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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Feed farm animals in accordance with a planned diet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12593  Feed farm animals in accordance with a planned diet 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 
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 administer the appropriate feed to farm animals in accordance with planned diet.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different types of feed for farm animals.
  • Select suitable feed for farm animals.
  • Maintain conditions required for storage of animal feed.
  • Feed farm animals according to workplace procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    No prior learning is assumed to be in place. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of different types of feed for farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Types of feed for farm animals are identified within scope of work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of feed may refer to complete feed, concentrate, concentrate mixed with maize.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The difference between an ingredient and a mixed feed is identified in relation to origin. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Forms of feed and the best suitable animals for the feed are identified according to animal suitability and needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Forms of feed may refer to mash, pellets, crumbles and herbage.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Wholesome feed and deviations are identified according to minimum feed standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations may be identified by smelling the rancid or rotten feed.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain conditions required for storage of animal feed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Animal feed is prepared for storage according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Animal feed are stored and controlled according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Storing conditions may refer to clean, dry, free from rodents and weevils.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Feed farm animals according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    2. Feeding and drinking troughs are prepared and filled according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The appropriate feed for farm animals are selected according to animal needs and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Eating and drinking deviations in farm animals are reported according to workplace procedures. 


    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 selecting of feeds and the maintenance of the quality of the feed. 

    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 administration of animal feeding 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 feeding and maintaining the quality of the animal feed. 

    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 administering the appropriate feed to farm animals in accordance with a planned diet. 

    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, 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. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    4. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    5. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    6. Knowledge For Ever 
    7. Marang Women in Agric and Development 
    8. Millenium Skills (Pty )Ltd 
    9. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    10. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
    11. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Setlakala Business Development 
    13. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    14. The Renaissance National Skills Development Centre 
    15. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 



    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.