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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Transport a prisoner 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123509  Transport a prisoner 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners who have achieved this unit standard are capable of applying and describing the procedures concerning the transportation and the conveyance of prisoners, transporting and safe keeping of prisoners while under their immediate control.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan the transport of prisoners.
  • Handle a prisoner during transportation.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society sector and more specifically within the policing discipline by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic 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. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons in the safety in society environment concerning the transport of detainees.

    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 
    Plan the transport of prisoners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documentation related to the need to transport prisoners is analysed in terms of itsuses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Modes of transport are explained with examples specific to the transportation of prisoners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons why means of transport must be inspected before use is explained in order to identify deviations in safety and security precautions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The route for transportation and stopping points are planned with regard to costs and safety and security. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle a prisoner during transportation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Handling includes the measures before, during and after transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of a body receipt is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Search and inspection procedures to be conducted while handling a prisoner during transportation are explained in line with current requirements and legal prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of securing a prisoner are described according to organisational prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of "taken in possession" is explained with reference to current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Placement of the prisoner in the vehicle is determined in order to meet safety and security requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Methods to prevent injuries to prisoners during transportation are analysed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Factors which will contribute to the humane treatment of the prisoner during transportation are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include but is not limited to: meals, rest stops etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Hand over procedures are explained according to departmental procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work duties. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.
  • Anyone assessing a learner 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 in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    The standard describes competent performance in doing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Current legislation, and procedures and practices.
  • Organizational procedures regarding transporting prisoners.
  • Need for the safe transporting of prisoners.
  • Ways and methods used to transport prisoners. 

  • 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 a critical and creative way in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding transporting of prisoners, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding transporting prisoners, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one`s personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information relevant in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding transporting prisoners, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

    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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