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SAQA QUAL ID 48970: National Certificate: Animal Production: NQF Level 01

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION
The purpose of this qualification is to allow new entrants access to the Primary Agricultural Sector with specific reference to Animal Production. The contexualised purpose and usage of the qualification is as follows:
A learner assessed against this qualification will have the necessary competence to participate as part of a working team, performing the agricultural processes as applicable to animal production in a closely defined context and under close supervision.
Competency will be gained in any of the specialized sub-fields of Animal Production as specified under Areas Of Specialization (i.e. Small stock, Large Stock, Dairy Production, Aqua Culture, etc.)
The learner will be able to take responsible decisions within a limited range based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agri-business and good agricultural practices, in meeting the set objectives and targets within the broader farm plan which includes the economical application of general resources, agricultural production and technical knowledge and skills, all in an Animal Production context.
The Learner will be able to carry out repetitive procedures in a predictable environment and will be able to adhere to the relevant safety, quality, hygiene and technical standards as applicable within the industry.
In addition to the above, the learner will be well positioned to extend learning and practice into other sub-fields such as Plant Production and Mixed Farming, since such efforts will only require additional learning within the elective scope of other qualifications at this level.
The learner will be well positioned to progress towards higher levels of Management and Technical production practices as defined by qualifications at the next level.
Learners will be enabled to actively participate in the Primary Agricultural Sector through the production of quality agricultural products, enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.
Finally, this qualification will allow qualifying learners to become economically active in farming practices that will have a direct impact on Local Economic Development through the production of food, the improvement of household food security and access to mainstream agriculture.

 

UNIT STANDARDS: 

 

  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE OLD LEVEL NEW LEVEL CREDITS
Core  116158  Apply basic agricultural enterprise selection principles  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116166  Apply basic food safety practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116160  Apply basic human resource management principles and practices applicable in an agricultural environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116172  Apply elementary farm layout and infrastructure  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116191  Apply standard animal feeding procedures  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116165  Define production and understand the basic activities of production / conversion in the agri-business environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116164  Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of marketing  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116173  Evaluate basic external animal anatomy and morphology  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116163  Handle inputs and stock in agri-business  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116198  Harvest animal products  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116159  Identify the need for capital and understand the need for the recording of the income and different costs in an agri-business  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116168  Maintain basic water quality  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116197  Observe and handle animals  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116174  Recognise basic breeding behaviour of farm animals  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116190  Recognise defensive behavior in animals  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116167  Select, use and care for hand tools and basic equipment and infrastructure  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Core  116169  Understand how sustainable farming systems conserve natural resources  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  7464  Analyse cultural products and processes as representations of shape, space and time  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  116156  Collect agricultural data  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  7451  Collect, analyse, use and communicate numerical data  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  7449  Critically analyse how mathematics is used in social, political and economic relations  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  14084  Demonstrate an understanding of and use the numbering system  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  116157  Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of sustainable farming systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  13355  Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and biological environment and its relationship to sustainable crop production  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  7463  Describe and represent objects and the environment in terms of shape, space, time and motion  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  12462  Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  12471  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  12469  Read and respond to a range of text types  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  7461  Use maps to access and communicate information concerning routes, location and direction  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  7447  Working with numbers in various contexts  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  12470  Write for a variety of different purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Elective  116207  Apply basic dairy production practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Elective  116153  Apply basic pig husbandry practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Elective  116209  Demonstrate an understanding of agri/ecotourism as a system at micro level  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Elective  116161  Sort and handle animal fibre  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Elective  116149  Understand organic market requirements  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Elective  116208  Understand the basic practices of beekeeping and the benefit thereof for agriculture  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Elective  116643  Administer livestock processing treatments  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  116638  Mix and deliver feedlot feed to bunker  Level 2  NQF Level 02 

SAQA QUAL ID 48976 : National Certificate: Animal Production: NQF Level 02

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION
The purpose of this qualification is to allow Junior Personnel and elected candidated to progress towards a position of farm laboures (operators) with specific reference to Animal Production. The contexualised purpose and usage of the qualification is as follows:
A learner assessed against this qualification will have the necessary competence to participate as part of a working team, performing the agricultural processes as applicable to animal production in an established and familiar context under general supervision.
The Learner will be able to perform directed activities and take responsibility for the guiding others at lower level within an Animal Production context.
Competency will be gained in any of the specialized sub-fields of Animal Production as specified under Areas Of Specialization (i.e. Small stock, Large Stock, Dairy Production, Aqua Culture, etc.)
The learner will be able to take responsible decisions within a familiar range based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agri-business and good agricultural practices, in meeting the set objectives and targets within the broader farm plan which includes the economical application of general resources, agricultural production and technical knowledge and skills, all in an Animal Production context.
The Learner will be able to carry out familiar procedures in a limited environment and will be able to adhere to the relevant safety, quality, hygiene and technical standards as applicable within the industry.
In addition to the above, the learner will be well positioned to extend learning and practice into other sub-fields such as Plant Production and Mixed Farming, since such efforts will only require additional learning within the elective scope of other qualifications at this level.
The learner will be well positioned to progress towards higher levels of Management and Technical production practices as defined by qualifications at the next level.
Learners will be enabled to actively participate in the Primary Agricultural Sector through the production of quality agricultural products, enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.
This qualification will allow qualifying learners to become economically active in farming practices that will have a direct impact on Local Economic Development through the production of food, the improvement of household food security and access to mainstream agriculture.
Finally, Learners will be able to guide and direct others in terms of the implementation of smaller development projects within an Animal Production context.

