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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce photographic evidence of a collision 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120133  Produce photographic evidence of a collision 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 intended for motor assessors and learners who reconstruct collisions for the RAF and as evidence in criminal proceedings in order to decide on the probable circumstances of a collision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Interpreting information elated to a collision.
  • Explaining the procedure followed to produce the required evidence.
  • Identifying photographs required to interpret the circumstances of a collision.
  • Producing relevant photographic evidence of a collision. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Documents and other information include, but are not limited to, worn statements, claim forms, accident reports, eyewitness accounts, diagrams, sketches and verbal interviews.
  • Photographic evidence includes, but is not limited to, tyre marks, road scars, liquid spillage, dribble marks, land marks, damage to a fixed object, direction of travel, road layout and debris.
  • Vehicles as defined in the National Road Traffic Act. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret information related to a collision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documents and other information relating to a collision are interpreted to create a mental picture of the event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assumptions are made about the location of damage on a vehicle and at the scene based on the mental picture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A decision is made about the evidence that will probably be required in a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate equipment is selected to produce the required evidence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the procedure that is followed in creating basic photographic evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic photographs required in an investigation are described with reference to the number of photographs required and the angle of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Photographs that are required to identify a vehicle are described in a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Physical evidence in the vehicle or at the scene is identified and photographed in order to record the damage and marks on a road. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures and techniques required to take photographs are explained with reference to lighting, focus, depth of field and equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify photographs required to interpret the circumstances of a collision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of creating labels in photographs where necessary is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Marks at the scene are linked to damage to a vehicle or parts of a vehicle to identify possible cause and effect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Additional photographs to interpret the circumstances of a collision and confirm evidence are identified for a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Precautions required at a specific collision scene are explained with reference to the safety of the photographer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce relevant photographic evidence of a collision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate terminology is used to explain what different photographs illustrate about a collision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Photographs are produced as evidence of the scene and the collision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Photographs are produced as evidence of contact damage, induced damage, pre-collision damage, interior contact damage, and tyre damage. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is capable of making decisions using critical and creative thinking in deciding what photographs are required as evidence in a specific situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is capable of organising and managing him/herself and his/hers activities responsibly and effectively in taking the necessary safety precautions when photographing a collision scene. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in interpreting information to create a mental image of a collision and producing relevant photographic evidence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is capable of communicating effectively using visual, and language skills in explaining what photographs illustrate. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is capable of use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others in creating photographic evidence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is capable of demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising the causal relationship between marks at the scene and damage to a vehicle. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  61529   National Certificate: Loss Adjusting  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 


    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.
     
    1. Alcari Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    2. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    3. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    4. EJW Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    7. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    8. License to Skill cc 
    9. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Octomate (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 
    12. Ripple Effect 4 (Pty) Ltd 
    13. RJM Educational Consulting (Pty) Ltd 



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