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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Diploma: Policing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48865  National Diploma: Policing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Diploma  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  240  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 1057/04  2004-12-02  2007-12-02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2012-12-02  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
61729  National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  248   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of this qualification is to obtain a nationally recognized qualification in the policing environment and to uplift the professional standards of policing. The qualification will make sure that it will change perceptions of the lack of integrity and business ethics. It will improve relationships between employer and employees and organization and client (community) and attract and retain quality employees.

The unit standards in this qualification will allow vertical and horizontal progression and mobility to obtain supervisory and managerial skills. Elective standards will further allow for progression and career pathing into specialist areas. The qualification will make provision for the movement between different domains of Safety in Society.

The learner obtaining this qualification will be able to enhance service delivery to the internal and external clients that will enhance satisfaction and trust. Qualifying learners are able to exercise their managerial responsibilities in accordance with the constitution of SA. The qualification will allow for transformation within the policing environment through the recognition of prior learning that will allow for the recognition of formal, non-formal and informal learning leading to the achievement of a national qualification by learners.

A learner acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and experience to:
  • Demonstrate supervisory and management skills by professionally executing daily functions and maintaining community relations.
  • Manage human and physical resources through monitoring and improving employer/ employee practices, leading and developing a team of people and appropriately applying industrial relations concepts and processes.
  • Communicate with peers, the team, members of supervisory / management levels and end-users.
  • Implement a document management system by producing documentation on information gathered and summarized from a range of sources.
  • Plan, implement and assess operations and duties.
  • Conduct inspections and control activities by ensuring a smooth running unit/centre.
  • Co-ordinate and uphold the execution of the Constitution of South Africa and the Law of Evidence by ensuring compliance with the requirements as stated in relevant legislations.
  • Identify, assess, formulate and solve problems while performing tasks related to maintaining public order, prevention of crime, investigation of crime, combating crime and protection of people and property by uphold the law in selected functional core.


    Rationale

    This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the sector Safety in Society that relate to supervisory and managerial competencies to perform the relevant roles in maintaining public order, prevention of crime, investigation of crime, combating crime and protection of people and property by upholding. It allows learners employed in the Safety in Society sector to progress in supervisory and managerial competencies to perform the relevant roles in the broader policing environment and pursue studies at a more advanced managerial level. This qualification will further ensure better service delivery to the community thereby providing a safe and secure community environment, which will enhance growth of the economy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes learners have a National Certificate in Policing NQF Level 4. In order to achieve the exit level outcomes of this qualification, learners need the following knowledge, skills, attitudes and values:
  • The ability to read, write, and use written resource material for communication purposes in a policing environment.
  • The ability to use and understand fundamental mathematical / numeracy concepts.
  • Balance constitutional and legal rights of individuals with the competence to legally limit those rights in the service of maintaining a safe and secure society.
  • Conduct themselves as effective members of a policing team by the prevention of crime, supporting criminal investigations, conducting a lawful arrest and conducting armed response.
  • Monitor, reflect and improve own practices.

    Recognition of prior learning

    This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole by recognition of prior learning. The candidate in this case must be assessed / evaluated in the same manner as described in the paragraph that deals with integrated assessment above. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Learners undertaking the National Diploma in Policing will be required to do all 44 Fundamental credits and all 112 core credits. For the achievement of the minimum 240 credits required to achieve the qualification, learners will be required to achieve at least 84 credits in the elective component. It is strongly advised that learners should not only achieve the minimum 84 credits in the elective component but that they should ensure for career purposes that once they chose an elective stream, they should complete all the credits in that stream. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The qualification consists of unit standards that describe the knowledge and skills that will change the values of the learner and that describe competence in a specific unit standard. The outcomes are specified in terms of a combination of specific and critical cross-field outcomes as defined in the different unit standards.

    On achieving this qualification, learners are able to:

    1. Describe, interpret, relate and apply knowledge of mathematics to solving problems related to planning and / or operation and / or maintenance of policing functions.

    2. Communicate technical, supervisory and general management information effectively, both orally and in writing, using appropriate language structures, styles and graphical support.

    3. Demonstrate supervisory and management skills by professionally executing daily functions and maintaining community relations.

