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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Master restraining techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14130  Master restraining techniques 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-02-19  2006-02-09  SAQA 0146/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-02-09   2010-02-09  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120486  Demonstrate physical defensive restraining techniques  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons working in the safety and society environment who are capable of mastering restraining techniques that will enhanced their job performance
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate physical abilities
  • Apply physical restraining techniques
  • Use a tonfa/baton
  • Defend one self's against assailants
  • Apply verbal judo
  • Apply different searching techniques
    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society environment 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 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:

    Functional mathematical, numerical and communication skills
    Read, interpret and use of relevant forms. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who are capable of mastering restraining techniques to enhance their job performance with a level of authority that allows them to take independent decisions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate physical abilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The necessity of physical abilities are explained and demonstrated in the execution of policing functions according to organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The agility run is demonstrated in relation with policing functions according to organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The body drag in relation with policing duties is demonstrated to ensure the safety of oneself and of the body according to organizational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Body refers to:
    Partner in policing, victims and community members in danger.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Fence climbing in relation with policing duties are demonstrated according to organizational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fence climbing refers to: Solid- and Chain link fences.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The carrying of a body in relation with policing functions is demonstrated to ensure the safety of oneself and the body according to organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The ability to perform different physical activities with the necessary policing equipment to ensure ones safety are demonstrated according to organizational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different physical activities refers to:
    Body weight, Olympic sports, cross-country, rifle resistance, pole resistance, buddy, skill and fears.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply physical restraining techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of different restraining techniques and associated equipment are identified and applied to ensure one safety and the safety of others according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restraining techniques refers to:

    Use of restraining equipment
    Restraining without equipment
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The requirements for the use of restraining equipment are described in terms of relevant legislations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restraining equipment refers to:

    Handcuffs, leg-irons
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The application of the ways to use restraining techniques and restraining equipment is demonstrated to secure the safety of oneself and of the offenders of the law according to organizational requirements and relevant legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use a tonfa/baton. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Different blocking techniques to ensure ones safety are demonstrated and applied according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Different striking techniques to ensure minimum force and injuries are demonstrated and applied according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Different restraining techniques to ensure minimum force and injuries using the tonfa/baton are applied according to organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Different vital points on the human body is identified and used in the restraining of offenders of the law according to organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The legal requirements for the use of the tonfa is identified and applied according to relevant legislations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The different ways of carrying a tonfa to minimized discomfort and safe used thereof is demonstrated according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Defend oneself against assailants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The basic principle of weaponless defence is explained according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The basic techniques of weaponless defence are applied against an unarmed assailant according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The basic techniques of weaponless defence against an armed assailant are applied according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The ability to extract when taken to ground by an assailant is applied according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply Verbal Judo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of verbal judo are identified, explained and applied in the restraining of offenders of the law according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The basic techniques of verbal judo are applied against unarmed assailant according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The basic techniques of verbal judo are applied against armed assailant according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply different searching techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The different searching techniques are identified and applied during the searching of offenders of the law according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tactical considerations are taken into account in relation with own safety when stopping pedestrians according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The role, responsibilities and accountability of a covering officer is identified and explained and applied according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tactical considerations are taken into account in relation with own safety when stopping a vehicle according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The role, responsibilities and accountability of a covering officer is identified and explained and applied according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The legal requirements for searching of pedestrians and vehicles are identified, explained and applied in terms of relevant legislations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. 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.
    2. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    4. 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 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, and procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of the legislation regarding restraining
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for restraining techniques
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods used restraining techniques. 


  • 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 mastering of restraining techniques, 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 restraining techniques, 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 restraining techniques, 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 NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120486, which is "Demonstrate physical defensive restraining techniques", Level 5, 6 credits.

    INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT:

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/ he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
    o In-site (on-the-job) observations
    o Role-play simulations
    o Structured group discussions
    o Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
    o Verbal report backs (presentations)
    o Portfolios of evidence
    o Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
    o Experiential learning
    o Working in teams
    o Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    REQUIREMENTS OF A PORTFOLIO:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of, applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
    o Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
    o Relevant certificates or awards
    o Previous assessment records
    o Journals/logbook

    Level
    A learning program leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
    .1 A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
    .2 An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
    .3 Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
    .4 An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
    .5 Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
    .6 An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions.

    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    Criminal Procedure Act
    Constitution Act
    South African Police Service Act

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of
    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    South African Police Service restraining techniques procedures. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48921   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-04-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  20496   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was SAS SETA 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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