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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Hunt wild animals with a client 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246413  Hunt wild animals with a client 
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  13 
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 required to escort a client on an entire hunt from beginning to end.

The learner will be able to manage and maintain facilities and equipment needed for a hunt, as well as manage all staff needs and will also be able to:
  • Host a client professionally.
  • Plan a hunting trip.
  • Make proper use of hunting equipment.
  • Guide a client into a position to hunt specific wild animals in the safest manner possible.
  • Dispose of the carcass.
  • Conclude the hunt. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication 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 
    This unit standard is a description of skills that must be demonstrated practically. It downplays the theoretical and emphasises the practical aspects of the learning required by the prospective professional hunter. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Host a client professionally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship between professional hunter and client is maintained according to industry standards and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Every business transaction undertaken and agreement made with the client is honoured, reflecting adherence to principles of integrity, honesty and sound ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Client needs are addressed and satisfied according to industry standards and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan a hunting experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A Hunting experience is planed in order to meet the needs of the client as well as any applicable legal restrictions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identification of trophy or animal, venue, time-frames, type of hunting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A selection is made, in consultation with the client, of a weapon and ammunition suited to the hunting of the intended quarry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is presented to the client of the locality in which the hunt is to take place, with special reference to its most important physical features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given to the client of the impact of trophy hunting on genetic diversity within the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An outline is provided of how hunting is practised with referenced to principles of conservation ethics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use hunting equipment according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate use is made of all relevant hunting equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Binoculars, range finders, scopes, radios, photographic equipment, rifle rests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A fully equipped hunting vehicle is used to transport the hunting party and equipment to the location of the hunt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All equipment is stored and safely transported from the location of the hunt. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Guide a client into a position to hunt specific wild animals safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client is given a hunting experience in which the professional hunter demonstrates expertise in the application of relevant skills. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assessors need to pay careful attention to every one the following skills: species identification, use of a vehicle; use of a firearm; application of tracking skills; use of cover, hides and camouflage; assessing wind direction; estimating distances; use of baits; judgment and selection of the best trophy.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measures are put in place to minimise the environmental impact of the hunt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An assessment is made of the minimum size of trophy of a specific species under both simulated and veldt conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assess the minimum requirement for the specific measuring method.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rules and regulations are observed governing permissible hunting hours, the prohibition on the consumption of alcoholic beverages and ensuring the safety of every member of the hunting party. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Dispose of the carcass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Carcass recovery is carried out with due regard to hygiene, local protocols and relevant legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The carcass is field dressed for its intended use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Meat and/or trophy.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The carcass is skinned and the offal appropriately disposed of in terms of conventions or agreements with the landowner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Trophy management is carried out with due regard to the physical condition of the carcass, the preservation of the environment, legal requirements and the requests of the client. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Conclude the hunting experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Post-hunt protocol is observed with regard to the settlement of accounts and the payment of tips, as agreed or as required by convention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Administrative requirements are satisfied that relate to the conclusion of the hunt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Steps are taken to ensure overall post-hunt safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The packing up of equipment, the safe transport of firearms and ammunition, and the clearing away of all traces of the hunt.
     


    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 
  • Legal requirements pertaining to game and game bird hunting.
  • The contribution that hunting makes to nature conservation.
  • Code of conduct.
  • Basic business management principles.
  • Use of basic hunting equipment.
  • Physical features of hunting terrain, behaviour, anatomy and ecology of range of hunted species.
  • Shot placement.
  • Carcass recovery, field dressing and trophy management.
  • Protocols, administration and safety measures pertaining to the post-hunt phase.
  • Basic administration for nature conservation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management are essential qualities of the professional hunter, and especially needed when called upon to satisfy client needs, plan and lead a hunting trip, as well as to make sound decisions and implement them responsibly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills are needed when briefing a hunting party. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Awareness of the inter-relatedness of systems is promoted when the learner is called upon to put in place measures designed to reduce the environmental impact of hunting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Professional development (an important aspect of Specific Outcome 1).
  • Responsible citizenship (compliance with relevant rules and regulations, as well as measures put in place to reduce the impact hunting has on the environment-aspects of Specific Outcome 4). 

  • 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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.