    4. Manage human and physical resources through monitoring and improve employer/ employee practices, by leading and developing a team of people and applying industrial relations concepts and processes appropriately.

    5. Implement a document management system by producing documentation on information gathered and summarized from a range of sources.

    6. Plan, implement and assess operations and duties.

    7. Conduct inspections and control activities by ensuring a smooth running unit/center.

    8. Co-ordinate and uphold the execution of the Constitution of South Africa and the Law of Evidence by ensuring compliance with the requirements as stated in relevant legislations.

    9. Identify, assess and solve problems while performing tasks related to the area of specialization.


    The qualification consists of unit standards, which describe the knowledge, skills and values that will enhance the ability of the learner with reference to a specific unit standard.


    Critical Cross- Field Outcomes

    This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes. The way in which the critical cross-field outcomes are addressed is presented in detail in the unit standards.
  • Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, or community.
  • Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information.
  • Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.
  • Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1. Knowledge of mathematics is used to solve problems that are related to planning and/ or operations and/or maintenance of policing functions.

    2. Technical, supervisory and general management information is communicated orally and in writing using appropriate language, style and graphical support.

    3. Supervisory and basic management principles are applied in the policing environment during the execution of policing functions and good relations with internal and external clients are maintained to enhance service delivery by building a positive image of the organization.

    4. Supervisory activities contribute to improve employer/employee relations and the officials under supervision are appraised and developed to become competent.

    5. A document management system is implemented to ensure a better and proper preparation and completion of documentation.

    6. Operations are planned, implemented, monitored and assessed to enhance a better service to the communities.

    7. Various inspections are conducted on the duties and functions of officials, registers and various resources to maintain a professional service delivery to the communities.

    8. Operations are coordinate, prioritized and supervised to ensure compliance with the law and to minimize civil actions against the state.

    9. Problems related to own area of specialization are identified, assessed and solved in the performance of duties.


    Integrated Assessment

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve all exit level outcomes of the qualification. The identification and solving of known problems, team work, organising self, using of data, implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Certain exit level outcomes are measurable and verifiable through assessment criteria assessed in one application. Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the Policing environment. Competence will be assessed when conducting formative and summative assessment.


    Formative assessment

    The assessment criteria for formative assessment are described in the various unit standards. Formative assessment takes place during the process of learning and assessors should use a range of assessment methods and tools that support each other to assess total competence.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Knowledge tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks
  • Oral report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    The assessment methods and/or tools used by the assessor must be fair in a sense that they do not hinder or advantage the learner, valid in a sense that they measure what they intend to measure, reliable in a sense that they are consistent and delivers the same output across a range of learners and practical in a sense that they take into account the available financial resources, facilities, equipment and time.

    Summative assessment

    Summative assessment / Terminal assessment are carried out at the end of the learning programme to assess the achievement of the learner. A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Since 1994, the South African Police Service has engaged in extensive liaison with colleagues and related services in the international community. Material, best practices and many other innovations have been considered and integrated into this qualification.

    In addition, it has been bench marked against the qualifications of the Multi Implementation Team (Commonwealth, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) who helped plan and implement a new basic policing training programme for community police constables in the post 1994 South Africa. This qualification is built in such a way that it will receive constant international review and input.

    Other national institutions and Departments were consulted during the standards generation processes such as the Department of Correctional Services, Community Policing Agencies, and Business against crime, Metro Police etc.

    During the year 2002 the South African Police engaged in an assessment and assessment practices project with the Swedish Police. The two organizations will assist each other in evaluating and generating assessment and assessment practices. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    On completion of this qualification, learners will proceed to the Bachelors Degree in Policing.

    The choice of elective learning component allows the learner to change to another pathway in policing environment at the same level or at the next level.

    Some fundamental and non-policing core learning components will equip the learner with credits that will be useful in the safety in society sector and other learning fields that the learner may wish to pursue. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    All providers offering the learning to achieve this qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA or through a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    All assessors must be registered with the relevant ETQAs, and must comply with the requirements for assessors as prescribed by the relevant ETQAs. In addition, the assessors must have at least the skills levels in this field equivalent to those require by the NQF at level 6, plus two years of practice in this field as a worker, expert consultant or provider.

