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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Utilise water management in poultry processing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119405  Utilise water management in poultry processing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
Understand the role of water in the abattoir and the need for water conservation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Water Management Level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand the requirements of clean water in the abattoir. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The requirements of potable water in the abattoir are outlined. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Visually clear, free of sediments, microbiologically free.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The dangers of using an exposed water source are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Microbiological contamination.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The equipment necessary for cleaning dirty water is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Filters, chlorination.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate an understanding of the use of hot and cold water in the abattoir. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The main uses of cold water in the abattoir are outlined. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Wash and rinse meat, supply machines, ablutions.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The need for hot water in the abattoir is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Clean implements, clean working surfaces, clean hands, wash equipment.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understand and implement water conservation practices. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The areas in the abattoir where water savings can be made are identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Reduce wastage, close taps after use, partially open a valve when small flow is required.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The impact of unnecessary water wastage and the resultant flow to the effluent system is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Double billing, potable and effluent flow is billed by local authorities.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe the role that chlorine plays in the control of contamination of meat in the abattoir. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The function of chlorine in the sanitation of water used for washing meat is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Sanitises water for washing meat, kills bacteria and other micro-organisms.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reason why chlorine has to be "topped up" is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Chlorine is released to atmosphere, forms compounds with other elements.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Demonstrate an understanding of the open drainage channels in an abattoir. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for the sloping of the floors to the drainage channels are detailed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Floors drain towards the channels, assists cleaning.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The direction of drainage flow in the drainage channels is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Flow "clean" to dirty.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The maintenance checks on all channels and drain points are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Clean drain grids, avoid blockages in channels.
 


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.
  • 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 made.

    Refer to Specific Outcome:
  • "Understand the requirements of clean water in the abattoir."
  • "Understand and implement water conservation practices."
  • "Demonstrate an understanding of the open drainage channels in an abattoir." 

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

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation:
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to Specific Outcome:
  • "Understand the requirements of clean water in the abattoir."
  • "Demonstrate an understanding of the use of hot and cold water in the abattoir."
  • "Understand and implement water conservation practices."
  • "Describe the role that chlorine plays in the control of contamination of meat in the abattoir." 

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

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

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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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