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

Conduct an Investigative Interview 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117456  Conduct an Investigative Interview 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Resolving of Crime 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 1057/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
253982  Conduct an Investigative Interview  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners in the field of investigation who conduct an investigative interview

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan and prepare comprehensively to conduct an interview with a suspect/witness utilizing the P.E.A.C.E. Model .
  • Conduct an effective interview utilizing proper questioning techniques and the P.E.A.C.E. Model .
  • Conclude the investigative interview

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society environment and more especially within the investigation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the safety in society environment.
    NOTE: Please add
    P.E.A.C.E. Model refer to:
    P = Planning and Preparation
    E = Engage and Explain
    A = Account Phase
    C = Closure
    E = Evaluation of all information 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills and attitudes and / or equivalent:
  • Functional mathematics, numerical and communication skills NQF 4
  • Read, interpret and use relevant forms NQF 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons in the field of safety in society and more specifically the investigation environment with a level of authority that will allow them to take decisions independently. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare comprehensively to conduct an interview with a suspect or witness utilizing the P.E.A.C.E. Model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The file and relevant information is obtained and studied according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A written plan is drawn up which includes a time schedule, agenda and questions for specific topics according to organizational policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A document is prepared in which the interviewer indicates how he/she will engage in a conversation with and what will be explained to the interviewee according to organizational policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Opening questions to the interviewee are prepared according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct an effective interview utilizing proper questioning techniques and the P.E.A.C.E. Model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The opening question is delivered in the correct fashion according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Annotations of the interviewee's agenda are made according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant topics in the interviewee's agenda are identified and these topics are developed by using the correct questioning techniques according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Each topic is summarised immediately after completion thereof by the interviewer according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The complete agenda of the interviewee is summarised by the interviewer before commencing with his/her previously compiled agenda according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The agenda of the interviewer is introduced by asking relevant questions under each topic according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Each topic is summarised by the interviewer after completion thereof according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The complete agenda of the interviewer is summarised according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Areas / points are explored further where applicable according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Discrepancies that require explanations / gaps in the evidence are addressed by the interviewer according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    The interview is closed properly and the next stages in the process are explained to the interviewee according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conclude the investigative interview. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All detail of the interview is recorded according to organizational policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information obtained are analyzed according to organizational policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A decision is taken on whether information is appropriate to the investigation according to organizational policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All information recorded is filed in the docket according to organizational policies and procedures 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    3. 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.

    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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Foundational understanding of policies and procedures regarding the conducting of investigative interviewing
  • A comprehensive understanding of planning and preparing to conduct an investigative interview with a suspect and witness utilizing the P.E.A.C.E. Model .
  • A comprehensive understanding of the utilization of proper questioning techniques to conduct an effective interview
  • A foundational understanding of the conclusion of an investigative interview 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to conducting of investigative interviewing 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by ensuring that all prescripts are adhered to regarding the conducting of investigative interviewing 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities by ensuring the smooth running of all activities and procedures regarding the conducting of investigative interviewing 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information about investigative interviewing 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all role-players and stakeholders regarding the conducting of investigative interviewing 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253982, which is "Conduct an Investigative Interview", Level 5, 4 credits.

    Level
    This unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
  • An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
  • Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
  • An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
  • Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
  • An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions

    Supplementary information:

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    Legal
    The Constitution of South Africa
    South African Police Service Act
    Criminal Procedure Act
    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedure
    Organizational Policies and procedures

    Requirements of a portfolio
    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of, applied competence.
    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook

    Credits
    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity
    Classroom learning 10 Hours
    Structured learning in the workplace 20 Hours
    Self directed learning 05 Hours
    Coaching required 05 Hours
    Other 00
    Total 40 Hours

    Credits achieved: 4 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50418   National Certificate: Immigration Law Enforcement  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 
    Core  50438   National Certificate: Immigration Services  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 
    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 
    Core  49118   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  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 
    Fundamental  59258   National Certificate: Polygraphy  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. AFIKA AMECEBO CC 
    2. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    3. MEGAPLAN INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWING SERVICES 
    4. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    5. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    6. UBUNTU 



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