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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess and record the quality and size of a trophy animal 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246418  Assess and record the quality and size of a trophy animal 
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 and who are required to assess and record the quality and size of a trophy animal within the context of the delivery of hunting services to national and international clients. The learner achieving this unit standard will gain competence in assessing and recording the quality and size of the trophy, and will be able to:
  • Apply the measuring system of Rowland Ward.
  • Apply the measuring system of Safari Club International.
  • Assess trophy values of huntable trophy animals. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical 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 
    Assess trophy values of huntable trophy animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of assessing the value of trophies are outlined with a view to practical application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The minimum size of trophy of specific species are assessed under simulated field conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include trophies, skulls, photographs, minimum size in order to qualify according to the RW or SCI system.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trophy values of huntable indigenous wild animals are assessed in the field with reference to their size and quality. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Equipment can include binoculars, telescope or other measuring equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the measuring system of Rowland Ward. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An overview is provided on the origin and current status of the Rowland Ward Measuring System. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ranking requirements are outlined for the method of measurement as per the Rowland Ward Measuring system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supplementary information is given to indicate application of the measuring system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the measuring system of Safari Club International. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An overview is provided of the origin and current status of the Safari Club International Measuring System. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ranking requirements are outlined for the method of measurement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supplementary information is given to indicate application of the measuring system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Accurately measure and record huntable wild animal species. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is provided of the minimum requirements for each measuring method used within the context of accurate measurement and recording of species. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An overview is given outlining the differences between various methods of measurement as it applies to the accurate recording of species. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Animals are correctly measured with the use of measuring equipment and the details are recorded as prescribed. 


    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 
  • The Safari Club International and Rowland Ward measuring methods and minimum qualifying measurement.
  • Field assessment of trophy size.
  • Judging distance.
  • Verbal and written communication.
  • Huntable species of Southern Africa.
  • Measuring equipment (e.g. Tape measure, calliper binocular and telescope).
  • Recording and submission procedures. 

  • 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 the application of measuring systems and assessing the value of trophies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work is encouraged in measuring and recording the size and quality of the trophy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills are enhanced in providing an overview of the assessment of trophy values. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is emphasised in the use of measuring equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Responsible citizenship is enhanced adhering to stipulated requirements. 

    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: 
    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.