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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control and administer admission of people to, sojourn in and departure from the country 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123482  Control and administer admission of people to, sojourn in and departure from the country 
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 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 enable learners and officials within the port control and admissions environment to improve professionalism and enhance the quality of service delivery. A learner acquiring this unit standard will be able to control and administer admission of people to, sojourn in and departure from the Republic of South Africa.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Verify documentation to check for authenticity and validity of endorsements.
  • Apply entry and departure requirements in accordance with legal criteria.
  • Apply adjudication and review provisions.
  • Capture and record immigration related data.
  • Process applications for issuance and extension of permits and visas.

    The achievement of this unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the immigration environment and more specifically within the port control and admissions discipline by providing recognition, further mobility and portability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social, economic and cultural transformation and upliftment within the safety in society environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication Skills at NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range covers the role and purpose of port control and admissions within in the context of the immigration legal framework in the South African society. The range includes practice and culture of safety in society particularly within immigration, the relevant regulatory framework, the main activities of port control and admissions, and stakeholders nationally and internationally.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate, as learners need to be able to exercise judgement in terms of port control and admission. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify documentation to check for authenticity and validity of endorsements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This specific outcome must be assessed within a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Travel documents are verified for acceptability by South Africa in accordance with the current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Visual indicators on the passport are compared with the physical person to ensure features correlate with each other. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Visual Indicators refer to photos etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Security features in a passport are analysed to detect counterfeited activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Counterfeited activity can include - counterfeited stamps.
  • Equipment includes but is not limited to ultra violet light, magnifying glass.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documents are analysed for validity and authenticity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documents include but are not limited to - travelling ticket, vaccination cards, permit, marriage and birth certificates, identity document, permanent residence.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The sequence of travel patterns is reviewed to determine illogical travel routings to inform decision-making. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Illogical travel routings can include refusal of entry or departure at certain countries.
  • Decision making would lead to but are not limited to provision of information, start investigation, determine health risk.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Departure procedures are applied by administering and checking for non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Processes are followed to determine the admissibility and departure of the person and whether there are any outstanding administrative fines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply entry and departure requirements in accordance with legal criteria. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This specific outcome must be assessed within a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sections of the current legislation are applied with regards to admission of persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Profiling information is analysed to established whether the applicant is not a possible suspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Checking procedures are followed by ensuring it is line with the criteria of the movement control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prohibited persons and exceptions are classified in line with current legal provisions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prohibited persons include but not limited to those infected with or carting infectious communicable or other diseases, outstanding warrant, previously deported and not rehabilitated.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Undesirable persons are identified and declared in line with current legal provisions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Undesirable persons include but not limited to those likely to become a public charge, identified by the Minister, judicially declared incompetent, unrehabilitated insolvent.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Asylum transit permits are issued in accordance with the current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Distinctions between exemptions, waivers and cross-borders are made and applied in accordance with the current legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Exemption/waiver include but not limited to those exempted by the Minister from entry requirements and medical evacuation and emergencies cases.
  • Cross-border include but not limited to those exempted from reporting immigration officers and cross the border at a place other than the port of entry.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Follow-up procedures required are analysed and applied while completing the admission and departure of persons. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Follow-up procedures include but not limited to issuance procedures for permits.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply adjudication and review provisions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This specific outcome must be assessed within a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Notices are evaluated in terms of their uses and purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Uses include the selection of forms as per their purposes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of serving a notice is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons why an individual must be informed of his/her right to appeal in writing are explained in terms of the Batho Pele principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of right to appeal is explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process of handing an individual over to the conveyer is explained in terms of procedures to be followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Methods and principles of detaining and deporting illegal foreigners are analysed in accordance with departmental procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Capture and record immigration related data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mode of travel and registration numbers are analysed in order to verify their legality and validity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Follow-up procedures are analysed in order to inform corrective actions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective actions include but not limited to investigation, referral.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Traveller and document types are used to identify criteria used for capturing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons why validity periods and permits numbers are important when issuing a temporary residence permit is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Official endorsement procedures and processes are explained as to how they reflect whether clearances, issuances or extensions have been authorised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Process applications for issuance and extension of permits and visas. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This specific outcome must be assessed within a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An application is evaluated in order to verify that the traveller meets the prescribed requirements as set out by current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A passport is analysed for validity and suitability in accordance with prescribed period and criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information on visa exempted countries are explained in order to comply with admission procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of not accepting existing permits within prescribed periods are explained with examples. 


