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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Load and unload horses for and from transport 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244033  Load and unload horses for and from transport 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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 
The persons credited with this Unit Standard will be able to approach the whole process of transporting horses in the correct manner. They will also be able to ensure that the horse is kept safe, secure and without undue stress at all times before, during and after transportation.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing horses to be moved and transported.
  • Loading horses.
  • Unloading horses. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare horses to be to moved and transported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety aspects required for travelling with a horse are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The tack in common use when transporting a horse is identified and an explanation given of its purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Holding and handling facilities are prepared according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The equipment required for both the groom and the horse is identified and an explanation given of its purpose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Load horses for transport. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Transport refers to transport by sea, air, rail and road. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A horse is restrained according to legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A horse is loaded according to legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Method for travelling with a horse is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Techniques for loading and travelling with difficult horses are explained in a given case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Unload horses from transport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A horse is unloaded and secured according to legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks to both horse and persons during unloading and holding are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Behaviour of horses is controlled in order to minimise stress and injury to both horses and people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Horses are held in order to avoid stress and injury to both horses and people. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Horse handling is governed by legislative requirements.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Legislative requirements for the handling and transporting of horses by various means.
  • Safety aspects, communication with driver, positioning of the horse, and reporting on unsafe equipment and situations before transit.
  • Travelling tack and equipment.
  • Legislative requirements and legal liability for negilgence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the loading, transporting and unloading of horses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others or in teams to ensure horses are kept in a safe and secure manner during their loading, transporting and unloading. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to have alternative plans available should things go wrong. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information, collecting information relating to the state of the horse during transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all parties regarding the safe and secure loading, transporting and unloading of horses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the manner in which the horse is handled impacts on its stress levels and therefore the safety of both horse and people. 

    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 
  • International Standards refers to the standards according to the 'International Group for Equestrian Qualifications'.
  • The legal and regulatory requirements are those sections of the Acts that pertain to the humane use and handling of horses. These are:
    > The Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
    > Performing Animals Act 24/35.
    > Power of Seizure Regulation 468 to be read in the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
    > The Veterinary and Para veterinary Act 19 of 1982. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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.
     
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