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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide feed and nutrition for poultry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119406  Provide feed and nutrition for poultry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
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 
Show a basic understanding of the raw materials used in the formulation of poultry diets and the various types of diets used in the industry 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe the main ingredients that are used in the formulation of poultry feeds. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Yellow maize meal, fats and oils, soybean meal, sunflower oil cake meal, fish meal, poultry by-product meal, peanut oil cake meal, wheat bran, limestone powder, energy, proteins, minerals, vitamins. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The main components of poultry feed are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The nutrients that are supplied by the raw materials, are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe the different types of feeds (diets) used for poultry. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Broiler feeds, layer feeds, breeder feeds, rearing feeds, requirement differences of various poultry classes: meat production, pullet growth, egg formation, feed structure: mash, pellets, crumbs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The main types of feed for the different classes of poultry are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons why different feeds are used for the various classes of poultry are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons for using different forms of feed are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understand the principles of good feed management. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Feed cost major item of production cost (70%), feed spillage, wet feed, feeder heights. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The procedures that are used to reduce the production costs of poultry meat and eggs are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for keeping the feed clean and dry are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understand how the implementation of good bio-security practices can result in savings on feed cost. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Rodents, moulds, diseases, mortalities, no returns on consumed feed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The effect that poor rodent control has on the production cost of feed is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons why diseases cause an increase in production costs are explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through 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.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical vidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.

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

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the assessment criteria of each specific outcome 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
  • Exploring education and career opportunities; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been mad.
    Specific Outcome: All
  • Describe the main ingredients that are used in the formulation of poultry feeds
  • Describe the different types of feeds (diets) used for poultry
  • Understand the principles of good feed management
  • Understand how the implementation of good bio-security practices can result in savings on feed cost 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively
    Specific Outcome: 3
  • Understand the principles of good feed management 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information;
    Specific Outcome: All
  • Describe the main ingredients that are used in the formulation of poultry feeds
  • Describe the different types of feeds (diets) used for poultry
  • Understand the principles of good feed management
  • Understand how the implementation of good bio-security practices can result in savings on feed cost 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation
    Specific Outcome: Embedded 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others
    Specific Outcome: All
  • Describe the main ingredients that are used in the formulation of poultry feeds
  • Describe the different types of feeds (diets) used for poultry
  • Understand the principles of good feed management
  • Understand how the implementation of good bio-security practices can result in savings on feed cost 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation
    Specific Outcome: All
  • Describe the main ingredients that are used in the formulation of poultry feeds
  • Describe the different types of feeds (diets) used for poultry
  • Understand the principles of good feed management
  • Understand how the implementation of good bio-security practices can result in savings on feed cost 

  • 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  49580   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Production  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. AGB Finance (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Dumela Poultry Solutions 
    4. Hutima Trading Enterprise 
    5. Ikhono Community Training 
    6. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    7. Kebo Training and Consultancy 
    8. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    9. Mvelo Consultant 
    10. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    11. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    12. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Silver Falls Scientific 
    14. Tripple R Training Provider 
    15. Yazini Leadership Consultants 
    16. Zintle's Rural Development 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.