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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Port Control and Admissions|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|50419||National Certificate: Port Control and Admissions|
|SGB Visible Policing|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security||Safety in Society|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||144||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|66869||National Certificate: Home Affairs Services||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||120||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification will enable immigration officials working within the port control and admissions environment to improve professionalism and enhance the quality of service delivery. It will also contribute to the further development of learners within immigration by providing articulation, recognition and further mobility within a dynamic, changing environment. A learner acquiring this qualification will have an improved understanding of his or her role, acquire the applied competencies to consistently and effectively execute their duties by interpreting and implementing policies, procedures and legislation related to port control and admissions. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social, economic and cultural transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the Safety in Society environment.
Qualifying learners will be able to show responsibility, and independently and effectively manage themselves and port control and admission processes. In addition, the learner will be able to perform their line function with specific reference to:
This qualification is for learners who wish to pursue a career within the immigration discipline specifically and is one of several in a learning pathway that has been created within the area of immigration. It also provides learners with opportunities for professional development and career advancement within the broader constituencies of the Safety in Society community that will contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for all the people in the Republic of South Africa.
This qualification reflects the need and demand within the port control and admissions environment for officials who will be able to perform according to given client service principles. This qualification will provide a vehicle through which to develop competent official working in the permit section and ports of entry. Through this qualification officials within the immigration environment will be able to provide world class service, improve professionalism and enhance the quality of service delivery thereby contributing to the creation of public trust and achieving the vision of the department. This qualification will assist in changing the perceptions of the lack of good governance, professionalism and expertise within the immigration environment which will improve the image and relationships between immigration services and the national and international community.
This qualification opens up access for learners in the immigration environment for further development through vertical mobility to higher-level qualifications and horizontally to qualifications on the same level but in a different discipline. The level of flexibility within the range of electives will also allow the individual to pursue further specialisation within the Safety in Society sector.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
All competencies reflected in the learning assumed to be in place could be achieved through the recognition of prior learning.
Recognition of prior learning
The structure of this unit standards-based qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.
Access to the qualification
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualification is made up of a planned combination of learning outcomes that have a defined purpose and will provide qualifying learners with applied competence and a basis for further training. The qualification is made up of Fundamental, Core and Elective unit standards. A minimum of 144 credits is required to complete the qualification.
In this qualification the credits are allocated as follows:
Note: The elective unit standard category is open ended to allow the learner to choose the 5 credits associated to the elective unit standards from any discipline that would add value to the purpose of the qualification or the learners own development on a learning pathway within Safety in Society.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Qualifying learners are able to:
1. Manage information resources in order to achieve organisational objectives.
2. Protect the country's integrity at its ports of entry in terms of the sovereignty of the state.
3. Control movement of people across international ports.
4. Contribute to the discouragement of xenophobic behaviour and promote human rights.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Range: Current legislation also includes but is not limited to: regulations etc.
|During the (first stage of the) international comparison no trace was found of any existing national or in-house qualifications that cover the core content of this qualification. However, reference was found of an UN protocol that specifically refers to training to prevent trafficking in persons. Article 10.2 of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime read as follow:
"States Parties shall provide or strengthen training for law enforcement, immigration and other relevant officials in the prevention of trafficking in persons. The training should focus on methods used in preventing such trafficking, prosecuting the traffickers and protecting the rights of the victims, including protecting the victims from the traffickers. The training should also take into account the need to consider human rights and child- and gender-sensitive issues and it should encourage cooperation with non-governmental organizations, other relevant organizations and other elements of civil society."
This clearly puts an obligation on Government to ensure that both government officials and society at large should be exposed to such training. From this it could be further deduced that the UN expects of all governments in general to take steps in training their officials for the implementation of all other protocols and treaties.
|This qualification articulates horizontally with the following proposed and registered qualifications:
This qualification articulates vertically with the following proposed and registered qualifications:
Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 66869, which is "National Certificate:Home Affairs", NQF Level 5, 120 Credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||110000||Generate information and reports for internal and external use||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||115318||Administer and control the movement of persons and goods across international borders at ports of entry||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||9|
|Core||123484||Analyse the deportation methods of illegal foreigners||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||115306||Apply relevant legislation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||9|
|Core||11975||Conduct a lawful arrest||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||11976||Conduct a lawful search and seizure||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||117456||Conduct an Investigative Interview||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||123485||Control aiding and abetting activities||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||123482||Control and administer admission of people to, sojourn in and departure from the country||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||123483||Evaluate the effects of counter-xenophobia and non-racism on a work environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||123486||Explain the administration of a port control office||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Core||15225||Identify and interpret related legislation and its impact on the team, department or division and ensure compliance||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||123501||Interpret current legislation and policies related to Immigration Services in South Africa||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||7|
|Core||115307||Perform duties of a police office official at a port of entry||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||115317||Perform duties of an immigration official at a port of entry||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||115323||Profile and select persons at a port of entry||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||120485||Receive and attend to complaints||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Core||123488||Safe-keep and handling of face-value documents and stamps||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||12156||Apply government communication processes and assess communication effects||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Fundamental||9407||Communicate with clients and discuss work||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Fundamental||8648||Demonstrate an understanding of professional values and ethics||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||15096||Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Fundamental||15233||Harness diversity and build on strengths of a diverse working environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Fundamental||114226||Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||14646||Demonstrate an understanding of the human rights contained in the bill of rights||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||11985||Inspect, drive and maintain an official vehicle||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||115313||Prepare officials and individuals to survive a hostage incident||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Elective||7854||Provide First Aid||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||8662||Analyse and communicate workplace data||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||115311||Apply advanced driving skills / techniques in defensive and offensive situations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||9|
|Elective||15236||Apply financial analysis||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||119345||Apply principles, regulations and legislation underlying supply chain management in the public sector||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Elective||114038||Conduct search and inspection||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||115325||Detect and identify places of concealment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||117469||Identify and explain explosives||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||9|
|Elective||9224||Implement policies regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||7883||Manage workplace relations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||115322||Perform duties of a customs official at a port of entry||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||115316||Perform duties of a department agriculture border control official||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||7878||Prepare and Maintain Financial Records and Statements||Level 5||NQF Level 05||12|
|Elective||115329||Develop competent officials||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||3|
|Elective||115334||Maintain good relations with internal and external clients||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||6|
|Elective||114493||Manage interactive communication between public and government||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||7|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.