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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Diploma: Policing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
61729  National Diploma: Policing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
SAS SETA - Safety and Security SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Diploma  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  248  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2023-06-30  

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 qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
48865  National Diploma: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  240  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

The purpose of this qualification is to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in the law enforcement environment and to uplift the professional standards of policing. It will improve relationships between employer and employees and organisation and client (community) and attract and retain quality employees.

Learners will be able to identify, assess, formulate and solve problems while performing tasks related to maintaining public order, prevention of crime, investigation of crime, combating crime and protection of people and property. The Unit Standards in this qualification will allow progression and mobility to obtain further managerial competencies. Elective standards will further allow for progression and a career path into specialist areas. The qualification will make provision for the movement of learners between different environments.

Learners will be able to implement strategies to assist personnel in the handling of stress and in having an in-depth understanding of motivation techniques. These learners will also be able to lead a team, apply management skills and delegate tasks.

The learner obtaining this qualification will enhance service delivery to the internal and external clients that will enhance satisfaction and trust. Qualifying learners will be able to conduct limited policing operations, apply resource management at the lower management level and apply interpersonal skills in a law enforcement environment while balancing constitutional and legal rights of individuals with the competence to legally infringe those rights in the service of maintaining a safe and secure society. Fundamental human rights and adherence to such rights are also contained in this qualification with the focus on upholding and protecting fundamental human rights by creating a responsive and proactive environment in a responsible manner.

A fundamental understanding of the criminal justice system needed for middle management purposes is also outlined in this qualification and this qualification will also contribute to the implementation of preventative actions that law enforcement agencies need to take.

A learner acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and attributes to:
  • Apply management skills.
  • Implement workplace relations in a work environment.
  • Apply applicable legislation in a work environment.
  • Utilise a document management system.
  • Assess service delivery abilities of an organisation.
  • Analyse operational plans for deployment purposes.

    Rationale:

    This qualification will contribute to the sector needs by empowering law enforcement personnel in the execution of their prime function which is ensuring a safe and secure environment for all people within the country. The Safety in Society and Sovereignty of the State sub-fields will especially benefit in that firstly, it will provide policing competencies needed for employed in law enforcement agencies and organizations and secondly, it will further contribute to an in-depth understanding of the possible causes of crime, criminal preventative actions and the criminal justice system.

    Managers of law enforcement resources will benefit in that the management specialisations embedded in this qualification will assist in the development of effective systems and the creation of standardised management capabilities.

    Organisations such as the South African Police Services, the South African National Defence Force Military Police and the respective metropolitan police and traffic services will benefit the most from this qualification. This qualification allows learners employed in these services to progress from elementary law enforcement functions to middle management functions in order to perform relevant roles in the broader law enforcement environment.

    This qualification primarily reflects the workplace-based needs of the sector Safety in Society that relate to managerial competencies. This qualification will further ensure better service delivery to the community thereby providing a safe and secure community environment, which will enhance the growth of the economy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

    This Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • For accelerated access to further learning.
  • Gaining of credits towards a unit standard.

    All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited ETQA Body and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor. Because the standards are only core and fundamental, these standards may have been acquired in a range of economic sectors and these will be recognizes as appropriate.

    Access to the Qualification:
  • The Qualification "Policing" at NQF Level 5 grants the learner access to this Qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification learners are required to obtain a minimum of 248 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental component:
  • The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 56 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Core component:
  • The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 163 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective component:
  • The Elective Component consists of a number of specialisations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are, for career purposes, to choose a specialisation area and complete all the Unit Standards within that specialisation area. The specialisation areas are:

    Training and Development (51 credits):
  • ID 117864: Advice and counsel learners.
  • ID 123395: Facilitate in complex situations to create learning and growth.
  • ID 115759: Conduct moderation of outcome-based assessment.
  • ID 115753: Conduct outcome-based assessment.
  • ID 115755: Design and Develop outcome-based assessment.

    Resolving of Crime Investigation (34 credits):
  • ID 253982: Conduct an investigative interview.
  • ID 253979: Manage informers.
  • ID 253990: Handle suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime.
  • ID 253986: Administer a case file.
  • ID 253993: Present evidence in a court of law.

