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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate physical defensive restraining techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120486  Demonstrate physical defensive restraining techniques 
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
14130  Master restraining techniques  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners in the law enforcement environment who demonstrate physical restraining techniques when dealing with persons who contravene the law or as self defence in cases of personal attacks.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Apply physical restraining techniques.
  • Use a tonfa and or baton.
  • Defend oneself against offenders.
  • Demonstrate the application of the concept Verbal Judo.
  • Demonstrate the application of searching techniques. 

  • 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 
    Apply physical restraining techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of different restraining techniques and associated equipment are explained in terms of their uses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restraining techniques includes:
  • Restraining techniques which includes the use of restraining equipment.
  • Restraining techniques which do not include the use of restraining equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for the use of restraining equipment are described in terms of prescriptive legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restraining equipment refers to:
  • Hand-cuffs.
  • Leg-irons.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ways to use restraining techniques and equipment is demonstrated to secure the safety of oneself and of the offenders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use a tonfa/baton. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different blocking techniques are demonstrated to ensure one's safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different striking techniques are demonstrated to ensure minimum force and injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different vital points on the human body are identified and used in the restraining of offenders of the law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The legal requirements for the use of the tonfa is identified according to relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The different methods of carrying a tonfa are demonstrated to minimise discomfort and safe use thereof. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Defend oneself against offenders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic principle of weaponless defence is explained in order to determine when it should be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic techniques of weaponless defence are applied against an unarmed offender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The basic techniques of weaponless defence are applied against an armed offender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ability to escape when taken to ground by an offender is demonstrated in order to free oneself. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the applications of the concept Verbal Judo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of verbal judo are identified in the restraining of offenders of the law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic techniques of verbal judo are demonstrated against unarmed offenders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The basic techniques of verbal judo are demonstrated against armed offenders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate the application of physical searching techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal requirements for searching pedestrians and vehicles are explained according to relevant legislations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Searching techniques are identified during the searching of offenders of the law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Searching techniques against unarmed offenders are demonstrated in order to apprehend a suspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Searching techniques against armed offenders are demonstrated in order to apprehend a suspect. 


    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 
  • Physical restraining techniques.
  • Purpose of different restraining techniques and associated equipment.
  • Requirements for the use of restraining equipment.
  • Application of the ways to use restraining techniques and restraining equipment.
  • Different blocking techniques.
  • Different striking techniques.
  • Different restraining techniques.
  • Different vital points on the human body.
  • Legal requirements for the use of the tonfa.
  • Different methods of carrying a tonfa.
  • Basic principle of weaponless defence.
  • Principles of verbal judo.
  • Legal requirements for searching pedestrians and vehicles.
  • Searching techniques. 

  • 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 ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    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 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 14130, " Master restraining technique", Level 5, 6 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    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 South African Police Service Act.
  • The Criminal Procedure 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  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  50418   National Certificate: Immigration Law Enforcement  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  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-07  SAS SETA 
    Elective  50480   Further Education and Training Certificate: Firearm Training  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAPFTC 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  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.
     
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