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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the application of the law in respect of performing and working animals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261591  Explain the application of the law in respect of performing and working animals 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
Regulatory legislation exists for the training and exhibition of performing animals encompassing the use of dogs for safeguarding. Inspectors must be familiar with its implications and application in conjunction with animal cruelty legislation. There are specific exclusions of which inspectors must be aware.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe the documentation required by a person who intends to train or exhibit animals or use dogs for safeguarding.
  • Describe operations and activities that require a licence before animals may be used.
  • Explain aspects of police powers conferred on an authorised animal protection inspector by legislation for performing animals. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Basic knowledge of the law in respect of performing animals.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the documentation required by a person who intends to train or exhibit animals or use dogs for safeguarding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between a licence and a certificate are contrasted in terms of rights and obligations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Aspects of a licence that contribute to the protection of animals are described in terms of how they provide protection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aspects of a licence that present difficulties in the protection of animals are described in terms of their limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Aspects of the certificate that contribute to the protection of animals are described in terms of how they provide protection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Aspects of the certificate that present difficulties in the protection of animals are described in terms of their limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The process for application and granting of a licence and a certificate is outlined in accordance with relevant legislative structures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe operations and activities that require a licence before animals may be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Activities employing animals are categorized into those that require a licence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different activities are described which require the use of animals that require a licence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Exclusions for performing animals are identified in accordance with relevant legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain aspects of police powers conferred on an authorised animal protection inspector by legislation for performing animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the rights of entry in addition to those provided in other legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of a range of aspects pertaining to animals and their environment that may be inspected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of potential obstructions to lawful inspection work that may be encountered, as specified in the relevant legislation. 


    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 
  • Performing Animals Protection Act No.24 of 1935 and the Regulations.
  • The broad contents of legislation for performing animals including the regulations.
  • Knowing where to find relevant parts of the legislation.
  • Functions of a licence and certificate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical thinking when deciding on which part of the legislation is applicable. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when preparing to explain different aspects of the legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using verbal or written language skills when giving explanations. 

    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
    Core  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.
     
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