    Dog Handling (55 credits):
  • ID 120466: Select a dog for in service work or training.
  • ID 120465: Move tactically with a service dog.
  • ID 120470: Conduct a human scent identification trail with a scent identification dog.
  • ID 120468: Utilize a search and rescue dog in structured scenarios to locate missing persons and evidence.

    Forensics (39 credits):
  • ID 242712: Demonstrate an understanding of forensic science.
  • ID 242708: Demonstrate an understanding of the specialized fields in forensic science.
  • ID 242707: Assimilate and present specialized evidence in a court of law.
  • ID 242716: Demonstrate knowledge of temperature calibration measurements.
  • ID 242711: Develop elementary calibration systems for reference weights, balances and pipettes.
  • ID 120489: Demonstrate understanding of the Criminal Justice System.
  • ID 114863: Implement basic safety procedures in emergencies.
  • ID 119038: Preserve evidence on a scene.

    Industrial Relations (40 credits):
  • ID 114272: Analyze complaints and reports relating to referred disputes and select appropriate resolution process.
  • ID 114228: Demonstrate and apply an understanding of bargaining council rules.
  • ID 114274: Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (Act 75 of 1997).
  • ID 114278: Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995).
  • ID 114273: Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act with respect to Collective Agreements and Bargaining Councils.
  • ID 114307: Interpret and apply collective agreements.

    Bomb Disposal (42 credits):
  • ID 117469: Identify and explain explosives.
  • ID 117463: Demonstrate an understanding of the history and the impact of explosives and explosions.
  • ID 117468: Conduct planning, briefing and debriefing sessions.
  • ID 117472: Identify and explain explosives ordnance (EO).
  • ID 117485: Identify and explain Improvised Explosives Devices (IED).

    Protection Services (69 credits):
  • ID 244330: Compile a threat and risk assessment for a close protection operation.
  • ID 244317: Provide static protection of designated persons.
  • ID 244334: Provide inner perimeter protection to designated persons whilst embussing or debussing.
  • ID 244319: Provide close protection to designated persons whilst in transit.
  • ID 244327: Provide pedestrian escort to designated persons within a close protection environment.
  • ID 115311: Apply advanced driving skills/techniques in defensive and offensive situations.

    Career Management (42 credits):
  • ID 11911: Manage individual careers.
  • ID 116349: Apply business performance management practices.
  • ID 7888: Monitor staff performance.
  • ID 256034: Mentor employees in the Performance Enhancement Process.
  • ID 117864: Advice and counsel learners.
  • ID 116367: Apply basic human resources practices.

    Personnel Management (29 credits):
  • ID 114872: Manage the human resource of a mission.
  • ID 116367: Apply basic human resources practices.
  • ID 14183: Monitor the well-being of clients and personnel.

    Supply Chain Management (46 credits):
  • ID 119215: Develop acquisition requirements to meet stakeholder needs.
  • ID 252290: Apply principles of supply chain management in a freight forwarding operation.
  • ID 255996: Administer the loss management and civil claim process.
  • ID 119209: Develop functional specifications for complex acquisition programmes.
  • ID 119212: Manage complex acquisition contracts.

    Communication Services (45 credits):
  • ID 12158: Formulate and coordinate government communication programmes.
  • ID 117586: Manage a communication project.
  • ID 230212: Support and maintain data communication equipment.
  • ID 242727: Display versatile use of the voice for performance.
  • ID 117640: Develop and present an Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) campaign.

    Criminalistics (39 credits):
  • ID 242715: Interpret Forensic Science Information.
  • ID 120483: Conduct preliminary investigations.
  • ID 244158: Demonstrate an understanding of the field of fingerprinting.
  • ID 244152: Explain visual recording of a scene of incident.
  • ID 116488: Justify disclosure or non-disclosure of information in an ethical framework.
  • ID 242707: Assimilate and present specialized evidence in a court of law.
  • ID 120489: Demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system.

    Hostage Negotiation (39 credits):
  • ID 256014: Demonstrate an understanding of hostage and suicide negotiations.
  • ID 256015: Apply fundamentals of hostage, suicide and kidnapping negotiations.
  • ID 256035: Participate as a hostage negotiator in a hostage negotiation team.