UNIT STANDARDS: 
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE OLD LEVEL NEW LEVEL CREDITS
Core  116144  Apply animal products harvesting procedures  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116125  Apply crop protection and animal health products effectively and responsibly  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116127  Apply layout principles for conservation and infrastructure  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116126  Apply marketing principles in agriculture  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116121  Apply sustainable farming practices to conserve the ecological environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116123  Consider plant botany during the placement of bee hives  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116122  Control inputs and stock in agribusiness  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116115  Define and understand production systems and production management  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116117  Evaluate external animal anatomy and morphology  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116113  Explain principles of human resources management and practices in agriculture  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116081  Identify and recognise factors influencing agricultural enterprise selection  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116107  Identify basic breeding practices for farm animals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116083  Illustrate and understand the basic layout of financial statements  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116077  Monitor water quality  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116074  Observe and inspect animal health  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116070  Operate and support a food safety and quality management system in the agricultural supply chain  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116063  Respond correctly to control defensive behaviour in animals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116055  Understand animal nutrition  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116060  Utilise and perform minor repair and maintenance tasks on implements, equipment and infrastructure  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  13355  Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and biological environment and its relationship to sustainable crop production  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  116080  Monitor, collect and collate agricultural data  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  116064  Recognise and identify the basic functions of the ecological environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  116643  Administer livestock processing treatments  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  8347  Control problem Animals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  116120  Explain basic pig husbandry practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  116110  Explain dairy production cleanliness  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  116638  Mix and deliver feedlot feed to bunker  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  116069  Participate in agri/ecotourism practices at both micro and meso levels to tourists  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  116062  Prepare a shearing shed for shearing  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  116645  Control feedbunker and water trough quality  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116653  Demonstrate an understanding of feedlot feed ingredient and blends  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116647  Demonstrate an understanding of the feedlot environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
Elective  116637  Determine livestock mass  Level 3  NQF Level 03 

SAQA QUAL ID 49048: National Certificate: Animal Production: NQF Level 03

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 

A learner assessed as competent against this qualification will have the necessary competence to supervise and lead a working team performing the agricultural processes as applicable to animal husbandry. Furthermore, the learner will be able to take responsible decisions based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agri-business and good agricultural practices, in meeting the set objectives and targets within the broader farm plan which includes the economical application of general resources, agricultural production and technical knowledge and skills. The learner will also be able to adhere to and implement according to the level of supervision as well as the relevant quality, safety and hygiene standards as applicable within the industry.

In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agricultural commodities within a context of either agronomy, or horticulture as applicable to the agricultural commodity, or to strive towards agricultural management standards and practice at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will oversee the production of quality agricultural products whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.

 

UNIT STANDARDS: 

 

  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE OLD LEVEL NEW LEVEL CREDITS
Core  116125  Apply crop protection and animal health products effectively and responsibly  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  116216  Apply advanced breeding practices for farm animals  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116275  Apply routine maintenance and servicing plans and procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116274  Assist in farm planning and layout for conservation and rainwater harvesting  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116260  Explain animal anatomy and physiology  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116259  Explain application of marketing principles within an alternative and dynamic agricultural marketing environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116237  Explain costing and the viability of an agri-business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116225  Explain elementary animal nutrition  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116257  Explain human resource policies and procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116240  Explain store inputs categories, labeling and storage methods  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116217  Explain the harvesting of animal products  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116218  Explain the planning and scheduling of tasks in a production environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116219  Explain the prevention and treatment of animal diseases  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116214  Interpret factors influencing agricultural enterprises and plan accordingly  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116212  Maintain water quality parameters  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116211  Minimise risk in animal management  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116271  Monitor and supervise a food safety and quality management system in the agricultural supply chain  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  116263  Monitor natural resource management practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  116222  Incorporate basic concepts of sustainable farming systems into practical farm activities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  116269  Supervise the collection of agricultural data  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  8347  Control problem Animals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Elective  116215  Apply basic artificial insemination practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116273  Apply blade-shearing skills and prepare blade-shearing equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116277  Apply machine-shearing skills and prepare shearing equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116276  Apply pig husbandry practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116258  Communicate agri/ecotourism principles and concepts effectively and adapt to needs  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116645  Control feedbunker and water trough quality  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  10976  Convey livestock  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116653  Demonstrate an understanding of feedlot feed ingredient and blends  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116647  Demonstrate an understanding of the feedlot environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
Elective  116637  Determine livestock mass  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116228  Explain dairy production  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116270  Manage sites for bee keeping  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  116213  Organise shearing shed activities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 

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