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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply bio-security in poultry production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119416  Apply bio-security in 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  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 
Understand the rules and procedures of bio-security and be able to apply these in all operations in a poultry production facility 

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 
Show an understanding of the wide distribution of the microscopically small organisms that can cause diseases in animals and mankind. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The general descriptions of organisms that cause diseases in poultry are detailed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Classification according to size: parasites, fungi, bacteria and viruses.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The names of the most common diseases occurring on poultry farms, are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Infectious bronchitis, New Castle disease, Gumboro, E. coli, Salmonellae, coccidiosis, Aspergillus.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons why poultry are especially threatened by diseases are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Intensive conditions, rapid spreading, medication expensive, control by vaccination.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate an awareness of how pathogens can enter a poultry farm and the methods to control these entries. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The possible transmitters and sources of pathogens (disease-causing organisms ) are detailed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Feed, water, waste, insects, rodents, wild birds, people, vehicles, dust, feathers, maintenance crews.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The measures to prevent the transmission of pathogens to the poultry or facilities are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Strict access control, sanitation, protective clothing, fences, clean surroundings, rodent and insect control.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Relate the bio-security rules and regulations to the workplace. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The protective clothing to be worn in the workplace is detailed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Bio-security, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons why personal hygiene is of importance in poultry production, is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Bio-security and company procedures, human-borne bacteria.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The function of detergents and disinfectants in poultry health-assurance programs are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Cleaning and sanitizing, killing of bacteria and viruses, maintenance of footbaths.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understand the procedures for waste disposal. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for the disposal of dead birds are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Sources of disease-causing organisms, bacterial load of the environment, transfer of disease-causing organisms by flies and beetles.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The procedures for the disposal of dead birds, as per the company's SOP's are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Incinerator, mortality pit.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The correct handling of water used for washing purposes is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Mould growth, bacteria, parasites.
 


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 evidence. 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: 1, 2
  • Show an understanding of the wide distribution of the microscopically small organisms that can cause diseases in animals and mankind
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how pathogens can enter a poultry farm and the methods to control these entries 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community
    Specific Outcome: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how pathogens can enter a poultry farm and the methods to control these entries
  • Relate the bio-security rules and regulations to the workplace
  • Understand the procedures for waste disposal 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively
    Specific Outcome: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how pathogens can enter a poultry farm and the methods to control these entries
  • Relate the bio-security rules and regulations to the workplace
  • Understand the procedures for waste disposal 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information;
    Specific Outcome: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how pathogens can enter a poultry farm and the methods to control these entries
  • Relate the bio-security rules and regulations to the workplace
  • Understand the procedures for waste disposal 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation
    Specific Outcome: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how pathogens can enter a poultry farm and the methods to control these entries
  • Relate the bio-security rules and regulations to the workplace
  • Understand the procedures for waste disposal 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others
    Specific Outcome: All
  • Show an understanding of the wide distribution of the microscopically small organisms that can cause diseases in animals and mankind
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how pathogens can enter a poultry farm and the methods to control these entries
  • Relate the bio-security rules and regulations to the workplace
  • Understand the procedures for waste disposal 

  • 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: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how pathogens can enter a poultry farm and the methods to control these entries
  • Relate the bio-security rules and regulations to the workplace
  • Understand the procedures for waste disposal 

  • 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. Kebo Training and Consultancy 
    3. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    4. Mvelo Consultant 
    5. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    6. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    7. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Silver Falls Scientific 
    9. 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.