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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Transport a prisoner 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120490  Transport a prisoner 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11991  Transport a prisoner  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who have achieved this unit standard are capable of applying and describing the procedures concerning the transportation and the conveyance of prisoners, transporting and safe keeping of prisoners while under their immediate control.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan the transport of prisoners.
  • Receive prisoner(s) for transportation.
  • Convey the prisoner.
  • Hand over the prisoner to responsible person at destination.

    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 safety in society environment concerning the transport of detainees.

    References to "the relevant Act" mean:
  • The Immigration Act/Regulations.
  • Criminal Procedure Act if appointed as a Peace Officer in terms of Section 334 of the CPA.
  • The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • The Constitution.
  • Related legislation and regulations. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the transport of prisoners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All documentation related to the need to transport prisoners is obtained and checked for correctness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant means of transport is identified for the transportation of prisoners according to the need. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The means of transport is inspected before use for any deviations in safety and security precautions according to departmental procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The route for transportation and stopping points are planned to ensure maximum cost effectiveness, efficiency, safety and security. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Receive prisoner(s) for transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All relevant documentation is completed including the body receipt according to departmental procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The prisoner is searched and inspected in line with the requirements of the relevant legislation. Injuries are recorded and reported to relevant authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The prisoner is secured according to relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The prisoner and property are taken in possession according to relevant legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Convey the prisoner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The placement of the prisoner in the vehicle meets safety and security requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Prisoners are conveyed without injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prisoners are conveyed along the routes as per the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Meals are arranged for prisoner while under control according to departmental procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Hand over detainees to responsible persons at destination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hand over is carried out at destination and in a safe and secured area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Prisoners are handed over safely and securely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prisoners and property are handed over to responsible persons at destination according to departmental procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed and filed according to departmental procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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 organizational procedures regarding transporting prisoners.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the safe transporting of prisoners.
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods used to transport prisoners. 

  • 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 a critical and creative way in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding transporting of prisoners, 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 transporting prisoners, 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, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information relevant in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding transporting prisoners, 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 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11991, "Transport a prisoner", Level 5, 3 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:
  • A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component.
  • An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles.
  • Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field.
  • An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems.
  • Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills.
  • 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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
    1. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    3. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD CAPE TOWN 
    4. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PRETORIA NORTH 
    5. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    6. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY ASM 
    8. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY MANYALETI 
    9. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    10. AKHOLEKILE (PTY) LTD 
    11. ALUTE SA PTY LTD 
    12. AVSCAN TRAINING PTY LTD BOKSBURG 
    13. BAMBILIZWE INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS 
    14. BEETEES CABS CC 
    15. BIGSCREEN SECURE SOLUTIONS 
    16. BITLINE SA 368 CC 
    17. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    18. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    19. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    20. BULCOF SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    21. C G S CORPORATE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    22. COLLINS SEBOLA FINANCIAL SERVICES (PTY) 
    23. COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SAFETY AND SECURITY 
    24. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    25. E FOCUS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    26. EEL PROTECTION SERVICES THEMBALUVHILO 
    27. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    28. EMC TRAINING AND CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    29. ENFORCE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD ETHEKWINI 
    30. ENGIE SECURITY SERVICES TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PTY LTD 
    31. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    32. FAST CATCH SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    33. Fidelity Security Services 
    34. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    35. FORUM SEKURITEIT 
    36. GENESIS K9 GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    37. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    38. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    39. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    40. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    41. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEM Y 9PTY) LTD -DRBAN BRANCH 
    42. INGELOSI TRADING 192 CC 
    43. IPELENG RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    44. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    45. JODIGYN (PTY) LTD 
    46. KNO SECURITY AND SUPPLY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    47. LAMS KWENA RESCUE 
    48. LEBZ PEKEDI CONSTRUCTION AND TRAIDING (PTY) LTD 
    49. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    50. LUFATINGE CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL TRADING 
    51. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    52. MADUNA PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    53. MAHAMOTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE CC 
    54. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    55. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    56. MATIMBA SAFETY AND SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    57. MIDRAND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    58. MILITES DEI SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    59. MISHO''S INVETMENTS 
    60. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    61. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    62. MOKHOMO SECURITY 
    63. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    64. PHUMLA MANGWENIS TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    65. PIROT SECURITY SERVICES 
    66. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    67. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    68. RHODE RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES CC 
    69. RISENGASECURITY TRAINING SERVICES 
    70. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    71. SAHO INVESTMENT CC 
    72. SAKHI'SIZWE SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    73. SHALUZA PROTECTION FORCE CC 
    74. SHAMARIAH SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    75. SILWAYIPHI CLEANING SECURITY SERVICES 
    76. SIPHEFU BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    77. SIRIUS RISK MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    78. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    79. SIVA SECURITY SERVICES 
    80. SIYANIVIKELA SECURITY SERVICES 
    81. SOLID PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    82. SSG Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    83. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    84. TACTICAL TASK FORCE AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    85. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    86. THINGA SECURITY TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    87. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    88. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    89. VUTHELA AFRICA SECURITY SERVICES 
    90. WILLSHIR TRADING 
    91. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    92. XONE CONTROL ROOM MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    93. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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