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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and perform special operations in the prevention and resolving of crime 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11995  Plan and perform special operations in the prevention and resolving of crime 
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 
This unit standard is for persons working in the safety and society environment by planning and performing special operations.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan and perform vigilant observations on the environment
  • Plan and compile roadblocks
  • Plan and set up trappings
  • Plan and perform search operations
  • Concentrate on potential flashpoints
  • Plan and perform raiding operations
  • Plan and perform special duties

    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 plan and perform special operations with a level of authority that allows them to take decisions independent. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and perform vigilant observations on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The environment is observed and necessary entries are made in the pocketbook according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The Centre are informed about problems and occurrences according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Notifications entries and reference numbers are made in the pocketbook according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Problems are immediately identified and attend to according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Statistical data, relevant registers, operational files, monthly, weekly and daily operational plans are created and noted according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and compile roadblocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The need for and locations of roadblocks are identified according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Hot spots for roadblocks are implemented according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Equipment is checked according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Resources are identified and allocated according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Roadblock is set up according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Statistical data, relevant registers, operational files, monthly, weekly and daily operational plans are created and noted according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and set up trappings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The seriousness of the crime is assessed according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suspects background is obtained and evaluated according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Types of trapping is decided on according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Trapping plan is developed and implemented according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Back-up resources are obtained according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Equipment to be used is obtained and checked according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Specific crimes are identified for setting up trappings according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Statistical data, relevant registers, operational files, monthly, weekly and daily operational plans are created and noted according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan and perform search operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The need for the search operation is identified according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Statistical data, relevant registers, operational files, monthly, weekly and daily operational plans are created and noted according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources are obtained according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Members are informed of the plan according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The search operation is conducting according to the search operations plan and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Evaluation and feedback are done and provided according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Concentrate on potential flashpoints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential flashpoints regarding crime are identified according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Problems and causes in flashpoints are assessed according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources are allocated to potential flashpoints areas according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Feedback is provided to Centre for registration and entries are made in the pocketbook according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Evaluations is conducted and feedback are provided according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Statistical data, relevant registers, operational files, monthly, weekly and daily operational plans are created and noted according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Plan and perform raiding operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The need for raiding operations are identified according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The location for the raiding operation is identified according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources to be used is researched according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment is obtained and checked according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Respective roles and duties are clarified according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The type of crime committed is identified and communicated to members according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Suspects and/or accused are arrested and handle with according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Statistical data, relevant registers, operational files, monthly, weekly and daily operational plans are created and noted according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Plan and perform special duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The need for special duties are obtained according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Problems to be addressed are identified according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Role-players and resources are engaged according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Manpower and equipment to be used are researched and obtained according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Control and checkpoints are established and handled according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Evaluations is conducted and feedback are provided according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Statistical data, relevant registers, operational files, monthly, weekly and daily operational plans are created and noted 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 principles of planning special operations
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the planning and conducting special operations
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods used to plan and conduct special operations 


  • 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 planning and conducting of special operations, 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 planning and conducting of special operations, 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, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information relevant in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding the planning and conducting of special operations, 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

    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  48865   National Diploma: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  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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