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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Administer livestock processing treatments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116643  Administer livestock processing treatments 
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 who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in Applying feedlot processing treatment programmes to enhance livestock health and quality. The scope of this unit standard deals with the preparation, cleaning and administering of treatments and restoring of facilities and equipment. 

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:
  • Literacy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 1.
  • Numeracy at NQF level 1.
  • Respond Correctly To Control Defensive Behaviour In Animals, NQF 2, or equivalent,
  • Observe And Inspect Animal Health, NQF 2 or equivalent. 

  • 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 
    Prepare for administering livestock processing treatments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Handling facilities are prepared according to work site and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Processing equipment is selected and prepared according to animal health and safety procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processing equipment includes but is not limited to vaccinators, syringes, dosers, implanters and other applicators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Processing equipment is calibrating according to prescriptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for accurately following and adhering to work site procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons for preparing handling facilities according to work site and safety procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The purpose of calibrating processing equipment according to prescriptions is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Treatments include but are not limited to vaccines, anthelmintics, growth promoters, antiparacides and antibiotics.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select vaccines and pharmaceuticals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vaccines and pharmaceuticals are identified according to schedule and prescription. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Treatments are checked to ensuring they are within expiry dates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for selecting and preparing processing equipment according to animal health and safety procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of identifying vaccines and pharmaceuticals according to schedule and prescription are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The purpose of checking and ensuring that treatments are within expiry dates are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Administer treatments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Treatments are applied to the correct site as per prescription. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Minimal livestock discomfort is ensured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Animal and human safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not ensuring minimal livestock discomfort are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to animal and human safety procedures are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete livestock processing treatments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Processing equipment is cleaned and cared for according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is restored according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Treatments usage and stock are recorded and reconciled according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Affected parties are informed according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not cleaning and caring for processing equipment according to specifications are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not restoring work area according to work site procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not recording and reconciling treatment usage and stock according to work site procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The consequences of not informing affected parties according to work site procedures are explained. 


    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 al 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 thy 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 working knowledge of:
  • Basic knowledge of the correct application of livestock vaccines and pharmaceuticals.
  • Basic knowledge of the care and application of livestock processing equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of the correct application sites for vaccines and pharmaceuticals.
  • Knowledge of correct livestock treatment procedures.
  • Human and livestock safety regulations relevant to livestock treatment. 

  • 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 
    Team work relates to all specific outcomes. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional 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 
    Values

    All learners should demonstrate:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety principles. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    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. Abrahama Construction & Projects 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    4. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    5. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    6. Centurion Akademie (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    8. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    9. Escay Catering and other Services 
    10. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
    11. Heedmorine Training 
    12. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    13. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    15. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    16. Knowledge For Ever 
    17. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    18. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    19. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    20. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    21. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    22. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    23. Mpontshe Training 
    24. Mvelo Consultant 
    25. National Institute For The Deaf 
    26. Nophelo Training Centre 
    27. Novi General Services 
    28. Remoshomong Trading Enterprise 
    29. Retsogile Education and Training 
    30. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    32. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Setlakala Business Development 
    34. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    35. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    36. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    37. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    38. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    39. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    40. Tripple R Training Provider 
    41. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    42. Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Development Institute 
    43. University of Limpopo 
    44. Vari Consulting 
    45. Voyano Project Management 



    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.