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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Harvest of animal products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12590  Harvest of animal products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01  16 
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 
The learner will be able to harvest products from farm animals by milking, shearing, collect and grade eggs and storing the products of the farm animals.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Milk farm animals.
  • Shear farm animals.
  • Collect and grade eggs.
  • Store and transport farm animal products. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of skills and knowledge:
  • Personal hygiene and presentation.
  • Basic understanding of hygiene. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Milk farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal preparation is done according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Milking equipment and facility are prepared according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Dairy cows and goats are prepared for the milk routine according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation of the animals may refer to physical preparation of the animal and determining the acceptability of milking of the animal e.g. mastitis test.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Dairy cows and goats are milked according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Milk is stored and maintained according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Milking equipment and milking facility are cleaned and stored according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Dairy cows and goats are handled according to post-milking procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Shear farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal preparation is done according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The shearing equipment, machinery and facility are prepared according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Farm animals are prepared for the shearing procedure according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation of animals refers to sorting, managing of the animals outside the shearing facility and by restraining animals in a crush.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Farm animals are sheared and handled according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Wool from the shearing process is packed in bales and maintained according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Equipment and shearing facility are cleaned and maintained according to workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Collect and grade eggs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Personal preparation is done according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment needed to carry out the collection of eggs is prepared according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment may refer to manual or mechanical egg collection equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The process of collecting eggs is demonstrated according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Egg is sorted and packed according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sorting refer to size, quality, health and dirty eggs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Eggs are handled and stored according to workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Store and transport farm animal products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Storing facilities for farm animal products are maintained according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Facilities may include cool rooms, fridges, sheds and vehicles for transport.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Farm animal products are packed and stored according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Storing conditions of farm animal products are controlled according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Storing conditions may include temperature, humidity and environment for storage.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA. 

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


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner will be able to identify and solve problems during the harvesting of animal products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner will be able to work effectively with others as a member of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively during the harvesting of animal products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect and analyse information during the preparation to and post preparation activities of harvesting procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner will communicate effectively when reporting on work matters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will be able to use science and technology effectively during the harvesting procedures of animal products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner will be able to contribute to the full development of him/herself by harvesting farm animal products. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology
    Workplace procedures refer to place of work procedures, veterinary procedures, animal health -, personal, equipment and environmental safety procedures, best practices and applicable legislation.


    Legal requirements:
    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 57 of 1997. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  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. Dithakwaneng Traininig Centre 
    3. Dzunde Farming Co-operative Limited 
    4. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    5. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    6. Marang Women in Agric and Development 
    7. Millenium Skills (Pty )Ltd 
    8. Mocwiri Training & Consultant 
    9. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    10. Setlakala Business Development 
    11. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    12. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 



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