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

Recruit and maintain informers to assist in the prevention and resolving of crime 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11996  Recruit and maintain informers to assist 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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-02-14  2008-02-06  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-06   2012-02-06  

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
253979  Manage informers  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who recruit and maintain informers for the purpose of assistance in the prevention and resolving of crime.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and explain the need to recruit informers
  • Select and interview potential informers
  • Build a trustworthy relationship with the identified/recruited informer
  • Maintain a trustworthy relationship with the recruited/potential informer

    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 sector of safety in society dealing with the recruitment and maintenance of informers to assist in the prevention and resolving of crime with a level of authority that allows them to take decisions independent. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the need to recruit informers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relevant legislation and organizational policies are explained and described in accordance with the organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The relevant legislation is applied in every day operations in accordance with the organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The limitations, rights and powers of the official is explained and described in accordance with the Constitutions of South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The need for the identifying of informers is explained according to relevant organizational policies and legislations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information to recruit informers is obtained from networking in the local communities according to crime intelligence principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A profile of the identified informer is compiled according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Confidentiality within one-self regarding the identification of informers are maintained according to confidentiality principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and interview potential informers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential informers are listed and privately visited according to organizational procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All relevant and appropriate questions are asked according to organizational procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Potential informers are evaluated to become recruited informers according to the organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The Potential informer is recruited and file is opened according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The informer is provided with an Identification/registration number according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Build a trustworthy relationship with the identified/recruited informer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Visits to the informer are handled in a confidential way according to organizational procedures and crime intelligence requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Informer's file is updated after visits and contacts according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Informers security is secured according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Informers are treated with respect and dignity according to the Constitution of South Africa. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain a trustworthy relationship with the recruited/potential informer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Informer is regularly spoken to in confidence according to crime intelligence principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Informers claims and payouts are processed according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Informers are clearly tasked/briefed according the nature of the information needed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Progress and feedback is regularly monitored and obtained from the informer. 


    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 legislation regarding the use of informers to assist in the prevention and resolving of crime
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the recruitment and maintenance of an informers network in the preventing and resolving of crime
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods used to recruit and maintain informers 


  • 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 identification and recruitment of informers, 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 identification and recruitment of informers, 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 identification and recruitment of informers, 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 253979, which is "Manage informers", Level 4, 5 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
    Law of Evidence (chain of evidence)
    Constitution Act
    Common Law
    South African Police Service Act
    Statutory Law
    Crime intelligence principles
    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  49118   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  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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