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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Convey livestock 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10976  Convey livestock 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The Learner will be capable of:

Loading; unloading and conveying livestock on vehicles, in accordance with Legislation and the relevant regulation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
What the Learner should know and be able to do, before starting this unit:
  • ABET Level IV English literacy
  • ABET Level II Numeracy
  • Learner will have achieved:
    i) Either 'Operate a Rigid Vehicle' or 'Operate a Vehicle Combination' depending on the type of vehicle used within the learner's context.
    ii) 'Convey General Freight'. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Transport animals in cargo space, according to regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Animals are transported in a cargo space designed or prepared to meet the requirements for transport of animals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements refer to: i) floor space, ii) floor construction, iii) partitioning, iv) side rails, v) height between decks, vi) unloading openings.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Group animals according to regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Incompatible animals are transported in separate vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Aggressive animals are physically separated from other animals during transport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Consideration is given to different size of livestock, so as to prevent larger animals injuring smaller animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Fractious animals are tied up or restrained in a manner that will safeguard them against unnecessary discomfort or injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Temperament as well as special requirements for the type of livestock conveyed, are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect animals during transportation, according to regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Well being of animals is monitored at regular intervals and where discomfort is noticed, all possible steps to provide relief, are taken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Load and unload animals, according to regulation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Animals are loaded and off-loaded at a safe and suitable loading platform, which is free of any object, which might cause injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Loading and off-loading is done with the minimum noise, physical handling and stressing in general. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Feed animals according to regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Animals to be transported are given sufficient and suitable drinking water and feed preceding loading and transport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Animals are given suitable feed and water on arrival at their destination. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Take care of animals' effects, whilst driving. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Driving style is adapted in order to prevent animal discomfort/injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Animals are rested as frequently as necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The dispatch is planned to allow animals to reach their destination as speedily as possible. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Deal with the emergency situations, according to regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Any delay, accident or injury to the animals during transport, is timeously reported to the appropriate authorities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Complete and carry documentation, as per regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each consignment of animals is accompanied by the necessary documentation, as required by legislation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation process and criteria to be established by the relevant Education Training Quality Assurer. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Learner will be able to explain and understand:

    1. "Code of Practice for the Transport and Handling of Animals", specifically with regard to:
  • Requirements for the cargo space in which animals are transported.
  • Incompatible animals.
  • Regulations for transport of aggressive animals.
  • Regulations for transport of pregnant animals.
  • Regulations for the tying up of fractious animals.
  • Procedure in case of delay, accident, or injury/sickness of animals, during transport.
  • Loading and off-loading procedures.
  • Documentation required.
  • The inspection of animals during transportation.

    2. Knowledge of the temperament as well as any special requirements for the type of livestock conveyed. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems (that might occur due to accidents, incidents, delays or sickness/injury to animals). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team (in order to load, transport and off-load livestock, in accordance with regulations). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems, (in respect of the influence of different environments and weather conditions, on livestock). 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    "Regulations" refers to the "Code of Practice for the Transport and Handling of Animals"
    The following assessment methods must be regarded as the minimum requirement for the assessment of learner competence.
    1. Questioning;
    2. On-the-job observation. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-06-29  TETA 
    Elective  48979   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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.
     
    1. Agisanang SA Training 
    2. Algoa Bus Company 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    5. Buscor 
    6. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    7. Centre for Logistics Excellence Pty Ltd 
    8. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
    9. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    10. Dithipe Development Institute (PTY) LTD 
    11. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    12. Fantique Trade 664 Cc 
    13. Gerotek Test Facilities 
    14. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
    15. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    16. Heedmorine Training 
    17. Ikaheng HR Solutions Pty Ltd 
    18. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Imbo driving school 
    20. Inkqubela Consultants 
    21. Intercape Mainliner 
    22. Learncorp 
    23. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    24. Madidi Supply Chain Institute and Business Institute 
    25. Maishamalema Development Training 
    26. Makwedeng Training 
    27. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
    28. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    29. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    30. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    31. Mvelo Consultant 
    32. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    33. Ntalo Training & Consulting Services 
    34. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    35. Primeserv Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd 
    36. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    37. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    38. Resource Consulting Services (PTY) Ltd 
    39. Royal Impression Academy 
    40. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    41. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
    42. SC Training and Consulting 
    43. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    44. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Setlakala Business Development 
    46. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    47. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    48. SVA Training 
    49. THABO Training and Services 
    50. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    51. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    52. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    53. Tripple R Training Provider 
    54. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    55. Westco Agri Training 



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