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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a lawful arrest 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11975  Conduct a lawful arrest 
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 
Learners who have achieved this unit standard are capable of applying the provisions set out in organisational orders regarding the use of force in correctly effecting an lawful arrest, and, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Functional mathematical, numerical and communication skills 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard applies to persons who conduct arrest in the field of safety and society with a level of authority that allows them to take independent decisions. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Execute an arrest. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The various sections dealing with the manner of and the lawful procedure to make an effective arrest, with or without a warrant are explained according to the relevant legislations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The execution of a lawful arrest is demonstrated according to the constitution of South Africa and the relevant legislations. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
With and without a warrant.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The requirements for arrest is described in terms of the relevant legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The circumstances for arrest by peace officers without a warrant are explained according to the relevant legislation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Apply the use of force during an arrest. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Breaking open premises for the purpose of arrest are explained and demonstrated in terms of the relevant legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The provisions set out in organisational orders are explained and demonstrated regarding the reasonable use of force in correctly effecting an arrest. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The person arrested is restrained and arrested according to procedure and using of minimum physical force where necessary. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The provisions set out in other related legal documents regarding the reasonable use of force are applied/demonstrated in the correctly effecting an arrest. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Secure the attendance of an accused in court. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The methods of securing the attendance in court are listed according to the relevant legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The methods of securing the attendance of an accused in court are explained according to the relevant legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The arrested person is taken to the centre and handed over to the official in charge. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All precautions are taken into account when transporting an arrested person. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain the effects of an arrest. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The arrested person is secured and handcuffs or minimum reasonable force is used according to the Criminal Procedure Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Security of own person is secured while arrested person is searched according to organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Any attention needed by the arrested person is provided according to the organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Every person is treated with respect for his/her dignity in line with the constitution of South Africa. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work 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 applying the provisions set out in organisational orders regarding the use of force in correctly effecting an lawful arrest, and, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation, 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.

    Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work 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.
    Training providers offering the qualifications, or part thereof, shall be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant SETA/ETQA.

    Qualified Assessors will be appointed by the training institutions offering the qualifications and must be registered and accredited with the relevant SETA/ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, and procedures and practices.
    2. A broad understanding of the legislation regarding effecting of a lawful arrest
    3. A comprehensive understanding of the need for effecting a lawful arrest
    4. A basic understanding of the ways and methods to effect a lawful arrest 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding the use of force in correctly effecting an lawful arrest, and, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding the use of force in correctly effecting an lawful arrest, and, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information relevant in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding the use of force in correctly effecting an lawful arrest, and, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    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

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


    Supplementary Information:

    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
    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures 

  • 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 
    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  20496   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was SAS SETA 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 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    2. TSWELOPELO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CC 



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