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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative framework for road traffic law enforcement 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256519  Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative framework for road traffic law enforcement 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Traffic,Traffic-Related,L.Government Law Enfor 
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  10 
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 standard provides learners with an opportunity to acquire the competencies relevant to the regulatory framework for traffic law enforcement officials. A large amount of the traffic officer's duties and activities are legally driven. The traffic officer's activities are governed by relevant sections from a number of different Acts. This standard will provide that overarching understanding of legislation that is not directly traffic related but without which a traffic official will not be able conduct law enforcement.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Chapter 2 of the Constitution.
  • Explain sections of the Criminal Procedure Act that impact on traffic law enforcement.
  • Explain the role and importance of the Law of Evidence within the justice system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant aspects of criminal law.
  • Give evidence in a court of law. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Chapter 2 of the Constitution of South Africa (1996). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the importance of the Constitution as the basis for the country's legal framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the relationship between the Constitution and other legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the application of the limitation clause contained in Chapter 2 of the Constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the impact of Chapter 2 of the Constitution on the determination of policing powers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain sections of the Criminal Procedure Act that impact on traffic law enforcement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sections of the Criminal Procedure Act referring to search and seizure are explained as they apply to road traffic law enforcement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Search and seizure refers to the searching of persons, searching of property and searching of premises.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sections of the Criminal Procedure Act referring to methods of securing attendance in court are explained as they apply to road traffic law enforcement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include but not limited to arrest, written notice and summons.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sections of the Criminal Procedure Act referring to the recording of bodily prints are explained as they apply to road traffic law enforcement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the role and importance of the Law of Evidence within the justice system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of Law of Evidence is defined within the South African justice system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of Law of Evidence are explained in terms of their applicability in a road traffic law enforcement environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles refer to but are not limited to proof, prima facie, burden of proof, cautionary rule, presumptions, techniques acceptable to refresh one's memory, beyond a reasonable doubt, conclusive proof and facts in dispute.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different types of evidence are explained in terms of Law of Evidence. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of evidence refer to but are not limited to hearsay evidence, real evidence, similar facts and character of persons.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Concepts of Law of Evidence are explained in terms of their applicability in a policing environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts include but are not limited to confessions, admissions, pointing out (identity parade), privilege, admissibility and relevance.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant aspects of criminal law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the elements of a crime. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation includes but is not limited to legality, the act or conduct, unlawfulness and culpability.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the categories of participants to the commission of crime. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The description includes but is not limited to the perpetrator, the accomplice and accessory after the fact.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Give evidence in a court of law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between the kinds of evidence is explained according to the relevant legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Kinds of evidence includes but is not limited to verbal and documentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the required dress code for court sessions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Court procedures are described as prescribed by the criminal justice procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evidence is presented according to law of evidence principles. 


    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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
  • Relevant sections of the Criminal Procedure Act (51 of 1977).
  • Standard operating procedures for traffic enforcement officials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Giving evidence in court. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Developing an understanding of the regulatory framework applicable to traffic officers.
  • Presenting evidence in court. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • How the various Acts are related to each other and to the work of a traffic officer.
  • How to prepare evidence for court.
  • The application of relevant aspects of criminal law. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion 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 
    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  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN POLICE : FIREARM SERVICES 
    2. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS 
    3. Josmap Training Institute 
    4. Mangaung Traffic Training College 
    5. PORT ELIZABETH TRAFFIC COLLEGE 
    6. Training at Work (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 
    8. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



    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.