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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select a dog for in service work or training 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120466  Select a dog for in service work or training 
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  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 
This unit standard is for learners in the field of Safety in Society who as part of their duties are required to select a dog for specific discipline.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare a learner to select a dog for various disciplines.
  • Evaluate dog in order to assess suitability for a specific discipline. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication NQF 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy NQF 4.
  • Caring for the welfare of a service dog NQF Level 3
  • Supervision of service dogs in a kennel environment NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to select a dog for various disciplines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Disciplines may include but is not limited to - Guard dogs, patrol dogs, tracking dogs, explosive dogs or narcotics dogs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for obtaining organisational needs are explained in terms of procurement procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Characteristics of various breeds of dogs are identified in terms of its application in a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Characteristics required for different applications of a dog are identified in order to prepare a learner to select a dog for various disciplines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for identifying characteristics, drives and breeds for the selection of dogs are explained in terms of its application for various disciplines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • Application - various disciplines.
  • Characteristics may include but not limited to defence and prey drives. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate dog in order to assess suitability for a specific discipline. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Suitability may refer to the trainability and workability of a dog for a specific discipline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Profile documents required for procurement are compiled in order to make an informed decision regarding the procurement of the dog. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The conclusion of the procurement process is explained in a structured scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conclusion of procurement process may refer to but is not limited to kennelling of dogs, transporting dogs, payment, medical records and record keeping.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The dog is assessed in a structured scenario by using different techniques in order to determine suitability for a specific discipline. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different techniques may include techniques to determine suitability in terms of drive, characteristics and breed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitability for use of dog is evaluated with reference to age, health and characteristics as required for a specific discipline. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Health may include taking the dog to a vet for examination.
     


    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 
  • Selection processes for service dogs.
  • Normal and abnormal behaviours of dogs.
  • Preparation processes for learner to select a dog for various disciplines.
  • Obtaining organisational needs.
  • Procurement procedures.
  • Characteristics of various breeds of dogs.
  • Various disciplines.
  • Evaluation process for dogs.
  • Profile documents.
  • Different techniques in order to determine suitability.
  • Age of dogs.
  • Health and characteristics.
  • Caring 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 IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    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 CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others. 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of the learner. 

    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  50102   National Certificate: Dog Handling  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  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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    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.