(s) is performed to ensure the dog(s) mental and physical well-being is attended to. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that statutory requirements are interrelated with the policies and regulations required for the proper cleaning and maintenance of a kennel environment. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11503, "Supervision of service dogs in a kennel environment", Level 3, 17 credits.

    Resources required for assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes.
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • Dogs and equipment.
  • Kennels.
  • First aid equipment.
  • Vehicle to transport dogs.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: workplace and classroom. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57938   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dog Handling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. BRAVEHEART BIO DOG ACADEMY 
    2. BUTRO SECURITY AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    3. ETERNAL FLAME K9 PROTECTION 
    4. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    5. K9 REVELATION SERVICES 
    6. MECHEM (PTY) LTD 
    7. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    8. RAPS K9 LAW ENFORCEMENT 



    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.