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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Skin, handle, treat and dispatch hunting trophies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246412  Skin, handle, treat and dispatch hunting trophies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This unit standard is intended for learners who are operating in the hunting sector and are required to handle and process hunting trophies. Learners completing this unit standard will be able to skin, handle, treat and dispatch hunting trophies and will furthermore be able to:
  • Successfully skin and cape an animal by using the correct methods for the various types of mounts.
  • Treat and mark trophies.
  • Store trophies safely and securely.
  • Arrange documentation, dispatch and transport trophy to approved taxidermist.
  • Liaise with client and taxidermist. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. It is further assumed that the learner is capable of conducting hunting for recreational purposes and that the learner has been operational as an amateur hunter for a minimum of two years. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Skin and cape an animal by using the correct methods for the various types of mounts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A suitable definition is given of the term "trophy" in line with applicable legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An overview is given of the various skinning methods for different types of mounts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Animals are skinned and/or caped using the correct method suited to the mount. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range includes flat mounts, rug mounts, full mounts, shoulder mounts, pedestal, half and European mounts; special preparation of skins prone to hairslip.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Treat and mark trophies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The salting and chemical treatment of skins is completed according to relevant procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cleaning of the skull of a trophy is concluded according to prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate markings are placed on individual trophies as per relevant procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Store trophies safely and securely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is provided of precautions to be taken to ensure that trophies are safely stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the correct procedures to follow in order to store trophies securely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instructions are adhered to for the safe storage of trophies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Away from predators; rodents and insects; secure storage; facilities and equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Arrange documentation, dispatch and transport trophy to a taxidermist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation is complied with regards to the dispatch and transport of the trophy for export. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Permit requirements, transportation and handling, taxidermy instructions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pertinent documentation is completed to ensure compliance with relevant legislation applicable to the transportation and dispatching of animal trophies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Taxidermist is correctly briefed on client requirements in terms of preparation of and the dispatching of the trophy animal(s). 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mount preparation, dip and dispatch requirements.
     


    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 overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Mount types.
  • Skinning, caping and cleaning methods.
  • Treatment methods for skins.
  • Marking of trophies.
  • Storage methods and conditions for skins.
  • Export legislation on the dispatch and transport of trophies.
  • Impact of trophy preparation requirements on deterioration in carcass quality. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is highlighted in the provision of guidance and assistance offered to clients in the field, as well as in resolving technical difficulties that may arise when preparing trophies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management are essential attributes to anyone engaged in the handling and storing of trophies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to interpreting legislation related to the transport and dispatch of the trophies for export. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Awareness of the inter-relatedness of systems comes strongly to the fore when considering the impact that hunting has on the environment. 

    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  58930   Further Education and Training Certificate: Professional Hunting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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