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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Animal Production|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48979||National Certificate: Animal Production|
|SGB Primary Agriculture|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Primary Agriculture|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||140||Level 4||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm Manager position with specific reference to Animal Production. The contexualised purpose and usage of the qualification is as follows:
The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification will vary and includes:
The learner will engage in farm management and operational activities relevant to Animal Production.
Requests and expressions of need for this qualification, coming from the broad, but also specific farming communities (Animal Production) forms the basis for the development of this qualification.
This qualification will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of animal production and provides the basis of the establishment of sustainable farming operations through the inclusion of a wide spectrum of competencies required by farmers in South Africa. Whilst technical production orientated competencies are ensured, other aspects such as agri-business and good agricultural practices are included in the range of competencies required by farmers in order to enable them to strive towards agricultural management standards and practices at higher levels.
Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will oversee quality agricultural products in Animal Production whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that a learner entering a programme leading to this qualification has achieved numeracy, literacy and communication equivalent to NQF 2 and technical skills pertaining to agricultural activities equivalent to NQF 3.
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole through the recognition of prior learning. Credit will be given to learning, which has already been acquired, through the appropriate process of assessment.
Any learner wishing to be directly assessed may arrange to do so, without attending further training or education. The assessor and learner will decide together on the most appropriate assessment route to take.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:
Total: 140 credits (minimum)
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Exit Level Outcomes are divided into four categories of competencies, namely:
1. Apply communication skills in an agricultural environment.
2. Apply mathematical calculations within the agricultural environment.
3. Implement a data collection plan in the agricultural sector.
4. Plan and maintain environmentally sound agricultural processes by identifying knowledge processes and patterns of the environment in the region, and understanding the limitations of resources and how their management contributes to sustainable interactive agriculture, using environmental indicators.
5. Manage stores and agro-inputs in stores.
6. Implement quality control aspects of an agribusiness
7. Demonstrate ability to development of an integrated marketing plan.
8. Demonstrate the ability to develop an integrated whole farm budget.
9. Apply principles of human resources management in an agricultural environment.
10. Participate in the analysis, planning and management of an agri-business
11. Describe the historical and current structure of the relevant industry within secondary agriculture.
12. Evaluate and adjust the enterprise and production processes of animal and crop enterprises.
13. Implement a management system related to food safety, production practices, as well as demonstrate environmental and social awareness within the agricultural supply chain.
14. Apply principles to design, prepare and implement basic operational procedures for the maintenance and storage of equipment, implements and infrastructure.
15. Implement corrective actions to ensure water quality.
16. Implement a natural resource management plan of the farm in relation to area wide planning.
17. Maintain the most appropriate land-use on a farm by continuously assessing the natural resource base.
18. Evaluate and manage animals according to specific criteria related to anatomical and physiological systems.
19. Describe the scientific and technical principles of animal nutrition, feed, technology and feeding management.
20. Apply basic genetic principles in the planning and maintenance of animal breeding systems.
21. Describe potential damage and harmful effects to animal products and suggest alternatives.
22. Apply repetitive and basic clinical procedures and apply correct dosages for the treatment of common diseases.
23. Describe the historic and geographic origin and distribution of animal species and its use by man.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
NOTE: Assessment should be specific to the area of operation (i.e. Either large livestock, small livestock, pigs, poultry, etc.)
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is relevant and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification.
Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, but also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will be of a more practical nature while others will be of a more theoretical nature. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the type and level of qualification.
A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place.
Generic nature of the unit standards and the context of assessment:
Because of the diverse nature of the primary agricultural sector, a generic approach to developing the unit standards has been adopted. This resulted in generic unit standards which should be contextualised within a specific area of operation, a specific agricultural commodity or specific agricultural system. Assessment therefore, should not be divorced from the context of application. All assessment tools, such as guides as well as the interpretation of unit standards and specifically range statements, should be contextualised within a specific agricultural commodity and/or system.
|In the case of the primary agriculture context it is difficult to compare the qualification and unit standards against similar international qualifications due to the vast differences in levels of mechanization and literacy of farm operators. It should also be noted that climatic and market conditions differ considerably between South Africa and other countries and the variety in commodities is therefore significant.
