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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Respond correctly to control defensive behaviour in animals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116063  Respond correctly to control defensive behaviour in 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 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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to respond appropriately to defensive behaviour in specific animals. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agriculture to the benefit of the industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the following unit standard or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Recognize defensive behaviour in animals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    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 
    Illustrate under supervision the possible responses to defensive behaviour. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Possible appropriate responses include but are not limited to removing the cause of the animal's defensiveness, or by removing the ability of the animal to defend itself, or by removing animal(s) or person(s) or property in danger of harm or damage, or by removal or restricting or controlling the animal(s) exhibiting defensiveness in any or more of the following ways: stunning the animal, control by using substances (medicinal, therapeutic, organic), destroying or killing the animal(s), shutting the animal in by roping, caging or otherwise restricting the animal from causing damage, harm or injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the animal's behaviour during defensiveness is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defensive behaviour includes but is not limited to butting, biting, stinging, kicking, charging, feinting, hissing, closing, clamping, pinching.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate equipment utilised to manage animal control is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to identify and remove the cause of the animal's defensiveness is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ability to curb the animal's defensive ability is illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The ability to remove target animals or humans or property from the defensive animal is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Observe, illustrate and report on observations regarding defensive behaviour. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animals include but are not limited to mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, crustaceans and molluscs, as relevant to the context of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The individual is able to identify and illustrate all the responses to defensive behaviour in specific animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The individual must learn how to contain the reaction and manage the animals under supervision to ensure that defensive behaviour is not evident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Observations regarding animal behaviourare observed, illustrated and reported on. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain correct reactions to minimise risk when working with animals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animals include but are not limited to mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, crustaceans and molluscs, as relevant to the context of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct reactions to defensive behaviour are understood, described and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct procedures for working with animals are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The treatment of people and animals injured or otherwise affected by defensive behaviour of animals is understood at a basic level. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    List correct procedures when working with animals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animals include but are not limited to mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, crustaceans and molluscs, as relevant to the context of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic hazards involved when working with animals are understood and the correct procedures for handling are learned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information regarding the identification of defensive behaviour in animals is observed and studied in practise and in literature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application of animal defensive control techniques is demonstrated in practice and under supervision. 


    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:
  • Comprehension, identification and understanding of the specific animal's behaviour, specifically its defensiveness
  • Origin of animal defensiveness
  • Evaluation of animal defensive behaviour and its effects
  • Sensory observation and evaluation of animal defensiveness
  • Observation of persons affected by the defensive behaviour of animals
  • Evaluation of the condition of such persons
  • Basic treatment of people affected by animal defensiveness behaviour
  • The purpose of learning about animal defensiveness
  • Basic record keeping
  • Handling of emergency situations
  • Animal control 

  • 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 outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Relates to outcomes:
  • Observe, illustrate and report on observations regarding defensive behaviour under supervision.
  • Explain correct reactions to minimise risk when working with animals.
  • List correct procedures when working with animals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-Organisation and Management: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpretation of information: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and technology: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set: Relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal Development: Relates to all 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
    Core  48976   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  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. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    12. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    13. Maishamalema Development Training 
    14. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    15. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    16. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    17. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    18. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    19. Mpontshe Training 
    20. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    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.