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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Comply to current Legislation impacting on hunting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246422  Comply to current Legislation impacting on hunting 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 are required to interpret legislation and policy as it pertains to professional hunting in order to contribute to economic and conservation viability in the operational area.

Learners achieving this unit standard will be able to apply professional hunting legislation and will be able to:
  • Categorize the various huntable species of wild animals into the various schedules according to provincial nature conservation legislation.
  • Categorize the various South African indigenous and exotic species of wild animals into the CITES Appendices.
  • Apply the provisions of hunting legislation applicable to the hunting of a wild or exotic animal.
  • Outline the provisions of the Firearms Control Act and Regulations pertaining to professional hunting.
    > Note: CITES: Convention on International Trade Endangered in Species. 

  • 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 learner attempting this unit standard has been operational as a recreational hunter for a period of two years and has a basic understanding of the Firearms Control Act and other relevant legislation including the Tourism Act, the Road Transport Act, the Veterinary Act and should operate within the framework of the relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Categorize indigenous and exotic huntable species of wild animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Huntable species of wild animals are categorised into the various schedules according to Provincial Nature Conservation Legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ordinary game, protected game, special protected game, damage-causing animals.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Indigenous wild animal species are categorized into the CITES Appendices 1 and 2 in line with relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prescribed procedures are followed in respect of CITES permit applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Exotic wild animal species are categorized into the CITES Appendices 1 and 2 in line with relevant legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the provisions of provincial legislation applicable to the hunting of a wild or exotic animal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The framework of provincial Acts and Ordinances related to the hunting of wild or exotic animals is applied to ensure compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The provisions of provincial legislation pertaining to the hunting of wild or exotic animals are applied to the planning, preparation, conducting and conclusion of a guided hunting experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Indigenous and exotic wild animal species are categorized into the CITES Appendices 1 and 2 in line with relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Details are provided of minimum calibres and legal hunting weapons to be used in the hunting of wild and exotic animals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Applicable hunting documentation containing guidelines and procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An outline is provided of the relevant sections of Nature Conservation legislation pertaining to professional hunters. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Professional hunters' permits and registers; remuneration agreements; services and facilities; hunting rights.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the Firearms Control Act and Regulations as it relates to professional hunting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal parameters of the Firearms Control Act and other regulations are explained with reference to the professional hunter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An outline is provided of the process for applying for relevant hunting weapons licences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures are explained for obtaining permission for the temporary importation, conveyance and storage of weapons and ammunition in camp. 


    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 
  • Provincial legislation pertaining to hunting.
  • Red data lists and CITES appendices.
  • Wild and exotic animals.
  • Firearms Control Act.
  • Nature conservation legislation pertaining to hunting in the relevant province.
  • Huntable species of animals.
  • Purpose of CITES.
  • Export and import legislation.
  • Guiding registration procedures.
  • The purpose of legislation as it relates to ethical behaviour. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Develop the ability to evaluate information, and assessing its application to the hunting profession. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective communication skills in the field are enhanced. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Responsible citizenship is encouraged in achieving compliance to the laws of the land. 

    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 
    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Essential ecological processes and life-support systems.
  • Genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.
  • Ecological and social rights and responsibilities, whilst ensuring sustainable utilisation of species and ecosystems.
  • Yielding the greatest sustainable and equitable benefit to present generations whilst maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. 

  • 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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