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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Rear poultry parent stock to sexual maturity after brooding 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119498  Rear poultry parent stock to sexual maturity after brooding 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  15 
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 maintain the ideal environment and follow the correct feeding practices to rear breeders for high fertility and egg yields. 

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 preparation of a poultry house to receive breeding stock. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
PPE, face masks, disinfecting, pesticides, drinkers, feed, ventilation, lighting equipment, environment, bedding, hygiene, floor space, house temperature, males, females. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The final disinfecting of the poultry house is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The placement of vermin bait stations is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The activation and testing of the watering system is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reasons for final inspection of fan and louver cowls are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Ensure seals are in place.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The final testing of light timers and lights is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The necessity of adhering to strict bio-security procedures is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Effect of disease transmittance to progeny.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Understand the placement of day-old breeders in a rearing house. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Bone dislocations, skeleton injuries, stress, paper sheets, water fonts, feed availability, chick counts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for exercising extreme care in handling parent stock or grandparent stock are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Cost of day old breeders, effect on persistency of production.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The removal of chicks from the boxes and positioning on bedding is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons for the separate rearing of males and females are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understand the procedures for the management of bedding. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Regular turning, moisture control, ammonia production, water management, cold spots, effect of ammonia on mucous membranes and feet health, coccidiosis, ventilating air temperature and moisture removal. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons why the moisture content of bedding should be controlled are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The critical factors for the effective moisture removal/evaporation from bedding material in a rearing house are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understand the ventilation procedures for breeding stock during rearing. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Effect of dust on mucous membranes, disease control, increased water consumption due to feed restriction, increases in urine excretion, growth processes, digestion, body heat/moisture production, body mass, air volume and speed, minimum/maximum ventilation, evaporative cooling, roof sprayers. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for dust control in breeder rearing houses are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Effect of dust on hygiene management.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for increased urine excretion by broiler breeders and the impact on ventilation are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Feed restriction, increased water consumption.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The importance of ventilation for the reduction of ammonia is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reasons for cooling breeding stock during rearing in hot weather are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Understand the feeding programmes to suit the various growth phases of breeders. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Growth patterns, frame development, obesity, uniformity, multiple ovulations, fertility in males, feed allocation on intakes, testing of dump (batch) scales, bruising of breeders, joint dislocations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons why feed allocations differ with the age of breeders are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for the calibration of scales and the weighing of feed are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons for the avoidance of obesity in broiler breeders are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The importance of even and rapid feed distribution is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Dominant birds becoming obese.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The handling of birds during weight sampling is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Understand the effect that lighting has on the sexual maturity of breeders. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Age of reaching sexual maturity, mode of action of light, level of illumination, photoperiod, ovarium and testis development. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for using specific photoperiods during the rearing of breeders are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The checking and setting of time switches is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Understand the implementation of the breeder health programmes. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Bio-security measures, bacteria, viruses, mycotoxins, protozoa, vaccination procedures, diseases, mortality disposals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The measures to minimise pathogens infecting breeding stock are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The most common diseases during rearing for which breeders are vaccinated are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons why different methods of vaccine administration are used during the rearing of breeders are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
Understand the management of the clean out and the transferring of the breeders to the laying houses. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Handling procedures, stress, crating, bruises, sanitary equipment, bio-security. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of adhering to strict bio-security procedures is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The correct handling procedures for the catching, crating and transfer of the breeders are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The clean-out and preparation for the next flock is explained. 


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. he 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.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving:
  • Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Refer to Specific Outcome:
  • "Understand the procedures for the preparation of a poultry house to receive breeding stock."
  • "Understand the procedures for the management of bedding."
  • "Understand the ventilation procedures for breeding stock during rearing."
  • "Understand the feeding programmes to suit the various growth phases of breeders."
  • "Understand the effect that lighting has on the sexual maturity of breeders." 

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

    Refer to Specific Outcome:
  • "Understand the procedures for the preparation of a poultry house to receive breeding stock." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organization and management:
  • Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Refer to Specific Outcome:
  • "Understand the procedures for the preparation of a poultry house to receive breeding stock."
  • "Understand the ventilation procedures for breeding stock during rearing."
  • "Understand the management of the clean out and the transferring of the breeders to the laying houses." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation:
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

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

    Refer to Specific Outcome:
  • "Understand the procedures for the preparation of a poultry house to receive breeding stock."
  • "Understand the implementation of the breeder health programmes." 

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

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems:
  • 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 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 
    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. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    3. Mvelo Consultant 
    4. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    5. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    6. 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.