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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Harvest animal products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116198  Harvest animal products 
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 understand and identify the readiness of animal products for harvesting and explaining the procedure for harvesting the specific products. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of animal production and agriculture ensuring profitability of agricultural enterprises.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in harvesting of animal products 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 
No learning is assumed to be in place. 

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 
Understand and describe the origin of animal products for harvesting and use. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, horns, bones, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding, as relevant to the context of application. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The origin and purpose of animal products used by man in the animal before harvesting are identified and illustrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The animal products used by man are described and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The use by man of the animal products to be harvested is described and understood. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Understand and describe the indicators and their status used to describe the readiness of the animal products for harvesting. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Sensory indicators relating to the readiness of animal products include but are not limited to measurements against standards, market demand, indicators in parts of the animal or its products or in the entire animal of chemistry, strength, size, colour, smell, physical product attributes, production of sound or by using time or the presence or position of the animal's products or the animal itself or behaviour as an indicator as relevant to the context of application. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The indicators used to identify the readiness of the products to be harvested in an animal are described and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The various levels of the status of the indicators of animal product readiness are described and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The effect of the indicator on the product is described and understood. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understand and describe the names, identification and potential of various animal products to be harvested. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, horns, bones, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The effect of harvesting the product on the animal is described and understood. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The effects on the animal include but are not limited to nothing whatsoever, relief, death (slaughter or use of whole animal), and stress.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The specific animal products to be harvested and their parameters are described and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The potential of animal products that can be harvested are described and understood. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe and demonstrate correct procedures for the harvesting of specific animal products. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, horns, bones, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The various procedures used for harvesting specific animal products are described and understood. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The various procedures for harvesting animal products include but are not limited to extraction, milking, plucking, collecting, cutting, shearing, removing, stripping, picking, preparing places where products may be deposited by the animal, scraping, application of heat or other physical intervention, using the whole animal or slaughter) as relevant to the context of application.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for performing the specific procedures to harvest animal products are described and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The potential dangers to the animal and/or to the harvester of the animal products are described and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The preparatory, emergency, closing and procedural safety steps to be taken during the harvesting of animal products are described and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The equipment required to perform the procedures of the harvesting of animal products including safety equipment is described and understood. 


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 comprehension and understanding of the specific animals producing animal products to be harvested.
  • Origin of animal products.
  • Use by animals and man of animal products.
  • Sensory observation and evaluation of animals to evaluate their readiness of their products for harvesting.
  • Observation of animal production cycles over time.
  • Evaluation of the potential of animal production.
  • Animal classification, nomenclature and common name terms.
  • The purpose of learning about animal production and products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: Relates to outcomes:
  • Understand and describe the status of the animal products to be harvested.
  • Describe and demonstrate correct procedures for the harvesting of animal products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Relates to outcome:
  • Describe and demonstrate correct procedures for the harvesting of animal products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-Organisation and Management: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpretation of information: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: Relates to all outcomes. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal 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 
    Core  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  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. Afrivet Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Agricultural Research Council 
    3. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    4. Bar of Gold Trading 23 Cc 
    5. Bheliwe Contracting Services cc 
    6. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    7. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    8. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    9. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    10. Escay Catering and other Services 
    11. FARISANANI MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    12. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
    13. Food and Trees for Africa 
    14. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    15. Heedmorine Training 
    16. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    17. Impela Trading cc 
    18. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    20. Kimbali Holdings 
    21. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    22. Knowledge For Ever 
    23. Langalomso Civil Construction 
    24. Lehlasedi Community Organisation 
    25. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    26. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    27. Maishamalema Development Training 
    28. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    29. Mathapuso Construction and Projects 
    30. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    31. Medu Skills Consultants 
    32. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    33. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    34. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    35. Mpontshe Training 
    36. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    37. Mulivhuwa Holdings 
    38. Mvelo Consultant 
    39. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    40. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    41. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    42. Nophelo Training Centre 
    43. Novi General Services 
    44. Nyameko Consulting Pty Ltd 
    45. Peritum Agri Institute 
    46. Phepha Consulting Services 
    47. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
    48. Remoshomong Trading Enterprise 
    49. Retsogile Education and Training 
    50. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    51. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    52. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    53. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    54. Setlakala Business Development 
    55. Seza Bantu Rural Agricultural Projects 
    56. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    57. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    58. Skills Development and Training Company (Pty) Ltd 
    59. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    60. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    62. Thutong Learning College 
    63. Thutopele Skills Institute 
    64. Tlatlana Events Solution and Communication 
    65. Tripple R Training Provider 
    66. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    67. Unang Business Enterprise 
    68. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    69. Voyano Project Management 
    70. Westco Agri Training 
    71. Zelpy 1382 (edms) Bpk 
    72. Zilungisele Business Enterprise cc 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.