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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and monitor the feeding and watering of Equines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335743  Organise and monitor the feeding and watering of 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 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 follow and apply practices in feeding and watering equines in order to prevent malnutrition or overfeeding in them.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Allocating feeding instructions to team members.
  • Monitoring and controlling feeding and watering plan.
  • Recognising and describing the conditions of malnutrition and overfeeding. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Statements are included in the Assessment Criteria of this Unit Standard where applicable. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Allocate feeding instructions to team members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Team members are briefed on the feeding and the watering plan in accordance with stable procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Team members understanding of the brief is confirmed with relevant feedback. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not adhering to the feeding and watering plan are described in terms of the impact on the animals and other team members. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor and control feeding and watering plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Implementation of feeding and watering plan is checked at regular and frequent intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deviations from the plan are identified and reported in the required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Action is taken to bring the feeding and watering in line with the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback is given to the team member on the quality of their implementation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise and describe the conditions of malnutrition and overfeeding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Body condition scoring is conducted according to worksite procedures and in line with international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Malnutrition and overfeeding are described in terms of the effects on the health of the equine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of nutrition are described in terms of the work performance of the equine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effects of malnutrition and overfeeding are explained in terms of equine development. 


    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 
  • Understanding of nutritional requirements for equines.
  • Understanding of affects of not feeding and watering correctly.
  • Identifying deviations from a feeding and watering plan and how to correct these
  • Communication 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 related to the watering and feeding of equines according to a plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when implementing a feeding plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when checking on and reporting on a feeding plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when drafting a feeding plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when sharing the feeding and watering plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    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: 
    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.
     
    NONE 



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