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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Clip an Equine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335714  Clip an Equine 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 be able to prepare the equine for clipping, demonstrate preparing the clippers, clipping technique and clip the equine according to internationally accepted standards. The learner credited will also be able to care for the equine and clippers after clipping.

Range: Clippers include manual and electric clippers.

Learner accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Preparing the equine for clipping.
  • Preparing the clippers for clipping.
  • Describing types of clips and clipping techniques.
  • Clipping an Equine.
  • Demonstrating care of equine and clippers after clipping.

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of a learner in the equine field by providing recognition, further mobility within the field of equine studies. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for creating participation in the equine industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication, at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare an Equine for clipping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equine is prepared to facilitate ease of clipping. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation includes but is not limited to desensitizing, restraining, suitable location, cleaning equine's body.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A suitable style of clip is chosen for the equine according to activity and aesthetic appeal. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Style includes but is not limited to trace, hunter, blanket, full body, racing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Clip pattern is determined and marked on equine based on the specified style. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the clippers equipment according to manufactures' recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Clippers and equipment are prepared to ensure clipping can be carried out efficiently, and without risk to the equine, the person clipping, and/or the handler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Blades are attached to the clippers according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    When electric clippers are used, clippers are safely connected to the correct power voltage according to manufacturers' instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Clipper blades are confirmed to be appropriate for the task at hand. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe and demonstrate clipping technique according to desired clip. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assembly of the clipper is described and adjusted according to manufacturer's specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Detailed description of the clipping procedure is given based on the specified style. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of clipping an equine is demonstrated according to organisational and internationally accepted humane procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need for blanketing after clipping is determined and methods of appropriate protection are listed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Care for clippers after clipping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Clippers are dismantled, cleaned and maintained according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The manner in which clippers and parts are to be stored is described that will prevent damage and/or deterioration while in storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Approved products are identified that can be used to keep the clippers in working order. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed, (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must hold a minimum of Level 1 qualification in the equine field.
  • 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, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and ETQA guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Worksite procedure for clipping an Equine.
  • Tools, equipment and materials used in caring for clippers.
  • Use and safe handling of electrical and/or non electrical appliances.
  • Tools found in a clipping kit.
  • Humane equine handling and restraint. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a responsible manner using critical and creative thinking in making decisions relating to handling an equine for clipping. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team when preparing the equine and handling it for clipping. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly while carrying out the various aspects of clipping the Equine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with colleagues and other team members in reporting defects in clipping equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the health and safety during clipping. 

    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
    Elective  71491   National Certificate: Equine Studies  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
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