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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Receive live birds and place on the poultry processing line 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119379  Receive live birds and place on the poultry processing line 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
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 
Offloading live birds and placement on the processing line 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Show an understanding of the collection of crates from the delivery vehicles and loading onto conveyor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The procedures for the collection of crates from the delivery vehicles and transferring to the loading area is described 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Forklift, trolley, conveyor, loading area, as per SOP's
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for careful handling of the crates is explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Animal welfare, do not tip upside down, prevent causing any stress or injury to the birds
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The loading of crates onto the conveyor is demonstrated 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Method and loading rates, as per SOP's
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The necessity for sufficient birds to be available to "hang" on the line, is explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Productivity suffers if gaps are left, allowance for rejected birds
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Understand the procedures and demonstrate ability to place birds onto the processing line. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The procedures to remove birds from the crates and to hang them onto the processing line is explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Crates, processing line, catching procedure, dead birds, line speed, direction
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The correct poultry handling procedures, according to animal welfare and company procedures are
demonstrated 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Catch poultry by both legs, as per SOP's
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The method of hanging the poultry onto the shackles of the processing line is demonstrated 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Hanging, as per SOP's
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reasons for hanging all birds to face in the same direction is explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
All birds look away from each other, reduces stress, uniformity assists slaughtering
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The need to load poultry at a rate slightly quicker than the line speed is explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
To ensure that no gaps occur, rejected birds can be replaced
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The reasons why no dead birds should be loaded onto the line are explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Possible introduction of contamination into the plant, dead on arrivals (DOA) must be noted at receiving, as per SOP's
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures for the removal of all dead and unsuitable poultry from the process. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for the transferal of all DOA to the condemned container are explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Dead On Arrival (DOA), condemned container, introduce disease
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The procedures for dealing with dying birds is explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Dispose of dying birds, place in the condemned container, as per SOP's
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The procedure of disposing of runts is described 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Disposed of according to company procedure
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The need to record the number of each of these problems as per SOP is explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Report abnormalities to farm
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate the maintenance of personal hygiene and the cleaning of the area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The PPE requirements for working in the high risk (dirty) areas are described 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), personal hygiene, crates, conveyor, clean area, food security
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons why workers must abide by the company's personal hygiene programme are explained 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The crate handling and cleaning procedures are described 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Clean all debris from crates and wash them down, as per SOP's
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The cleaning and washing of the conveyor and all equipment in the loading bay is demonstrated 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Methods and procedures as per SOP's
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The sweeping and washing down of the receiving and loading area at the end of each shift is demonstrated 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Methods and procedures as per SOP's
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The procedure for moving the condemned containers is explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Transport the condemned container to the waste disposal site, as per SOP's
 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.

    The specific outcomes and essential knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge, but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, then they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform specific outcomes, but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as
    competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found, both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the Assessment Criteria for each Specific Outcome 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts
  • Exploring education and career opportunities; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving: Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been mad.

    Relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand the procedures and demonstrate ability to place birds onto the processing line
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures for the removal of all dead and unsuitable poultry from the process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community

    Relates to specific outcomes:
  • Show an understanding of the collection of crates from the delivery vehicles and loading onto conveyor
  • Understand the procedures and demonstrate ability to place birds onto the processing line
  • Demonstrate the maintenance of personal hygiene and the cleaning of the area 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organization and management: Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively

    Relates to specific outcomes:
  • Show an understanding of the collection of crates from the delivery vehicles and loading onto conveyor
  • Understand the procedures and demonstrate ability to place birds onto the processing line
  • Demonstrate the maintenance of personal hygiene and the cleaning of the area 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation: Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information;

    Relates to specific outcomes:
  • Show an understanding of the collection of crates from the delivery vehicles and loading onto conveyor
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures for the removal of all dead and unsuitable poultry from the process
  • Demonstrate the maintenance of personal hygiene and the cleaning of the area 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation

    Relates to specific outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures for the removal of all dead and unsuitable poultry from the process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology: Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others

    Relates to specific outcomes:
  • Show an understanding of the collection of crates from the delivery vehicles and loading onto conveyor
  • Demonstrate the maintenance of personal hygiene and the cleaning of the area 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems: Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation

    Relates to specific outcomes:
  • Understand the procedures and demonstrate ability to place birds onto the processing line 

  • 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  49583   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49581   National Certificate: Poultry Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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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