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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the roles of government statutory security organisations in relation to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
230048  Explain the roles of government statutory security organisations in relation to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Military Professional Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 equip the learner with the basic understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in relation to the organisation and in a global context. This unit standard is intended for any person with an interest in governance.

Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Explain the key features of the political process in a democracy.
  • Describe the relationship between the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the organisation.
  • Describe the role of National Government and the different departments in a democracy.
  • Apply professionalism in government related organisations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the participation of governmental statutory security organisation in civic related matters. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Governmental statutory security organisations include but are not limited to the South African National Defence Force, South African Police Services, National Intelligence Agency, South African Secret Service, Department of Corrections etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain key features of the political process in a democracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a sovereign state is explained in terms of the types and purpose of elections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of governments are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Functions and responsibilities of different spheres of government are explained while taking into account local and international trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role and functions of an organisation are explained in terms of the challenges it faces within a democracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Democracy related workplace functions and responsibilities of an employee are explained using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the relationship between the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The current implementation of the Constitution is explained in terms of the historical background of South African. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functioning of the governmental statutory security organisation is explained in the context of the legal requirements of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the related limitations are described in terms of theirimpact on members of the governmental statutory security organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between the national justice system and anorganisation specific justice system is examined using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the role of National Government and governmental statutory security organisations in a democracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The historical development of the National Government is described in terms of its implications for the governmental statutory security organisation and civic rule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legislative framework that determines the primary functions of a governmental statutory security organisation is described in relation to its specific current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The governmental statutory security organisation's role in global participation for peace and reconciliation is described using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply professionalism within a government related organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of professionalism within an organisation is described in terms of its impact on the functioning and image of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Professionalism as a way of life is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Principles of ethics and professionalism is explained according to the organisational code of conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Norms, values and characteristics of the organisation are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role and responsibility of an emloyee of a governmental statutory security organisation is explained in terms of the impact thereof on the public image of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Role of an employee of an organisation are explained in terms of management and leadership skills. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate understanding of the participation of the governmental statutory security organisation in civic related matters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The conditions as stated in the Constitution under which the governmental statutory security organisation may be deployed within the borders of South Africa are listed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The conditions as stated in the Constitution under which the governmental statutory security organisation may deployed outside the borders of South Africa are listed with examples. 


    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 
  • Principles of democracy
  • Chapter Two Bill of Rights
  • Constitution: sections relating to government organisations mandates 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners to identify problems in working and personal environment in which response display responsible decision making using critical and creative thinking where civic related matters are concern. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, or group, or in the community and an organisation to achieve national government and organisational objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and related activities in accordance with one's daily activity in order to ensure that government and organisational vision and functions are fulfilled. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate the information relevant to use to conduct oneself in the daily environment and to encourage community at large and to uphold support objectives associated with national government. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation and practice to support and advocate the achievements of the organisation and government objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that organisational and governmental requirements are reflected. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    To be culturally sensitive across a range of social context in daily environment and decision-making. 

    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 military or security qualification on level 5 or have a qualification on level 5 in a related sub-field of Safety in Society or law enforcement. 

  • 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  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 
    Elective  78143   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  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.
     
    1. SA ARMY GYMNASIUM 
    2. SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE COLLEGE 



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