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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and traditions pertaining to the hunting of wild animals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246416  Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and traditions pertaining to the hunting of wild animals 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 
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 operate in the professional hunting sector which is characterised by specific ethics and traditions. The qualifying learner will be able to abide by generally accepted best practices and relevant legal hunting context, display conduct indicating respect for the rights of other individuals and animals, adhere to the principles of a fair chase in the hunting context and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the history and traditions applicable in the hunting environment. 

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 
Abide by the generally accepted best practices and relevant legislative requirements applicable to hunting. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
An outline is given of relevant sections of the law pertaining to property rights that will affect the hunting industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Relevant sections of legislation pertaining to common law are explained with reference to their impact on the hunting industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The Hunting Code of Conduct is followed closely during the course of the planning, preparation, conducting and conclusion of a guided hunting experience. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Display conduct that shows respect for the rights of others. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Explanations are offered on the positive and negative effects of the conduct of hunters on the hunting industry. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Personal and property rights; include respect for nature and fellow hunters; misuse of alcohol; respect the rules of the landowner; indiscriminate shooting of game.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The basic principles of camp hygiene are explained as it applies to the rights of others. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Vehicle shooting is practiced in a manner that ensures minimum disturbance to the environment and the rights of others. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Adhere to the principles of a fair chase. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The principles of a fair chase are outlined within the context of ethical hunting practices. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The correct equipment to use in a hunt is detailed as it relates to principles of a fair chase. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
An outline is given of ethical behaviour and respect toward the hunted animal that constitutes fair hunting practices. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understand hunting traditions and the history of hunting. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The origin of hunting traditions are explained within the context of the history of hunting as it applies to South Africa. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Hunting practices in other countries are explained from the perspective of hunting traditions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Appropriate hunting traditions are observed on a hunting trip in order to maximise client satisfaction. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Include familiarity with African traditions, Der Weishmannsheil; bloodying of the hunter on first hunt.
 


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 
  • Legislation and policy on property law pertaining to professional hunting.
  • Legilsation and policy on common law law pertaining to professional hunting.
  • Basic understanding of animal behaviour.
  • Knowledge of the history of hunting.
  • Hunting traditions in South Africa and in other countries.
  • Case studies of unethical hunting and its implications.
  • Understanding of issues relating to animal rights movements.
  • Hunting Code of conduct.
  • Sustainability of hunting in small areas, rare species. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is highlighted in resolving difficulties that may arise when dealing with different hunting traditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management are enhanced when sticking to principles of fair chase. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to interpreting legislation related to hunting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is encouraged when using the correct equipment for ethical hunting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Awareness of the inter-relatedness of systems comes strongly to the fore when considering the impact that hunting has on the environment and demonstrating ethical behaviour. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Responsible citizenship is encouraged by applying relevant legislation and showing respect for hunting traditions. 

    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  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: 
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