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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply basic dairy production practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116207  Apply basic dairy production practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 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 learner achieving this unit standard will be able to handle dairy animals in the parlour and will be able to carry out effective cleaning of the milking parlour, its environment and the milking utensils. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of dairy production, for the efficient and effective management of dairy parlours.

Learners will gain specific knowledge and skills in dairy practices and will be able to operate in an animal production environment implementing sustainable and economically viable production principles.

They will be capacitated to gain access to the mainstream agricultural sector, in animal production, impacting directly on the sustainability of the sub-sector. The improvement in production technology will also have a direct impact on the improvement of agricultural productivity of the sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Observation and handling of animals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    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 
    Demonstrate the ability to bring animals to a milking station, restrain them and allow them out again. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Dairy animals include but are not limited to sheep, cattle or goats as relevant to the context of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to move animals into the milking parlour and to its designated milking station is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to restrain or secure the animal in humane way is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to move animals in a controlled manner is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the ability to clean the working area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Effective cleaning includes, but is not necessary limited to the disposal of manure and wastewater and the control of flies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to prepare each milking point is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to use brooms to remove stubborn solid waste is demonstrated.. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to use water hoses in the correct way is demonstrated 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    The ability to ensure the free movement of wastewater away from the working area is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of the drainage lay out is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to locate blockages and clear them is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to report to supervisor of any problems cannot be resolved is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the ability to remove solid waste to designated sites. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The knowledge of the locality of solid waste disposable sites is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to move waste solids to these sites is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to clean the equipment used to remove solid waste is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate the ability to clean dairy utensils effectively. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Utensils include but are not limited to milk cans, piping, vacuum pump systems, sieves and protective clothing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The initial cold-water rinse is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effective use of detergent is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for scrubbing where necessary is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The final cold-water rinse is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Steam sterilization where applicable is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate basic routines for fly control. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This will include but is not limited to composting of solid waste, chemical sprays, baiting stations or mechanical trapping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The knowledge of conditions suited to fly breeding is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to identify fly breeding sites is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to use chemical sprays and fly traps and baits is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Other methods of fly control are demonstrated. 


    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 all 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 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.
  • 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 basic knowledge of:
  • The name and functions of all utensils being used.
  • The sensory cues of parlour hygiene.
  • The purpose of the observations to be made.
  • All applicable rules and codes of conduct relating to the movement and handling of animals.
  • develop a two-way relationship with supervisor and co-workers in regard to responsibilities and reporting (Communication Skills). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to clean the working area in the parlour.
  • Demonstrate the ability to ensure the free movement of wastewater away from the working area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management relates to all outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting information relates to outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the ability to clean the working area in the parlour.
  • Demonstrate the ability to ensure the free movement of wastewater away from the working area.
  • Demonstrate the ability to remove solid waste to designated sites.
  • Demonstrate the ability to clean dairy utensils effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to all 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  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 


    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. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    3. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    4. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    5. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    6. Escay Catering and other Services 
    7. FARISANANI MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    8. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
    9. Food and Trees for Africa 
    10. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    11. Heedmorine Training 
    12. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    13. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    14. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    16. Khulisa Training Providers 
    17. Kimbali Holdings 
    18. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    19. Knowledge For Ever 
    20. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    21. Maishamalema Development Training 
    22. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    23. Mathapuso Construction and Projects 
    24. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    25. Medu Skills Consultants 
    26. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    27. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    28. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    29. Mpontshe Training 
    30. Mvelo Consultant 
    31. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    32. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    33. Nophelo Training Centre 
    34. Novi General Services 
    35. Phepha Consulting Services 
    36. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
    37. Retsogile Education and Training 
    38. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    39. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    40. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Setlakala Business Development 
    42. Seza Bantu Rural Agricultural Projects 
    43. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    44. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    45. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    46. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    48. Thutong Learning College 
    49. Thutopele Skills Institute 
    50. Tlatlana Events Solution and Communication 
    51. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    52. Tripple R Training Provider 
    53. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    54. Unang Business Enterprise 
    55. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    56. Voyano Project Management 
    57. Westco Agri Training 
    58. Zelpy 1382 (edms) Bpk 



    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.