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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION: 
Equine Practitioner 
DESIGNATION ID DESIGNATION TITLE
647  Equine Practitioner 
PROFESSIONAL BODY DESIGNATION STATUS
CEEPSA - Council for Equine and Equestrian Professionals of South Africa  Registered 
SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
EXCO 09153/15  2015-11-18  2020-11-18 


DESCRIPTION:
An equine practitioner follows a career working with horses (including donkeys and mules), but not necessarily riding them. The occupations catered to for these practitioners are in the fields of care, management, education, welfare and auxiliary and complimentary services for equines. 
AWARDING CRITERIA
For the Professional Designation to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements: 
Underlying Registered Qualification or Part Qualification:
The awarding of the professional designation is by fulfilment of the assessment criteria, either by way of practical evidence examination/s and/or a portfolio of evidence in the prescribed format/s.

Academic Component:
Persons recognised for the award of the designation Equine Practitioner, are required to demonstrate 70% practical application of knowledge together with 30% theoretical application of their knowledge. Learning can be undertaken in non-formal, informal or formal environments. 
Experiential Learning or Experience
Learning is graduated and sequential skills are honed in the workplace. Specialised pathways determine the timeframes to competence. An equine practitioner will be required to be in possession of EQASA's (or international equivalent), horse care and horse management proficiencies, together with the specialisation requirements where relevant, to obtain the award as an equine practitioner. 
Competency Assessment
Competency assessments are conducted by the Equestrian Qualifications Authority of Southern Africa (EQASA) either by way of RPL and/or evidence examinations. The assessments are aligned to the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications. 
Designation RPL Statement
This Designation may not be awarded through Recognition of Prior Learning. 
RETAINING CRITERIA
In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the Professional Designation, the professional must comply with the following minimum requirements: 
Code of Conduct
Members must adhere to the Professional Body Codes of Conduct and Ethics. 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
In order to ensure the currency of professional knowledge and to retain the professional designation, equine practitioners are required to comply with CEEPSA's policy of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD points are required to be earned by the practitioner according to prescribed categories in a specified cycle. One point is equal to 10 notional hours of learning. Recording of points are either by way of manual and verified logged records/certificates of attendance, or those captured on line on the CEEPSA website in the prescribed format. The full CPD document can be viewed on www.ceepsa.org. 
Fees
Ensure that the annual membership fee is paid. 


PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION PROGRESSION PATHWAY
(The Designation being reported on here is shown in italics.)

Sequence Designation ID Designation Title
1647Equine Practitioner


PROFESSIONAL BODY WEB ADDRESS:
For more information on this Professional Designation, please visit http://www.ceepsa.org/