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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Recognise basic breeding behaviour of farm animals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116174  Recognise basic breeding behaviour of farm animals 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 achieving this unit standard will be able to observe and report on basic breeding behaviour of farm animals.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in animal breeding and will be able to operate in an animal production environment implementing sustainable and economically viable production principles.

They will be capacitated to gain access to the mainstream agricultural sector, in animal production, impacting directly on the sustainability of the sub-sector. The improvement in production technology will also have a direct impact on the improvement of agricultural productivity of the sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will show competence against the following unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Anatomy and Physiology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Recognise normal mating behaviour in breeding animals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Breeding animals may include but are not limited to cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, poultry, game, fish and other as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Breeding animals are approached in the correct way according to specific guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mating behaviour is observed in a group of female breeding animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mating behaviour is observed in male breeding animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The observations are reported to the supervisor. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Observe abnormal mating behaviour in breeding animals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Breeding animals may include but are not limited to cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, poultry, game, fish and other as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A group of female breeding animals is observed for abnormal mating behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Male breeding animals are observed for abnormal mating behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The observations are reported to the supervisor. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify successful mating amongst breeding animals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Breeding animals may include but are not limited to cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, poultry, game, fish and other as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Breeding animals are observed for successful mating behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Breeding animals that have been mated successfully are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The observations are reported to the supervisor. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Observe breeding animals for post breeding behaviour. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Breeding animals may include but are not limited to cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, poultry, game, fish and other as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Breeding animals are approached in the correct way according to specific guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A group of female breeding animals is observed for post breeding behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Male breeding animals are observed for post breeding behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The observations are reported to the supervisor. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • 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 overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Basic anatomy of the reproductive organs of male and female animals.
  • Basic observations of breeding behaviour in farm animals.
  • Basic communication skills to report observations.
  • Basic farm practices (fencing, maintenance of water troughs, availability of grazing).
  • Basic farm procedures (reporting channels).
  • Basic numeracy and literacy.
  • Movement and handling of breeding animals.
  • Purpose of equipping a person to be able to observe and report on breeding behaviour.
  • Correct on farm procedures are followed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: Relates to all outcomes. 

    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
    Core  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. Centurion Akademie (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    7. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    8. Escay Catering and other Services 
    9. Heedmorine Training 
    10. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    11. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    12. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    13. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    14. Knowledge For Ever 
    15. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    16. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    17. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    18. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    19. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    20. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    21. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    22. Mpontshe Training 
    23. Mvelo Consultant 
    24. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    25. Nophelo Training Centre 
    26. Novi General Services 
    27. Peritum Agri Institute 
    28. Retsogile Education and Training 
    29. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    31. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Setlakala Business Development 
    33. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    34. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    35. Skills Fusion 
    36. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    37. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    38. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    39. Tripple R Training Provider 
    40. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    41. Vari Consulting 
    42. Voyano Project Management 



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