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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a breath alcohol test 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377226  Conduct a breath alcohol test 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Traffic 
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 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4 
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 provides learners with the competencies to comprehend the legislative requirements and the operation of breath alcohol equipment for law enforcement purposes. The competency in the use of the breath alcohol equipment is increasing rapidly as South Africa endeavours to reduce the carnage on the roads and save lives.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legislation governing the use of the evidential breath alcohol equipment.
  • Operate the breath alcohol test equipment during law enforcement operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the evidence used in regard to the equipment in a criminal trial. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard focuses on evidential breath testing equipment which has been approved by the South African National Standards (SANS) and relevant legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the legislation and regulations governing the use of evidential breath alcohol test equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles and legislation relating to "Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs having narcotic effect" are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preconditions for the use of the equipment and for testing persons under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs having narcotic effect are explained giving specific examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legal limits pertaining to intoxicating liquor or drugs having a narcotic effect for ordinary and professional drivers are listed in accordance with the legislative framework. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and use of the equipment used for breath alcohol testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use, maintenance and calibration of breath testing equipment is explained and demonstrated in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The time-frames during procedures for evidential breath testing are explained in accordance with the legislative framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The period before testing for breath alcohol is explained in accordance with the legislative framework, giving examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples include but are not limited to alcohol mouth sprays, medicinal juice, drops, smoking.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of conducting every operation or test according to legislation and codes of practice are explained with reference to the implications of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The prosecution guidelines relevant to breath alcohol enforcement are explained in accordance with the legal framework. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate and conduct a breath alcohol test using the legally approved breath alcohol testing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An enforcement operation is planned and organised according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is set up for evidential breath alcohol testing during an enforcement operation according to manufacturer's specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Drivers of vehicles are stopped in accordance with legislation and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Process is explained to drivers and equipment is used in accordance with the manufacturer's specification and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All documentation is completed and necessary information obtained for evidential purposes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Legislative framework for road traffic law enforcement.
  • Relevant prosecution guidelines.
  • Manufacturer's specifications and instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Apply traffic law enforcement equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Apply traffic law enforcement equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The legislation governing the use of traffic law enforcement equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Apply traffic law enforcement equipment. 

  • 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  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. Josmap Training Institute 
    2. Mangaung Traffic Training College 
    3. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.