    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 
  • Names, functions and locations of:

    > Functional structures within immigration.
    > Other governmental and non-governmental organisation structures.
    > Immigration structures and constituencies, role-players, counter-parts, stakeholders.
    > Constituencies, role-players, counter-parts, stakeholders and their relation to immigration.
  • Purpose of processes and procedures of:

    > Immigration and civic services procedures.
    > Explain the uses of communication channels.
    > The legislation.
    > Immigration operations.
    > Immigration operations in fulfilling mandates whilst providing a service to stakeholders.
  • Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:

    > Formats of written reports and content.
    > National security law enforcement concepts.
    > Stakeholders and their rights.
  • Cause and effect, implications of:

    > Causality of events.
    > The processes in providing operational planning.
    > Restrictions and limitations.
  • Categories of things, processes, concepts:

    > List all possible role-players involved in immigration operations.
    > Name different types of feedback reports.
    > Principles of logistical support.
    > The need for a regulatory framework.
    > Reliability.
    > Timeousness.
  • Procedures and techniques:

    > Explain the administration procedures in terms of standard operating procedures.
    > Describe in terms of standard operating procedures, how to follow immigration processes.
    > Operational procedures, methods and techniques.
    > Procedures of law enforcement practices.
    > Liaison protocol.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:

    > Immigration Act as amended.
    > Current sections of Customs and Excise Act.
    > Current sections of Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act.
    > Current sections of Health Act and international health regulations.
    > Human Tissue Act.
    > Current sections of Territorial Waters Act.
    > Refugee Act.
    > Public Finance Management Act.
    > Criminal Procedures Act.
    > Current sections of Firearm Control Act.
    > Constitution of South Africa and Bill of Rights.
    > Departmental policies, directives and doctrine.
    > Current applicable White Papers.
    > Current applicable international agreements.
    > Identification Act.
    > South African Citizenship Act of 1988.
    > Passport and Travel Documents Act.
    > Marriage Act of 1967.
    > Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
    > Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000.
    > Birth and Death registration Act.
    > Public Service Act.
    > Child Justice Bill and Regulations.
    > Home Affairs Departmental procedures.
    > Immigration code.
    > Immigration directives.
    > Home Affairs Department circulars.
    > UN Convention on Rights of the Child.
    > United Nations Declaration on Human Rights.
    > United Nations Refugee Convention.
    > Organisation of African Unity Convention of Refugees.
    > African Charter on Human Rights.
  • Theory - rules, laws, principles:

    > Immigration terminology and concepts.
    > Unique characteristics of resource management.
    > Political, regulatory and budgetary systems.
  • Relationships, systems:

    > Between the constitution, legislation and law enforcement support.
    > The inter-relationship between stakeholders and the community and travellers.
    > Between political aspects/influences impacting on relationships with stakeholders.
    > Between departments.
    > Between national and international role-players. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Complying with regulatory framework.
  • Understanding and applying departmental policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Understanding relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Support and assistance processes.
  • Liaison with stakeholders, role-players and counterparts.
  • The establishment of internal relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Following processes, procedures and protocols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • When using, relating and correlating information on profiling and what exists on the system.
  • Interviewing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Complying with the regulatory framework.
  • Applying the policies and procedures.
  • Providing critical analysis of trends. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Sourcing information on the legislation and policies and procedures.
  • Using detection equipment.
  • Using the Movement Control System (MCS). 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Understanding resource management during immigration operations.
  • When assisting stakeholders and role-players. 

  • 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 
  • Sojourn: remain inside the country.
  • Ports of entry: means a place designated as such by the Minister of Home Affairs where all persons have to report before they may enter, sojourn or remain within, or depart from the Republic of South Africa.
  • Minister: means Minister of Home Affairs. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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 


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