    All moderators moderating the assessment of a learner for this qualification must be registered with the relevant ETQAs. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Unit standards associated with the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes.
    During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.


    For an applicant to be registered as an assessor, the applicant needs the following:
  • A minimum of five years practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards as stipulated by SAQA.
  • Detailed documentary proof or educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by applicant must be provided.
  • Must have successfully completed the National Diploma in Policing NQF Level 5.
  • Meet any other requirements stipulated by the ETQAs. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 61729, which is "National Diploma: Policing", Level 6, 240 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  114041  Apply direct supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115308  Attend an incident as first responder  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  115328  Use a map and a handheld global positioning system for tactical operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7886  Develop and implement a business plan  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
    Core  7883  Manage workplace relations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11995  Plan and perform special operations in the prevention and resolving of crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  7878  Prepare and Maintain Financial Records and Statements  Level 5  NQF Level 05  12 
    Core  14131  Use appropriate force to uphold and enforce the law and protect people and property  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  14505  Apply the principles of ethics and professionalism to a business environment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  115314  Conduct inspections and control activities  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  115321  Coordinate and uphold the execution of the Constitution of South Africa (Chapter 2 - Bill of Rights) and legal prescripts  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  14553  Demonstrate insight into current global events and their potential impact on the financial services sector in South Africa  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Core  14510  Demonstrate knowledge and insight into the impact of HIV/AIDS on financial products, markets and the workforce  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  115329  Develop competent officials  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  7859  Lead and manage teams of people  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  115334  Maintain good relations with internal and external clients  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  115348  Oversee the professional execution of daily functions  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  115327  Plan, implement, monitor and assess operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Fundamental  11973  Build and maintain relationships with local communities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  11974  Conduct oneself in a professional manner in a policing environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  11978  Identify and apply different sections of the Criminal Procedure Act  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  11977  Identify and apply relevant knowledge of specific common law and statutory offences  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Fundamental  11979  Identify and apply relevant knowledge on applicable law related to policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  115326  Identify and apply the principles of law of evidence  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  11506  Conduct evacuations and emergency drills  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Elective  115337  Manage crowds  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115331  Move tactically on foot in a team  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Elective  115313  Prepare officials and individuals to survive a hostage incident  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11512  Protect assets in transit  Level 4  NQF Level 04  18 
    Elective  115319  Use primary weapons for medium to high-risk assault team operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  115318  Administer and control the movement of persons and goods across international borders at ports of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  230026  Analyse tactical options for crowd management and public order management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115311  Apply advanced driving skills / techniques in defensive and offensive situations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  114506  Apply intelligence analysis tradecraft  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  35 
    Elective  115306  Apply relevant legislation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115325  Detect and identify places of concealment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115309  Direct tactical small team operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  230027  Evaluate the use of force principles for executing law enforcement operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115340  Operate as a member of an assault team in special operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  11 
    Elective  115322  Perform duties of a customs official at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115316  Perform duties of a department agriculture border control official  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115307  Perform duties of a police office official at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115317  Perform duties of an immigration official at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115315  Profile and select goods at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115323  Profile and select persons at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  11510  Provide close protection of designated persons  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  40 
    Elective  114507  Understand, identify, and plan the exploitation of operational resources to collect information  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  35 
    Elective  115330  Use ropes to support tactical operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115312  Use tactical options for crime prevention operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115339  Use tactical options for small team tactical operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  230021  Conduct evaluations, inspections and visits for the purpose of assessing compliance and ensuring improvement of service  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  115320  Establish and maintain Community Forum structures  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  230023  Manage crime investigation processes for solving of crime  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  16 
    Elective  230028  Manage tactical operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Elective  230022  Manage the implementation of legislation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  115324  Manage the implementation of sector policing  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  230025  Manage the operations of a Community Service Centre (CSC)  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  16 
    Elective  230029  Manage the prevention of crime  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Elective  230024  Optimise the utilisation of information systems to improve service delivery  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  115345  Oversee admission and detention of detainees and suspects  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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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