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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Profile and select illegal foreigners for immigration law enforcement purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123481  Profile and select illegal foreigners for immigration law enforcement purposes 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work or intend to work within the field of Immigration Law Enforcement, and who are required to develop profiles and select persons for immigration law enforcement purposes.

People credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Developing profiles of illegal foreigners in general.
  • Developing profiles of potential illegal foreigners.
  • Identify illegal foreigners for further investigation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already familiar with the relevant Immigration legislation and regulations.
  • Communication NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Profiling will take place at and through municipalities, telephone companies, population register, movement control system, marriage offices, residential areas, permit sections, South African Police Service, National Intelligence Agency, inspection of person's files, ports of entry, refugee offices, embassies, government printing works to check serial numbers of permits, visas and travel documents, missions abroad and escort agencies.

    Profiles are intended to cover foreigners and private citizens who are likely to aid and abet illegal foreigners. Profiling should be through a combination of observation, interviews, document research, investigation of documentation and use of whistle blowers.

    References to "the relevant Act" mean:
  • The Immigration Act/Regulations.
  • Criminal Procedure Act (CPA) if appointed as a Peace Officer in terms of Section 334 of the CPA.
  • The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • The Constitution of South Africa.
  • Related legislation and regulations. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop profiles of illegal foreigners in general. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This refers to developing a set of general profiles from known and anticipated cases, to assist in the identification of particular illegal foreigners. The general profiles will therefore not be about particular individuals, but will rather provide profiles of what can be expected, including general trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information about illegal foreigners is organised in a systematic manner in order to be evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons why general profiles must cover a cross section of typical illegal foreigners are explained for purpose of analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Established and emerging trends regarding the modus operandi of offenders are identified in order to be utilised as part of the general profiles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Trends refer to but is not limited to: Common and unusual forms of entry, habitation, language, socialisation and employment or work.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which the public and officials aid and abet illegal foreigners are analysed in order to compile a profile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sources of profile information are analysed in order to develop general profiles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources may include but is not limited to actual cases.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    General profiles are developed in order to assist with the identification of illegal foreigners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Reasons why general profiles must be verified through consultation with experts, colleagues and related documentation are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop profiles of potential illegal foreigners. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This refers to developing profiles on particular individuals to aid in the identification of foreigners who warrant more intensive investigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Intelligence-based reports are analysed in order to develop profiles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This analysis must include consideration of and are substantiated by validated suspect's background.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of developing profiles are analysed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods must include constructive engagements with colleagues and members of the local community.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Surveillance equipment and techniques are used according to given specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Profiles' objectivity is assessed in order to determine whether they are supported by structured incident reports and well documented case files on interviews and investigations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legal requirements are analysed in order to determine their influence on the profiling of individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The modus operandi of the potential offenders isevaluated according to given influencing factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Given influencing actors include but is not limited to: Language and dialects, pronunciation, culture, forms of entry, habitation, socialisation, employment or work and discrepancies or false claims regarding the behaviour of the individual.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Profiles are analysed to determine whether they support the identification of foreigners who warrant more intensive investigation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify illegal foreigners for further investigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Habitual offenders and new offenders of Immigration Laws are identified based on an evaluation of individual profiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identification of illegal foreigners is supported by structured and validated evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identifications are analysed to determine whether they are in line with established and emerging trends regarding the modus operandi of illegal foreigners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons why reports should be structured systematically and present motivation for more intensive investigation is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Current legislation.
  • Current and past cases related to illegal foreigners (high profile, reported cases), trends, patterns of behaviour.
  • A variety of local and foreign cultures e.g. is aware of anomalies in culture such as absence of clan names.
  • Differences in physical features pertaining to different peoples. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: Profiling requires careful planning and organisation, as well as self-management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: This will be critical in the development of general and individual profiles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: In terms of engaging with members of the community and colleagues to develop the profiles, as well as in the generation of a report. 

    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 
    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  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 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.