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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage and maintain weapons for hunting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246419  Manage and maintain weapons for hunting 
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 hunting sector and is required to handle weapons within the context of the hunting environment in a safe and responsible manner.

Learners completing the unit standard will be able to use and maintain weapons for hunting purposes and will also be able to:
  • Make the distinction among a variety of hunting weapons and related equipment.
  • Explain the technical specifications and workings of a hunting weapon
  • Safely handle weapons used for hunting purposes.
  • Use a hunting weapon proficiently. 

  • 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 required that the learner has been active as an amateur hunter for a period of two years. It is furthermore assumed that the learner holds the relevant firearms competency and licensing required for the use of firearms. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Distinguish between a variety of hunting weapons and related equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is given of the calibres and ammunition used for specific animals and habitats. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Handguns, rifles, shotguns and bows; bow type, draw mass and projectile needed; trajectories and velocities; ammunition selection; makes, models (magazine capacity) and calibres.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A selection is made of hunting weapon(s) and related equipment that is appropriate to the need identified for a hunt and satisfies legal and ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct choice of ammunition is made for use with a specified calibre firearm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Guidance and assistance are provided to clients, as required, with regard to safety technical problems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the technical specifications and workings of a hunting weapon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A complete exploded view of a hunting weapon is labelled to identify its component parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A hunting weapon is assembled and disassembled within specified time deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Solutions are devised and implemented to simple technical problems being experienced with hunting weapons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Emergency repairs and maintenance are carried out in respect of hunting weapons. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    It will be necessary to establish the learner's familiarity with the full range of hunting weapons employed.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Safely handle weapons used for hunting purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety procedures are meticulously followed in the handling of hunting weapons for purposes of hunting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Firearms are correctly handled in the vehicle and in the veld during a hunt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Firearms are correctly stored while the hunt is in progress. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use a hunting weapon proficiently. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sighting in of telescopes and open sights is performed to ensure correct use of a hunting weapon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct reaction is observed to the recoil of a firearm. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Use of dead rests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An accurate shot is placed within the limited time allowed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hides are utilised proficiently. 


    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 
  • Technical specifications of hunting weapons.
  • Safety procedures that must be followed when handling, storing and using hunting weapons.
  • Accurate marksmanship.
  • Basic field skills. 

  • 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 provision of guidance and assistance offered to clients in the field, as well as in resolving technical difficulties experienced with hunting weapons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management are of the utmost importance when handling and storing firearms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to interpreting exploded views of hunting weapons, as well as the making of a suitable selection of hunting weapons based on need, purpose and context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is related to the use of telescopic sights. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Responsible citizenship is evidenced when acting responsibly during a hunt, paying proper attention to safety, and acting in compliance with the law. 

    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.
     
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