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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and hold a mare for service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335716  Prepare and hold a mare for service 
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 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 
The learner credited with this unit standard will be able to carry out procedures to prepare a mare for serving and hold a mare for service. This will entail preventing the spread of disease on a stud farm; fitting restraints if required to minimise injury to the mare and stallion and holding the mare for serving and restraining the foal.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preventing the spread of disease on a stud farm.
  • Fitting restraints to the mare and stallion, if necessary, to minimise injury.
  • Holding the mare for serving and restraining the foal. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Equine welfare at NQF Level 3.
  • Restrain an equine at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prevent the spread of disease on a stud farm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ways in which the reproductive organs may come into contact with bacteria is explained in relation to stud farm conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preventative action is taken in relation to the spread of contamination according to standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The mare is prepared and cleaned according to stud farm procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The mare's tail is bandaged for serving according to standard industry practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Fit restraints to the mare and stallion to minimise injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of restraints are described according to their purpose and action. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restraints include, but is not limited to:
  • Serving hobbles, hind leg boots, neck twitch, stallion bridle and neck protector.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Leg restraints are humanely fitted to the mare to fulfil its stated function according to standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Neck twitch is applied to fulfil its stated function according to standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Restraints are selected appropriately for a given situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Hold the mare for serving and restrain the foal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Foal is restrained to prevent injury during the serving process according to standard industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Considerations in restraining the foal includes, but is not limited to:
  • Restrained foal must be restrained within sight and sound of the mare, allow sufficient movement without causing injury to the foal.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The lead rope is used to prevent injury during the process according to standard industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parties to be considered includes, but is not limited to:
  • Foal, mare, handler and personnel.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of inappropriate application of restraining techniques and devices are explained in terms of the impact on the serving process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Restraint removal is explained in relation to the type and function according to standard industry practice. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant extracts of the following relating to the humane handling of horses:
  • 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.

    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain the following:
  • Restraining techniques, equipment and safety precautions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the holding a mare for service in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in holding and preparing a mare for service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in holding and preparing a mare for service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the mare's behavior whilst being restrained for service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players in preparing and holding a mare for service. 

    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
    Elective  71469   Further Education and Training Certificate: Equine Practices  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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