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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the detention of persons in custody 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120478  Manage the detention of persons in custody 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
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 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11989  Take care of detainees and cells  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standards is for learners in the law enforcement environment who manage the apprehension and detention of person in custody in a policing environment

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the detention procedures of persons.
  • Take care of a person whilst in police detention.
  • Transfer and transport a person. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Person refers to but are not limited to:
  • Detainees
  • Suspects
  • Accused
  • Witnesses 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the detention and apprehension procedures of persons. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Procedures refer to:
  • Receiving, booking, charging, apprehending and releasing a person but excludes the caring for the person. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Detention procedures are explained in terms of the well being of a person who has been detained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Apprehension procedures are explained in terms of the well being of a person who has been apprehended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Releasing procedures are explained in terms the well being of a person who has been released. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation as prescribed by the organisation is completed in terms of the detaining, apprehending and releasing of a person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety precautions prescribed by the organisation are explained in order to ensure safety of oneself and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Take care of a person whilst in police detention. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Taking care of a person refers to the physical well being of all persons in custody for who policing officials are responsible for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Care taking procedures are explained in order to maintain the physical well being of a person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rights of persons in custody are evaluated according to the Constitution of South Africa. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rights include but are not limited to the physical well being of a person.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation as prescribed by the organisation is completed in terms of the caring for a person. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Transfer and transport a person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Transferring procedures are explained in order to maintain the physical well being of a person who is transferred. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Transporting procedures are explained in order to maintain the physical well being of a person who is transported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Transferring and transporting procedures are applied during a transfer or an transport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautions prescribed by the organisation are demonstrated during transferring and transporting of a person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documentation as prescribed by the organisation is completed in terms of the transferring and transporting of a person. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Detention procedures
  • Apprehension procedures
  • Releasing procedures
  • Safety precautions
  • Care taking procedures
  • Constitution of South Africa
  • Transferring procedures
  • Transporting procedures 

  • 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 display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organization, community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11989, "Take care of detainees and cells", Level 5, 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
  • The Constitution of South Africa.
  • The South African Police Service Act.
  • The Criminal Procedure Act.
  • Law of Evidence.

    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures
  • Standing Operational procedures. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-12-31  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.
     
    1. ALUTE SA PTY LTD 
    2. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD RUSTENBURG CAMPUS 
    3. Brooklyn City College - Polokwane 
    4. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING 
    5. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    6. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    7. SBV SERVICES POLOKWANE 
    8. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    9. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    10. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION INSTITUTION GRAA 
    11. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION INSTITUTION OUDS 
    12. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION PRETORIA WEST 
    13. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION BISHO 
    14. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION BISHOP LAVIS 
    15. Thembi Penelope Vilakazi 
    16. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



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