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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a human scent identification trail with a scent identification dog 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120470  Conduct a human scent identification trail with a scent identification dog 
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  15 
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 learners in the field of Safety in Society who conduct a human scent identification trail with a scent identification dog.

Range:
  • Trail refer to a serial displayer or recital of events.

    A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal framework pertaining to a human scent identification trail.
  • Prepare for human scent identification trail in a structured scenario.
  • Utilize a human scent identification dog in a human scent identification trail. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 4.
  • Caring for the welfare of a service dog NQF Level 3.
  • Supervision of service dogs in a kennel environment NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the legal framework pertaining to human scent identification trail. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Legal framework pertaining to human scent identification trail may include but is not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety Act, Criminal Procedure Act, Constitution of South Africa, Chapter 2 Bill of Rights, Animal Protection Act No 71 of 1962 section 2.1(a), (c), (d), (f), (i), (m), (n), (q) and (r) and Organizational Policies and Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of current legislation in setting up a human scent identification trail is determined in order to adhere to the purpose of current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements of current legislation for setting up a human scent identification trail is applied in order to ensure that the legal requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process for setting up a human scent identification trail is applied in order to meet the requirements of current legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for human scent identification trail in a structured scenario. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    A human scent identification trail is managed according to the principles of the human identification trails. Example: Same race, gender, age, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The environment is prepared to facilitate the human scent identification trail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of scent transferring to objects is demonstrated according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The human scent identification dog is prepared for a human scent identification trail. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prepare a human scent identification dog may refer to but is not limited to placing the human scent identification dog in the anticipated position and the utilization of equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The influence of environmental factors which may influence the human scent identification trail is determined according to a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Scent is provided from the control sample to the human scent identification dog in order to indicate the matching sample. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Utilize human scent identification dog in scent identification trail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The human scent identification dog's behaviour is interpreted in order to encourage scent identification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dog handling techniques are applied depending on the human scent identification dog's behaviour in order to facilitate the scent identification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Care should be taken not to influence the human scent identification dog's actions as this would influence the outcome of the exercise. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Behaviour may refer to the human scent identification dog not searching (not taking the appropriate action).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The results of the identification trail are verified to inform the action to be taken. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Animal Protection Act No 71 of 1962 section 2.1(a), (c), (d), (f), (i), (m), (n), (q) and (r).
  • Principles of the human identification trails.
  • The purpose, requirements and procedures of current legislation of setting up a human scent identification trail.
  • Process of transferring scent to objects.
  • Preparation of human scent identification dog.
  • Influence of environmental factors.
  • Requirements for a controlled and matching sample.
  • Principles of providing scent to facilitate assimilation.
  • Dog behaviour.
  • Dog handling techniques.
  • Procedures regarding positive and negative identifications.
  • Reporting procedures.
  • Principles of evidential value.
  • Criminal Procedure Act, No. 51 of 1977 (section 20-23, 25-28, 30, 39-40, 43, 48-50).
  • South African Police Service Act, No. 68 of 1995 (section 13).
  • Constitution of South Africa Act, No. 106 of 1996 (section 10, 12, 14, 21, 25, 205(3)).
  • Judicial matter second amendment Act 122 of 1998 (which replace section 49 of the CPA, No. 51 of 1977). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organization, community. 

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

    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  50102   National Certificate: Dog Handling  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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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