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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Receive and release detainees 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11988  Receive and release detainees 
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 
Learners who have achieved this unit standard are capable of receiving and releasing detainees according to policies and procedures of the organization.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Book in a detainee
  • Prepare and release a detainee for court
  • Release a detainee

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society environment and more specifically within the policing discipline by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the safety in society environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Functional mathematical, numerical and communication skills
  • Read, interpret and use of relevant forms 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who safeguard and releases detainees with a level of authority that allows them to take decisions independent. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Book in a detainee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The detainee's particulars are recorded in the appropriate registers according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An Occurrence Book entry is made for cross- checking purpose according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The detainee's rights, as specified in Chapter 3 of the Constitution, are respected according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The detainees are placed in cell according to special needs for the detainees and the organizational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and release a detainee for court. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The register for court is checked to identify detainees to attend court on the specified date according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identified detainees are taken to the Centre according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal property of detainee's is handed to the escort according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The escort is made to acknowledge receipt of the property by signing the Occurrence Book according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The escort is made to acknowledge receipt of the detainees by signing the Occurrence Book and relevant registers and forms according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Details of the event are recorded in the Occurrence Book and the relevant registers according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Release a detainee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Detainees eligible for release are identified by referring to the committal warrant according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The appropriate forms and/or registers are completed according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The identified detainees is release from the cell and taken to the Centre according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The identified detainee is inspected for injuries, and an entry made in the Occurrence Book according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The reasons for release are explained to the detainee according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The detainee's property is checked against the original entry and handed to the detainee against signature in the relevant register according to the organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The cell register is signed and an Occurrence Book entry for the release detainee is made according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The detainee is allowed to leave the Centre according to organizational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work duties. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a unit standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.
    2. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    4. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    The standard describes competent performance in doing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-site (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, and procedures and practices.
    2. A broad understanding of the legislation regarding the safeguarding and release of detainees
    3. A comprehensive understanding of the need for the safeguarding and release of detainees
    4. A basic understanding of the safeguarding and release of detainees 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding the safeguarding and release of detainees, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding the safeguarding and release of detainees, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information relevant in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding the use of force in the safeguarding and release of detainees, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Requirements of a portfolio

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of, applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook

    Level
    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
    1. A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
    2. An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
    3. Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
    4. An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
    5. Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
    6. An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions


    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements
    Criminal Procedure Act
    Law of Evidence (chain of evidence)
    Constitution Act
    Common Law
    South African Police Service Act
    Statutory Law

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of
    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20496   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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