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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of information pertaining to a race horse in racing documents 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262439  Demonstrate an understanding of information pertaining to a race horse in racing documents 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to understand how to read and interpret the necessary racing documents in order to ensure all things run smoothly on race day.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Reading and interpreting a race card the day before the race.
  • Checking that the race horse is fitted with the equipment stated in the race card.
  • Explaining the passport procedures and rules. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range statements for this Unit Standard are contained in the Assessment Criteria where applicable. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read and interpret a race card the day before the race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The time on the race card is checked in order to determine the time the horse has to be on the race course. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment codes printed on the race card are explained with examples of each one. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment codes may include but are not limited to various shoes, tongue ties, blinkers, pacifiers, cheek pieces.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Printing errors are identified in order to determine action to be taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Merit rating is checked against weight allocation for correctness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Racing colours are matched to the owner of the horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Actions to be taken on any discrepancies are explained in accordance with National Horseracing Authority rules and guidelines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Check that the race horse is fitted with the stated equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The race horses' shoes are matched to what is printed in the race card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment being carried by the race horse is matched to what is printed in the race card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Action to be taken on any discrepancy is explained with examples of the rectification requirements and processes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain and apply the passport procedures and rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The passport is matched to the race horse to ensure conformity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Matching may include but is not limited to markings, colour and sex of the race horse.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Compulsory vaccinations are checked to ensure that they are up-to-date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The starting stall certificate is checked to ensure that it has not expired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any changes with regard to the race horse or passport are checked to ensure they are recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Changes may include but are not limited to:
  • Gelding, scarring, subsequently acquired markings.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The sex of the race horse is checked to ensure it matches the passport. 


    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 conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Procedures relating to passports and race cards on race day. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems printed on a race card. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise ones self and one's activities when fitting the race horse with the correct equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when checking a horse against the description in the passport. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when reporting errors reflected on the race card. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where incorrect information printed on a race card could impact the stable. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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 
  • International accepted standards refer to the standards according to the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications.
  • The legal and regulatory requirements are those sections of the Acts that relates to the humane handling of horses. They are:
    > The animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
    > Performing Animals Act 24/35.
    > Power of Seizure Regulation 468 as contained I the animal Protection Act 71 of 1962. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  65669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Thoroughbred Horse Racing  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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