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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of Equine welfare 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335730  Demonstrate an understanding of Equine welfare 
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 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 
Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be able to have an overall understanding of equine welfare objectives and an understanding of the legislation specific to equine welfare.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the purpose of legislation governing equine welfare.
  • Explaining equine welfare objectives.
  • Explaining the fundamental rights of all equines and the need to protect them.
  • Explaining the standards of care for equines. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the purpose of legislation governing equine welfare and exceptions under this act and definitions under this act. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Legislation include but not limited to:
  • The Animals Protection and the Performing Animals. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of having legislation governing equine welfare is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The definitions included in the Animals Protection Act are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The definitions include but not limited to owner and animal.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Persons/institutions that are exempt under the Performing Animals Protection Act are named. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain equine welfare objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Objectives are explained related to the care and husbandry of equines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Principles of acceptable welfare practices and reason for adoption of welfare standards are defined in line with legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Objectives are explained related to the prevention of cruelty and neglect to equines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the fundamental rights of all equines and the need to protect them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feeding and watering rights of equines are explained in terms of freedom from hunger, thirst and malnutrition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equines right to be free from pain, injury and disease is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equines right to have access to a proper and an appropriate environment are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The equines right to express normal behaviour is explained in terms of being in the company of their own kind. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The equines right to be free from fear, distress and harassment is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the standards of care for equines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The handling requirements for equines are explained according to legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation may include but is not limited to the animal protection act and performing animals protection act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for attaching any equipment, appliance or vehicle is explained according to legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Attachments may include but are not limited to tack and training equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The provision of veterinary treatment is explained according to legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The transportation requirements for equines are explained in accordance with legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of abandoning equines are explained with examples and according to legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The requirements for using an equine in an unfit physical condition is explained according to legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the process and procedure of reporting an offence under The Animals Protection Act and The Performing Animals Protection Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedure of reporting an offence in line with the requirements of the authorized body is outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of not reporting possible offences are explained with examples. 


    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 
  • The sections of the Animal Protection Act dealing with offences in respect of Animals, definitions,.
  • The sections of the performing Animals Protection Act dealing with the exhibition and training of performing animals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to have any all related legislation available and at hand as required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the level requirements related to equine welfare. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where poor understanding of equine welfare could lead to situations where equine neglect and condition may not be recognised. 

    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: 
    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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