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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Resolving of Crime 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
59989  National Certificate: Resolving of Crime 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Resolving of Crime 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
SAS SETA - Safety and Security SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
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  120  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 "Reregistered" 
SAQA 07113/16  2015-07-01  2016-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2017-06-30   2020-06-30  

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 qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
49118  National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  122  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This qualification will contribute to the setting of standards in the resolving of crime sectors and will enhance the ability of professionals within the sector. This qualification will equip the learners with the abilities and competencies needed within the sector. This qualification will provide learners with elective areas in which learners will be able to specialise such as commercial investigations, private investigations, organized crime investigations and violent crime investigations.

Resolving of crime can be undertaken by the South African Police Services through one of their many units or by corporate and/or organisations prior to the involvement of the South African Police Services. This qualification will enable these learners to have common competencies which will make them mobile across the employment sector in this regard while still addressing the needs of various sectors through the elective component of the qualification.

Learners will be able to use investigative principles and techniques, interview persons, gather and collate information, understand and apply evidence handling and collection techniques, present evidence and demonstrate recovery techniques. The learner obtaining this qualification will be able to enhance service delivery to the internal and external clients that will endeavour to enhance satisfaction and trust. Qualified learners will be able to exercise their investigative responsibilities in accordance with the Constitution of SA as well as relevant legislation.

These learners will be able to:
  • Apply legal prescripts to an investigation.
  • Interpret and present information in order to solve a crime or incident.
  • Apply investigative methods and techniques within a structured scenario.

    Rationale:

    South African citizen's rights are entrenched within the Constitution of South Africa. These rights are regarded as of paramount importance to ensure a democratic society. Once these rights are infringed upon, it becomes the responsibility of a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that the rights are restored and corrective actions taken, hence the fact that resolving, prevention and reduction of crime is a national priority on many levels. This qualification will address the need to ensure that a professional cadre of persons is available to perform effective resolving of crime responsibilities.

    The successful investigation of crime supports the concept of resolving of crime that will contribute to the trust of the community in the stakeholders within the criminal justice process.

    This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the investigation environment to perform the relevant roles in resolving of crime. Resolving of crime will contribute to upholding of the Constitution of South Africa that guarantees human rights, such as protection of life and protection of property to create a safe and secure environment. Resolving of crime can be applied in various contexts, such as economic as well as safety in society environment. Criminal tendencies are determined by the desire of the individual, the opportunity that exists to commit crime and the market that it creates the need for the crime.

    This qualification will further ensure better service delivery to the community thereby providing a safe and secure community environment, which will enhance economic growth. Effective resolving of crime concepts will win trust from international partners in terms of investments on various levels. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 4.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole by recognition of prior learning. The learner in this case must be assessed/evaluated in the same manner as described in the paragraph that deals with integrated assessment above.

    Access to Qualification:

    FETC Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The following rules of combination apply to this qualification:
  • Fundamental: All unit standards in the Fundamental Component (33 credits) are compulsory.
  • Core: All unit standards in the Core Component (57 credits) are compulsory.
  • Elective: Learners are to choose a specialisation from the list below and complete elective unit standards according to the rules stated for each specialisation.
  • Police Investigations.
  • Corporate Investigations.

    Police Investigations:

    The learner must complete the following elective unit standards in the Police Investigations specialisation and choose one of the sub-specialisations listed below and complete all the unit standards for that sub-specialisation:
  • ID 253992: Perform witness support activities.
  • ID 253981: Investigate a missing persons case.
  • ID 253987: Conduct an inquest investigation.

    Sub-specialisations:
  • General Investigations (17 credits):
    > ID 120483: Conduct preliminary investigations.
    > ID 120492: Demonstrate the application of performance management.
    > ID 243934: Apply Victim Empowerment knowledge and skills for service delivery.
  • Vehicle Theft Investigations (15 credits):
    > ID 253977: Demonstrate the function of the Vehicle Circulation System in relation to vehicle crime investigation.
    > ID 253989: Demonstrate understanding of the impoundment of vehicles.
    > ID 253984: Demonstrate understanding of the vehicle identification.
  • Stock Theft Investigations (15 credits):
    > ID 253991: Investigate and control the movement of livestock and livestock produce.
  • Family Violence and Child Protection and Sexual Offences (15 credits):
    > ID 253976: Demonstrate understanding the prevention and investigation of crimes related to Family Violence and Child protection.

