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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct external security duties in corrections 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260136  Conduct external security duties in corrections 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Corrections Science 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 4  NQF Level 04 
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
114018  Conduct external custodial duties  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for learners within the Safety in Society sub-field who work/wish to work in the Correctional Services as Corrections Officials. This Unit Standard meets the needs of the sub-field and of the society by providing competent Corrections Officials who by providing security services in a correctional context, contribute to a safe society for the citizens of South Africa. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge and practical skills needed to conduct security related duties on the premises of the correctional facility, at the entrance and on the perimeter, as well as external escorting and guarding of inmates in public. These duties may be performed during the day or at night.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Guard inmates.
  • Perform escort duties.
  • Conduct patrols and tower post duties.
  • Control access and exit points. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Guard inmates. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Guard refers but is not limited to guarding inmates on work teams and in the public. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Inmates are collected according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inmate collection procedures includes but is not limited to establishing identify and work team, searching inmates, counting and reporting total number of the team, collecting of inmates' identity cards, checking safety equipment and protective clothing of inmates, food and water for inmates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inmates are escorted by foot or vehicle to and from the site in accordance with organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Site refers to the work site or public venue.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inmates are guarded at the site according to security measures and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mechanical restraints are used in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Emergency situations are handled according to organisational policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergencies include but are not limited to injury, fighting, escapes, ill-health and fire.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform escort duties. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Escort duties include but are not limited to hospitals, courts, transfers and other external visits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Escorting documentation is obtained and completed according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes but is not limited to warrant of detention, J7, route order, medical file, trip sheet, inmate's file, G111 and G334.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Control over the inmate is exercised during transit in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency situations are handled according to organisational policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergencies includes but is not limited to road traffic accident, route deviation, hijacking, hostage taking, injury, fighting, escapes, ill-health and fire.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct patrols and tower post duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Patrols and tower post duties are conducted in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Security breaches, incidents and risks are recorded and reported according to standing instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the consequences of not performing duties according to organisational procedures in relation to given scenarios/case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation and reporting is completed in accordance with organisational administrative requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control access and exit points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of documentation and equipment at access and exit points is explained and demonstrated in relation to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Authorised entry and exit is verified and recorded in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Individuals and vehicles are searched in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Incidents and emergencies are reported according to organisational policies and procedures. 


    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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Guarding inmates.
  • Performing escort duties.
  • Conducting patrols and tower post duties.
  • Controlling access and exit points. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The guarding of inmates.
  • The performing of escort duties.
  • The conducting of patrols and tower post duties.
  • The controlling of access and exit points. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Guarding inmates.
  • Performing escort duties.
  • Conducting patrols and tower post duties.
  • Controlling access and exit points. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Controlling access and exit points. 

  • 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 114018, "Conduct external custodial duties", Level 4, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64389   Further Education and Training Certificate: Corrections Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
    1. DCS KRUGERSDORP 



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