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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of healthy farm animals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14360  Demonstrate an understanding of healthy farm animals 
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 demonstrate an understanding of farm animal species, breeds and factors influencing their health.


A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of farm animal species, breeds and their purpose on a farm.
  • Recognize external signs indicating good health in farm animals.
  • Recognize productive signs indicating good health in farm animal. 

  • 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 farm animal species, breeds and their purpose on a farm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The visual differences and characteristics in farm animal species are identified within own words. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The visual differences and characteristics between farm animal breeds are explained according to breed guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The functional purpose of farm animal species is explained according to needs within the society. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Recognize external signs of good health in farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. External physical signs relating to the health of farm animals are identified according to normal healthy farm animals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    External physical signs refer to animal sounds, physical characteristics of feces, normal resting and walking gait of farm animals, skin or feathers or hair coverings of animals and their hooves, legs, horns and combs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The presence of ecto-parasites on farm animals and report according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ecto-parasites refer to ticks, flies and lice.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognize the productive signs indicating good health in farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Acceptable levels of feed consumption in healthy animals are identified according to the standards set by industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The growth and production rate of farm animals are evaluated against the desired results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Acceptable levels of mobility and aggregation in healthy animals are identified according to health productive farm animal signs. 


    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. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect and analyse information during identifying farm animal species, breeds and health indicators. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will be able to use science and technology effectively when identifying farm animal species, breeds and health indicators. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner will be able to contribute to the full development of him/herself demonstrating an understanding of farm animal species, breeds and factors influencing their health. 

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

    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. Agricultural Research Council 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Dithakwaneng Traininig Centre 
    4. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    5. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    6. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    7. Marang Women in Agric and Development 
    8. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    9. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    10. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Setlakala Business Development 
    12. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    13. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Tshepisang Research And Training Services (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.