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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the reasons for and impact of human migration on the provision of Immigration Services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123502  Explain the reasons for and impact of human migration on the provision of Immigration Services 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will enable learners to understand the background and conditions in the countries of origin for refugees and migrants. They will become aware of the factors that influence the migration of people and the plight of people with special needs. This understanding and awareness will positively impact on an inter-departmental approach to the provision of Immigration Services to marginalized, 'at risk' and vulnerable individuals and groups.

Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Explain the International and Regional factors of migration in the South African context.
  • Analyse the plight of marginalised, 'at risk' and vulnerable individuals and groups.
  • Evaluate the provision of Immigration services to refugees and victims of human trafficking.
  • Manage the provision of Immigration services for individuals and groups with special needs. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range of factors includes, but is not limited to: social conditions, political situation, economic conditions, natural risks, health risks, safety and security etc.

    Range of marginalised, vulnerable and 'at-risk' individuals and groups includes, but is not limited to: aged, physically and mentally challenged, children, women, refugees, illegal immigrants, victims of human rights abuses etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors of migration in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Push-pull factors that influence migration are identified and explained with reference to the country of origin. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of push pull factors includes, but is not limited to: social conditions, political situation, economic conditions, natural risks, health risks, safety and security etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vulnerable, marginalised and at-risk individuals and groups of immigrants are identified and described using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of marginalised, vulnerable and 'at-risk' individuals and groups includes, but is not limited to: aged, children, women, refugees, illegal immigrants, victims of human rights abuses, victims of human trafficking, refugees etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Challenges and issues faced by vulnerable and at-risk individuals and groups are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The trends and patterns of migration are identified and explained in order to report them in accordance with departmental procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the plight of marginalized, 'at-risk' and vulnerable immigrants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current legislation, policies and procedures affecting marginalised, "at risk" and vulnerable individuals and groups are analysed within the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    International instruments and conventions related to providing Immigration services to marginalized, 'at risk, and vulnerable individuals and groups are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rights and needs of groups and individuals that are marginalised, "at risk" and vulnerable are analysed in relation to the provision of Immigration Services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role and responsibility of Immigration Service Centres in responding to the needs and rights of marginalised, "at risk" and vulnerable individuals and groups are identified and analysed using case studies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate Immigration Services to refugees and victims of human trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    International human rights instruments, related to refugees and victims of human trafficking are identified and described as defined by Amnesty International. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The provisions for refugees and victims of human trafficking in South African legislation are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Services and service providers for refugees and victims of human trafficking are identified and evaluated in terms of their role and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The provision of Immigration services to refugees and victims of human trafficking is monitored and evaluated according to departmental procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage the provision of Immigration services to individuals and groups with special needs. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of individuals and groups with special needs includes, but is not limited to: people living with HIV/AIDS, physically and mentally challenged, asylum seekers etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The benefits and limitations of Immigration provisions for individuals and groups with special needs are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The provision of Immigration services to individuals and groups with special needs is monitored and evaluated according to departmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations and reports are compiled in order to be submitted for intra and inter departmental management requirements in terms of departmental policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The availability of resources and information for Immigration officials in the service provision for individuals and groups with special needs is managed in terms of departmental policies and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in this Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the Exit Level Outcome of the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Amnesty International Human Rights Abuses.
  • South African Human Rights Commission.
  • United Nations Refugee Convention (1951).
  • International Human Rights Charter.
  • South African Constitution.
  • Push-pull factors that influence migration.
  • The trends and patterns of migration. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with the migration of people at a port of entry using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team of the Home Affairs Department on a daily basis to provide Immigration Services to refugees and other vulnerable individuals and groups. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion to apply knowledge of migration factors and patterns at a South African port of entry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by providing Immigration Services to people with special needs at a South African port of entry. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification in Immigration Affairs or a related sub-field of Safety in Society at a minimum of NQF level 6. 

  • 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  50438   National Certificate: Immigration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-29  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.