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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate tactical and street survival techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120477  Demonstrate tactical and street survival techniques 
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  10 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14125  Move tactically in pairs to conduct medium risk, crime-combating operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standards is for learners in the law enforcement environment who demonstrate tactical and street survival techniques.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Apply tactical movements when attending to complaints.
  • Secure a scene of hostage and or suicide situations.
  • Use different tactical approaches and techniques.
  • Apply tactical techniques and approaches in clearance of houses.
  • Stopping and searching of suspect vehicles and occupants.
  • Perform an anti-technical movement drill. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply tactical movements when attending to complaints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of hiding and cover are demonstrated in a controlled situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature of the complaint is analysed in terms of the risk and safety to oneself and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible ambush situations are identified according to the nature of the complaint received. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The actions, drills and steps taken in a counter ambush drill are demonstrated in a controlled situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The need to approach a complaint tactically is explained in terms of the risk and safety to oneself and others. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tactically approach refers to but not limited to:
  • Drive past the addressed of complaint.
  • Evaluate the risk.
  • Analyse the situation.
  • Solve the problem outside.
  • Approached to the door.
  • Use of cover.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The need for the development a plan "A" and "B" before approaching the complaint is explained in order to minimize the risk to oneself and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The principles of the use of cover are described in order to determine survival risks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Secure a scene of hostage and or suicide situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The actions to be taken at a crime scene of hostage and or suicide situation are demonstrated in a given scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The actions to be taken include but are not limited to:
  • Determine whether or not the situation exists.
  • Contain the situation.
  • Inform Community Service Center.
  • Identify possible witnesses.
  • If possible obtain information on number and description of hostages, condition of Hostages, determine if they are armed.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different roles of members at a hostage and or suicide situation are explained in order to determine the responsibilities of each member. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different roles and responsibilities refer to but not limited to:
  • First response officials.
  • Hostage and/or Suicide negotiators/experts.
  • The detective - Investigator of the complaint.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for assistance of various role-players is explained in order to ensure a coherent operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use different tactical approaches and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different observation methods are demonstrated in order to gather information and evaluate the given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The climbing over obstacles technique is demonstrated to minimized injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for the use of tactical equipment is described in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The advantages and disadvantages of the use of different tactical approaches and techniques are explained, to facilitate selection of the approach techniques. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply tactical techniques and approaches in clearance of buildings. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Buildings refer to one-story buildings such as houses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The techniques during building clearance is demonstrated in a controlled scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different methods of communication are applied during a building clearance operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different methods of communication refer to verbal and non-verbal communication.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of firearms in a building clearance operation is demonstrated in a controlled scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The rules of hiding and covering are applied during a building clearance operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The use of safety equipment is demonstrated to ensure the safety of one and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work as a team member during a house clearance operation to ensure the safety of all members of the team in a controlled scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Stop and search suspect vehicles and occupants in a controlled situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for the stopping and searching of a suspicious vehicle is explained in accordance with prescribed legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stopping a suspicious vehicle is demonstrated in a controlled situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Use of cover in the stopping and searching of suspicious vehicles and occupants is demonstrated in a controlled situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Search of suspicious vehicles and occupants is demonstrated in a controlled situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Seizure of evidence and arresting of people is demonstrated according to the Criminal Procedure Act and Constitution of South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The situational risk is assessed in order to minimize the risk to oneself and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Techniques to withdraw from suspicious vehicles after stopping and searching is demonstrated in a controlled situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Perform an anti technical movement and drill during the execution of policing functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Anti tactical movements and drills are demonstrated in a controlled environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Anti tactical movements and drills refer to but not limited to:
  • Hand grenade attacks.
  • Bomb threats.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety of oneself and others in a case of explosions and attacks are applied during a given case scenario. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of hiding and cover.
  • Nature of the complaint.
  • Possible ambush situations.
  • Actions, drills and steps taken in a counter ambush drill.
  • Approach a complaint tactically.
  • Develop a plan.
  • Crime scene of Hostage and/or Suicide situations.
  • Assistance of various role-players.
  • Different observation methods.
  • Technique climbing over obstacles.
  • Use of tactical equipment is described in a given scenario.
  • Techniques during house clearance.
  • Different methods of communication.
  • Use of firearms in a house clearance operation.
  • Use of safety equipment.
  • Stop and search suspect vehicles and occupants.
  • Seizure of evidence.
  • Arresting of people.
  • Criminal Procedure Act.
  • Constitution of South Africa.
  • Anti tactical movements and drills.
  • Safety of oneself and others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organization, community. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14125, "Move tactically in pairs to conduct medium risk, crime-combating operations", Level 5, 10 credits.

    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.
    > Criminal Procedure Act.
  • Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures.

    > Standing Operational Procedures. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-07  SAS SETA 
    Elective  50480   Further Education and Training Certificate: Firearm Training  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAPFTC 
    Elective  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  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.
     
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    7. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    8. IPELENG RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
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    10. MANGAUNG TRAFFIC COLLEGE 
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    12. MOLAO ACADEMY 
    13. PORT ELIZABETH TRAFFIC COLLEGE 
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    15. SBV SERVICES POLOKWANE 
    16. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    17. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    18. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    19. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    20. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE IN SERVICE TRAINING PROVISION INSTITUTION 
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    27. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 
    28. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 



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