    Border Control (46 credits):
  • ID 115307: Perform duties of a police official at a port of entry.
  • ID 115306: Apply relevant legislation.
  • ID 115325: Detect and identify places of concealment.
  • ID 115315: Profile and select of goods at a port of entry.
  • ID 115323: Profile and select persons at a port of entry.
  • ID 115318: Administer and control movement of persons and goods across international borders at port of entry.

    Crime Intelligence 60 credits:
  • ID 117375: Understand and apply a wide range of analytical thinking skills and research methods in the intelligence process. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Apply management skills.

    2. Implement workplace relations in a work environment.

    3. Apply applicable legislation in a work environment.

    4. Utilise a document management system.

    5. Assess service delivery of the organisation.
  • Range: Organization refers to but is not limited to a division, department and station of work.

    6. Analyse operational plans for deployment and law enforcement purposes.

    7. Apply the concepts and principles of crime prevention and investigation in the context of law enforcement.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes (CCFOs):

    This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Management skills are applied in structured scenarios.
  • Implementing workplace relations in a work environment.
  • Apply applicable legislation in a work environment.
  • Analysing operational plans for deployment and law enforcement purposes.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Implementing workplace relations in a work environment.
  • Analysing operational plans for deployment and law enforcement purposes.
  • Assessing service delivery of the organization.
  • Utilising a document management system.

    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Management skills are applied in structured scenarios.
  • Implementing workplace relations in a work environment.
  • Apply applicable legislation in a work environment.
  • Analysing operational plans for deployment and law enforcement purposes.
  • Assessing service delivery of the organization.
  • Utilising a document management system.

    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Implementing workplace relations in a work environment.
  • Analysing operational plans for deployment and law enforcement purposes.
  • Assessing service delivery of the organisation.

    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Management skills are applied in structured scenarios.
  • Implementing workplace relations in a work environment.
  • Apply applicable legislation in a work environment.
  • Analysing operational plans for deployment and law enforcement purposes.
  • Assessing service delivery of the organisation.
  • Utilising a document management system.

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Analysing operational plans for deployment and law enforcement purposes.
  • Utilising a document management system.

    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Implementing workplace relations in a work environment.
  • Apply applicable legislation in a work environment.
  • Analysing operational plans for deployment and law enforcement purposes.
  • Assessing service delivery of the organisation. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1. Resources are assessed for utilisation purposes.
  • Range: Resources include but are not limited to human, financial, information and physical resources.
    1.2. Personnel abilities are assessed for operational purposes.
    1.3. Problem solving strategies are implemented in order to advance informed decision making.
    1.4. Leadership abilities are demonstrated in the guiding and coaching staff.
  • Range: Guiding and coaching includes but is not limited to induction processes.
    1.5. Performance management principles are applied within a work context.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1. Current sections of the Labour Relations Act are assessed in relation to organisational objectives.
    2.2. Disciplinary procedures are applied in line with organisational operating procedures and current legal prescripts.
  • Range: Legal prescripts may refer to but is not limited to current sections of the Acts which deal with grievance procedures such as the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
    2.3. Grievance procedures are assessed in terms of the processes to be followed by employees.
    2.4. Conflicts within the workplace are managed in terms of organisational policy.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1. Relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act are applied that influence the management of work environments.
    3.2. The role and supremacy of the Constitution of South Africa is evaluated in terms of its position in relation to other legislation.
    3.3. Compliance to legislation is assessed to determine potential areas of improvement.
  • Range: Legislation may refer to Basic Conditions of Employment, Skills Development Act and Employment Equity, Public Financial Management Act, as well as certain organisational policies and procedures such as Human Resources Strategies etc.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1. Record keeping systems and practices are evaluated in order to determine adherence to systems and how systems can be improved.
    4.2. The influence of record keeping on the criminal justice systems is analyzed in terms of its potential effect on the integrity of chain of custody.
    4.3. Inventory control processes are analyzed to determine potential areas of improvement.
    4.4. The principles outlined in the Public Management Finance Act are applied within a work environment.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:

