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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle eggs for setting at a hatchery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119421  Handle eggs for setting at a hatchery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 
To understand and follow the procedures to maintain the hatchability of fertile eggs before setting . 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Health and safety level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand the procedures for the safe operation of all equipment and the adherence to the bio-security procedures. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
PPE, health and safety, chemical handling, bio-security. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The need to conform to the health and safety regulations is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The safe handling of hazardous chemicals is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The importance of adhering to strict bio-security principles is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Understand the procedures for the receiving, grading and selection of eggs that are suitable for hatching. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Recording of farms, egg defects, handling procedures, hygiene, egg temperature, temperature in delivery vehicles, sanitation in receiving bays. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The correct conditions for transporting eggs to the hatchery are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for identifying and marking eggs coming from the different farms are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The position in which eggs should be transported and stored is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reasons for the removal of eggs that are unsuitable for hatching are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understand the reasons for the storage of eggs before setting. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Settling of embryo after transport, cold room temperature and humidity, rotation of stock. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The necessity to store eggs before placing in setters is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The importance of maintaining the correct temperature and humidity in the egg store room is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The effect that a prolonged storage has on the hatchability of the eggs is described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understand the procedures for the fumigation of eggs to minimise the microbial contamination of the egg shells. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Pathogens, origin of contamination, shell penetration, exploders, defence mechanisms, mould. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The safety precautions when using a fumigant are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for fumigating hatching eggs are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The effect that microbial contamination has on hatchability and chick quality is described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Understand the procedures for pre-warming eggs in preparation for placing in setters. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Temperature, moisture condensation, air movement through trolleys, embryo development, identification of origin of eggs, history of setters. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for pre-warming eggs before setting is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The procedures to ensure an even temperature of all eggs on the trolleys are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons why each trolley is given an identification mark and its specific placement in setters are described. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through 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.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.

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

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
  • Exploring education and career opportunities; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been mad. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Understand the procedures for the safe operation of all equipment and the adherence to the bio-security procedures.
  • Understand the procedures for the receiving, grading and selection of eggs that are suitable for hatching.
  • Understand the reasons for the storage of eggs before setting.
  • Understand the procedures for the fumigation of eggs to minimise the microbial contamination of the egg shells.
  • Understand the procedures for pre-warming eggs in preparation for placing in setters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Understand the procedures for the safe operation of all equipment and the adherence to the bio-security procedures.
  • Understand the procedures for the receiving, grading and selection of eggs that are suitable for hatching.
  • Understand the reasons for the storage of eggs before setting.
  • Understand the procedures for the fumigation of eggs to minimise the microbial contamination of the egg shells.
  • Understand the procedures for pre-warming eggs in preparation for placing in setters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Understand the procedures for the safe operation of all equipment and the adherence to the bio-security procedures.
  • Understand the procedures for the receiving, grading and selection of eggs that are suitable for hatching.
  • Understand the reasons for the storage of eggs before setting.
  • Understand the procedures for the fumigation of eggs to minimise the microbial contamination of the egg shells.
  • Understand the procedures for pre-warming eggs in preparation for placing in setters. 

  • 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  49580   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49582   National Certificate: Poultry 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. Dumela Poultry Solutions 
    3. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    4. Mvelo Consultant 
    5. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    6. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    7. Tripple R Training Provider 



    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.