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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate the suitability of small stock carcasses and organs for human consumption 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114340  Evaluate the suitability of small stock carcasses and organs for human consumption 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:
Evaluating the suitability of small stock carcasses and organs for human consumption. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:
1. Literacy and numeracy (NQF3),
2. Communication skills (NQF3),
3. An understanding of supplier and customer relationships,
4. Care and maintain tools and equipment,
5. Understanding of hygiene principles,
6. Knowledge of safety requirements. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
General guide for scope, context and level

A learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes in this unit standard with regard to small stock.

The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard with supervision, but with access to the manual for meat inspectors, work-site procedures, operating instructions and statutory requirements. Statutory and code requirements refer to:

1. Meat Safety Act, No 40 of 2000,
2. Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993,
3. Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972
4. Animal Welfare Act, No 171 of 1962
5. Animal Diseases Act, No 35 of 1984,
6. Health Act, No 63 of 1977,
7. SABS Food Hygiene Management Code 49: 1989
and all regulations and directives promulgated there under. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify any abnormalities or deviations. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Sensory evaluation of carcasses and organs according to statutory requirements and guidelines (Sight, smell and touch) 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

1. Purpose of incising carcasses and organs according to statutory requirements are explained,
2. Reason for marking carcasses and organs are explained,
3. Motivating judgments made on carcasses and organs,
4. Consequences of not adhering to statutory requirements are explained,
5. Consequences of not communicating deviations with affected parties are explained,
6. Reasons for restoring equipment are explained,
7. Reasons for safe handling of equipment are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Formulate and execute judgement. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
1. Condemning, approving, detaining, partially condemning, or conditionally approving,
2. Adhering to hygiene and safety statutory requirements,
3. Handling and using equipment according to manufacturing requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

1. Purpose of incising carcasses and organs according to statutory requirements are explained,
2. Reason for marking carcasses and organs are explained,
3. Motivating judgments made on carcasses and organs,
4. Consequences of not adhering to statutory requirements are explained,
5. Consequences of not communicating deviations with affected parties are explained,
6. Reasons for restoring equipment are explained,
7. Reasons for safe handling of equipment are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Complete task. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
1. Marking carcass and organs according to formulated judgment and statutory requirements,
2. Restoring work area according to operational procedures,
3. Handling of protective clothing and equipment according to statutory requirements,
4. Storing equipment according to operational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

1. Purpose of incising carcasses and organs according to statutory requirements are explained,
2. Reason for marking carcasses and organs are explained,
3. Motivating judgments made on carcasses and organs,
4. Consequences of not adhering to statutory requirements are explained,
5. Consequences of not communicating deviations with affected parties are explained,
6. Reasons for restoring equipment are explained,
7. Reasons for safe handling of equipment are explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Mechanisms and bodies for external moderation of learner achievements
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.
  • Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain

    1. Hygiene procedures,
    2. Anatomy and physiology of carcasses and organs,
    3. Pathology of carcasses and organs,
    4. Principals of cleaning procedures,
    5. A general understanding of safety procedures in an abattoir. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others, in the process of formulating and executing judgments on carcasses and organs 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself by planning and preparing work task 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others, in the process of formulating judgments of carcasses and organs 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to formulate judgments of carcasses and organs 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by acknowledging his/her responsibility towards the quality and safety of the product 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the economic implications of judgments made on carcasses and organs 

    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 
    Values

    All learners should demonstrate:

    1. An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety,
    2. An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Meat Examination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. CC Chicken (Pty) Ltd 



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