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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle a sheep dog in the investigation of stock theft 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120469  Handle a sheep dog in the investigation of stock theft 
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  15 
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 is for learners in the field of Safety and Society who utilize a trained sheep dog in gathering animals for the investigation of crime.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Utilize a sheep dog in investigation of stock theft in a controlled scenario.
  • Gather and release sheep by making use of a sheep dog in a controlled scenario.
  • Assist in the investigation of stock theft crimes. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Although a sheep dog is normally used to gather sheep and goats, this trained sheep dog mentioned in this unit standard may also be used to gather any other animals for the purposes of investigation of crime. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Utilize a sheep dog in the investigation of stock theft in a controlled scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Crime scenes are managed by taking control, and planning the use of a sheep dog. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A search is planned taking influencing factors into account. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Influencing factors may refer to but are not limited to: structured direction, area search and distance of search.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Gather and release sheep by making use of a sheep dog in a controlled scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication techniques are demonstrated in order to give commands to a sheep dog. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication techniques are limited to: verbal and non-verbal.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sheep gathering techniques are applied in a controlled scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gathering techniques may include lifting, straight line, pen and race etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Markings on the sheep are identified in order to determine the ownership of the sheep. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Releasing techniques are demonstrated in order to release sheep back to field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods of rewarding a sheep dog is demonstrated in a controlled scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist in the investigation of stock theft crimes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Stock may refer to but is not limited to sheep. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Case files are compiled according to organizational prescriptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evidence and exhibits are confiscated, handled and stored according to organizational prescriptions. 


    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 
  • Utilization of a sheep dog in the investigation of stock theft
  • Crime scenes
  • Search and influencing factors
  • Gathering and releasing sheep
  • Communication techniques
  • Commands to a sheep dog.
  • Markings and branding on sheep
  • Releasing techniques
  • Rewarding a sheep dog
  • Completion of case files
  • Evidence and exhibits
  • Principles of the conditioning process in dogs
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1995
  • Stock Theft Act NO 57 of 1959 as amended
  • Animal Protection Act No 71 of 1962 section 2.1(a), (c), (d), (f), (i), (m), (n), (q) and (r)
  • Criminal Procedure Act, No. 51 of 1977 (section 20-23, 25-28, 30, 39-40, 43, 48-50)
  • South African Police Service Act, No. 68 of 1995 (section 13)
  • Constitution of South Africa Act, No. 106 of 1996 (section 10, 12, 14, 21, 25, 205(3))
  • Judicial matter second amendment Act 122 of 1998 (which replace section 49 of the CPA, No. 51 of 1977) 

  • 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 modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57938   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dog Handling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  50102   National Certificate: Dog Handling  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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.
     
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