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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify welfare requirements of animals in entertainment, exhibition, sport and security 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261599  Identify welfare requirements of animals in entertainment, exhibition, sport and security 
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 
This unit standard focuses on the use of animals in entertainment, exhibition, sport and security and other associated practices in our society.

These practices are for a variety of essential and non-essential purposes and learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Identify the different species and breeds of animal used.
  • Identify the purpose for the use of animals in entertainment, exhibition, sport and security.
  • Identify applicable codes of practice and other legislation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • A general awareness of the scope of activities in which animals are used for entertainment, sport and security.
  • An overview of relevant legislation.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the different species and breeds of animal used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Commonly used species and breeds are identified in terms of their uses and benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Characteristics of specific species are described in relation to their use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the purpose for the use of animals in entertainment, exhibition, sport and security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and utilization of specific animals is identified according to common practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Welfare concerns are identified relating to the use of specific animals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify applicable codes of practice and other legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant codes and legislation are identified pertaining to specific activities listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of applying the relevant codes and legislation are described in terms of reducing cruelty and distress to animals. 


    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 legislation pertaining to animals used in, entertainment, sport and security.
  • Knowledge of animal cruelty legislation.
  • Knowledge of malpractices to look out for.
  • Communicating problems and welfare concerns. 

  • 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 and creative thinking when giving an overview of the welfare concerns of animals used in entertainment, exhibition, sport and security. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's personal activities when seeking relevant guidelines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when preparing for explanations of legislation, codes of practice and use of them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using oral or written language skills when explaining basic needs of animals used in entertainment, sport and security. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems when considering how to reduce cruelty and distress to animals in entertainment, sport and security. 

    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.
     
    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.