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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and design livestock and game pen layouts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117021  Plan and design livestock and game pen layouts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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 
The person credited with this Unit Standard will understand the planning and designing of livestock and game pen layouts. The learner will be able to design fencing areas, access ways, yards and handling facilities and plan water supplies and shelter according to livestock and game requirements.

The qualifying learner is capable of
  • Assessing the suitability of land for livestock and game farming
  • Designing livestock and game fencing and access ways
  • Planning water supply according to livestock and game requirements
  • Designing yards and handling facilities
  • Planning shelters for livestock and game 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that Learners accessing this Unit Standards are competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Activities will include finishing, breeding, velveting.
  • Land assessments will include contour, soil type, location, topography, existing shelter, soil fertility and climate.
  • Disease and parasites will include, but are not limited to, leptospirosis, ticks, facial eczema. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess the land for suitability for livestock and game farming activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Land is assessed to determine whether its physical features suit a specific livestock or game farming activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The presence of diseases or parasites relevant to proposed farming activity is monitored to assist with determining preventative measures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design livestock and game fencing and access ways. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fencing and access ways are designed so that they are appropriate to species, hold stock safely, and facilitate movement, with least likelihood of injury to livestock and game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Gates and gateways are designed to meet Farm Programme standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan water supply according to livestock and game requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Regional Council regulations are met in water supply plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water supply placement and construction, and availability of water supply meet Farm Programme standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design yards and handling facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Yards and handling facilities are designed allow transport access in all weather conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Yards and handling facilities are designed to allow ease of sorting, handling and separation of stock without compromising welfare of livestock and game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ramps and holding yards are designed and constructed in accordance with Farm Programme standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Yard and handling facilities design is appropriate to species, and ensure operator safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Plan shelter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Shelters are designed so as to assist management and settling of livestock and game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Provision of shelters is in accordance with Farm Programme standards. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Types of land and vegetation required for livestock and game farming
  • Parasites and disease endemic to the area
  • Fencing, holding caps and loading ramps
  • Indigenous plants and trees 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems as they arise to ensure client satisfaction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when greeting and welcoming clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information regarding the suitability of the area for livestock and game farming in order to give correct information to clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with clients and specialists in the assessment of the property to enhance the states of the organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive over a range of social contexts when conversing with clients, service providers and colleagues. 

    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  49086   National Certificate: Auctioneering Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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