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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and record the transportation of livestock, game and agricultural products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377301  Organise and record the transportation of livestock, game and agricultural products 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Auctioneering 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 would be useful to all people involved in the Auctioneering industry, particularly those responsible for the handling and transportation of livestock and game as well as agricultural products.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Moving livestock and game.
  • Moving agricultural products.
  • Loading and unloading livestock, game and agricultural products.
  • Permanently identifying and weighing livestock, game and agricultural products.
  • Organising the transportation of livestock, game and agricultural products.
  • Completing documentation for the transport of livestock, game and agricultural products. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Safety equipment may include but is not limited to shield, helmet, goggles, overalls and Safety shoes.
  • Livestock species may include cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, fish and equine.
  • Game may include antelope, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, elephant, rhinos, hippo, warthog, bush-pig, carnivores, ungulates, very large mammals and small mammals.
  • Agricultural products may include maize, wheat, vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, bulbs, seeds, wool, mohair, carcasses, cured hides and skins. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Move livestock and game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods to move livestock and game are explained in terms of stress to the animals, minimising risk of injury to the animals, other animals or people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The behaviour of livestock and game is monitored during the transit, and indicators of stress are identified and counteracted in accordance with industry accepted techniques for the specific breed being transported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stress and discomfort to animals during transit are described in terms of their causes, effect on the animal and ways of reducing the negative effects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Livestock and game are held in yards for a settling in period in a manner that minimises stress and injury to the animal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety equipment, clothing and footwear used are described in terms of reducing the risk of injury to self and livestock and game during various activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Move agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Agricultural products are moved with least risk of damage to products and injury to people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Agricultural products are held in yards in a manner that avoids contamination, unnecessary aging and damage as well as injury to people in the yard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety equipment, clothing and footwear used are described in terms of reducing the risk of injury to self and damage to agricultural products during various activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Load and unload livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Load and unload livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Loading and unloading are carried out in accordance with relevant legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Loading and unloading of livestock and game are carried out with least risk of injury to themselves, other animals or people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Loading and unloading of agricultural products is carried out in a manner that avoids contamination, unnecessary ageing and damage, as well as injury to people participating in the process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and weigh livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment for weighing and identifying livestock, game and agricultural products is used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Livestock and game are identified and weighed without causing undue stress or risk of injury to the animal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Agricultural products are identified and weighed without causing damage or contamination to the products or injury to personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Livestock and game are permanently identified, in a manner which is humane, hygienic and in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Agricultural products are permanently identified, in a manner which is hygienic and in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Records of livestock, game and agricultural products are maintained according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Negotiate for the transportation of livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Seller and buyer responsibilities relating to the transport of livestock, game and agricultural products are negotiated and recorded in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Transport rates are negotiated and agreed in accordance with standard procurement procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Transport details are arranged in a manner that meets both the seller's and buyer's requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete documentation for the transport of livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal requirements applicable to the products offered for sale are adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Transportation documentation is completed in accordance with conditions for legal delivery. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transportation documentation includes consignment notes, delivery tally confirmation sheets, and acknowledgements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Insurance forms are completed in accordance with organisational procedures and requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods of transport used for the loading of transportation and handling of livestock, game and agricultural products.
  • Sources of transport for livestock, game and agricultural products.
  • Types of documentation available and required for the transportation of livestock, game and agricultural products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when preparing to load and unload livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to ensure that auction, handling and transport details are available at all times. 

    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  80546   Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  80547   National Certificate: Auctioneering Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.