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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the role and functions of a Peace Officer and Traffic Warden 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377224  Demonstrate an understanding of the role and functions of a Peace Officer and Traffic Warden 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Traffic 
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  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4 
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 
The purpose of this learning is that learners are capable of understanding the relevant sections and regulations contained in the criminal procedure legislation pertaining to peace officers. The unit standard will enable the learner to apply the applicable legislation by enforcing the provisions of the legislation, teaching the public and leading by example.

This unit standard also allows for transformation of the status of a peace officer and a traffic warden, as learners become models for other learners. This attracts quality people and allows for the aspirations of people to be part of the authorized officers.

This unit standard caters for both peace officer and traffic warden and includes the bylaws of the specific organization or authority.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Explain the meaning of terms and phrases used in the legislation.
  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of peace officers.
  • Explain the procedure for search and seizure.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant aspects of Criminal Law.
  • Explain the rules pertaining to giving evidence. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in terms of the following unit standard:
  • Communication and language competencies at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    In this unit standard, "Legislation" refers to criminal procedure legislation, national road traffic legislation and related bylaws. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the meaning of terms and phrases used in the legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant definitions in the legislation are explained in terms of their application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Similar terms are compared to demonstrate their differences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the duties and responsibilities of peace officers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The powers of a peace officer are explained in terms of search warrants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The powers of a peace officer are explained in terms of conducting an arrest. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implement procedures to offenders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures refer to Section 56 and Section 341 Written Notices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the procedure for search and seizure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Search and seizure is explained in terms of the legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Search and seizure refers to:
  • Search of persons.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Securing attendance in a court is explained in terms of legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include, but not limited to:
  • Arrest, Written Notice and Summons.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant aspects of Criminal Law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given on the elements of a crime in terms of the Criminal Law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the category of participants to the commission of a crime. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Description includes perpetrators, Accomplices and Accessory.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the rules pertaining to giving evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different criminal courts in South Africa are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different types and concepts of evidence are explained in terms of Law of Evidence. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Refers to Oral, documentary, hearsay, irrelevant evidence and Confessions and Admissions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Court procedures are described as prescribed by the criminal justice system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Refers to the stages of a trial.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Chapter 2 of the Constitution of South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the importance of the Constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation on Sections in the Bill of Rights is given with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Refers to Section 9 Equality; Section 10 Human Dignity; Section 11 Life; Section 14 Privacy; Section 35 Rights of an arrested, detained accused person; Section 36 Limitation Clause.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The relevant sections and regulations of the current criminal procedure legislation as amended, as well as definitions. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve related problems in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act (Act51/1977) where responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made regarding contraventions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Managing themselves and their activities to identify offences and offenders in accordance with standard operation procedures and in terms of relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to correctly identify offenders and offences. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with members of the public using visual, language skills in the modes of verbal or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that addressing unlawful and unsafe traffic behaviour and circumstances within own competence and reporting unlawful and unsafe traffic behaviour and circumstances outside own competence. 

    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  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    2. CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    3. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING 
    4. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    5. HJN TRAINING CC 
    6. KWAZULU NATAL TRAFFIC TRAINING COLLEGE 
    7. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    8. MANGAUNG TRAFFIC COLLEGE 
    9. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.