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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan a dangerous game hunt 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246415  Plan a dangerous game hunt 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 
This unit standard is intended for people who are expanding their professional hunting skills to enable the hunting of dangerous game.

The qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the behaviour of dangerous game for the purpose of hunting and will be able to:
  • Identify dangerous animals and their habitats.
  • Interpret the behaviours and interactions of dangerous and wounded animals.
  • Explain the ways in which dangerous wild animals utilise the flora within their habitats for cover and other purposes.
  • Plan and prepare a dangerous game hunt thoroughly in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication Literacy at NQF Level 3. It is further assumed that learner attempting this unit standard has been operational as an amateur hunter for a period of two years. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify dangerous animals and their habitats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The most important distinguishing characteristics of dangerous game species is identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    External anatomical features of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, crocodile and hippopotamus; age and sex determination; preferred habitat, food preference (predatory habits); degree of water dependence.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The habitats of the dangerous wild animals within a conservation area is outlined an explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dangerous wild animals are correctly identified in their natural habitats within a conservation area. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret the behaviours and interactions of dangerous and wounded wild animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The most important character traits and behaviours of dangerous wild animals are explained within the context of importance to the hunter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the ways in which dangerous wild animals interact with other species, as well as with other members of their own species. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of how the behaviours of dangerous wild animals are altered when they are wounded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The behavioural characteristics and interactions of dangerous and wounded wild animals are correctly interpreted, and the correct response is demonstrated by the professional hunter. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pregnant females or females with young; seasonality, availability of food sources; territory, home range and comfort zones (flight-fight distance); warning signs; calls of dangerous animals; herd dynamics.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the ways in which dangerous wild animals utilise the flora within their habitats for cover and other purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ways in which specific plant species are utilised by dangerous wild animals for the purpose of providing cover are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ways in which specific plant species are utilised by dangerous wild animals for purposes other than the provision of cover are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge of the utilisation of flora by dangerous wild animals are incorporated in the planning, preparation, conducting and conclusion of a dangerous game hunting experience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan and prepare a dangerous game hunt thoroughly in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant sections of applicable legislation and regulations are detailed in a manner that reflects understanding of their requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Laws, acts and provincial regulations pertaining to dangerous game hunting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A practical demonstration is given of marksmanship relevant to the intended dangerous game quarry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A selection is made of a weapon and ammunition suited to the hunting of the intended dangerous game quarry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A description is given of the locality in which the hunt is to take place, with special reference to its most important physical features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A dangerous game hunt is planned and prepared to meet client needs and requirements to satisfaction. 


    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.
  • 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 
  • Legal requirements pertaining to dangerous game hunting.
  • The contribution that dangerous game hunting makes to nature conservation.
  • Code of conduct.
  • Basic applied identification.
  • Age and sex classes.
  • Basic population characteristics (mortality, natality, reproduction classes/categories).
  • Visual condition assessment of dangerous animals.
  • Effect of climate and habitat on dangerous game.
  • Physical features of hunting terrain, behaviour, anatomy and ecology of range of dangerous game species. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork within a hunting party is an essential attribute for the success of any hunting trip. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management are essential qualities of the professional hunter, and especially needed when planning a hunt. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpret the behaviours and interactions of dangerous and wounded wild animals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Knowledge of flora and fauna. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Special emphasis is placed on understanding the interaction between hunter and intended quarry, as well as the interaction between wild animals with their own and other species. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Taking into account the overall context in which dangerous game hunting is practised. 

    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 pertains to the hunting of dangerous wild animals. The term "dangerous wild animal" refers to lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and hippopotamus. It is strongly recommended that learners, apart from meeting the minimum requirements stipulated in this unit standard, also devote many additional hours to perfecting the skills and knowledge required. This can only be achieved in the field, in the company of an experienced and competent dangerous game hunter.

    It is recommended that learners who wish to do the elective component on hunting dangerous animals take at least 60 days to gain the necessary experience. This will enable the learner to gain confidence in hunting every one of the dangerous wild animals mentioned in the range statement. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58930   Further Education and Training Certificate: Professional Hunting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
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