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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform duties of a police office official at a port of entry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115307  Perform duties of a police office official at a port of entry 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner accredited with this standard is capable of performing the duties of a Police
Official at a Port of Entry, by performing administrative duties, checking persons, goods
and vehicles, and to provide permission to enter or exit the port of entry in line with border control procedures. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Communication skills at NQF level 4
Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Apply administrative functions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Documentation received from the traveler or clearing agent is verified according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Travel documents are checked for the official stamp from the immigration official according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Travel documents are verified for validity to establish authenticity and any legal endorsements according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Illegal movements of persons and goods are controlled according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Movement control system is operated and information is captured to ensure that wanted persons do not exit or enter a port of entry according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Functions of the Immigration, Health, Agriculture and Customs and Excise official are executed according to the relevant legislation in the absence of the relevant official, according to organizational procedures or Memorandum of Understanding. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Movement Control System - only at ports of entry where installed.
Memorandum of Understanding - During collective operation an agreement is reached.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Inspection of a vehicle or person. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The body language and behavior of the traveler is observed for any irregularities according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Inspection of a vehicle or person is done to ensure no illegal persons or goods are smuggled according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
All irregularities are brought under the attention of the customs and excise or immigration official according to organizational procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Provide a safe and secure environment at a port of entry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Environment is observed and any illegal activities are dealt with according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Persons, vehicles and goods are searched for illegal activities according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Port of entry is patrolled for illegal activities according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Persons contravening any law are arrested and interviewed according to the Criminal Procedure Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Profiling of persons and goods is done to identify illegal activities according to organizational procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Release a person from a port of entry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
All documentation is inspected and verified according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Vehicles, persons and goods are checked in line with the required documentation according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Person is granted permission to leave the port of entry according to organizational procedures. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal 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.
2. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
3. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
4. 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. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, and procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of the duties of a Policing Official at a port of entry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Technology ability in using equipment such as radios, and special equipment.

    Creativity needs to be developed by measuring learner's performance to the principles rather than a specific technique.

    The following policing specific outcomes must be assessed;
    1. Courage to take risk and even put own life at risks to safe others.
    2. Discipline to accept instructions and policy
    3. Physical ability to do the job (includes fitness and health required to move in the field with the sections without putting themselves in danger).
    4. Patriotism and loyalty to the country and its entire people. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    High emphasis is placed on problem solving ability during exercises. Exercises and scenarios have a variety to ensure problem-solving ability is developed and not stereotyped step that the person cannot apply in practice.

    Decision-making must be developed in this standard during practical exercises. Learners must be left to make their own decision, which must be debriefed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Ability to be a team player in order to establish synergy during joint operations and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize one self and ones activities while preparing personal equipment and plan own tasks for operational actions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organize and critically evaluate information during policing task, interpret it to determine safe action that complies with legal and policy requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by understanding the consequences of illegal or public unacceptable use of force actions and decisions. 

    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 
    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-site (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.

    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
    A glossary of terms about the terminology of use and uphold of force
    Context specific
    Rules and regulations on the use and uphold of force. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50419   National Certificate: Port Control and Admissions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-29  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48865   National Diploma: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  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.
     
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