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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess equine breeding methods 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335758  Assess equine breeding methods 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 explain the various breeding methods available to stud farms, based on breed association requirements, restrictions and available stud farm facilities.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Assessing the method of paddock or free breeding in horses.
  • Assessing the method of in-hand breeding in horses.
  • Assessing the method of artificial insemination in horses.
  • Assessing the method of embryo transfers in horses. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess the method of paddock or free breeding in horses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Facilities and equipment required for a paddock breeding programme are assessed in relation to standard industry practice requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Paddock or free breeding methods are evaluated in terms of advantages and disadvantages according to stud farm resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Paddock or free breeding process is evaluated in terms of advantages and disadvantages according to stud farm resources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the method of in-hand breeding in horses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Facilities and equipment required for an in-hand breeding programme are assessed in relation to standard industry practice requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    In-hand breeding methods are evaluated in terms of advantages and disadvantages according to stud farm resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    In-hand breeding process is evaluated in terms of advantages and disadvantages according to stud farm resources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the method of artificial insemination in horses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Artificial insemination restrictions are explained in terms of industry requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restrictions include, but are not limited to:
  • Breed association restrictions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Artificial insemination techniques are explained in terms of methods employed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Facilities and equipment required for an artificial insemination breeding programme are assessed in relation to standard industry practice requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Artificial insemination process is assessed in terms of advantages and disadvantages according to stud farm resources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pros and cons include, but are not limited to:
  • Convenience, safety, hygiene control, semen quality control, control of problem mares and management.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess the method to be used for embryo transfers in horses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Embryo transfer restrictions are explained in terms of industry requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restrictions include, but are not limited to:
  • Breed association restrictions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Embryo transfer techniques are explained in terms of methods employed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Facilities and equipment required for an embryo transfer breeding programme are assessed in relation to standard industry practice requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Embryo transfer process is assessed in terms of advantages and disadvantages according to stud farm resources. 


    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:
  • Methods of breeding in horses. 

  • 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 assessing equine breeding methods 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 analysing the various methods of breeding horses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in discharging one's duties in the equine breeding process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about equine breeding methods to select the most appropriate method to be applied. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players select and execute the breeding method. 

    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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