    5.1. The ability of the organization to adhere to Batho Pele principles is assessed in order to ensure compliance.
    5.2. The ability to build relationships with stakeholders is analysed for strategic purposes.
    5.3. The importance of community involvement in organisational processes is explained in order ensure transparency.
    5.4. Complaints are assessed to determine possible trends, weakness or strengths within an organisation.
    5.5. Public relation principles are applied in order to build communities of trust.
    5.6. The importance of establishing a culture of ethical behaviour within an organisation is explained in line with service delivery principles.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:

    6.1. Operational plans are collated with organisational objectives in order to determine their effectiveness.
  • Range: Collation must include the interpretation of statistical information.
    6.2. Operational plans are reviewed taking into account operational activities in order to determine their effectiveness.
    6.3. Factors are evaluated to determine possible influences.
  • Range: Factors refers may include but is not limited to safety precautions and standard operating procedures.
    6.4. Complex situations are analysed to determine solutions.
  • Range: Situation may refer to but is not limited to crimes and incidents.
    6.5. The principles of partnership policing are evaluated in order to enhance partnerships with other stakeholders.
  • Range: Principles of partnership policing refer to community structures, implementation of sector/community policing and setting up of partnership and crime prevention initiatives.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 7:

    7.1. The philosophies of crime prevention are utilised in order to determine the most appropriate crime prevention strategy.
  • Range: Philosophies may refer but are not limited to crime free environment, safe and secure environments and trustworthy relationships.
    7.2. National legislation pertaining to crime prevention and investigation are analysed in order to determine the impact on day-to-day law enforcement activities.
    7.3. Crime prevention approaches and techniques are identified in order to select the most appropriate approaches and techniques.
    7.4. The scene of incident is managed for investigation purposes.
    7.5. Different investigation methods and techniques are applied during the different investigation phases.
    7.6. A scene is investigated according to crime investigation principles and techniques.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are assessed. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Best Practice:

    The United Kingdom is regarded by many as one of the world leaders in the training and application of their police services. In light of this and the fact that their training is coupled to the NVQ the United Kingdom was chosen to compare with in terms of this qualification.

    Most European countries, especially the ones belonging to NATO during the Cold War, are also regarded as efficient and effective police services. Europe through the European Union (EU) is not only trying to standardise a qualification framework but also attempting to standardise police training and commonality in approaches and content.

    The United States of America has one of the best equipped and well trained police services in the world although problems are encountered due to the fact that the police service is not nationalised.

    Within Africa, with the exception of South Africa, the Royal Swazi Police Services of Swaziland are regarded as being one of the more competent police services.

    On the Pacific Rim, Japan and Indonesia are widely regarded as being very efficient in police training and having competent police forces.

    United Kingdom:

    The following NVQ qualifications are used to compare:
  • 100/4825/X Level 4 Police Operational Management. This qualifications contains the following Standards: Determine and review authorizations; Identify and manage operational threats and risks; Plan policing operations; Manage the use of financial resources; Manage activities to meet requirements; Manage the performance of teams and individuals; Promote health and safety culture in the workplace.
  • 100/4826/1 Level 5 Police Operational Management. This qualifications contains the following Standards: Set, monitor and review strategies for policing operations; Formulate, monitor and review tactics to achieve strategic objectives for policing operations; Evaluate and improve organisational performance; Manage the use of physical resources; Maintain activities to meet requirements; Manage information for action; Use information to make critical decisions; Chair and participate in meetings; Set and manage local media strategies; Promote health and safety culture in the workplace.
  • 100/4863/7 Level 4 Police Organisational Management. This qualifications contains the following Standards: Determine the concerns and priorities of communities in relation to safety; Social inclusion and the prevention and reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour; Evaluate, prioritize and review demands for service; Manage change in organisational activities; Manage the use of financial resources; Provide information to support decision making; Manage the performance of teams and individuals; Promote a health and safety culture in the workplace.

    Taking all these Qualifications and Standards titles into consideration it is clear that all the exit level outcomes of this qualification are in line with the requirements of those qualifications. It is also important to note although these standards and qualifications are on different levels, it seems that the NQF Level for this qualification is in line with international qualifications and learning programmes.

