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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse the deportation methods of illegal foreigners 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123484  Analyse the deportation methods of illegal foreigners 
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 execute the deportation of illegal foreigners.

People credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Analyse deportation processes.
  • Explain the execution of a deportation.
  • Analyse deportation records. 

  • 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 current Immigration legislation and regulations.
  • Communication NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard assumes that there has been an investigation and finding concerning the status of the person who is to be deported. The findings may have resulted from a court proceeding or may be part of the powers granted to immigration officials in terms of the Immigration Act.

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

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse deportation processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The status of foreigners is verified in order to determine whether deportation should be initiated or to make alternative recommendations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative recommendations includes making recommendations about whether the person is to be classified as a prohibited or an undesirable person.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current sections of the Act are interpreted in order to understand how to complete documentation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Completing of documents include: the taking and recording of fingerprints.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of serving documentation to parties are explained in line with current regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parties refer to the detainee, legal representatives where applicable, the holding facility and the deportation directorate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Principles of human rights are analysed in order to inform appeals processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appeals processes are explained in line with current regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Established protocols are assessed to determine how liaison with foreign embassies should be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Travel and logistical arrangements are planned in order to ensure the cost effective and efficient deportation of the illegal foreigner, in line with current regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Methods to recover costs are assessed where possible in line with the current section of the Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the execution of a deportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A deportation is arranged in line with regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons why liaison must be maintained with parties are explained in terms of its influence on the deportation of the illegal foreigner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parties include holding centres, foreign embassies, relatives, friends, correctional services, South African Police Service, border posts, airports, travel agents.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A case study is analysed in order to determine whether deportation was executed in a culturally respectful and gender sensitive manner without compromising safety or the deportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unforeseen circumstances or events are analysed in order to determine how they will influence the deportation of an illegal foreigner in a structured scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse deportation records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons why required components of a case file must be completed in line with current regulations are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include at least the body receipt, removal warrant and investigation diary.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of updating movement control system is analysed as per system requirements and given timelines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Timelines should not exceed 72 hours.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons why fingerprints are forwarded to the population register section for recording purposes are explained in line with current procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Regulated confidentiality requirements are explained in terms of their impact on the security of records. 


    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 
    The following areas of knowledge are embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly via assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the given assessment criteria:
  • Human rights principles.
  • The Bill of Rights as contained in the South African Constitution.
  • Relevant legislation, including Sections 20 to 29, 39 to 56, 217 and 219A of the Criminal Procedure Act, 51 of 1977.
  • Law of evidence.
  • Interpretation of statutes.
  • The various International Declarations which South Africa has signed and which guide its treatment of foreigners/refugees from a human rights perspective.
  • Foreign affairs protocols.
  • Record system requirements. 

  • 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 relation to human, legal and logistical difficulties associated with deporting illegal foreigners. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Deportation 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 verification of the status of the foreigner. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills:
  • In terms of deportation notices and communication with affected parties concerning logistical arrangements. 

  • 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 
    Core  50438   National Certificate: Immigration Services  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  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 


    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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