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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate the dressing of carcasses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117969  Evaluate the dressing of carcasses 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
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 forms part of the qualification on Level 3 in the abattoir industry and is registered at NQF Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualifications; or will be involved in; or working within the abattoir industry. This unit standard provides the learner with competence in evaluating and monitoring the dressing process of carcasses to ensure optimal quality of end product. The acquisition of competence against the above standard will add value to the learner and the abattoir industry as a whole.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing for the evaluation of carcasses.
  • Evaluating carcasses.
  • Completing the process of carcass evaluation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence against unit standards in mathematical, numerical and communication studies at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. In addition, the learner will have a general understanding of hygiene and safety procedures in an abattoir and an understanding of customer relationships. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • A learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes in this unit standard with regard to species which include but are not limited to cattle, small stock, pigs, horses, ostriches, crocodile and game.
  • The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision, but with access to work-site procedures, operating instructions and statutory requirements. This refers to Meat Safety Act (No. 40 of 2000), Occupational Health and Safety Act (No. 85 of 1993), Agricultural Product Standards Act (No. 119 of 1992), all regulations and directives promulgated there under and any amendments. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for the evaluation of carcasses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Collect evaluation forms for different species. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explain the reason for collecting correct evaluation forms for different species. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Determine the amount of carcasses to be evaluated according to set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explain the reason for determining the amount and species to be evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Explain the purpose of preparing equipment according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Wear personal protective clothing according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Inform all relevant parties involved with the procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Explain the purpose of informing all relevant parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Explain the consequences of not informing affected parties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate carcasses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assess deviations of the slaughtering process according to operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explain the reason for evaluating the slaughter process according to operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explain the reason for identifying and reporting deviations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Document findings of assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Adhere to safety and hygiene procedures in the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Explain the consequences of not adhering to hygiene and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Explain the reasons for safe handling of equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the process of carcass evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communicate evaluation information to relevant parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Restore work place according to standard procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic hygiene procedures.
  • Knowledge of slaughtering and dressing techniques.
  • Understanding of abattoir layout and processes.
  • Basic understanding of general pathology and anatomy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and report problems without supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the evaluation of the dressing of carcasses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself by planning and preparing work task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to evaluate the dressing of carcasses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the evaluation of the dressing of carcasses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to evaluate the dressing of carcasses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by acknowledging his responsibility towards the quality of the product. 

    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  48651   Further Education and Training Certificate: Meat Classification  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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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