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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the prevention and treatment of animal diseases 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116219  Explain the prevention and treatment of animal diseases 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 carry out procedures related to animal health and supervise the restraint of animals for such procedures. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of animal production and veterinary science.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in animal health 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 2: Observe and Inspect Animal Health.
  • NQF 3: Explain Animal Anatomy and Physiology.
  • NQF 3: Explain the planning and scheduling of tasks in a production environment. 

  • 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 
    Perform animal restraint and related procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Restraint facilities may include but is not limited to holding tanks, crates, hives and crushes, etc. as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Restraint procedures applied correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incorrect methods of animal restraint are recognised and rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incorrect practices are correctly identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform basic veterinary procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Basic procedures include but are not limited to temperature determination, ear clipping, dehorning, vaccination, dipping, dosing, animal identification and branding, tattooing, etc. as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment related to veterinary procedures is used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Veterinary procedures are executed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate hygiene procedures are demonstrated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedures relating to specific animals are correctly and appropriately recorded. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Treat and vaccinate animals under supervision. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The treatment and vaccination of animals refer to the use of calibrated instruments that may include, but are not limited to syringes, dosing guns and pour-on applicators as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate hygiene procedures are used and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instruments are used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instruments used are correctly cleaned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Instruments for re-use are correctly cleaned, packed and stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Basic physical examinations of animals are correctly carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Minor ailments are correctly treated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Basic problems are correctly diagnosed by assessing the symptoms exhibited by the animal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Treatments applied are correctly and appropriately recorded. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Supervise the carrying out of basic principles of bio-security. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Bio-security refers to the implementation of a bio-security plan that takes into account the hygiene policies and practices relevant to the context. It includes, but is not limited to the use of systems such as food baths, showers and bait stations as relevant to the context of application. It also includes the use of protective gear that includes but is not limited to gloves, masks and boots. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct chemical containers for bio-security are used and checked according to a schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Irregularities are recognised and reported appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct protective gear is used and / or worn. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Chemical containers are correctly filled and / or re-filled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Waste products and / or empty containers are appropriately collected, cleaned and / or discarded appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Dead animals and / or other waste are correctly disposed of. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Carry out pre-planned programmes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Management programmes may include, but are not limited to, vaccination, dipping and dosing regimes as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific programmes are executed according to a determined time schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The programme schedule is explained and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A schedule of activities that implements the Management Programme is prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The programme requirements (instruments, chemicals) are on hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deviations from the schedule of activities are reported to a supervisor and alternative suggestions are recommended. 


    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:
  • The names and functions of relevant equipment, procedures, implements and instruments related to the study of animal health.
  • The sensory cues and symptoms involved in the execution of pre-planned animal health programmes.
  • The purpose of the implementation of procedures and pre-planned animal health programmes.
  • The implication of the correct and incorrect execution of the procedures under pre-planned programmes.
  • Implemented procedures.
  • All rules and codes of conduct relevant to the procedures implemented.
  • The interrelations between the observations, procedures and the treatment of disease and other animal health issues. 

  • 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 all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-Management relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting information relates to outcomes:
  • Treat and vaccinate animals under supervision.
  • Carry out pre-planned programmes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology relates to outcomes:
  • Perform basic veterinary procedures.
  • Supervise the carrying out of basic principles of bio-security. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as related systems relates to outcome:
  • Carry out pre-planned programmes. 

  • 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  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    4. Heedmorine Training 
    5. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    6. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    7. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    8. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    9. Mvelo Consultant 
    10. Peritum Agri Institute 
    11. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    12. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Setlakala Business Development 
    14. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    15. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    16. Tripple R Training Provider 
    17. Vari Consulting 



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