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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use existing legislation, policy and protocols to guide the development of strategy/programme to reduce crime and victimisation risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119754  Use existing legislation, policy and protocols to guide the development of strategy/programme to reduce crime and victimisation risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Criminology and Criminal Justice 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 for learners and practitioners interested in dealing with the risks associated with crime and victimisation. The rationale for this unit standard is based on the importance of creating and maintaining a safe society, especially in terms of contributions to improving safety in society by building and confirming knowledge regarding crime and victimisation.

This unit standard is designed to acquire knowledge regarding existing legislation, policy and protocols to guide the development of strategies/programmes including:
  • Methods to identify existing legislation, policy and protocols applicable to the strategy/programme.
  • Developing processes to analyse applicable legislation, policy and protocols.
  • Applying the legislation, policy and protocols to guide the strategy/programme.

    Learners become aware of the importance of reflecting and exploring a range of strategies to learn more effectively as and global communities, by identifying and addressing factors contributing to crime and victimisation. They learn the importance of being culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in relating to all participants when reviewing existing legislation, policy and protocols to guide the development of strategies/programmes, contributing to crime and victimisation on an individual, social and corporate level. The attaining of these outcomes will also contribute to the development of learners' entrepreneurial skills within the field. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication Skills at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Legislation, policy and protocols refer to all official regulations dealing with crime and victimisation.
  • Strategy/programme refers to methods applied to and focussing on specific crime.victimisation risks and processes relating to youth, adults, corporations and the social and physical environment.
  • Programme/strategy purpose can include victim and offender support/services, reduction/prevention of crime and victimisation, education and training in the field of crime and victimisation, restorative justice, rehabilitation, reintegration, punishment and sentencing.
  • Crime and victimisation risk include any factor compromising safety and security at the individual, social, economic, corporate and physical environment level. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify legislation, policy and protocols, applicable to the proposed strategy/programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Available methods concurrent with the strategy/programme objectives are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Applicable legislation, policy and protocols are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant legislation, policy and protocols are selected to guide the strategy/programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use the applicable legislation, policy and protocols to develop guidelines for the strategy/programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope of the legislation, policy and protocols relating to the strategy/programme is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Guidelines for the strategy/programme are prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The guidelines are evaluated to determine that they are in line with the relevant legislation, policy and protocols. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the guidelines to guide the strategy/programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The strategy/programme is developed within the framework of the guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The strategy/programme is managed in terms of the guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Professional working and ethical relationships with all participants are maintained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be a provider by 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 
    Qualifying learners should describe and explain:
  • Various types of crimes including property crimes, crimes against the person, workplace crime and violence, crimes against the environment etc.
  • The review process of legislation, policy and protocols that guide the development of strategies/programmes.
  • Different programmes/strategies to reduce/prevent crime and victimisation.
  • The framework provided by South African Constitution and Criminal Law.
  • Basic research methods and ethics in the field of crime and victimisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions, using creative thinking, have been made by reviewing existing legislation, policy and protocols to guide the development of strategies/programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information by reviewing existing legislation, policy and protocols to guide the development of strategies/programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively showing responsibility in the reviewing of existing legislation, policy and protocols to guide the development of strategies/programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by working in an integrated manner to review existing legislation, policy and protocols that guide the development of strategies/programmes. 

    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
    Core  49709   National Certificate: Criminology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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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