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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control non-dangerous damage causing animals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252459  Control non-dangerous damage causing animals 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
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 
This unit standard is intended for individuals dealing with the control of non-dangerous damage causing animals both in conservation and surrounding community areas.

Individuals credited with this unit standard will be able to identify non-dangerous damage causing animals, assist in community interactions where the impact of damage causing is concerned and control non-dangerous damage causing animals and deal with carcasses of such animals within the framework of conservation and veterinary restrictions.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and locate non-dangerous damage causing animals.
  • Assist in control measures for non-dangerous damage causing animals within the area of operation.
  • Carry out skinning, disposal, preservation and other procedures to remove carcasses of animals.
  • Assist in community interactions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.

    It is furthermore assumed that learners embarking on this unit standard are competent in:
  • First Aid.
  • Environmental Education Principles.
  • Basic tracking skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and locate non-dangerous damage causing animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Non-dangerous damage causing animals are identified and listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tracking skills are used to identify non-dangerous damage causing animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The behaviour of non-dangerous damage causing animals are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An overview is given of regulations arising out of legislation applicable to game removal operations as it applies to non-dangerous damage causing animals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assist in control measures for non-dangerous damage causing animals within the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trapping and baiting techniques used during control operations relating to non-dangerous damage causing animals are applied as per organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Control measures are maintained to provide assistance in the capturing of non-dangerous damage causing animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Poisons, sprays and/or biological agents are applied in accordance with applicable legislation and manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Breeding sites are limited to control certain species. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out skinning, disposal, preservation and other procedures to remove carcasses of animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assistance is provided in the carrying out of skinning, disposal and other procedures as it relates to the disposal of carcasses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assistance is given in the preservation of carcasses as per operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist in community interactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assistance is rendered in communicating with the local community in addressing problem animal incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is gathered from local communities as it relates to problem animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assistance is rendered in addressing problems with non-dangerous damage causing animals through the dissemination of information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assistance is rendered in the educating of local communities about damage causing animals. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements. Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Animal identification - species and non-dangerous damage causing individual.
  • Animal behaviour/physiological stresses.
  • Species-specific relationships (e.g. jackals-pairs and offspring/monkeys, honey badgers).
  • Appropriate legislation.
  • Types of control measures, e.g. trap cage construction/maintenance/types.
  • Life cycles of problem invertebrates, e.g. mosquitoes, ticks, bed bugs.
  • Data collection techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information review:
  • Is used when collecting the data from the community with regards to the non-dangerous damage causing animals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication:
  • Is used to assist in community interactions through education and the mitigation of impacts by non-dangerous damage causing animals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of Science and Technology:
  • Are used in the collection of data to maintain control measures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    See the world as a set of interrelated systems:
  • In assisting in community interactions through education and the mitigation of impacts by non-dangerous damage causing animals. 

  • 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 
    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Maintaining essential ecological processes and life-support systems.
  • Maintaining genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.
  • Considering ecological and social rights and responsibilities, whilst ensuring sustainable utilisation of species and ecosystems, thereby yielding the greatest sustainable and equitable benefit to present generations whilst maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. If a firearm is to be used ensure SASETA requirements are met. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59389   National Certificate: Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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