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

Demonstrate an understanding of the human rights contained in the bill of rights 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14646  Demonstrate an understanding of the human rights contained in the bill of rights 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Corrections 
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  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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
260126  Promote human rights in corrections  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people performing duties in the correctional or detention environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Bill of Rights.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of which rights are contained in the Bill of Rights and how these rights are described by the Bill of Rights.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the link between human rights and the Correctional Services Act.
  • Display respect and a positive attitude towards human rights. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Understanding of the importance of human rights.
  • Understanding that prisoners/ offenders have human rights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Bill of Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    2. The Bill of Rights is related as a part of the Constitution and part of the supreme law of the country. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    1. Distinguish between human rights and other rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Understanding of supremacy of law resulting in all other laws being subject to it, is demonstrated by explanation and respect shown for the supremacy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of which rights are contained in the Bill
    of Rights. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of which rights are contained in the Bill of Rights and how these rights are described by the Bill of Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A complete list of the Human Rights contained in the Bill of Rights are provided in accordance with the Bill of Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The basic meaning of each of the Human Rights as described in the Bill of Rights are explained to prisoners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Understanding is demonstrated that there are specific rights applicable to accused, arrested, and detained persons. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the link between human rights and the Correctional Services Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. References to different human rights in the Correctional Services Act are identified and related to the Bill of Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    4. Understanding is demonstrated that prisoners have all the rights contained in the Bill of Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    5. Understanding of the importance of human rights in the correctional environment is demonstrated in accordance to the role that correctional officials play. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    3. The obligations and requirements set for correctional officials by the Correctional Services Act that relate to Human Rights are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    2. The human rights contained in the Bill of Rights that are most vulnerable and most relevant in the Correctional environment are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Display respect and a positive attitude towards human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    4. Understanding of the universal nature of human rights are demonstrated in relation to correctional officials having the same rights as they are expected to protect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    1. Understanding is demonstrated that correctional officials have a legal duty regarding human rights because they represent the State. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    2. Understanding is demonstrated that human rights does not have to be deserved but belong to people naturally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    3. Understanding is demonstrated that human rights does not intend to be a constraint that hamper the execution of duties by correctional officials but rather as a framework within which duties are to be performed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    3. 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 essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria:
  • The role of the Constitution of South Africa in the Correctional environment
  • The obligation of the State to abide by the law
  • The Consequences of not abiding by the law
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Additional references to rights in sections in the Correctional Services Act

    Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking:
  • Different rights are identified and decisions made regarding most appropriate way to explain and provide information to prisoners/offenders.
  • Problems that have to be solved relate to misunderstanding by prisoners/offenders regarding the list of human rights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Activities and conduct are managed with cognisance of the effect of such conduct or activities on human rights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Analyse different circumstances and evaluate whether intended conduct is acceptable.
  • Evaluate the potential impact of performing duties and powers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and /or written presentations:
  • Understanding of the list of human rights as described by the Bill of Rights is efficiently conveyed in interaction with prisoners/offenders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:
  • Responsibility towards the environment and health of others are reflected by respect for human rights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities in terms of the title.
  • Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible and when simulations are used, there should be supporting evidence to show that the person is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Assessment activities should focus on outcomes and should be sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • All assessment should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260126, which is "Promote human rights in corrections", Level 4, 6 credits.

    Terminology
    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49836   Further Education and Training Certificate: Gender Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  24197   National Certificate: Corrections Science  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48553   National Diploma: Corrections Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  97228   National Certificate: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  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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