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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform basic stable yard operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244252  Perform basic stable yard operations 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 person credited with this unit standard will be able to perform basic stable yard operations such as feeding, watering and cleaning horses, conducting routine checks for pest control and others, clean a stable while adhering to the necessary safety requirements.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Applying safety aspects when working with and around horses.
  • Cleaning a horses stable.
  • Feeding and watering a horse.
  • Conducting routine checks in the stable yard environment.
  • Explaining the importance of Pest Control in the stable yard. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Adhere to safety aspects when working with and around horses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety procedures for working with and around horses are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible emergency situations are named and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions to take in each emergency situation are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not following safety and emergency procedures when working with and around horses are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Clean a horse's stable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items that should be worn are detailed in accordance with worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cleaning equipment to be used is identified and named. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of equipment:
  • Wheelbarrow, skip, pitchfork, forks, spade, rake, broom.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and material is changed and made ready according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The frequency of cleaning a horse stable is explained with examples of the consequences of not doing so. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The methods of cleaning a horse stable are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Horse; in-Horse; horse out; deep litter.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Wet bedding, manure and dirt residues are removed according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Different bedding materials used in a stable are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials may include shavings, straw, sunflower husks, rubber matting and shredded paper.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    New/clean bedding is placed in the stable according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Feed and water a horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic principles of feeding and watering a horse are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct storage procedures of feed and the problems associated with incorrect storage are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Follow stable yard routines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stable yard routines to be followed are described with examples specific to worksite. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The risks of not following the stable yard routines are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct routine checks in the stable yard environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Routine checks around the stable yard are conducted on a daily basis in order to establish any out of line situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-routines situations in the stable yard are identified to inform decision making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The well being of the horse is checked according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Out of line situations are rectified according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Explain the importance for Pest Control in the stable yard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of pests found in a stable yard are named and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preventative methods for pest control in the stable yard are explained in a given case study. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preventative methods may include but is not limited to; spraying, baiting, fly and rodent traps, dipping, fumigation, hygiene and professional exterminators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not controlling pests in a stable yard are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pests may include but is not limited to insects, parasites, rodents and reptiles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pest control measures and pesticides/poisons are kept in a safe place according to safety 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 
    The person acquiring this unit standard should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Safety aspects when working with and around horses.
  • Stable routines.
  • Working with pesticides and poisons. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a stable yard environment which may have a negative impact on horses, people or the environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities in such a way so that out of line situations in a stable yard are observed immediately. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information in a stable yard by using observation techniques which may affect the horses, people or the surrounding environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when reporting out of line situations in the stable yard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of systems where not responding to out of line situations in a stable yard could have negative consequences of horses, people and the surrounding environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying programme of learning to make the individual aware of the importance of:
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across the range of social contexts when working with different people in the stabling environment.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of the local, national, global communities when working in a horse environment. 

  • 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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