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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand vaccine handling and vaccinating practices for poultry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119420  Understand vaccine handling and vaccinating practices for poultry 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
To handle, store and administer vaccines correctly and ensure that the full potency of antigens is maintained. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Receive vaccines and evaluate their condition upon receipt. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Biological material, temperature effects on different types of vaccine, temperature logger/indicator, maintain cold chain. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The criteria for the inspection of vaccine temperature during transport is detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for monitoring the vaccine temperature during transport is detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The procedures for the prevention of the deterioration of the vaccines upon receipt are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Monitor the storage conditions of vaccines to prevent a loss in potency and ensure that these are maintained in transit on the poultry farms. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Temperature loggers, thermometers, temperature effects on vaccine types, live vaccines, attenuated viruses, oil emulsions, records, batch numbers, stock rotation, expiry date, potency of vaccines. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of preventing the exposure of vaccines to temperature extremes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The necessity of recording the temperature extremes when they occur is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The necessity of reporting and rectifying a faulty storage environment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reasons for the stock rotation of vaccines are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The reasons for keeping accurate records of stock rotation are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The handling of vaccines before and during mixing is explained.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Administer vaccines to poultry. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Antigen, injection, eye drop, spray, water, feed, wing stab, mixing and administration times, types of vaccine, specificity of immune response, safety measures when mixing and handling vaccine, healthy poultry, age of poultry, environmental temperature extremes, vaccine dose, vaccination programme, disease challenge. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The principles of immunization are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The various methods of administering vaccines and the mode by which the antigens enter the body are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The safety measures for vaccinators to adhere to when utilizing different methods of vaccination are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The pre-requisite conditions and procedures for the successful vaccination of poultry are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The reasons for the regular reviewing of a specific vaccination schedule by a poultry veterinarian are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Clean and maintain vaccination equipment. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Sterilization, correct functioning, delivery volumes, storage, adverse conditions for vaccines, immune response. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The cleaning and storage conditions of vaccination equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for testing vaccination equipment for droplet size and dose delivery is described. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.

    The specific outcomes and essential knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge, but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, then they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform specific outcomes, but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found, both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
  • Exploring education and career opportunities; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been mad.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Receive vaccines and evaluate their condition upon receipt
  • Monitor the storage conditions of vaccines to prevent a loss in potency and ensure that these are maintained in transit on the poultry farms
  • Administer vaccines to poultry
  • Clean and maintain vaccination equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Monitor the storage conditions of vaccines to prevent a loss in potency and ensure that these are maintained in transit on the poultry farms
  • Administer vaccines to poultry 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Receive vaccines and evaluate their condition upon receipt
  • Monitor the storage conditions of vaccines to prevent a loss in potency and ensure that these are maintained in transit on the poultry farms
  • Administer vaccines to poultry
  • Clean and maintain vaccination equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Receive vaccines and evaluate their condition upon receipt
  • Monitor the storage conditions of vaccines to prevent a loss in potency and ensure that these are maintained in transit on the poultry farms
  • Administer vaccines to poultry
  • Clean and maintain vaccination equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Receive vaccines and evaluate their condition upon receipt
  • Monitor the storage conditions of vaccines to prevent a loss in potency and ensure that these are maintained in transit on the poultry farms
  • Administer vaccines to poultry 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Receive vaccines and evaluate their condition upon receipt
  • Monitor the storage conditions of vaccines to prevent a loss in potency and ensure that these are maintained in transit on the poultry farms
  • Administer vaccines to poultry
  • Clean and maintain vaccination equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Receive vaccines and evaluate their condition upon receipt
  • Monitor the storage conditions of vaccines to prevent a loss in potency and ensure that these are maintained in transit on the poultry farms
  • Administer vaccines to poultry
  • Clean and maintain vaccination equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Vaccination in poultry level 2 

    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  49578   National Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
    1. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    2. Joypat farming and Projects 
    3. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 



    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.