    Europe:

    No formal qualifications were found to benchmark this qualification with, although various training initiatives such as police management, policing ethics, maintain public order, training methods and policing a multicultural society were found between various countries in Europe. Participating in management training is not a prerequisite for promotion into management ranks in any of the surveyed countries. The only exceptions to this rule are countries in which management training is part of other forms of training which are prerequisites for such a promotion.

    The most common topics of police management training in the Netherlands are supervision of operations, team building, training for modular education, career development, financial management, problem-oriented policing, project management, and effective influence tactics.

    In Belgium such topics are coaching, leadership, negotiation, effective meeting conducting, listening and communication skills, delegation, and project and operation management.

    In Finland, the most common topics of police management training are strategic, operational, and tactical management, personnel management, resource planning, data processing and data security, police ethics, international matters, new police legislation, pedagogics, selection and training of personnel, community policing, and scientific methodology.

    Managing groups, motivating, interpersonal communication, working under stress, resolving conflict situations, decision-making, and an effective use of human resources, are the most common topics of police management training in Poland.

    In Hungary, such topics are personnel development and training, organization development, human resource strategy, organized crime, constitutional aspects of the Penal Code, protocol, relationship between Police Force and media, cooperation between local governments and police, and current tasks of public security service.

    Issues of management training in Croatia are scientific management, organizational structuring, tasks and skills of police officers of different ranks, police management approach, police management systems, organizational behaviour, conflict management, negations, decision making, and management planning and control.

    In the Czech Republic, the most common topics in police management training are human resource management, crime control, organized crime, novelties in law (police law, criminal law, etc.), international cooperation, analytical skills, crime prevention, and management of police operations.

    In Germany, police management training includes topics such as crime control, traffic safety, management of police operations, the role of police in society, leadership, human resource development, novelties in law (constitutional law, police law, etc.), and international cooperation. In Austria, in addition to the topics listed for Germany, police management training includes personnel selection, security issues, and rhetoric.

    Topics of management training are quite similar among the surveyed countries. The most common topics fall into three categories. The first and the most frequent category could be broadly defined as "Topics in Organizational Behavior" (leadership, motivation, working with groups, team-building, stress management, conflict management, decision-making, etc.). The second most frequent category could be defined as "Human Resource Management" (recruiting and selection, career development, human resource development and training, effective use of human resources, etc.). The third most frequent category could be described as "Supervision and Management of Police Operations." It is surprising that among all the participating countries only one mentioned police ethics as a topic in their police management training, and very few listed international co-operation.

    Although the other areas are not directly included, certain Exit Level Outcomes of this Qualification refer to areas such as the application of management skills, improving workplace relations, applying legislation and the utilization of documentary management systems. Exit Level Outcomes analysing operational plans for deployment purposes are good examples of maintaining public order policing and policing in a multicultural society.

    United States of America:

    Law enforcement in the United States of America is decentralised to the various states. Here follows the comparability in this regard.

    Florida:

    Within the Florida law enforcement environment the following was compared with this qualification. The Criminal Justice (Bachelor) prepares graduates for the entry level and middle management positions in probation, criminology, corrections, law enforcement, security and administration.

    The qualification explores all facets of crime and criminology and expands into areas such as gang activity, drug operation and criminal justice management. These areas include Criminal Justice Management, Ethics and Liability, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Investigations and Police Procedures, Concepts of Criminal Law, Computer Applications, Juvenile Delinquency, Victimology as well as Interviews and Interrogations.

    It compares with the content of this qualification in the following manner. This qualification was used as benchmark in the Unit Standard, "Apply applicable legislation in a work environment" and this qualification speaks directly to the above-mentioned matters as stated in the Criminal Justice (Bachelors) which are at the same level of this qualification. The Criminal Justices (Bachelor) prepare graduates for the entry level of management position, as this is the intention of the Diploma: Policing, Level 6 as stated in the fundamentals and core as well as certain elective components.

    Colorado:

    Learners entering the Diploma in Criminal Justice programme gain a solid knowledge base in the triad areas of the court, corrections and law enforcement in addition to the management skills needed for career advancement. Some areas included in this qualification are, Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and the Community, Public Administration and Policy making and Investigation of Crime.

