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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the role of water for poultry production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119412  Demonstrate an understanding of the role of water for poultry production 
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 
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 
To provide poultry with a constant clean water supply to ensure the maintenance of a healthy flock and high production levels 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Applying health and safety in poultry production level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand the role of water for maintaining the important life processes in poultry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The function of water to prevent disease-causing organisms from penetrating the body, is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Washing action, anti-microbial action of mucus.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The role that water plays in maintaining the body temperature of poultry is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Evaporation and cooling effect, heat loss, panting.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The function of water in the growth processes is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Digestion of feed, absorption of nutrients, excretion of waste products in urine.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Understand the importance of filtration and purification of water. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The dangers of not chlorinating an untreated water source are detailed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Disease causing organisms in ground water, contamination of water by manure.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The effect that solids or dissolved solids have on the poultry drinking systems are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Clogging of nipples, corrosion of stainless steel drinkers.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate an understanding of the setting and operation of common poultry drinkers. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of setting the drinkers, relative to the growth stage of poultry is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Water spillage, within reach of smallest birds.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The adjustment of the drinker heights is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The operation and cleaning of the drinkers is demonstrated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Various equipment, maintenance as per company SOP's.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understand the relationship between the water consumption and feed intake of poultry. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Water intake twice the feed intake levels, softening of food, absorption into the body. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The role of water in the passage of feed in the gastro-intestinal tract is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The role of water in the digestive process, is 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 
    N/A 

    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
  • Understand the role of water for maintaining the important life processes in poultry
  • Understand the importance of filtration and purification of water
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the setting and operation of common poultry drinkers
  • Understand the relationship between the water consumption and feed intake of poultry 

  • 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
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the setting and operation of common poultry drinkers 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information;
    Specific Outcome: All
  • Understand the role of water for maintaining the important life processes in poultry
  • Understand the importance of filtration and purification of water
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the setting and operation of common poultry drinkers
  • Understand the relationship between the water consumption and feed intake of poultry 

  • 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
  • Understand the role of water for maintaining the important life processes in poultry
  • Understand the importance of filtration and purification of water
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the setting and operation of common poultry drinkers
  • Understand the relationship between the water consumption and feed intake of poultry 

  • 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
  • Understand the role of water for maintaining the important life processes in poultry
  • Understand the importance of filtration and purification of water
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the setting and operation of common poultry drinkers
  • Understand the relationship between the water consumption and feed intake of poultry 

  • 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. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    3. Mvelo Consultant 
    4. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    5. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    6. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Silver Falls Scientific 
    8. Tripple R Training Provider 



    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.