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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of potential identity fraud and corruption in a Department of Home Affairs context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264675  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of potential identity fraud and corruption in a Department of Home Affairs context 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Home Affairs 
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
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 intended for learners in the Department of Home Affairs who provide operational services at regional centres, head office or in missions abroad. It will be useful for new employees and for employees, who are already in service, but do not have formal qualifications and are therefore unable to progress within the Department. It should enable learners to provide efficient services while complying with relevant legislation.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining identity fraud on the part of an applicant.
  • Authenticating information to confirm a person's identity.
  • Identifying a potential case of fraudulent identity based on evidence.
  • Explaining potential fraud and corruption on the part of an employee in the Department of Home Affairs. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Home Affairs' Services offered at regional centres, head office or in missions abroad including, but not limited to births, deaths, marriages, issuing and the amendment of enabling documentation, issuing of permits and certificates, citizenship and population registration. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and identity fraud on the part of an applicant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible fraudulent activities related to birth, death, marriage and enabling documents are discussed with reference to falsification of documents, stolen identity and bribery. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documents include, but are not limited to birth, death and marriage certificates, letters from farmers and traditional leaders, baptismal certificates, clinic cards or letters.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which marriage officers may be party to fraud are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ways include qualifying tests and the issuing of certificates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible loopholes in South African legislation that facilitate fraud are identified with reference to marriage, registration of birth and deaths, identity (ID) documents, passports, permits and certificates issued by the Department of Home Affairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which medical personnel may be party to fraud are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ways relate to births and deaths.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Authenticate information to confirm a person's identity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The effect of migration patterns, within and into South Africa, are discussed with reference to the authentication of information and the probability that information is true. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures to be followed in authenticating information are explained with reference to systems and legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Systems include the Movement Control System, National Population Register (NPR) and the Automated Fingerprinting and Identification System (AFIS) and the National Immigration Information System (NIIS).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Face value forms are checked for authenticity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Security features are identified in enabling documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify a potential case of fraudulent identity based on evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is gathered and collated to verify the application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inconsistencies are identified in applications, associated documents and information from an interview in terms of possible forgery and/or perjury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Findings are communicated to relevant authorities following an accepted line of command or function and an indication is given of the role of the Information Verification Official and the Screening Committee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible criminal action that could follow a fraudulent application is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain potential fraud and corruption on the part of an employee in the Department of Home Affairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of bribery and corruption are explained in the context of the Department of Home Affairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possibilities for computer fraud are explained in order to give an indication of the consequences of fraud for the employee and the lawful owner of the identity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Disciplinary and criminal action that applies if an employee commits fraud or is found guilty of corruption is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible fraud linked to aiding and abetting foreigners is explained with reference to relevant legislation. 


    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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying potential fraudulent activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team in interacting with internal and external clients in cases of fraudulent activity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively in identifying and reporting fraud. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in verifying an application and identifying potential fraudulent identity based on evidence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically in processing applications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation explaining the consequences of computer fraud for the employee and the lawful owner of the identity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity across a range of social contexts in dealing with internal and external clients. 

    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  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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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    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.