This qualification and associated unit standards have been evaluated against comparable qualifications and unit standards of the following Qualifications Authorities:
During this comparison the following was found:
Australian AQF: This qualification is comparable to an AQF Certificate IV in Agriculture (General cross-sector qualification) in an animal production context. Packaging of the AQF qualification reflects the need for sector specific content of a qualification to remain flexible, a quality that has also been captured in this qualification. The AQF qualification requires the inclusion of Units of Competency, similar to the unit standards reflected in the South African qualification. It should however be noted that the qualification of the AQF contains considerably more Elective type Units of Competency since these units have been developed for specific sub-fields. In the case of this qualification a more generic approach have been followed, allowing contexualisation of fewer unit standards across a wide range of sub-fields. It could be concluded that there are numerous similarities between the Units of Competency and the Unit Standards reflected in the SA qualification covering similar sub-fields.
New Zealand NQF: This qualification is comparable to a NZNQF National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4) in an animal production context. It should be noted that the NZQF qualification has been developed for a specific sub-field of specialization whilst a more generic approach is taken in this qualification allowing for contexualisation of the qualification across a wider range of sub-fields. In the NZQF qualification focus is given to local conditions, practices and approaches to agriculture whilst this qualification focuses on agriculture within a South African context.
British NVQ: The level of this qualification is too low to be compared with any Agricultural Qualification of the NVQ since levels of literacy and learning assumed to be in place is considerably higher than in South Africa.
Furthermore, input to the development of this qualification has been compared against international standards and qualifications and is evidenced in the following:
|A learner will be able to progress horizontally from one category to another, namely small stock, large stock or pig production, etc. (Please refer to the list mentioned under "Areas of Specialisation") He/she will be able to do this without re-doing the whole qualification, but by only completing the necessary elective unit standards.
Furthermore, the learner will be able to progress horizontally to the following qualifications:
This qualification allows access to the agricultural sector (refer to the SGB's brief and matrix) and gives access to the relevant agricultural qualification at NQF 5, namenly:
In terms of competencies, the learner will progress from farming operation skills to basic managerial skills to managerial skills. The scope of practice will also increase.
The learner will be able to articulate with other occupations within the agricultural pharmaceutical operations such as laboratory assistant, assistance in the marketing and selling of agricultural pharmaceutical products and fertilisers. The learner will also be able to move to the secondary agricultural field.
Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|Areas of specialisation of the qualification in Animal Husbandry include but are not limited to:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||116300||Apply procedures to manage damage control in animals and victims||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||116302||Assume co-responsibility and participation in human resource management||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116290||Establish a plan for the monitoring, safe use and maintenance of equipment implements, technology and infrastructure||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116293||Evaluate, adjust and implement factors influencing agricultural enterprises||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116288||Execute sustainable resource use and quality control||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116281||Explain animal classification and natural history||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||116285||Explain functional animal anatomy and physiology||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116282||Explain intermediate animal nutrition||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||116286||Give an overview of the industry structure||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||116278||Implement a food safety and quality management system in the agricultural supply chain||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116303||Implement a natural resource management plan||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116308||Implement animal health and bio-security programs||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116309||Implement integrated farm layout and site selection||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116307||Manage the quality of the harvesting of animal products||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116322||Manage water quality parameters||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116291||Participate in the development and management of an agri business plan||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116684||Participate in the development and management of an agricultural marketing plan||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116318||Plan and maintain breeding systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116319||Prepare a whole farm budget and establish a proper integrated information system for an agri-business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||116321||Procure and manage agricultural input||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8972||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||116312||Implement a data collection plan||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||12417||Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||116320||Plan and maintain environmentally sound agricultural processes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8979||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||10976||Convey livestock||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||116299||Apply advanced pig husbandry practices||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116649||Control feedlot production unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||32|
|Elective||116298||Develop bee sites||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Elective||116310||Implement dairy production operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||116304||Manage agricultural export logistics||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||116315||Recognise agri/ecotourism within the strategic environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116313||Supervise artificial insemination practices||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116402||Control problem animals||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.
