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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess stud farm layout and facilities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335728  Assess stud farm layout and facilities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to assess the design and functionality of a stable yard in terms of housing, paddocks and fencing for stud purposes.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Assessing the suitability of a stable complex for stud purposes.
  • Assessing the suitability of a stable yard.
  • Assessing breeding requirements and facilities.
  • Assessing the suitability of paddocks and fencing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Equine welfare at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess the suitability of a stable complex for stud purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stable design is assessed in accordance with the specific requirements for housing of stud horses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stable design components include, but is not limited to:
  • American Barn, Loose Boxes and stalls.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The stable complex is assessed in terms of suitability for housing of stud horses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements for housing stud horses include, but is not limited to:
  • Site, positioning, stables, tack room, fire fighting equipment, feed room, muck heap, hosing area, isolation box, utility box, electrical compliance and drainage system.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the suitability of a stable yard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stable complex and grounds are assessed against practical requirements of a stud farm. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practical requirements include, but is not limited to:
  • Type of flooring, practicality of fittings, access to water, drainage, utility access, proximity of paddocks, walkways in paddocks and stallion camps.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Health and safety of horses and staff are evaluated in relation to the facilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Health and safety requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Loading ramps, crush, secure breeding area, teasing boards, secure mare preparation area and veterinary examination area.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Internal and external construction materials are assessed in terms of safety, durability, hygiene, aesthetic appeal and cost. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess breeding requirements and facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stud complex is assessed for specific housing requirements for breeding horses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements for housing requirements includes, but is not limited to:
  • Size of foaling box, size of stable doors and width, size of general boxes, size of stallion boxes, size of mare boxes, lighting, ventilation, flooring and storage area.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stud complex is checked for specific breeding facilities for stud horses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Crush, breeding area, mare preparation area, veterinary examination area, wash bay, observation rooms, surveillance systems and dummy mare.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess the suitability of paddocks and fencing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Paddock layout is assessed in terms of requirements for a stud farm. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Size, construction, materials, shade, positioning, terrain, walk ways, gates and security.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fencing requirements and hazards are described in terms of personnel and horse injury. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fencing hazards includes, but are not limited to:
  • Protruding wire, loose poles, broken poles, power lines, weather and protruding bolts.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Paddock facilities are assessed in terms of requirements of a stud farm. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Facilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Creep feeders, weaning pens, stallion camps, footing, grazing and water availability.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant extracts of the following relating to the humane handling of horses:
  • The Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962.
  • The Performing Animals Protection Act 24/35.
  • The Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982.
  • Powers of Seizure Regulation 468 as contained in the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962

    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain the following:
  • Stud farm design.
  • Stud farm facilities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to stud farm layout and facilities in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in assessing and ensuring that the layout and facilities of a stud farm meet the requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in discharging one's duties of ensuring that stud farm facilities and layout meet the requirements for safety, efficiency and aesthetics. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the suitability of the layout and facilities of a stud farm for the breeding of horses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to achieve health, safety and wellbeing of horses on a stud farm. 

    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
    Elective  71469   Further Education and Training Certificate: Equine Practices  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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