    Corporate Investigations (30 Credits):

    Learners must choose elective unit standards from those listed below to a value of at least 30 credits:
  • ID 10124: Consult to clients on trade related issues.
  • ID 10985: Conduct a disciplinary hearing.
  • ID 11286: Institute disciplinary action.
  • ID 12891: Apply concepts and principles of business ethics in the professional environment.
  • ID 13018: Contribute to the Implementation of auditing procedures.
  • ID 13061: Identify and apply the responsibilities, functions and qualities of the auditor.
  • ID 13062: Establish a framework for internal control and internal control evaluation.
  • ID 119755: Use specific techniques to identify risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation.
  • ID 119758: Explain individual, social and corporate factors contributing to crime and victimisation.
  • ID 120282: Develop, implement and monitor an integrated crime prevention programme. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Apply legal prescripts to an investigation.

    2. Interpret and present information in order to solve a crime or incident.

    3. Apply investigative methods and techniques within a structured scenario.

    4. Apply administrative and communication processes in relation to the resolving and reduction of crime. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1 The differences between common law and statutory offences are explained with examples.
    1.2 Law of evidence is applied in a given situation.
    Range:
  • Given situation may refer to structured scenarios, case studies, and role-plays.
  • Law of evidence must include the chain of evidence.
    1.3 Current sections of the Criminal Procedures Act (CPA) related to the investigation of a crime or an incident are applied within a given case study.
    Range:
  • The current sections must refer to from receiving the complaint up to conclusion of the case/incident.
    1.4 Supreme role of the Constitution is explained in relation to other legislation.
    1.5 Rights of individuals as stipulated in chapter 2 (Bill of Rights) of the Constitution are described in terms of when and how infringements may take place.
    1.6 The judicial/departmental processes are applied during the presentation of evidence in a give case study.
    Range:
  • Judicial process refer to criminal cases, Departmental processes refer to internal departmental cases and Civil processes refer.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 Investigative techniques are used in order to assimilate information for communication to role-players.
    Range:
  • Role-players may refer to but are not limited to public and private role-players such as witnesses, complainants and experts.
  • Information may refer to but is not limited to factual and verified information such as evidence, hearsay, real evidence, documentary evidence and leads.
  • Methods of presenting information refer to but are not limited to findings, needs, outcomes, outputs, recommendations, testimonies, evidence and status reports.
    2.2 Methods of gathering information are applied in investigations.
    Range:
  • Methods refer to but are not limited to interviewing techniques and questioning techniques in line with age and cultural groups.
    2.3 Gathered information is analyzed to determine relevance.
    Range:
  • Analyzed also refers to the screening of information to estimate the importance of it.
    2.4 Role-players are identified in line with their responsibilities for the purpose of information dissemination.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 An analytical and logical approach to each individual case is applied according to current legal prescripts.
    3.2 Crime scenes or incidents are examined and assessed to determine and identify witnesses, victims, suspects and appropriate evidence.
    3.3 Alibi's are verified and utilized in the particular context of the investigation.
    3.4 Investigative aids are used to expedite the findings of the investigation.
    Range:
  • Investigative aids also refer to principles, methods, techniques, experts and resources.
    3.5 The assessment and final findings of the investigation is supported by using gathered evidence.
    Range:
  • Gathered may refer to the handling, identification, marking, seizure, packaging, forwarding.
    3.6 A crime scene is reconstructed in order to assist with the solving of an investigation.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 Information is recorded in various formats.
    Range:
  • Formats may include but is not limited to statements, reports, dairies, forms, dockets and case files electronically or manually.
    4.2 Case file/docket is administrated during the investigative processes.
    Range:
  • Administration may refer to opening, updating, preparation for closing and inspections of case file/docket.
    4.3 Findings are assessed and recommendations made to the role-players based on a structured case study.
    Range:
  • Role-players may refer to but is not limited to public and private role-players such as prosecutor, commanders, managers, witnesses, complainants and experts.
    Range:
  • Findings may refer to but is not limited to outcomes, outputs, recommendations, needs and status reports.

