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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Administer and manage security checks at an Immigration Service Centre in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123503  Administer and manage security checks at an Immigration Service Centre in South Africa 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will enable learners to administer and manage security checks at a South African Immigration Service Centre. They will effectively control the passage of travellers through the Immigration Centre (Ports of Entry, Inspectorate, permitting and foreign missions). The qualifying learner will acquire the competencies to process the application of Immigration permits and monitor and evaluate the processes and procedures to improve service delivery.

Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Validate and process travel documents at an Immigration Service Centre.
  • Execute and managing the security check at an Immigration Service Centre.
  • Process the application of Immigration Permits.
  • Analyse support services at an Immigration Service Centre. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range of administrative requirements include, but is not limited to: Movement Control System, Visa and entry stop list, Population registry etc.

    Range of security checks includes, but is not limited to: verifying and validating passports and visas, outstanding warrants, outstanding fines, previous deportations, stop lists, prohibited and undesirable persons etc.

    Range of permits include, but is not limited to: Visa, temporary residence permits, permanent residence permits etc.

    Range of support services includes, but is not limited to: medical, emergency, protection, referral, interpreting, information provision etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Validate and process travel documents at an Immigration Service Centre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The criteria for compliance and non-compliance of travel documentation are explained according to departmental rules and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identification and travel documents are verified and authenticated in a structured scenario in accordance with the Immigration Act and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The processing sequence and procedures of travel documents of compliant and non-compliant travellers are explained according to the Immigration Act and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The administrative requirements of capturing and updating are explained in accordance with departmental procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of administrative requirements include, but is not limited to: Movement Control System, Visa and entry stop list, Population registry etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Execute and manage the security check at an Immigration Service Centre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature and extent of security checks to be executed at an Immigration Service Centre are analysed as provided for in the departmental rules and regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of security checks includes, but is not limited to: verifying and validating passports and visas, outstanding warrants, outstanding fines, previous deportations, stop lists, prohibited and undesirable persons etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Security check at an Immigration Service Centre is executed according to departmental policies and procedures and the principles of Batho Pele. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Security checks at an Immigration Service Centre is monitored and evaluated as required by departmental rules and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluated feedback is reported on in order to inform decision making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Process the application of Immigration Permits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types, purpose and function of Immigration Permits is explained according to the provisions of the Immigration Act and regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of permits include, but is not limited to: Visa, temporary residence permits, permanent residence permits etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information provided on a prescribed application is verified in a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The methods of processing an application and providing feedback to an applicant are analysed in terms of the Immigration standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The processing of Immigration permits is monitored and evaluated in in order to inform decision making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse support services at an Immigration Service Centre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of support services required by individuals and groups at an Immigration Service Centre is evaluated in order to determine feasibility of services provided by the Department of Home Affairs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of support services includes, but is not limited to: medical, emergency, protection, referral, interpreting, information provision etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A database of providers of support services is compiled in order to be approved and circulated according to departmental procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A referral system is devised and established for the provision of support services according to departmental processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The provision of support services is monitored and evaluated and feedback is provided according to departmental procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in this Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the Exit Level Outcome of the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Criteria for compliance/non-compliance of travel documentation.
  • Immigration Act and its regulations.
  • Passport and Travel documents Act.
  • Nature and extent of security checks.
  • The types, purpose and function of Immigration Permits.
  • Immigration standard operating procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with administering and managing security checks at an Immigration Service Centre using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team of the Home Affairs Department on a daily basis to administer and manage the security checks at an Immigration Centre. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion to conduct and manage the security checks at a South African Immigration Service Centre. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving in managing and conducting security occurs in a variety of contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by conducting and managing security checks at a South African Immigration Service Centre. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification in Immigration Affairs or a related sub-field of Safety in Society at a minimum of NQF level 6. 

  • 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
    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 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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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