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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply the general principles of criminal law to the investigation of crime 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117449  Apply the general principles of criminal law to the investigation of crime 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Resolving of Crime 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 1057/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
253974  Apply the general principles of criminal law  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners in the field of investigation who apply the general principles of criminal law to the investigation of crime
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Apply the element of legality as a general principle of the criminal law
  • Apply the element of conduct as a general principle of the criminal law
  • Apply the element of unlawfulness as a general principle of the criminal law
  • Apply the element of culpability as a general principle of the criminal law
  • Apply the categories of participants to the commission of offences
  • Apply the cases in which a person can be held criminally liable for incomplete conduct when intended that a fully-fledged crime is committed
  • Apply the elements of crime in relation with crime against persons, - property, - state and administration and - community

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society environment and more especially within the investigation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the safety in society environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills and attitudes and or equivalent:
    Functional mathematics, numerical and communication skills NQF 4
    Read, interpret and use relevant forms NQF 4
    Unit standard: 11987 Identify and apply the sections of the Criminal Procedures Act
    Unit Standard: 11979 Identify and apply relevant knowledge about law in general related to policing
    Unit Standard: 11977 Identify and apply specific and statutory offences 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons in the field of safety in society and more specifically the investigation environment with a level of authority that will allow them to take decisions independently. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply the element of legality as a general principle of the criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rules of the principle of legality are summarised as stated in criminal law 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rules of criminal law are applied in the correct legal context 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the element of conduct as a general principle of the criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between voluntary and involuntary conduct are identified as stated in criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Examples are given of situations or instances in which it is generally acknowledged that there is a legal duty on a person to act positively as stated in criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Examples of the requirements for the defence of impossibility to succeed are identified as stated in criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles of the causation theories are identified to determine whether the specific actions of a person cause the result as stated in criminal law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the element of unlawfulness as a general principle of the criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The grounds of justification (whether a person's act can be justified) are identified as stated in criminal law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply the element of culpability as a general principle of the criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors that exclude capacity are identified as stated in criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The forms of intention, which can implicate the accused's actions, are identified as stated in criminal law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply the categories of participants to the commission of offences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The actions taken by the accused are identified whether an accused is a perpetrator, accomplice or an accessory after the fact according to the principles as stated in criminal law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply the cases in which a person can be held criminally liable for incomplete conduct when intended that a fully-fledged crime is committed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different forms of attempt are identified as stated in criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for the conduct that should be met to constitute the crime of conspiracy are identified as stated in criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements for the conduct that should be met to constitute the crime incitement are identified as stated in criminal law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Apply the general principals of criminal law to crimes against persons, property, administration of justice and the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The element of legality is identified within crimes against persons, property, administration of justice and the community as stated in criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The element of conduct is identified within crimes against persons, property, administration of justice and the community as stated in criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The element of unlawfulness is identified within crimes against persons, property, administration of justice and the community as stated in criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The element of culpability is identified within crimes against persons, property, administration of justice and the community as stated in criminal law. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures

    The standard describes competent performance in doing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated. Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/ he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-site (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Level
    This unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
  • An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
  • Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
  • An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
  • Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
  • An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A foundational understanding of the Criminal Law, policies and procedures regarding the application of the principles of criminal law in general in the investigation of crime and include the element of legality as a general principle of the criminal law, the element of conduct as a general principle of the criminal law, the element of unlawfulness as a general principle of the criminal law, the element of culpability as a general principle of the criminal law, the categories of participants to the commission of offences, the cases in which a person can be held criminally liable for incomplete conduct when intended that a fully-fledged crime is committed and the elements of crime in relation with crime against persons, - property, - state and administration and - community. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the application of the principles of criminal law in general in the investigation of crime. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by ensuring that all prescripts are adhered to regarding the application of the principles of criminal law in general in the investigation of crime. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities by ensuring the smooth running of all activities and procedures regarding the application of the principles of criminal law in general in the investigation of crime. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information about the application of the principles of criminal law in general in the investigation of crime. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all role-players and stakeholders regarding the application of the principles of criminal law in general in the investigation of crime. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253974, which is "Apply the general principles of criminal law", Level 5, 8 credits.

    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
    South African Police Service Act
    Criminal Procedure Act
    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedure
    Organizational Policies and procedures

    Additional information
    Requirements of a portfolio
    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of, applied competence.
    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook
    Credits
    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity
    Classroom learning 35 Hours
    Structured learning in the workplace 22 Hours
    Self directed learning 18 Hours
    Coaching required 05 Hours
    Other
    Total 80 Hours
    Credits achieved: 8 

  • 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 
    Core  50023   National Diploma: Legal Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  49118   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  59889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-01-25  Was SAS SETA 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.
     
    1. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    2. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    3. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    4. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    5. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    6. IPELENG RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    7. JUSTICE COLLEGE 
    8. MZANSI SECURITY 
    9. SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE COLLEGE 
    10. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    11. Tactical Security Services CC 
    12. TENEX 



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