    Integrated Assessment:

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve all exit level outcomes of the qualification. The identification and solving of known problems, team work, organising self, using of data, implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Certain exit level outcomes are measurable and verifiable through assessment criteria assessed in one application. Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the Investigation environment. Competence will be assessed when conducting formative and summative assessment.

    Formative Assessment:

    The assessment criteria for formative assessment are described in the various unit standards. Formative assessment takes place during the process of learning and assessors should use a range of assessment methods and tools that support each other to assess total competence.

    The assessment methods and/or tools used by the assessor must be fair in a sense that they do not hinder or advantage the learner, valid in a sense that they measure what they intend to measure, reliable in a sense that they are consistent and delivers the same output across a range of learners and practical in a sense that they take into account the available financial resources, facilities, equipment and time.

    Summative Assessment:

    Summative assessment is carried out at the end of the learning programme to assess the achievement of the learner. A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.

    Assessors and Moderators:

    Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Unit standards associated with the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The investigation industry has engaged in extensive liaison with colleagues and related services in the international community. Material, best practices and many other innovations have been considered and integrated into this qualification.

    In addition, it has been benchmarked against the qualifications of the Multi Implementation Team (Commonwealth, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) who helped to plan and implement a new basic policing training programme for community police constables.

    Australia:

    The Australian Training Qualification Framework makes provision for various qualifications in this specific field, and is inline with this qualification:
  • Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation).
  • Diploma in Public Safety (Policing).
  • Diploma in Public Safety (Forensic Investigations).
  • Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Police Intelligence).

    A comparison was made in line with the qualification and all exit level outcomes are covered. This qualification also makes provision for an elective cluster that is not covered by the Australian qualifications and for this reason learners will have a bit of advantage.

    The Lisbon Agenda 2010 launched in 2000 is a strategic goal of the EU to become the worlds most competitive knowledge based economy, facilitating access to all training systems to the wider world.

    Ireland:

    The National Qualification Authority of Ireland is the front-runner in this initiative. The Chinese Government has signed a formal agreement with the Irish continent for the mutual recognition of Qualifications. China has similar agreements with Germany, New Zealand and Australia.

    European Qualifications:

    A European Qualification Framework exists. The Asia-Pacific Education Ministers forum was established on 3 April 2006 whereby 27 countries across the region collaborated on key goals relating to the recognition of Education and Professional Qualifications. Universities, colleges and other training institutions, face bigger challenges and stronger competition in addressing the expectations of our citizens to align with the challenges of globalization.

    Investigative skills are very generic and are based on the same principles as covered by this Qualification. Certain countries offer a standard University Investigative Qualification, as in Canada for example, a degree majoring in Criminal Law, Criminal Investigation, Crime Service Safety and Introduction to Criminal Justice. This degree allows for fundamentals such as: Legal Investigations, Corporate Investigation, Financial Investigation and Loss Prevention Officers.

    The Canadian General Investigation Training Certificate Course and the Basic Investigation Skills Certificate Course compares naturally with this qualification in a number of fields, be it a specific unit standard or a composition of a number thereof. Common denominations exist which indicates that this qualification is on par with the International standard.

    Russia:

    The Russian Federation is currently presenting Crime Scene Investigation, Prevention and Investigation of Drug Trafficking and Ballistic, Forensic and Crime Analyst/Experts to the International Law Enforcement Agencies.

    United States of America:

    There are no formal education requirements for most private detective and investigator jobs, although many private detectives have college degrees. Private detectives and investigators have previous experience in other occupations. Some work initially for insurance or collections companies, in the private security industry, or as paralegals. Many investigators enter the field after serving in law enforcement, military, government auditing and investigative positions, or Federal intelligence jobs.

    Former law enforcement officers, military investigators, and government agents, who frequently retire after 25 years of service, often become private detectives or investigators in a second career. Others enter from diverse fields such as finance, accounting, commercial credit, investigative reporting, insurance, and law. These individuals often can apply their prior work experience in a related investigative specialty. A few enter the occupation directly after graduation from college, generally with associates or bachelor's degrees in criminal justice or police science.

