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

Conduct visible traffic patrols 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116131  Conduct visible traffic patrols 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Traffic,Traffic-Related,L.Government Law Enfor 
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  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-04-13  2008-04-13  SAQA 1059/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-04-13   2012-04-13  

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 conducting visible traffic patrols according to operating procedures for different patrol modes. This unit standard will enable the learner to institute legal and preventative actions, and assist the public and other forces. It is envisaged that attaining the outcomes of this standard will lead to professional conduct of officers in public areas.

This unit standard also allows for transformation with the traffic policing profession, as learners become models for other learners. This attracts quality people and allows for the aspirations of people to be part of the traffic policing profession. The recognition of prior learning will formalise informal and non-formal leaning and learners will be able to obtain credits towards a national qualification.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Addressing unlawful and unsafe traffic behaviour and circumstances.
  • Patrolling public areas to identify and prevent offences.
  • Rendering assistance to members of the public, colleagues and other relevant services. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Driving a vehicle and motorcycle.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Patrolling may be on foot, motor cycle, cycle, horse, or in a vehicle. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Unlawful and unsafe traffic behaviour and circumstances are addressed to improve safety and security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Illegal and unsafe activities such as moving violations are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Illegal and unsafe circumstances are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Offenders and offences are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Actions selected are appropriate to the activities and circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons and actions are communicated to all relevant other parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Operating procedures are followed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Circumstances outside own competence are reported correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Patrol public areas to identify and prevent offences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Patrol speed is appropriate for specific areas and patrol modes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Offenders are removed from traffic streams using correct procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Positioning is correct in context of patrolling formations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety of no person, including self, is compromised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appearance of patrol modes follow prescribed operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Patrol routes selected are appropriate to identify and prevent offences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Shift activities are logged accurately and follow prescribed operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Render assistance to members of the public, colleagues and other relevant services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of assistance needed is accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Roles and role players (including own role) are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Needs are communicated in understandable ways. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assistance rendered is appropriate to circumstances and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Conduct is acceptable to communities served. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Conduct is professional at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Conduct adheres to specified ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Evaluation of communication takes into account diversity. 


    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 of the National Road Traffic Act.
  • Other relevant legislation.
  • Prescribed operating procedures.
  • Unsafe (not necessarily illegal) road environment features. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve unlawful and unsafe traffic behaviour and circumstances problems to make responsible decisions regarding selecting actions that are appropriate to the activities and circumstances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to render assistance appropriate to circumstances and functions to members of the public, colleagues and other relevant services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their patrolling activities, responsibly selecting appropriate patrol routes and effectively logging shift activities following prescribed operating procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding unlawful and unsafe traffic behaviour and circumstances to correctly identify offenders and offences. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate circumstances outside own competence, needs when rendering assistance to members of the public, colleagues and other relevant services, and reasons and actions regarding unlawful and unsafe traffic behaviour and circumstances effectively to all relevant other parties using visual and language skills in the modes of oral and/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 

    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
    Core  48921   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-04-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    2. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    3. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    4. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    5. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    6. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    7. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    8. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE IN SERVICE TRAINING PROVISION INSTITUTION 
    9. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



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