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

Transport a prisoner 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11991  Transport a prisoner 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-02-19  2006-02-09  SAQA 0146/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-02-09   2010-02-09  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120490  Transport a prisoner  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who have achieved this unit standard are capable of applying and describing the procedures concerning the transportation and the conveyance of prisoners, transporting and safe keeping of prisoners while under their immediate control.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan the transport of prisoners
  • Receive prisoner(s) for transportation
  • Place prisoner in vehicle
  • Convey the prisoner
  • Hand over the prisoner to responsible person at destination

    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 in the safety in society environment concerning the transport of detainees. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the transport of prisoners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All relevant documentation are obtained and checked for the need to transport prisoners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The relevant official vehicle is identified for the transportation of prisoners according to the need. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The vehicle is inspected before use for any deviations in safety precautions according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The route for transportation is planned according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Receive prisoner(s) for transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All relevant documentation is completed including the body receipt according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The prisoner is searched in line with the requirements of the relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The prisoner is secured by handcuffing according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The prisoner is inspected for any injuries and noted in the pocket book according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The prisoner and property are taken in possession according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The number/gender of the prisoner is controlled to ensure no escapes according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Place prisoner in vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safety precautions are taken into account for the learner and prisoner according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The prisoner is safely placed in the vehicle according to safety precautions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Doors and windows are locked and closed to minimized escapes according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Convey the prisoner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ventilation is ensured and checked to minimized complaints according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Difficult prisoners are dealt with during conveyance without unnecessary injuries to the prisoner according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant road safety and rules are adhered to according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Direct routes to destination are taken to minimized any attempts to escape according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Environment is observed to identify any distractions according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Meals are arranged for prisoner while under control according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Hand over of detainees to responsible persons at destination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Vehicle is stopped in a safe and secured area according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Prisoners are removed from vehicle without any injuries according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety precautions are taken to minimize escapes according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Prisoners and property are handed over to responsible persons at destination according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Documentation is completed and filed 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 to 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-situ (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 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, and procedures and practices
  • A broad understanding of the organizational procedures regarding transporting prisoners
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the safe transporting of prisoners
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods used to transport prisoners 


  • 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 transporting of prisoners, 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 transporting prisoners, 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 transporting prisoners, 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. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120490, which is "Transport a prisoner", Level 5, 3 credits.

    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
    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    Criminal Procedure Act
    Constitution Act
    South African Police Service Act

    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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