    It compares well with the content of this qualification in the following manner. The Exit Level Outcomes implement legislation and improve service delivery of this qualification covered most of the areas as indicated in the Diploma of Science in Criminal Justice. It is also clear the content of the Diploma (as a whole - including the elective component) covered almost all the aspects of the Diploma in Criminal Justice. It is also clear that the Diploma in Criminal Justice addresses all law enforcement agencies and not just policing as the case in this qualification.

    Swaziland:

    In the Human Resource Development strategy of the Royal Swaziland Police Services the following aspects were found and compared with this qualification. Training and Development in this country have a fairly well developed training infrastructure comprising of the initial Training Police College and Command Wing. The organization lacks a coherent training and development strategy resulting in the organization's human resources not being trained and developed appropriately to meet the present and future demands.

    It is also clear that training and development approaches are not generally based on competencies, needs and requirements of the organization. They identified that they need to establish standards of performance and structure to support the organization's purpose, direction and requirements in terms of performance. They need to make provision of adequate facilities and re-skilling of personnel in line with current and projected policing and global technological demands.

    They also identify the need for the development of a profile of core competencies in order to enable all levels of the organization to deliver an effective and efficient service, which meets public expectations.

    The South African Police Service is one of the major role-players in assisting the Royal Swaziland Police Service to fast track these developments as identified and for this reason, the SAPS are leaders in the field of the development of competencies of its members.

    Japan:

    Japan has a training programme in Police Management. This country presents the following Police Management and Leadership content: Selected supervisory skills and a wide perspective and fresh vision toward administration and advanced knowledge of management, senior management skills and advanced knowledge of management necessary for their management, junior management skills and basic knowledge and skills necessary for their management.

    This qualification addresses all the specific requirements in Japanese learning programme as stated in the Exit Level Outcome Apply Management Skills.

    Indonesia:

    In support to good governance in Indonesia, a great emphasis has been placed on management principles and police station management. It is very clear that these areas form part of this qualification and compare very well with the content and Exit Level Outcomes of this qualification. Some of the learners although at the level of junior managers will perform their competencies at station commissioner's level and therefore this was compared with the learning programmes in Indonesia. No formal qualifications are in place but learning programmes presented are in line with the needs and Exit level Outcomes of this qualification.

    Summary:

    The content of this Qualification focuses mostly on policing operations, resource management and interpersonal skills. As can be seen from this International Comparison these focus points are also prominent in the programmes reviewed. Due to this, it can be stated that this qualification is in line with those programmes presented internationally. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities.

    Horizontal articulation is possible with the following Qualification:
  • ID 50194: Bachelors: Police Practice, NQF Level 6. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA Body.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, the integrated competence described in the Qualification and will include competence within core sales and the elective standards relevant to the economic sector.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of 5 (five) years' practical, relevant occupational competency.
  • A relevant Qualification at NQF Level 6 or higher.
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification replaces qualification 48865, "National Diploma: Policing", Level 5, 240 credits.

