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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply animal products harvesting procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116144  Apply animal products harvesting procedures 
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 
A person achieving this unit standard will be able to understand how to harvest animal products, prepare them for processing and identify processes involved in processing of animal products. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of animal production.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in harvesting animal products 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 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the following unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Harvest animal products.
  • NQF 1: Observe and handle animals.
  • NQF 1: Apply basic food safety practices.
  • NQF 1: Collect agricultural data. 

  • 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 
    Identify the estimated qualitative and quantitative value of various animal products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, horns, bones, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to identify, evaluate and illustrate all the various animal products used by man and their purpose is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to identify and illustrate the origin of all the various animal products used by man is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to identify, demonstrate and illustrate estimated value of these various animal products is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Observe, illustrate and report on observations in animals regarding animal products and their origin and their readiness for harvesting. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, horns, bones, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The origin of the production of animal products in animals is understood, described and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sensory signs and indicators that imply that the animal is ready to have products harvested from it are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The sensory signs and indicators that indicate that the animal product is ready for harvesting are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The handling of the animal and animal products to determine these sensory signs and indicators is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and illustrate the core animal product and the parts of the product that are waste (if any). 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, bones, horns, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The animal product's core product and parameters is observed and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The waste component of the animal product (if any) is observed and described in relation to the product produced or spoilage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waste components could include but are not limited to products that may or may not be used as products by any alternative process, such as shells, bones, hair, wax, casings, offal, fat, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A knowledge about the separation of the agricultural product from the waste is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The disposal of waste product from animal products is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the harvesting of the specific animal products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, bones, horns, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The harvesting of the specific animal product is demonstrated practically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process and method used in the harvesting of the animal product is illustrated, as well as any ranges and parameters involved in the harvesting process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ranges and parameters include but are not limited to the humane and safe treatment and handling of the animal, product readiness, legal aspects regarding the harvesting process and the product, the equipment used to harvest the product.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The separation process of cleaning the product from the waste is demonstrated practically. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and demonstrate the basic methodology regarding the separation of the core product from the waste. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Waste components could include but are not limited to products that may or may not be used as products by any alternative process, such as shells, bones, hair, wax, casings, offal, fat, etc. as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The processes involved in separating the waste from harvested animal products are illustrated and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The separation of animal products from waste is demonstrated practically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The methodology involved in the separation of animal products from the waste is illustrated and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Identify and demonstrate the basic methodologies regarding the processing of animal products for preservation or presentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animal products include but are not limited to bee products (such as wax, honey, propolis, bee venom, brood, royal jelly), manure, urine and other excretions of animals, meat, horns, bones, skins, feathers, snake venom, silk, fibre, cochineal, whole (live or slaughtered) animals such as marine molluscs and crustaceans and insects such as mopane worms or animals for use in medical science and research, animal derivatives such as semen and ovaries (including eggs), glandular and endocrine products (including hormones and milk), animal body parts, animal work and services such as traction, pollination, guiding as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to identify, demonstrate and illustrate all the processes involved in preparing the harvested animal products for preservation is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to identify, demonstrate and illustrate all the processes involved in preparing the harvested animal products for presentation is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Presentation involves but is not limited to the presentation of animal products for inspection, for showing, for offering for sale, for presenting to the next process in the range of processors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various processes used in the preservation of animal products are demonstrated where appropriate. 


    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 animals and animal products.
  • Understanding of the origin of animal products.
  • Sensory observation and evaluation of animals and their products.
  • Evaluation of the potential of animal products.
  • Animal product harvesting.
  • The purpose of learning about animal products.
  • Animal product production.
  • Animal product processing.
  • Animal product presentation.
  • Demonstration and illustration techniques. 

  • 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:
  • Demonstrate the harvesting of the specific animal product.
  • Identify and demonstrate the basic methodology regarding the separation of the core product from the waste.
  • Identify and demonstrate the basic methodologies regarding the processing of animal products for preservation or presentation. 

  • 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 toall 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 


    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. Dithakwaneng Traininig Centre 
    7. Escay Catering and other Services 
    8. Heedmorine Training 
    9. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    10. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    11. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    12. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    13. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    14. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    15. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    16. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    17. Mpontshe Training 
    18. Mvelo Consultant 
    19. Nophelo Training Centre 
    20. Novi General Services 
    21. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    22. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Setlakala Business Development 
    24. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    25. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    26. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    27. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    28. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    29. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    30. Tripple R Training Provider 
    31. University of Limpopo 
    32. 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.