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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage an equestrian facility 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
265075  Manage an equestrian facility 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
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 
This Unit Standard is for people who are in a role of taking care of equines on a daily basis.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Organise daily equine care routines to ensure that all tasks are carried out in an orderly sequence.

    This Unit Standard will contribute to the development of a learner within the Equine field by providing recognition, further mobility within this field of study. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this Unit Standard are essential for creating opportunities within the equine industry.

    Learner accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Understanding record keeping for an equine establishment.
  • Planning and monitoring routines and programmes for an equine establishment.
  • Designing equine facilities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Restrain a horse at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand record keeping for an equine establishment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of records that must be kept are listed according to in-house procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Records include but are not limited to equipment, consumables, data and registers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The keeping of an asset register is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not maintaining records are discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and monitor routines and programmes in an equine establishment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A daily schedule according to in-house procedures is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Daily schedule includes but is not limited to standard procedures for livery yards, horses kept at grass, racing yards, riding school, stud farms and policing facility.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A seasonal schedule according to in-house procedures is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Seasonal schedule includes but is not limited to pest control, pasture management, inoculation, parasite control, seasonal purchases and maintenance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mechanical equipment used in stable yards is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanical equipment includes but are not limited to tractors, trailers, grass cutters and chaff cutter.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design a stable yard and paddocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria for stable yard design are listed with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stable yards includes but are not limited to riding, racing and breeding yards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Criteria for equine housing are listed according to internationally accepted standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equine housing includes but are not limited to loose boxes, stalls, barns and shelters.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Criteria for paddocks and paddock fencing suitable for equines are listed according to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Criteria for the construction of riding areas are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legislative requirements for managing an equestrian or equine facility are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Labours laws; municipal by-laws; animal welfare regulations; veterinary and agriculture.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed, (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must hold a minimum of NQF Level 4 Qualification in the equine field.
  • 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, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and ETQA guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential Embedded Knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated Assessment Criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed Embedded Knowledge. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, Assessment Criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a responsible manner while managing equestrian facility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team when managing an equestrian establishment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly while attending to stable yard operational procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with colleagues and other team members in the management of equestrian establishment. 

    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 equines. They are:
  • The Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962.
  • The Performing Animals Protection Act 24/35.
  • The Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982.
  • Powers of Seizure Regulation 468 as contained in the Animals 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
    Core  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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 



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