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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate basic knowledge of farm animal use in commercial and non-commercial farming systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261621  Demonstrate basic knowledge of farm animal use in commercial and non-commercial farming systems 
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 needs of farm animal species, and learners credited with it will be able to:
  • Identify animals used in commercial and non-commercial farming.
  • Describe typical commercial farming systems and related concerns.
  • Describe typical non-commercial farming systems and related concerns.
  • Demonstrate understanding of codes of practice and other legislation that relate directly to farm animals. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Awareness of main use of farm animals.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify animals used in commercial and non-commercial farming. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different species and breeds of animals commonly used in farming are described in terms of their uses and characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic needs of each species of animal used are described in terms of food and shelter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specific requirements for keeping different species together on the same farm are identified and explained in terms of protection of animals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe typical commercial farming systems and related concerns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different commercial farming systems are explained in terms of how they use farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Welfare requirements for the different systems are described in terms of protection of the animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Live animal by-products of the farming system are described in terms of uses in industry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe typical non-commercial farming systems and related concerns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different non-commercial farming systems are explained in terms of how they use farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Welfare requirements for the different systems are described in terms of protection of the animals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate understanding of codes of practice and other legislation that relate directly to farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current legislation and codes of practice for farm animals are identified and classified in terms of their impact on farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of how legislation and Codes of Practice can assist an inspector in deciding whether or not to prosecute, or to take other appropriate courses of action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Available courses of action are described for given circumstances. 


    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 
  • Basic knowledge of the different farm species.
  • Basic knowledge of common farming methods.
  • How to communicate with stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    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 codes of practice and their use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using oral or written language skills when explaining basic needs of farm animals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems when considering how to reduce cruelty and distress to animals in commercial and non-commercial farming systems. 

    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: 
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