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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Undertake an animal welfare inspection of a grooming parlour 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261579  Undertake an animal welfare inspection of a grooming parlour 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Animal Protection Standards 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Inspectors need to be capable of evaluating if the welfare of animals at a grooming parlour is ensured. The unit standard reflects this need, and learners credited with it will be able to:
  • Record observations and important details about the facility.
  • Evaluate the condition and use of equipment.
  • Evaluate the suitability of transport facilities.
  • Assess the handling techniques. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Knowledge of animal protection legislation.
  • A basic knowledge of animal handling techniques.
  • Acceptable holding facilities.
  • Acceptable methods of restraint. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Record critical observations and details of the facility in use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information regarding the owner and emergency details of the facility is obtained in accordance with accepted protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Areas of concern are identified and recorded in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant action is taken on areas of concern. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate the condition and use of equipment and holding facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is inspected for condition to ensure that the animals' welfare is not compromised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes, but is not limited to clippers, baths, dryers and brushes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cages for holding and transport are inspected for condition to ensure that the animals' welfare is not compromised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The manner in which equipment is used is evaluated to ensure that the animals' welfare is not compromised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the suitability of transport facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The suitability of the transport vehicle is assessed in terms of its applicability for the types of animals transported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The competency of the vehicle operator is evaluated including his/her animal handling techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The condition and type of cages for transport are inspected to ensure that the animals' welfare is not compromised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor handling, bathing and drying techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bathing techniques are evaluated for compliance to acceptable practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but not limited to water temperature, depth and types of shampoo.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drying techniques are evaluated for compliance to acceptable practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but not limited to temperature of dryer, method of combing and restraint techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any signs of sedation or unacceptable methods of restraint of animals is identified and recorded in accordance with organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of this unit standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors and moderators must be registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard or have at least 5 years relevant practical experience.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of acceptable methods of restraint.
  • Knowledge of grooming equipment for dogs.
  • Ability to recognise an animal's sense of well-being.
  • Acceptable standards of holding facilities for dogs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when judging the condition of dogs, the use of equipment and the competency of staff and deciding what action to take. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when assessing the competency of vehicle operators and their animal handling techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities when noting establishment details and observations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when action is taken on areas of concern. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when evaluating materials and the manner of use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when detecting whether or not sedation or unacceptable methods of restraint are being used. 

    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  65229   Further Education and Training Certificate: Animal Protection  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 


    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 



    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.