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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Resolving of Crime 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49118  National Certificate: Resolving of Crime 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Resolving of Crime 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  122  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 1057/04  2004-12-02  2007-12-02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
59989  National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  120  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of this qualification is to obtain a nationally recognized qualification in the investigation environment and to uplift the professional standards of investigations in resolving of crime.

The unit standards in this qualification may allow vertical and horizontal progression and mobility to enhance investigative knowledge and skills. Elective standards may further allow for progression and career pathing into specialist areas and sectors in Safety in Society.

The learner obtaining this qualification will be able to enhance service delivery to the internal and external clients that will endeavour to enhance satisfaction and trust. Qualified learners will be able to exercise their investigative responsibilities in accordance with the Constitution of SA as well as relevant legislation. The qualification will allow for progression within the investigation environment through the recognition of prior learning that will allow for the recognition of formal, non-formal and in-formal learning leading to the achievement of a national qualification by learners.

A learner acquiring this qualification will have skills and knowledge to:
  • Describe and apply identification principles, techniques and / or methods during the investigation process.
  • Describe and apply investigative interviewing principles, techniques and / or methods.
  • Describe and apply information gathering principles, techniques and / or methods.
  • Describe and apply the principles, techniques and / or methods of evidence collection and handling.
  • Identify role-players in the investigation process known as individualization.
  • Describe, explain and apply tracing principles, techniques and / or method.
  • Present evidence collected for litigation purposes.
  • Identify, describe and apply methods and / or techniques for recovering of property.

    Rationale of the qualification:

    One of the government of South Africa's main focus area is crime and how to reduce it. This goal can only be achieved by continues upliftment of the investigators and subsequent the employability and specialized capabilities of the investigators in the country. This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the investigation environment that relates to investigation and to perform the relevant roles in resolving of crime and protection of property by upholding the law in selected functional electives that are expressed by employers and employees. It allows learners to be employed in the Safety in Society sub-field to perform the relevant roles in the broader investigation environment and pursue further studies at a more advanced investigative level. This qualification will further ensure better service delivery to the community thereby providing a safe and secure community environment, which will enhance growth of the economy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    In order to achieve the exit level outcomes of this qualification, learners need the following knowledge and skills:
  • The ability to read, write, and use written resource material at least at level 4
  • The ability to use and understand fundamental mathematical / numeracy concepts at least at level 4.

    Recognition of prior learning

    This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole by recognition of prior learning. The learner in this case must be assessed / evaluated in the same manner as described in the paragraph that deals with integrated assessment above. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Learners undertaking the National Certificate in the Resolving of Crime (investigators) will be required to acquire all 33 credits within the Fundamental and all 60 credits within the Core. For the achievement of the minimum 122 credits required to achieve the qualification, learners will be required to achieve at least 29 credits in the elective component. It is strongly advised that learners should not only achieve the minimum 29 credits in the elective component but that they should ensure for career purposes that once they chose an elective stream, they should complete all the credits in that stream. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The qualification consists of unit standards that describe the knowledge and skills that will describe competence in a specific unit standard. The outcomes are specified in terms of a combination of specific and critical cross-field outcomes as defined in the different unit standards. On achieving this qualification, learners are able to:

    1:
    Adhere to and fully implement all principles of law and relevant legislation pertaining to an investigation in the pursuit of resolving of crime.

    2:
    Communicate with all parties in an investigation in a professional manner in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

    3:
    Assimilate and interpret information and exercise problem solving skills which should lead to an understanding of the relevant case and subsequently relate to the final recommendation on the findings on the case.
    Associated assessment criteria:

    4:
    Appraise individual contexts in order to determine which principals; technique sand methods are required in a case by case scenario.

    5:
    Prepare documentation and ensure record keeping systems are followed to ensure adequate case management and administration. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • The rights of people are regarded as of paramount importance to the manner in which the South African Police Service conducts investigations and subsequently the actions taken in the investigation process must be justifiable in terms of all applicable legislation.
  • Court methodology, proceedings and specific legislation are adhered to in order to expedite the investigation and resolving of crime process.
  • Investigative processes are adhered to and comply with relevant legislation.

    2.
  • Information is extracted by various means to be utilized in the deciphering of the specific case under investigation.
  • Suspects and witnesses are questioned in order to obtain useable statements which could assist in the evaluating of the investigation
  • The findings of an investigation should be supported by the adaptable and professional manner in which information was obtained form different parties.

    3.
  • An analytical and logical approach to each individual case is applied according to departmental rules.
  • Findings are assessed and recommendations made to the justice system on a case by case basis.
  • Information is screened to estimate the importance of each piece of information.

    4.
  • Crime scenes are examined and assessed to determine and identify witnesses, victims, suspects and appropriate evidence.
  • Alibi's are verified and utililsed in the particular context of the investigation.
  • Investigative aids and experts are used appropriately to expedite the findings of the investigation.
  • Evidence is collated to accurately support with the assessment and final appraisal and findings of the investigation.
  • Crime scenes are reconstructed in order to assist with the solving of an investigation.

