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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare a shearing shed for shearing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116062  Prepare a shearing shed for shearing 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 achieving this unit standard will be able to prepare a shearing shed for shearing, prepare the shearing equipment and check for any deficiencies in the shed.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in animal production practices and will be able to operate in an animal production environment implementing sustainable and economically viable production principles.

They will be capacitated to gain access to the mainstream agricultural sector, in animal production, impacting directly on the sustainability of the sub-sector. The improvement in production technology will also have a direct impact on the improvement of agricultural productivity of the sector. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe the process to be followed to clean the shearing shed under supervision. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Facilities include but is not limited to a permanent shearing shed e.g. storm facilities, garages, open shed, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
All material not related to the shearing process is to be removed from shearing shed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Materials are removed and stored under safe, suitable conditions and according to type and function e.g. fertilizers, chemicals and feed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The shed must then be swept and washed according to the standards prescribed by the supervisor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The holding pens must be cleaned and suitable bedding provided prior to shearing. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Recognise the different potential contaminant materials that can cause contamination problems in a shearing shed. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Contaminated materials include but are not limited to plastic, synthetic fibres, stones, chemicals, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Foreign material that can potentially contaminate fibre must be identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The basic effects of contamination on the quality of fibres during processing is understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Any observation of potential contaminants is reported to the supervisor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Assembling pen to be inspected for contaminated materials, cleaned appropriately and problems reported. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Organise and place shearing equipment correctly to ensure a streamlined shearing process. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Shearing equipment includes but is not limited to shearing machines, presses, bins, tables, booms, platforms, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The basic shearing process must be described and outlined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The layout of the shearing shed must be described and illustrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Functions and purposes of all shearing equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
All shearing equipment is arranged to optimise the shearing process. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Observe and report any structural deficiencies of the shed prior to the shearing process. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Structural deficiencies include but are not limited to the roof, windows, doors, floor, lights, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Any structural deficiency that will impact negatively on the shearing process should be observed and recorded e.g. airflow, light, shelter from adverse weather conditions, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The deficiency must be replaced and/or repaired according to the guidelines and procedures of the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Other problems and/or new deficiencies must be continuously observed and reported during the shearing process. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Names and function of relevant equipment
  • Safe handling of material
  • Interpreting information
  • Self-development
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Observation and reporting skills
  • Purpose that such training will improve the shearing process
  • The shearing process and procedures followed
  • Legislation and rules pertaining to shearing and the process 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting information: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    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  48976   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48977   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    6. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    7. Escay Catering and other Services 
    8. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    9. Heedmorine Training 
    10. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    11. Knowledge For Ever 
    12. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    13. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    14. Maishamalema Development Training 
    15. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    16. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    17. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    18. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    19. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    20. Mpontshe Training 
    21. Mvelo Consultant 
    22. Nophelo Training Centre 
    23. Novi General Services 
    24. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    25. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Setlakala Business Development 
    27. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    28. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    29. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    30. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    31. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    32. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    33. Tripple R Training Provider 
    34. University of Limpopo 
    35. Vari Consulting 



    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.