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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Recognise and manage stable and un-mounted vices in Equines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335727  Recognise and manage stable and un-mounted vices in Equines 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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 
Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be able to have an understanding of the stable and un-mounted vices in equines and methods of identifying and treating them. They will be able to assist in preventing stable and un-mounted vices.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining typical vices in equines.
  • Identify and prevent stable and un-mounted vices in equines.
  • Preventing stable and un-mounted vices from occurring. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Stable and un-mounted vices may include wind sucking, crib biting, weaving, box walking, kicking, biting, rug tearing and door banging. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain typical vices in equines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stable and un-mounted vices are listed in tabular form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each stable vice is explained with examples of the behaviour of the equine. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stable vice includes but not limited to box walking, weaving crip biting and rug tearing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stable and un-mounted vices are recognised in given case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Common causes of stable and un-mounted vices are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Common causes may include but are not limited to boredom, stress and mimicking.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and prevent with stable and un-mounted vices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methods of identifying and preventing stable and un-mounted vices are explained in order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Existing stable vices are identified in a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques to prevent existing vices are implemented for each existing stable vice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The technique implemented is assessed in order to establish success or failure thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Success or failure of implemented techniques is reported according worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prevent stable and un-mounted vices from occurring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preventative measures to stop stable and un-mounted vices occurring are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measures may include but are not limited to increased time out of stable, more roughage, and more frequent meal times and isolation of problem equines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods to implement preventative measures are explained using case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of preventative measures is assessed in order to establish success or failure thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report is submitted to authorised individuals according to worksite 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 
  • Causes and methods of dealing with the various stable and un-mounted vices in equines.
  • Knowledge of preventative measures to avoid stable and un-mounted vices.
  • Report writing skills. 

  • 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 equines who may have stable and un-mounted vices and the dealing thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to deal with and prevent stable and un-mounted vices in equines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when implementing and testing preventative measures to stop stable and un-mounted vices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to identify and establish stable and un-mounted vices in equines so the correct and effective counter measures may be taken. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when submitting the report on stable and un-mounted vices and their prevention in equines to higher authority. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where not recognising, dealing with or preventing stable and un-mounted vices in equines can lead to injury of the equine and destruction of the stable. 

    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 reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

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


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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