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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide instruction to clients and hunting staff 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246414  Provide instruction to clients and hunting staff 
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 people who operate in the hunting sector and is required communicate with clients and hunting staff in order to brief individuals effectively in order to ensure safety. The objectives are to brief and convey essential information, also to identify and deal with sources of conflict and provide answers to questions and solutions to problems that may arise. The qualifying learner will be able to communicate effectively with both the client and hunting staff and will be able to:
  • Communicate information and camp logistics to the client.
  • Communicate with all personnel with a view to satisfying client needs and objectives.
  • Identify and evaluate problem situations that could arise during the hunting safari and act promptly to resolve them.
  • Assist the client in completing necessary administrative documentation. 

  • 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 required that the learner has been active as an amateur hunter for a period of two years. It is furthermore assumed that the learner holds the relevant firearms competency and licencing required for the use of firearms. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Brief the client in terms of logistics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client is briefed within the context of safety in the hunting environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The client is offered guidance and assistance, possibly even some basic guidelines in matters related to the shooting of animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The client is briefed on what to expect at every stage of the guided hunting experience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Communicate with all personnel with a view to satisfying client needs and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tracking staff is briefed on the trophy quality of a particular animal, and on the requirements of the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A system of hand signals to be used as communication medium in the field is explained to the client and personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication is established and maintained with drivers and the carcass recovery team to ensure a smooth conclusion to the hunt. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and evaluate problem situations that could arise during the hunting safari and act promptly to resolve them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client is briefed on the relevant actions and interventions to follow in the event of a problem situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Incorrect animal has been shot, wounded animal, lost animal.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant interactions to follow in the event that the personal safety of participants in the hunt is endangered, are explained to clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conflict situations, or situations that may lead to conflict, are identified and defused quickly with the skilful use of diplomacy and a reasoned approach. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Wrong animal has been shot, undersized trophy, wrong expectations, lost quarry.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist the client in completing necessary administrative documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is presented of the administrative requirements that are to be met at every stage of a guided hunting experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate assistance is provided to the client in completing necessary administrative documentation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Registers, permits, indemnity forms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assistance is provided to the client in rendering suitable taxidermy instructions. 


    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 
  • Communicating camp logistics and information to the client.
  • African hunting conditions.
  • Shot placement.
  • Managing of conflict situations.
  • Basic administration for nature conservation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork within a hunting party involves both giving and following instructions decisively and promptly, and defusing potential conflicts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management are essential qualities of the professional hunter, and especially needed when called upon to deal with contingencies and potential crises. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Responsible citizenship (compliance with required administrative procedures is emphasised in 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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