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

Identify and apply relevant knowledge of specific common law and statutory offences 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11977  Identify and apply relevant knowledge of specific common law and statutory offences 
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  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-02-19  2006-02-09  SAQA 0146/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-02-09   2010-02-09  

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
120484  Demonstrate understanding of the principles of common law crimes and statutory law offences  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to identify the specific and statutory offences and apply knowledge in the performance of his/her duties to maintain a safe and secure society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain and define crimes against a person
  • Explain and identify crimes against property
  • Explain and define crimes against the State and Administration
  • Identify, explain and define crimes against the Community
  • Explain and define various statutory offences

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society environment and more specifically within the policing discipline 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. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Functional mathematical, numerical and communication skills 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and define crimes against a person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The introduction of spec common law crimes related to crime against persons is explained according to the Common Law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The elements of crimes against a person are explained according to the common law. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Murder/Poisoning/Suicide
  • Culpable Homicide
  • Assault/Indecent Assault
  • Rape
  • Crime Injuria
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal Defamation
  • Child Abuse
  • Family Disputes
  • Missing persons
  • Handling of Corpses
  • Mentally disorder
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Statement are taken down including the elements of the specific crimes against persons according to organizational procedures and the common law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain and identify crimes against property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The introduction of specific common law crimes related to crime against property is explained according to the Common Law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The elements of crimes against property are explained according to the common law. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Theft/Unauthorized Borrowing
  • Receiving of stolen property
  • Possession of suspect stolen property
  • Receiving goods suspect to be stolen
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Forgery and uttering
  • Malicious Injury to property
  • Arson
  • Housebreaking with the intent to commit a crime
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Statement are taken down including the elements of the specific crimes against property according to organizational procedures and common law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain and define crimes against the State and Administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The introduction of specific common law crimes related to crime against the state and administration is explained according to the Common Law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The elements of crimes against the State and Administration are explained according to the common law. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Public Violence
  • Defeating or obstructing the course of Justice/Contempt of courts
  • Perjury
  • Concealment of births
  • Contempt of court
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Statements are taken down including the elements of the specific crimes against the state and administration according to organizational procedures and the common law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify, explain and define crimes against the Community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The introduction of specific common law crimes related to crime against the community is explained according to the Common Law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The elements of crimes are explained according to the common law. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Abduction
  • Incest
  • Public Indecency
  • Sodomy
  • Violating a Grave
  • Violation a Dead Body
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Statements are taken down including the elements of the specific crimes against the community according to organizational procedures and common law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain and define various statutory offences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The formulation of a description of statutory offences is explained according to the relevant legislations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The elements of crimes are explained according to the relevant legislations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Liquor Act
  • Drugs and Drug Trafficking
  • Trespass Act
  • Inquest Act
  • Offences relating to strikes and lock-outs
  • The corruption Act
  • Dangerous weapons
  • Arms and Ammunition Act
  • Intimidation Act
  • Sexual offences Act
  • Stock theft
  • Animal Protection Act
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Statements are taken down including the elements of the specific statutory offences according to organizational procedures and relevant legislations. 


    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 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-situ (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 
  • A comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation, procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of the legislation regarding the application of specific and statutory offences
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the application of specific and statutory offences
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods used to apply specific and statutory offences 


  • 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 application of specific and statutory offences, 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 application of specific and statutory offences, 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, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information relevant in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding the use of force in the application of specific and statutory offences, 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. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120484, which is "Demonstrate understanding of the principles of common law crimes and statutory law offences", Level 5, 12 credits.

    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 alias:
  • 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:
    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:
    Criminal Procedure Act
    Law of Evidence (chain of evidence)
    Constitution Act
    Common Law
    South African Police Service Act
    Statutory Law

    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  50023   National Diploma: Legal Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  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 
    Fundamental  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 


    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. JUSTICE COLLEGE 
    2. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 



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