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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out immigration law enforcement administration 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123487  Carry out immigration law enforcement administration 
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 those who work or intend to work within the field of Immigration Law Enforcement, and who are required to carry out immigration law enforcement administration.

People credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Explain the maintenance of records for immigration law enforcement.
  • Processing financial guarantees for immigration law enforcement purposes.
  • Maintaining statistics related to immigration law enforcement functions. 

  • 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 Skills NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learners will be expected to work with a wide range of people, mainly in the public, as well as with the police, the South African National Defence Force, Non-Government Organisations, National Intelligence Agency and any other law enforcement agency and the business sector. The learner will also be required to interact with the Justice Department.

    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.
  • Related legislation and regulations. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain records for immigration law enforcement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons why case files must be opened for every task of Immigration Law Enforcement, and records must be filed and maintained in a manner that facilitates ease of access for those authorised to access records is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of not keeping documents up to date, complete and accurate are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documents to be completed include: investigation diary, notice of rights, detention warrant, extension of detention, release warrant, notice of deportation, order to leave the country, order to report to the Immigration officer for further investigation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of maintaining registers of files according to national system requirements are analysed to determine best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons why the filing index must be available for quick and easy file retrieval by authorised persons are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of confidentiality and security requirements are explained in terms of maintenance of records. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Process financial guarantees for immigration law enforcement purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Decisions of whether to secure a guarantee or deposit are made in accordance with current sections of the Immigration Act and departmental policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Analysis of payment registers is conducted in order to verify whether they reflect all payments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons why money must be recorded as received by Finance Section are explained with reference to given Treasury regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cases are assessed on their merits to determine whether guarantees or deposits should be refunded or forfeited in line with current regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain statistics related to immigration law enforcement functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Categories of statistics are identified in order to maintained them. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Categories include: investigations conducted and completed, follow-up on complaints received, cases opened, cases referred to the National Prosecuting Authority, arrests, appeals and deportations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Statistics are used to follow up on outstanding cases and to compile a case profile or trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Statistics are interpreted in a non-biased manner. 


    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, including Sections 20 to 29, 39 to 56, 217 and 219A of the Criminal Procedure Act, 51 of 1977.
  • The various International Declarations which South Africa has signed and which guide its treatment of foreigners/refugees from a human rights perspective.
  • Administration system requirements.
  • Uses and abuses of statistics. 

  • 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: administration 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 compiling and maintaining statistics on cases. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: written communication is critical when maintaining records, and presenting statistics. 

    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 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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