    The majority of States and the District of Colombia require private detectives and investigators to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary, however. Seven States-Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, and South Dakota-have no statewide licensing requirements, some States have few requirements, and many other States have stringent regulations. A growing number of States are enacting mandatory training programs for private detectives and investigators. For example, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services of the California

    For private detective and investigator jobs, most employers look for individuals with ingenuity, persistence, and assertiveness. A candidate must not be afraid of confrontation, should communicate well, and should be able to think on his or her feet. Good interviewing and interrogation skills also are important and usually are acquired in earlier careers in law enforcement or other fields. Because the courts often are the ultimate judges of a properly conducted investigation, the investigator must be able to present the facts in a manner that a jury will believe.

    Training in subjects such as criminal justice and police science is helpful to aspiring private detectives and investigators. Most corporate investigators must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in a business-related field. Some corporate investigators have a master's degree in business administration or a law degree, while others are CPAs. Corporate investigators hired by large companies may receive formal training from their employers on business practices, management structure, and various finance-related topics. The screening process for potential employees includes a background check of any criminal history.

    Some investigators receive certification from a professional organization to demonstrate competency in a field. For example, the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) confers the Certified Legal Investigator designation to licensed investigators who devote a majority of their practice to negligence or criminal defense investigations. To receive the designation, applicants must satisfy experience, educational, and continuing-training requirements and must pass written and oral exams administered by the NALI.

    Most private-detective agencies are small, with little room for advancement. Usually, there are no defined ranks or steps, therefore, advancement takes the form of increases in salary and assignment status. Many detectives and investigators work for detective agencies at the beginning of their careers and, after a few years, start their own firms. Corporate and legal investigators may rise to supervisor or manager of the security or investigations department.

    The aspects covered by qualifications are the Unit States were compared and the following aspects are covered by investigators qualifications: The role of the Private Investigator in society, Rules and Regulations of Private Investigation, Investigation Ethics, Criminal Investigations, Civil Investigations, Investigations Support, Trial Support Services, Special Investigative Services, Case File Preparation, Investigation Planning, Case Management, Interviewing and Interrogation, Surveillance, Undercover Operations, Importance of Information to the Investigator, Circumstantial vs. Direct Evidence, Information Documenting Methods, Types of Information Reporting, Investigative Report Writing and Preservation of Evidence.

    The basic training programme for Investigators include practical tips, techniques and solutions needed for investigative success without incurring the hard knocks that come from on-the-job learning. This intensive training focuses on the unique challenges faced every day as a private investigator and offers solutions to help achieve full potential-not just as an investigator but as a true professional who commands the respect, commitment and credibility that make things happen.

    Canada:

    Within Canada the following competencies are needed to become an Investigator and include: Excellent investigative skills; Extensive court experience; Experience in all forms of surveillance, signals intelligence and visual/audio evidence gathering; CPR (C) and basic first aid; Skilled driving ability, Computer intelligence.

    Professional investigators are trained in case management; information gathering, preparation and presentation; planning and executing simple and complex overt and covert surveillance on single and multiple subjects; subject profiling and pattern analysis; mobile, static and foot surveillance, computer crime, electronic surveillance and counter-measures, imaging technology, threat assessment, powers of arrest, preparation of an information, report writing, taking statements, powers of observation, identification, writing and executing court documents, and basic law under various statutes.

    United Kingdom:

    Within the Unit Kingdom various qualifications are in placed.
  • Level 4: Investigations:

    The mandatory units/competencies include: Gather information from witnesses, Gather information from suspects, Progress investigations to implementation, Investigate sources of information and develop intelligence for an investigation and analyze and evaluate evidence arising from an investigation.

    The optional units/competencies include: Undertake a search to secure physical evidence, Arrest and detain, Contribute to official proceedings, Undertake process serving which supports official proceedings, Advise on the viability and consequences of undertaking an investigation, Lead the work of teams and individuals to improve customer service, Organize, deliver and maintain reliable customer service, Plan surveillance operations to meet investigation objectives, Manage surveillance operations, Complete surveillance operations, Manage information for action, Manage yourself, Respond to poor performance in your team, Enter and integrate data, and present information using a computer system, Monitor procedures to control risks to health and safety, Create, develop and maintain effective working relationships and Investigate and evaluate incidents and complaints in the workplace.
  • The Level 3 Investigations:

    The mandatory units/competencies such as Contribute to the effectiveness of investigation teams, Contribute towards the development of intelligence for an investigation, Gather information from witnesses and Manage information for action.