    5.
  • Case dockets are accurately presented, submitted and complies with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Records are kept in the appropriate manner specified.
  • Computerised and manual systems are updated for inspections of revision of a case.

    Integrated Assessment

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve all exit level outcomes of the qualification. The identification and solving of known problems, team work, organising self, using of data, implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Certain exit level outcomes are measurable and verifiable through assessment criteria assessed in one application. Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the Investigation environment. Competence will be assessed when conducting formative and summative assessment.

    Formative assessment

    The assessment criteria for formative assessment are described in the various unit standards. Formative assessment takes place during the process of learning and assessors should use a range of assessment methods and tools that support each other to assess total competence.

    The assessment methods and/or tools used by the assessor must be fair in a sense that they do not hinder or advantage the learner, valid in a sense that they measure what they intend to measure, reliable in a sense that they are consistent and delivers the same output across a range of learners and practical in a sense that they take into account the available financial resources, facilities, equipment and time.

    Summative assessment

    Summative assessments are carried out at the end of the learning programme to assess the achievement of the learner. A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.

    Assessors and moderators

    Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Unit standards associated with the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The South African Police Service has engaged in extensive liaison with colleagues and related services in the international community. Material, best practices and many other innovations have been considered and integrated into this qualification.

    In addition, it has been benchmarked against the qualifications of the Multi Implementation Team (Commonwealth, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) who helped plan and implement a new basic policing training programme for community police constables. This qualification is inline with qualifications presented by the Netherlands, Sweden and Unit Kingdom. Investigation skills are very generic and are based on the same principles as covered by this qualification. This qualification is built in such a way that it will receive constant international review and input from Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Corporation Organisation (SARPCCO) and Interpol.

    The Australian Training Qualification Framework make provision for various qualifications in this specific field, and is inline with this qualification:
  • PUA60300 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation)
  • PUA50200 Diploma in Public Safety (Policing)
  • PUA50300 Diploma in Public Safety (Forensic Investigations)
  • PUA60400 Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Police Intelligence)

    Higher Education Institutions and other National Departments were consulted during the standards generation processes such as the Department of Correctional Services, Department of Defense, Community Policing Agencies, and Business against crime, Metro Police and Private providers. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    On completion of this qualification, learners will proceed to the National Diploma in resolving of Crime as well as advanced Certificates in the specialization fields.
    The choice of elective learning component allows the learner to change to another pathway in investigation environment at the same level or at the next level.

    The fundamental and core learning components will equip the learner with credits that will be useful in the safety in society sector and other learning fields that the learner may wish to pursue. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    All providers offering the learning to achieve this qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA or through a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to be registered as an assessor, the applicant needs the following:
  • A minimum of five years practical, relevant occupational experience;
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards as stipulated by SAQA;
  • Detailed documentary proof or educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by applicant must be provided;
  • Must have successfully completed this qualification on NQF Level 5 and/or at least the skills levels in this field equivalent to those require by the NQF at level 6, plus two years of practice in this field as a worker or expert consultant or provider
  • Meet any other requirements stipulated by the ETQAs.

    All assessors must be registered with the relevant ETQAs, and must comply with the requirements for assessors as prescribed by this qualification and the relevant ETQA. In addition, the assessors must have at least the skills levels in this field equivalent to those require by the NQF at level 6, plus two years of practice in this field as a worker or expert consultant or provider. All moderators moderating the assessment of a learner for this qualification must be registered with the relevant ETQAs.

    Assessors and moderators

    Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Unit standards associated with the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by Qualification 59989, which is "National Certificate: Resolving of Crime", Level 5, 120 credits.

    Definitions

    Investigation includes the investigation of crime, irregularities and civil matters
    Identification includes all techniques and methods used to identify a person, crime, places and exhibits, etc. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117457  Administer the case docket process flow  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  11982  Attend to and handle crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  14122  Collate crime intelligence  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  117456  Conduct an Investigative Interview  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11992  Deal with suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11984  Give evidence in a court of law  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11993  Investigate a crime scene  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11996  Recruit and maintain informers to assist in the prevention and resolving of crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  117449  Apply the general principles of criminal law to the investigation of crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  117452  Apply the principles of Law of Evidence in the investigation of crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  117446  Apply the provisions of the criminal procedure act in the investigation of crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Fundamental  11974  Conduct oneself in a professional manner in a policing environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  15096  Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117444  Administer the Vehicle Safeguarding Section (VSS) investigation process  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117441  Conduct an enquiry docket investigation in respect of a vehicle  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117451  Conduct IFSO investigations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117445  Conduct investigations of crimes against the state  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  117447  Conduct project driven investigations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  17 
    Elective  117448  Conduct Psychology investigations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117450  Demonstrate an understanding of the procedural systems used by banks  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117440  Determine the identity of a vehicle  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  117442  Ensure an effective investigation based on the integrated approach principles  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  11286  Institute disciplinary action  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117453  Investigate the combating and control the movement of livestock and livestock produce  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  117455  Manage and control any given commercial crime scene  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117443  Manage and maintain an effective informers and agent network  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  117454  Receive seized vehicles at the Vehicle Safeguarding Section (VSS)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  10985  Conduct a disciplinary hearing  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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