SAQA All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Give evidence in court 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244182  Give evidence in court 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11498  Attend and give evidence in court  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will lead learners towards achieving knowledge, skills and attitudes that would enable them to prepare for, attend, and give evidence in a court of law. Learners will be able to understand court structures, functions and procedures and will also be able to describe the functions, roles and responsibilities of court personnel. This unit standard will enable learners to demonstrate an elementary understanding of law of evidence. This competency relates to the learners ability to differentiate between factual and circumstantial evidence that will enable them to review their presentations in court.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare to give evidence in court.
  • Give evidence in court of law in a given scenario.
  • Debrief the organisation on the presentation of evidence in the court of law in a way that will contribute towards future improvement. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard is for personnel working in a any environment who has to attend and give evidence in a court of law in order to solve court cases. Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to present themselves confidently and unambiguously to a court of law and give reliable, truthful and honest evidence in order to contribute towards the resolving of court cases. The learner will also be able to understand and adhere to court procedures, protocol, functions and structures within a court. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to give evidence in court. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Prepare to give evidence in court may include but is not limited to techniques to counter the abuse and/or intimidation of witnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of preparing oneself to present evidence is described in terms of its possible impact on the case. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Evidence to reflect statements taken from, pocket book, observation records, personal experiences and observations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factual information is distinguished from circumstantial information regarding a specified case. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rules of evidence are described in terms of their relevance when giving evidence in a court. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rules of evidence may include but are not limited to the rules of evidence in terms of the Criminal Procedures Act 51 of 1977 as amended and court rules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Court personnel are described in terms of their roles and responsibilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Court personnel may include but are not limited to State Prosecutor and investigation officers, interpreters, presiding officer, audience, witnesses, attorneys, clerk of the court, court orderly, police escort.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Court procedures are described in terms of their effect on accepted court protocol. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Court protocol may refer to the manner of addressing the presiding officer and other role players and giving evidence.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Court structures are described in terms of their functions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Present evidence in court. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This outcome may be assessed in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evidence to be presented is structured in a logical sequence based on facts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evidence to be presented is assessed to minimise ambiguities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Evidence is provided in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Provision of evidence must adhere to court procedures, functions and protocol.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Debrief role-players on presented evidence. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Role-players include but not limited to organisation that he represents and clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of debriefing is described in order to inform future presentations of evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problems experienced while giving evidence are identified in order to improve future participation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problems experienced may include but is not limited to personal difficulties experienced before and during the court case.
     


    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 
    Refer to the specific outcomes and the assessment criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically to:
  • Structures of the South African courts.
  • Legal aspects of giving evidence.
  • Court protocol.
  • Review procedure.
  • Case docket: facts and circumstances of the case.
  • The concept of hearsay evidence.
  • The concepts of objective and reliable evidence.
  • Concepts of reasonable doubt and probabilities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the evaluation of own performance in giving evidence in court for future improvement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others involved in the giving of evidence in a court. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities in such a way as to have all and any evidence available and accurate for giving evidence in court. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the presentation of evidence in a court of law, in a logical sequence and appropriate to the law of evidence principles so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when giving evidence in court. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where in that court procedures are adhered to in accordance with the criminal justice system. 

    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 giving evidence in court. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11498, "Attend and give evidence in court", Level 3, 6 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Legal:
    > Applicable section of the Criminal Procedures Act 51 of 1977.
    > Relevant applicable legislation specific to the evidence given.
  • Context Specific:
    > Training provider user manuals.
    > Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures.
  • Resources required for Assessment:
    > Reconstruction of a courtroom.
    > Relevant role players for court scenario.
    > Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
    > Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
    > A suitable venue: classroom. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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.
     
