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

Attend and give evidence in court 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11498  Attend and give evidence in court 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2007-11-28  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244182  Give evidence in court  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is to enable relevant personnel to attend, prepare and give evidence in a court of law.
Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare himself for giving of evidence.
  • Present the evidence in court.
  • Record the court verdict and provide feedback 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • A knowledge, comprehension and application of language and mathematical skills at NQF level 02. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons required to attend and give evidence in a court of law. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for attending and giving of evidence. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The types of problems that can be encountered must include:
  • Personal presentation:
  • Uniform, appearance, bearing, attitude
  • Evidence:
  • Statement, data, physical items, samples, original and copies of information. Photographs, video, audio material.
  • Communicate:
  • Verbal an interpersonal. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal presentation portrays professional attitude. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evidence and related material is reviewed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Communicate with state prosecutor to confirm involvement and role. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Understand and apply knowledge of relevant legislation required for presenting verbal evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Understand and apply knowledge of court procedures, protocol and structures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Give evidence in court. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Appropriate to law of evidence must include:
  • Factual, Not based on hearsay or emotion

    Clear must include:
  • Objective, honest

    Court procedure adhered to must include:
  • Court protocol, addressing the presiding officer, other role players. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Evidence is presented clear, concise and based on fact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evidence is presented in a logical sequence, appropriate to law of evidence principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Court procedures are adhered to according to criminal justice system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Record the result and provide feedback. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Noted must include:
  • Written feedback, Company document/docket, pocket book.

    Evaluate must include:
  • Self-assessment, Company feedback, Court feedback. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Outcome of legal proceedings are obtained, as required by company policy/workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Outcome of legal proceedings are noted and feedback given to company and relevant role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Evaluate own evidence for future improvement. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into by SAQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the POSLEC ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to the Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically to:

  • An understanding of the structures of the South African criminal courts.
  • An understanding of company policy and workplace procedures.
  • A broad understanding of the criminal justice system
  • An understanding of legal aspects of giving evidence.
  • An understanding of principles of giving evidence.
  • An understanding of behaviour in the witness box.
  • An understanding of Court protocol. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the evaluation of own performance for future improvement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that outcomes of legal proceedings are obtained, noted and feedback is given to relevant role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the presentation of evidence in a court of law, in a logical sequence and appropriate to the law of evidence principles so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that court procedures are adhered to in accordance with the criminal justice system. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244182, which is "Give evidence in court", Level 3, 4 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements
    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal
  • Applicable section of the Criminal Procedures Act 51 of 1977.
  • Relevant applicable legislation specific to the evidence given.

    Context Specific
    Training provider user manuals.
    Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures.

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Reconstruction of a courtroom.
  • Relevant role players for court scenario.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: classroom. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22490   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  83946   National Certificate: Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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