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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply neighbourhood watch principles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244178  Apply neighbourhood watch principles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 is for learners who need special skills and competencies to assist in neighbourhood watch programmes. Learners who want to assist law enforcement agencies and private security companies within the safety in society environment need skills, knowledge and competencies to enable them to perform preventative duties. This unit standard will also contribute to recognised career opportunities and employment possibilities within this sector. The purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners provide a service to their community.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the role of neighbourhood watch in contributing to safety.
  • Demonstrate the use of verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Perform safety awareness activities.
  • Describe the relationship between neighbourhood watch organisations and other role-players. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of neighbourhood watch in contributing to safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The neighbourhood watch structure is described in terms of its functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The current legal framework which influences the neighbourhood watch structures are described in terms of relationships of stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of a neighbourhood watch member is described in terms of his/her functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The area of work is described in terms of specific security concerns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The value of neighbourhood watch structures in communities is described in terms of their influence on the safety of communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The interrelationship between Community Police Forums (CPF) and the code of conduct for neighbourhood watch is described in terms of their influence on one another. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the use of verbal and non-verbal communication. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Communication refers to listening and speaking skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Non-verbal communication techniques are demonstrated in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Verbal communication techniques are demonstrated in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Given messages are interpreted to provide required feedback. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform safety awareness activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A crime is described in terms of its defining elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Common crimes are described in terms of their elements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Crimes may include but are not limited to theft (car theft, theft out of motor vehicle, shoplifting, pick pocketing), housebreaking, assault, domestic violence, rape, murder, liquor offences.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible responses to specific crimes are explained in terms of the current legislative framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Current legislative framework may include but is not limited to Constitution (Bill of Rights), Criminal Procedure Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of patrols is described in terms of its crime deterrence function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Visibility through unified and uniformed dress code is described in relation to its effect on safety of an area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Methods of conflict resolution are described in order to use a method in a given situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the relationship between neighbourhood watch organisations and other role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Support organisations are described in relation to their roles and responsibilities for referral purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of victim support is described in relation to the duties of a neighbourhood watch member. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Law enforcement agencies mandates are described for possible infringement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Law enforcement agencies may refer to the South African Police Service, Metro Police, Traffic police.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role and mandate of security companies are described in terms of their effect on the responsibilities of a neighbourhood watch member. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Responsibilities may include but are not limited to cordoning off a designated area, controlling access of a designated area, safeguarding of a designated, monitoring role.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Information Gathering processes.
  • Application of crime reports.
  • The Constitution of South Africa.
  • The current South African Police Service Act.
  • The current Criminal Procedure Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the application of neighbourhood watch practices and when performing social awareness activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others who may be involved in the neighbourhood watch activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to neighbourhood watch activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all role-players involved in the neighbourhood watch activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing the important role neighbourhood watch plays in a community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of: Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when using and applying neighbourhood watch principles. 

    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
    Elective  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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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