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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Attend to and handle a domestic violence incident 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120488  Attend to and handle a domestic violence incident 
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 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 for learners in the sector, Law, Military Science and Security, sub-field Safety in Society and more specially policing who must attend to and handle a domestic violence incident during the execution of their duties.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the concept domestic violence and its impact on the social economic environment.
  • Explain the responsibilities of all role-players within the concept of domestic violence.
  • Provide assistance to victims of domestic violence.
  • Execute duties of a policing official. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF level 4.
  • Basic understanding of the Criminal Procedure Act regarding search, seizure, arrest and detention.
  • Basic understanding of the Constitution with specific reference to Chapter 2, Bill of Rights.
  • Basic understanding of the Firearm Control Act with specific reference to seizure of firearms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept domestic violence and its impact on the social economic environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept "domestic violence" is explained according to current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of domestic violence on the community is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of domestic violence on the social economic situation in the country is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of a domestic violence incident on a complainant is described in order to determine its influences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Current policies and procedures related to domestic violence incidents are described in terms of their relevance to specific incidents. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the responsibilities of all role-players within the concept of domestic violence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various reporting structures, which a complainant may access, are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibilities of the first responder at the scene are identified and explained according to current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles and responsibilities of the South African Police Service are identified and explained according to current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Role-players and support services are identified and described in terms of their roles and responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide assistance to victims of domestic violence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Details regarding a complaint of domestic violence are recorded in order to ensure that the complaint is attended to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scene is observed and secured without compromising own safety and the safety of others. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Securing a scene also refers to ensuring safe access to a scene.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The types of assistance utilised in a domestic violence incident is explained and selected in order to provide basic care to the complainant. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assistance refers to but not limited to:
  • Assistance in obtaining shelter for complainant.
  • Assistance in obtaining medical treatment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Execute duties of a policing official. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The complainant is informed of his/her rights and assisted in the process of obtaining a protection order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The seizure of firearms and weapons are executed in relation to the powers and duties as stipulated in the Firearm Control Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Requirements for arresting persons with or without a warrant are described in terms of current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation relevant to an incident of domestic violence is described according to current legislation and organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The safekeeping of personal property of a complainant is described according to current legislation and organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Information regarding domestic violence incidents are communicated in order to communicated to and inform role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Administrative related functions regarding an incident of domestic violence are conducted and adhered to in order to comply with organisational polices and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Administrative functions include hut are not limited to:
  • Completing registers.
  • Opening files and filing.
  • Reporting to authorities.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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 by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic understanding of the domestic violence act as well as the roles and responsibilities of all role-players involved in the incident of domestic violence.
  • A Broad understanding of assistance available for complainants and support available to them. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems during the attending to and handling of the incident. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the attending to and handling of a domestic violence incident. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one=s activities during the attend to and handling of the incident and in providing assistance with regarding to the incident. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding a complaint receive about domestic violence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with others during the obtaining of information regarding a complaint of domestic violence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use resources economically and cost effective during the attending to and handling of a domestic violence incident. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems and its impact on domestic violence. 

    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 
    Supplementary information:

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Legal
    > The Constitution of South Africa
    > The Criminal Procedure Act
    > The Domestic Violence Act
    > The Firearm Control Act
  • Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures
    > Organizational Standing operational Procedures
    > Criminal justice System 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-12-31  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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