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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of crime prevention 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120480  Demonstrate understanding of crime prevention 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11986  Plan and conduct various kinds of crime prevention patrols  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners in law enforcement environment who demonstrate understanding of crime prevention within a policing environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the regulatory framework related to crime prevention.
  • Discuss the philosophy and concepts of crime prevention.
  • Describe the approaches towards crime prevention.
  • Identify the techniques of crime prevention.
  • Apply the approaches and techniques of crime prevention in a given scenario. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the regulatory framework related to crime prevention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The constitutional mandate for democratic policing is explained within a South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The regulatory framework for the implementation of crime prevention is identified in a South African context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulatory framework includes but is not limited to:
  • The Constitution of South Africa
  • The White Paper on Safety and Security
  • National Crime Prevention Strategy
  • South African Police Service Act
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concepts related to crime prevention are described within a law enforcement context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The primary functions of law enforcement agencies the South African Police Service is explained in terms of the Constitution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of the philosophy and concepts of crime prevention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The philosophy of crime prevention is discussed in a South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concepts related to crime prevention are described within a policing environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts of crime prevention include but not limited to:
  • Community policing
  • Sector policing
  • Partnership policing
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss the approaches towards crime prevention. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Approaches refer to but not limited to:
  • Primary approach
  • Secondary approach
  • Tertiary approach 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The approaches towards crime prevention are identified in relation to safety in society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The approaches towards crime prevention are explained within a policing context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The approaches towards crime prevention are evaluated within a South African context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify the techniques of crime prevention. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Techniques refer to but not limited to:
  • Patrols
  • Road blocks
  • Cordon off
  • Search 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The techniques of crime prevention are identified in relation to safety in society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The techniques of crime prevention are evaluated in a policing context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The techniques of crime prevention are applied to a given case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply the approaches and techniques of crime prevention in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems related to crime profiling are identified in order to complete crime mapping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified problem is mapped in a plan layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The compiled plan is evaluated in order to determine the feasibility of the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selected principles of crime prevention used in a crime prevention plan are justified in terms of a given case study. 


    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 
  • The Constitution of South Africa
  • The White Paper on safety and Security
  • National Crime prevention Strategy
  • South African Police Service Act
  • Functions of the South African Police Service
  • Philosophy and concepts of Crime prevention such as Community Policing, Sector Policing and Partnership Policing
  • Approaches towards Crime prevention such as Primary-, Secondary- and Tertiary approach
  • Techniques such as Patrols, Road Blocks, Cordon off and Search
  • Problems related to crime profiling
  • Principles of crime prevention
  • Crime prevention plan 

  • 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 DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of the learner. 

    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 11986, ' Plan and conduct various kinds of crime prevention ', Level 5, 6 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
  • The White Paper on safety and Security
  • National Crime prevention Strategy
  • South African Police Service Act

    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures
  • Standing Operational Procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-07  SAS SETA 
    Core  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  57651   National Certificate: Forensic Science  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. FORUM SEKURITEIT 
    2. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    3. REBONTSHENG TRADING CC 
    4. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES T/A DE PAUW TRADING CC 
    5. WILLSHIR TRADING 



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