|1.||A.R.L.L Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd|
|2.||AGB Finance (Pty) Ltd|
|3.||Agri Skills Transfer (PTY) Ltd|
|4.||Aludar Agri Trading and Projects Pty Ltd|
|5.||Balemi Communications (Pty) Ltd|
|6.||Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd|
|7.||Banana in Action (Pty) Ltd|
|8.||Bogelang Trading Enterprise Cc|
|9.||Boikgantsho Consulting & Events|
|10.||Bomme Tirong Business Contractors Cc|
|11.||Bonwelong Skills Development|
|12.||Cedara College of Agriculture|
|13.||College of Sustainable Agriculture|
|14.||DAC Team (Pty) Ltd|
|15.||Dicla Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd|
|16.||Diphetogo Consultancy and Projects|
|17.||Dithakwaneng Traininig Centre|
|18.||Dynamic Training Centre|
|19.||Dzunde Farming Co-operative Limited|
|20.||Ekhozi Rural Development Services|
|21.||Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute|
|22.||Exacube Training Institute|
|24.||Gumela General Dealer and Projects|
|26.||HYGRO TRAINING COLLEGE (Pty) LTD|
|27.||Imbalenhle Learning Academy cc|
|28.||Impumelelo Agribusiness Solutions (Pty) Ltd|
|30.||International Agricultural Academy for africa|
|31.||Intselelo Community and Youth Development Institute|
|32.||Intsukaze Training Center|
|33.||IQ Skills Academy Pty Ltd|
|34.||Ithembalihle Training and Development|
|35.||Itsoseng Training Academy|
|36.||Jolaros Trading and Peojects|
|37.||Kenmab Training Centre|
|38.||Kgothatso Supply and Projects|
|39.||Khamel Training Consultants|
|40.||Khululekani Training Centre|
|41.||Khwani Trading Cc|
|42.||Knowledge For Ever|
|44.||Le2lwazi Consulting (Pty) Ltd|
|45.||Legwetla Farming and Training|
|46.||Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services|
|47.||Liberty College of Excellence (Pty) Ltd|
|48.||Majuba FET College - Central Office|
|49.||Makavila Suppliers CC.|
|50.||Malizana Projects CC|
|51.||Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre|
|52.||Masidle Consulting CC|
|53.||Masiya Management Services|
|54.||Matotomana Training & Gen Trading|
|55.||Mavuni Empowering Consultants|
|56.||Mcgine Development Group (Pty) Ltd|
|58.||Mentowell (Pty) Ltd|
|59.||Microzone Trading 747 cc|
|60.||Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC|
|61.||Modirisiwa Projects (Pty) Ltd|
|62.||Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt|
|63.||Mortarboard Training Solutions|
|64.||Morwa Agri-development cc|
|65.||Motheo FET College - Central Office|
|66.||Mponeng Projects Cc|
|67.||Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus|
|69.||Mzanzi Training Institute|
|70.||National Emergent Red Meat Producers Organisation (NERPO)|
|71.||National Woolgrowers Of South Africa|
|72.||Ndlandlamuka Institute For Suistainable Development|
|73.||New Hope Revival Organisation|
|74.||Ngwetsana Skills Development|
|76.||Number 9 and Fortfar Academy (Pty) Ltd|
|77.||Nyadzanga Mechanisation Trading (Pty) Ltd|
|78.||Peritum Agri Institute|
|79.||Phetho Concepts (Pty) Ltd|
|81.||Phophi Na Tshikaho Trading Enterprise|
|82.||Prempie Business Solutions Pty Ltd|
|83.||Prodipix 212 (Pty) Ltd|
|84.||Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban|
|85.||PTDEV (Pty) Ltd|
|86.||Redeeming Time Multi Skills Training Services|
|87.||Rekopane Training Centre CC|
|89.||Roma Training Institute|
|90.||Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd|
|91.||Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office|
|92.||Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd|
|93.||Setlakala Business Development|
|94.||Signa Academy (Pty) Ltd|
|95.||Siphumezulwazi Consulting (Pty) Ltd|
|96.||Siyasanga Training Centre|
|97.||Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP)|
|99.||South African Advanced Skills Institute|
|100.||South Cape Public FET College - George Campus|
|101.||Striving Mind Trading 289|
|102.||Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk|
|103.||TCEP (Pty) Ltd|
|104.||Tekisani (Pty) Ltd|
|105.||Thupa Catering and Projects|
|106.||Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services|
|107.||Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd|
|108.||Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting|
|109.||Tompi Seleka Agricultural College|
|110.||TPLR and Training Services (PTY) LTD|
|111.||TPN Training and Recruitment cc|
|112.||TRAINING AT WORK PTY LTD|
|113.||Tripple 000 Trading Cc|
|114.||Tripple R Training Provider|
|115.||Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd|
|116.||Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Development Institute|
|117.||Twoline Training Skills For Africa Pty Ltd|
|118.||Ukubhukuda Training & Projects 165 CC|
|119.||Uluntu Skills Development Centre|
|120.||Umthombolwazi Consultants Cc|
|121.||Valambya Training and Business College (Pty) Ltd|
|123.||Vhangona Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd|
|124.||Vhasoni Skills Academy|
|125.||VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C|
|126.||VV & Mashona Projetcts|
|127.||Water Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd|
|128.||Wavhudi Business Trading|
|129.||Zamsiba Development Consultants|
|130.||Zucebise Training Academy|
|131.||Zwavhumbwa Trading Enterprises|