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  230026  Analyse tactical options for crowd management and public order management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  114873  Apply basic financial procedures to PFMA principles  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  255995  Apply Human Rights in a policing environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  120480  Demonstrate understanding of crime prevention  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  244288  Demonstrate understanding of occupational health and safety legislation in the workplace  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  114226  Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  253980  Investigate a crime or incident  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  9897  Manage inventory  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  7848  Manage the induction of new staff  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  7883  Manage workplace relations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  230021  Conduct evaluations, inspections and visits for the purpose of assessing compliance and ensuring improvement of service  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  255994  Enhance the performance of employees  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  7859  Lead and manage teams of people  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  230023  Manage crime investigation processes for solving of crime  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  16 
    Core  120306  Manage service delivery improvement  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  230028  Manage tactical operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Core  230022  Manage the implementation of legislation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Core  230025  Manage the operations of a Community Service Centre (CSC)  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  16 
    Core  230029  Manage the prevention of crime  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Core  256054  Plan and implement operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Fundamental  230078  Apply the principles of ethics to a business environment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Fundamental  8046  Communicate at an advanced level and maintaining interpersonal relations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  20 
    Fundamental  243111  Manage human resources processes for a public sector organisation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Fundamental  243114  Manage the implementation of organisational strategies, polices and plans in a Public Sector environment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Fundamental  230024  Optimise the utilisation of information systems to improve service delivery  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  253986  Administer a case file  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  115318  Administer and control the movement of persons and goods across international borders at ports of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  255996  Administer the loss management and civil claim process  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  114272  Analyse complaints and reports relating to referred disputes and select appropriate resolution process  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  115311  Apply advanced driving skills / techniques in defensive and offensive situations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  377201  Apply advanced driving skills: defensive driving  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
    Elective  377220  Apply advanced driving skills: offensive driving  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
    Elective  252290  Apply principles of supply chain management in a freight forwarding operation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  115306  Apply relevant legislation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  242707  Assimilate and present specialised evidence in a court of law  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  244330  Compile a threat and risk assessment for a close protection operation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120470  Conduct a human scent identification trail with a scent identification dog  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  253982  Conduct an Investigative Interview  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115753  Conduct outcomes-based assessment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  117468  Conduct planning, briefing and debriefing sessions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120483  Conduct preliminary investigations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  242712  Demonstrate an understanding of forensic science  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  244158  Demonstrate an understanding of the field of fingerprinting  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117463  Demonstrate an understanding of the history and the impact of explosives and explosions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  242708  Demonstrate an understanding of the specialised fields in forensic science  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  114228  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of bargaining council rules  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  114274  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (Act 75 of 1997)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  114278  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  114273  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act with respect to Collective Agreements and Bargaining Councils  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  242716  Demonstrate knowledge of temperature calibration measurements  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120489  Demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115325  Detect and identify places of concealment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  119215  Develop acquisition requirements to meet stakeholders' needs  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  242711  Develop elementary calibration systems for reference weights, balances and pipettes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  119209  Develop functional specification for complex acquisition programmes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  242727  Display versatile use of the voice for performance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  244152  Explain visual recording of a scene of incidence  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  253990  Handle suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117472  Identify and explain explosive ordnance (EO)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117469  Identify and explain explosives  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117485  Identify and explain Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  18 
    Elective  114863  Implement basic safety procedures in emergencies  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  114307  Interpret and apply collective agreements  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  242715  Interpret forensic science information  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  116488  Justify disclosure or non-disclosure of information in an ethical framework  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  119212  Manage complex acquisition contracts  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  11911  Manage individual careers  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120465  Move tactically with a service dog  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  115307  Perform duties of a police office official at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  253993  Present evidence in a court of law  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  119038  Preserve evidence on a scene  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115315  Profile and select goods at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115323  Profile and select persons at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  244319  Provide close protection to designated persons whilst in transit  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  244327  Provide pedestrian escort to designated persons within a close protection environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  244334  Provide protection to designated persons whilst embussing or debussing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  244317  Provide static protection to designated persons.  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  120466  Select a dog for in service work or training  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  120468  Utilize a search and rescue dog in structured scenarios to locate missing persons and evidence  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  117864  Advise and counsel learners  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  116367  Apply basic human resources practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  116349  Apply business performance management practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Elective  256015  Apply the fundamentals of hostage, suicide and kidnapping negotiations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
    Elective  115759  Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Elective  256014  Demonstrate an understanding of hostage and suicide negotiations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Elective  115755  Design and develop outcomes-based assessments  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Elective  117640  Develop and present an Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) campaign  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  123395  Facilitate in complex situations to create learning and growth  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Elective  12158  Formulate and coordinate government communications programmes  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  117586  Manage a communications project  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Elective  114872  Manage the human resources of a mission  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  256034  Mentor employees in the performance management process  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  7888  Monitor staff performance  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  14183  Monitor the well-being of clients and personnel  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  16 
    Elective  256035  Participate as a hostage negotiator in a hostage negotiation team  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Elective  230212  Support and maintain data communication equipment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
    Elective  117375  Understand and apply a wide range of analytical thinking skills and research methods in the intelligence analysis process  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  60 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    1. AFRIC POLICING INSTITUTE 
    2. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD RUSTENBURG CAMPUS 
    3. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD - PRETORIA 
    4. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD JOHANNESBURG CAMPUS 
    5. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE - NELSPRUIT 
    6. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 



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