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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle and move farm animals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12588  Handle and move farm animals 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
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 learner will be able to demonstrate methods of catching, restraining and moving of farm animals.


A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Prepare to move farm animals.
  • Catch and restrain farm animals.
  • Move and contain farm animals. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    No prior learning is assumed to be in place. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to move farm animals. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Animals refer to chickens, cattle, sheep, goats, horses and pigs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal preparation is done according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Catching and restraining materials/equipment and facilities are prepared according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restraining materials/equipment may refer to ropes and immobilizes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Holding and handling facilities are prepared according to workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Catch and restrain farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Approaching and catching procedures for a group of animals is demonstrated according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Approaching and catching procedures for an individual animal is demonstrated according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range: Demonstrate an approaching and catching procedure for chicken, goat, sheep or pig is and demonstrate an approaching and catching procedure for cattle or horses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Restraining procedures for an individual animal is demonstrated according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Restraining procedures for a group of animals is demonstrated according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The animal is held according to the methods applied on the farm and the facilities that are available. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Move and contain farm animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Animals are moved according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Animals are contained in a crush or handling facility according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The handling facility may refer to the use of restraining equipment such as an immobiliser or neck clamp.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The process of weighing animals on weighing equipment is performed according to workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA. 

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


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner will be able to identify and solve problems during the process of handling and moving of farm animals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner will work effectively with others as a member of a team on a farm. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively as a team member and his/her responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect and evaluate information by evaluating the health of farm animals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner will communicate effectively when reporting on work matters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will use science and technology by understanding the handling and moving of farm animals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner will contribute to his/her own development by handling and moving of animals on a farm. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology
    Workplace procedures refer to place of work procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer of equipment, veterinary procedures, animal health -, personal, equipment and environmental safety procedures, best practices and applicable legislation. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. Agricultural Research Council 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Dithakwaneng Traininig Centre 
    4. Dzunde Farming Co-operative Limited 
    5. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    6. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    7. Knowledge For Ever 
    8. Marang Women in Agric and Development 
    9. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    10. Mocwiri Training & Consultant 
    11. National Woolgrowers Of South Africa 
    12. New Heights 1082 
    13. Setlakala Business Development 
    14. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    15. The Renaissance National Skills Development Centre 
    16. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 



    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.