    The optional units/competencies include Gather information from suspects, Undertake a search to secure physical evidence, Arrest and detain, Contribute to official proceedings, Undertake process serving which supports official proceedings, Participate in surveillance operations, Progress investigations to implementation, Investigate sources of information and develop intelligence for an investigation, Analyze and evaluate evidence arising from an investigation, Lead the work of teams and individuals to improve customer service, Organize, deliver and maintain reliable customer service, Research future risk, Investigate breaches in IT security, Manage yourself, Enter and integrate data and present information using a computer system, Monitor procedures to control risks to health and safety, Create, develop and maintain effective working relationships, Investigate and evaluate incidents and complaints in the workplace, Investigate and implement IT security and Identify and deal with threat and areas of vulnerability.

    New Zealand:

    In New Zealand the following were determined as part of their qualifications, competencies and include: Examine the scene of the crime to find evidence. Interview suspects, witnesses and victims, Search for and identify offenders, Execute search warrants to recover property and evidence, Prepare and give evidence in court, Obtain and record information about criminals, Analyse crime data and information as well as Train and mentor new detectives.

    The following skills and competencies are covered such as Knowledge of police procedures, including how to investigate crimes, knowledge of police policies and the laws relating to police work, knowledge of how the court system works, knowledge and understanding of a range of cultures, problem-solving skills, record-keeping skills, skill in analysing information and preparing written and verbal reports, communication and people skills, including interviewing skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.

    South Africa and Africa:

    This specific Qualification (although in line with International Qualifications) is uniquely designed to suit the South African expectations and provide for the South African Regional Police chiefs Corporation Organization (SARPCCO).

    Currently, South Africa is a major role player with regards to training and development in the southern half of the continent and that is evident due to visible lack of comprehensive training structures and training material in other countries.

    Ethiopia's training curriculum is in Umharic, the official language, and no investigative qualification exists for the detectives.

    Higher Education Institutions and other National Departments were consulted during the standards generation processes such as the Department of Correctional Services, Department of Defense, Community Policing Agencies, and Business against crime, Metro Police and Private providers.

    The South African Police Service has engaged in liaison with colleagues and related services in the International community. Material, best practices and other innovations where applicable have been considered and integrated into this Qualification. This Qualification is in line, (similar) to Qualifications offered by Zimbabwe, Botswana and Ethiopia.

    The South African Police Service has engaged in extensive liaison with colleagues and related services in the international community. Material, best practices and many other innovations have been considered and integrated into this qualification.

    In addition, it has been benchmarked against the qualifications of the Multi Implementation Team (Commonwealth, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) who helped plan and implement a new basic policing training programme for community police constables. This qualification is inline with qualifications presented by the Netherlands, Sweden and Unit Kingdom. Investigation skills are very generic and are based on the same principles as covered by this qualification. This qualification is built in such a way that it will receive constant international review and input from Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Corporation Organisation (SARPCCO) and Interpol. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification may articulate horizontally with the following qualifications:
  • ID 58696: National Certificate: Close Protection.
  • ID 50122: National Certificate: Policing.
  • ID 49709: National Certificate: Criminology.
  • ID 57651: National Certificate: Forensic Science.
  • ID 50418: National Certificate: Immigration Law Enforcement.
  • ID 49336: National Certificate: Law Enforcement Sheriffing.
  • ID 49106: National Certificate: Military Studies.
  • ID 49337: National Certificate: Multi National Safety and Security Operations Management.
  • ID 48865: National Diploma: Policing.

    This qualification may articulate vertically with the following qualifications:
  • ID 50194: Bachelors: Policing Practices.
  • ID 1235: National Diploma: Correctional Services Management.
  • ID 49783: National Diploma: Joint and Multi National Operations.

    On completion of this qualification, learners will proceed to the National Diploma in resolving of Crime as well as advanced Certificates in the specialization fields.

