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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the conditioning process (forming) of a young dog between 8 weeks and 18 months 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120462  Demonstrate understanding of the conditioning process (forming) of a young dog between 8 weeks and 18 months 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 
This unit standard is for learners in the field of Safety in Society who would utilise the understanding of the conditioning process of young dogs between the ages of 8 weeks and 18 months in order to establish handling techniques and patterns.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Evaluate behavioural characteristics for desired traits.
  • Utilize methods to ensure development of characteristics for specialized use.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the work performance assessment of the dog for specialized utilization. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication NQF 4 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Characteristic may include different drives as well as other behavioural characteristics and undesirable traits.
  • Natural instincts commonly found in dogs may refer to but is not limited to flight, fight, prey, play and defence. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate behavioural characteristics for desired traits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Behavioural characteristics are evaluated in order to determine the area of specialization in which the dog may be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different characteristics are compared in terms of the interaction and relationship between these characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Thresholds are evaluated in order to differentiate between various characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The interaction between characteristic is evaluated in order to select training techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Test results are interpreted in order to determine area of specialization, training techniques and characteristics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Utilize methods to ensure development of characteristics for specialized use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The drive is developed by using a variety of methods and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different exercises for specific utilization is matched with different drives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of exercises and matching drives are demonstrated in a controlled scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate understanding of the work performance assessment of the dog for specialized utilization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dogs ages are mapped against aptitude tests in order to comply with the requirements of the test. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aptitude test may also refer to the behavioural characteristic evaluation.
    Required age aptitude tests may include but is not limited to:
  • 8, 12, 16 and 24 weeks
  • 10, 14 and 18 months
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The aptitude test is conducted according to the requirements of the test. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The dog aptitude is tested to determine its true character. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Problems regarding the results of the aptitude test are evaluated in order to determine the success rate of the test conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problems may refer to the actions by the handler, actions by the dog and environmental factors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The results of the test are compiled in a format that will be used to inform future uses. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Evaluation process of drives
  • Natural instincts (inherent abilities of dogs)
  • Interaction between types drives and drive thresholds
  • Training techniques
  • Uses and requirements of aptitude test
  • Interpretation of test results
  • Methods and techniques to develop drives
  • Use of exercises and matching drives
  • Process of work performance assessment of the dog
  • Dog behaviour
  • Conditioning processes
  • Animal Protection Act No 71 of 1962 section 2.1(a), (c), (d), (f), (i), (m), (n), (q) and (r) 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    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
    Elective  50102   National Certificate: Dog Handling  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
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