    1. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. 24/7 Security Services 
    3. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    4. ABUNDANCE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    5. ACTCO (PTY) LTD 
    6. ADEVA SECURITY PTY LTD 
    7. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    8. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    9. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS KING WILLIAMS TOWN 
    10. Afri Guard(pty)ltd 
    11. AIM TRAINING 
    12. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    13. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    14. ARCELOR MITTAL SA 
    15. ARMSHIELD SECURITY SERVICES 
    16. BAGATLAMEDI SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    17. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    18. BAPNYA SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    19. BEETEES CABS CC 
    20. BLACK VOLTERS SECURITY COLLEGE CC 
    21. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    22. BONGA AND PRAISE NELSPRUIT 
    23. BOSASA SECURITY PTY LTD TRAINING CENTRE 
    24. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    25. BRAVEHEART BIO DOG ACADEMY 
    26. Bronyx 
    27. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    28. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    29. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    30. CL SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) lTD 
    31. DE BEERS GROUP SERVICES PTY LTD 
    32. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    33. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    34. DIMASI TRAINING PROVIDERS 
    35. DITIRO TSAKA SECURITY SERVICES 
    36. DOUBLE OPTION TRADING 120 (PTY) LTD AND SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    37. DOUBLE RESPECT TRADING ENTERPRISE NATIONAL 
    38. DWANDZANI PROJECTS CC 
    39. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    40. E E L PROTECTION SERVICES 
    41. EASY SECURITY AUTO GATES AND GUARDS CC 
    42. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    43. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    44. EXPRO PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    45. EZINGENI SECURITY AND CLEANING PTY LTD 
    46. FADANA INVESTMENT GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    47. Fidelity Security Services 
    48. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    49. FIROZIPARK 
    50. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD ROSSLYN 
    51. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    52. GAUNTLET SECURITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    53. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    54. GRINNELL SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    55. GUNDO SECURITY & SUPPLY CC 
    56. HAZOEMA TRADING ENTREPRISE CC 
    57. HENQUE 3375 CC 
    58. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    59. HLANGANANI COMPUTECH COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    60. HLANGANANI PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    61. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PRETORIA 
    62. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: NORTH RAND 
    63. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    64. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    65. INFANTRY SCHOOL 
    66. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    67. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    68. ISOLETHU PROTECTION AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    69. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    70. KEDISANG SECURITY 
    71. KEISHY SECURITY 
    72. KGOTSOFALANG TRADING AND PROJECTS 97 
    73. KHANYISANI TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    74. KHETHAKANYE TRADING AND PROJECTS 196 CC 
    75. KHOISAN ABORIGNAL SECURITY AND PROJECTS 
    76. KHOMBO SECURITY AND TRAINING CC 
    77. KSTR GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    78. L AND L TRAINING 
    79. LEAD SECURITY SERVICES 
    80. LEBONE PROJECTS CC 
    81. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    82. LINDILEXPTY LTD 
    83. LMW STING SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    84. LUFAFLO SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    85. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    86. Makgo Security And Projects 
    87. MAMPHOTSO CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS 
    88. MAPHETO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    89. MARABA SECURITY SERVICES TSHWANE 
    90. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    91. MASIKHUTHALE SECURITY TRAINING COLLEGE AND GUARDING DIVISION 
    92. MASMAGNET CC 
    93. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    94. MDIDWA SECURITY SERVICES 
    95. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    96. Mec Training Johannesburg 
    97. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD BLOEMFONTEIN FREESTATE 
    98. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD KZN 
    99. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE 
    100. MIDI GENERAL TRADING PTY LTD 
    101. Mig Protection Services Cc 
    102. MILITES DEI SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    103. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    104. MJM GUARDING AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    105. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    106. MOLAO ACADEMY 
    107. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    108. MSM PROTECTION SERVICES 
    109. MUTENDA SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    110. MUTHAMANI GENERAL SECURITY SERVICES 
    111. MZANSI SECURITY 
    112. MZILANKALA DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS CC 
    113. Nastec Cc 
    114. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    115. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    116. NOMADUKU SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    117. NOZINJA SECURITY SERVICES 
    118. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    119. NTLHONTLHO SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICE PTY LTD 
    120. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    121. OBLION SHIELD 
    122. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS 
    123. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    124. Orbis Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    125. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    126. PETBON TRADING (PTY) LTD 
    127. POWER TRAINING LINE PTY LTD 
    128. PRESTIGE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    129. PROSPERITAS TRAINING COLLEGE T/A VISION COLLEGE SA 
    130. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    131. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    132. QHIMECI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    133. QUBULASHE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    134. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    135. QW LEFORA SECURITY INSTITUTE 
    136. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    137. REAL TIME SECURITY SERVICES AND PROJECTS 
    138. REBAGONI TRADING AND PROJECTS T/A THE SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY ACADEMY 
    139. REBONTSHENG TRADING CC 
    140. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    141. RRJ TRAINING ACADEMY AND CONSULTING 
    142. SA CRIME PATROLS SECURITY AND TRAINING CENTRE 
    143. SA OF SECURITY AND GUARD FORCE 
    144. SAAF PROTECTION SERVICE TRAINING WING 
    145. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    146. SBV SERVICES BLOEMFONTEIN 
    147. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    148. SBV SERVICES PORT ELIZABETH 
    149. SBV SERVICES PRETORIA 
    150. SBV SERVICES PTY LTD JOHANNESBURG 
    151. SBV SERVICES RICHARDSBAY 
    152. SECURE PERIMETER SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    153. SECURITY BEYOND 2000 
    154. SECUTRAIN 
    155. Seraphim Security International 
    156. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    157. SETHIKE TRADING 
    158. SHE PRO SA TRAINING CENTRE 
    159. SHEMULA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    160. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    161. SILWANGOMNYAMA TRADING PTY LTD 
    162. SINGITA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    163. SIPHOCOPS SECURITY 111 KERK STREET MEUBEL SENTRUM JHB 
    164. SIR MGIJ SECURITY AGENCY PTY LTD 
    165. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    166. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    167. SKIMOZ (PTY) LTD 
    168. SKS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CC 
    169. SLOW LINE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    170. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    171. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION LIMPOPO PROVINCE 
    172. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MPUMALANGA 
    173. South African Reserve Bank 
    174. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK BLOEMFONTEIN 
    175. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK CAPE TOWN 
    176. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK EAST LONDON 
    177. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK PRETORIA NORTH 
    178. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    179. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    180. Staff Management Services 
    181. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    182. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    183. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    184. SWEETBET PTY LTD 
    185. Tactical Reaction Services Cc 
    186. Tactical Security Services CC 
    187. TENSHO PTY LTD 
    188. THANGANELO SECURITY 
    189. THE BRAVE ONE SECURITY SERVICES 102 
    190. THE BTC GROUP 
    191. THE BUSINESS ZONE 607 CC 
    192. THEPA TRADING 634 
    193. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    194. Thohoyandou Training Centre 
    195. THOMPSONS SECURITY GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    196. THOZAKHE SECURITY SERVICES PTY) LTD 
    197. THUBAGUTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    198. TJL SECURITY SERVICES 
    199. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    200. TSHIKALANGE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    201. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    202. TUMAHOLE AVIATION SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    203. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    204. UBUNTU 
    205. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    206. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    207. UTHUSO TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    208. V SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    209. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    210. VELSEC SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    211. VICTORY TICKETS 567 T/A KHUSELA GUARDING DIVISION TRAINING 
    212. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    213. WELLINGTON SECURITY 
    214. White Leopard Security 
    215. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    216. Xhobani Security Services Cc 
    217. ZAMANTUNGWA SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    218. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    219. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.