    The choice of elective learning component allows the learner to change to another pathway in investigation environment at the same level or at the next level. The fundamental and core learning components will equip the learner with credits that will be useful in the safety in society sector and other learning fields that the learner may wish to pursue. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • The provider will conduct integrated summative assessment internally with moderation being done by the relevant ETQA Body or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Verification of assessments and moderation conducted 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.
  • Moderation must include internal and external moderating of assessments at exit level points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to be registered as an assessor, the applicant needs the following:
  • A minimum of five years practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards as stipulated by SAQA.
  • Must have successfully completed a qualification at NQF Level 6 or higher.
  • Meet any other requirements stipulated by the ETQAs.

    All assessors must be registered with the relevant ETQAs, and must comply with the requirements for assessors as prescribed by this qualification and the relevant ETQA. In addition, the assessors must have at least the skills levels in this field equivalent to those require by the NQF at Level 6, plus two years of practice in this field as a worker or expert consultant or provider. All moderators moderating the assessment of a learner for this qualification must be registered with the relevant ETQAs. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification replaces qualification 49118, "National Certificate: Resolving of Crime", Level 5, 122 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  116594  Function in a team  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  253979  Manage informers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  253986  Administer a case file  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  253988  Attend to an incident  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  253982  Conduct an Investigative Interview  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  253990  Handle suspects in the investigation of an alleged crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  253980  Investigate a crime or incident  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  253985  Manage crime intelligence practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  253993  Present evidence in a court of law  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  253978  Apply principles of law of evidence  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  253983  Apply provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Fundamental  253974  Apply the general principles of criminal law  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    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 
    Elective  113904  Explain how money laundering legislation impacts on monetary transactions in South Africa  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  120282  Develop, implement and monitor an integrated crime prevention programme  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  242593  Explain South African money laundering legislation and the implications for accountable institutions in transacting with clients  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  243934  Apply Victim Empowerment knowledge and skills for service delivery  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  253987  Conduct an inquest investigation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120483  Conduct preliminary investigations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  10124  Consult to clients on trade related issues  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  13018  Contribute to the Implementation of auditing procedures  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  120492  Demonstrate the application of performance management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  253977  Demonstrate the functioning of the Vehicle Circulation System in relation to vehicle crime investigation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  253989  Demonstrate understanding of the impoundment of vehicles  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  253976  Demonstrate understanding of the prevention and investigation of crimes related to Family Violence and Child Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  253984  Demonstrate understanding of vehicle identification  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  119758  Explain individual, social and corporate factors contributing to crime and victimisation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  11286  Institute disciplinary action  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  253981  Investigate a missing persons case  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  253991  Investigate and control the movement of livestock and livestock produce  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  253992  Perform witness support activities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  119755  Use specific techniques to identify risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  12891  Apply concepts and principles of business ethics in the professional environment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  10985  Conduct a disciplinary hearing  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  13062  Establish a framework for internal control and internal control evaluation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Elective  13061  Identify and apply the responsibilities, functions and qualities of the auditor  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  386073  Investigate corrupt activities and related offences  Level 6  NQF Level 06  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    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.
     
    1. AFIKA AMECEBO CC 
    2. AFRIC POLICING INSTITUTE 
    3. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD POLOKWANE CAMPUS 
    4. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD JOHANNESBURG CAMPUS 
    5. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING 
    6. DECENTRALISED TRAINING DURBAN 
    7. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    8. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    9. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: EAST RAND 
    10. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: VAALRAND 
    11. RAINBOW CHILDREN MULTIPURPOSE PRETORIA 
    12. RAND TRAINING COLLEGE (PTY) LTD 
    13. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    14. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    15. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    16. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION INSTITUTION GRAA 
    17. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPEMENT CENTRE PIETER 
    18. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE IN SERVICE TRAINING PROVISION INSTITUTION 
    19. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE PROVINCIAL HEAD OFFICE EASTERN CAPE TRAIN 
    20. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION LIMPOPO PROVINCE 
    21. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION NORTH WEST PROVINCE 
    22. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MPUMALANGA 
    23. STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS AND SEMINARS 



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