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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of human trafficking and its legal implications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
365139  Demonstrate an understanding of human trafficking and its legal implications 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Counter Human Trafficking 
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  NQF Level 05 
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 in the field of law enforcement and all those government departments that address or counter and provide psycho-social, health and legislative support to victims of human trafficking. Learners will gain an understanding of human trafficking, the relevant South African legislation and international law, as well as differentiation between human trafficking and migrant smuggling, and the continuum of control methods exerted by traffickers over their victims.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Analyse response strategies and approaches to human trafficking.
  • Explain and define human rights according to the South African legislation.
  • Analyse the difference between human trafficking and smuggling.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of state organs and other supporting partners in counter human trafficking. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of human rights and human trafficking as defined in the South African legislation and international protocols, treaties, resolutions and declarations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant part of South African Legislation and policy frameworks is explained to provide an understanding of the rights of all. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation and policy frameworks to include women's rights and children's rights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different parts of relevant South African legislations and international treaties, protocols that impact on human trafficking are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    South African legislation and international treaties and protocols may include but are not limited to:
  • The Children's Act of 2005, Witness Protection Act 112 of 1998.
  • Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007.
  • Immigrations Act of 2000, and Palermo Protocol.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Guidelines on standards of human rights are examined as they impact on human trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Child and adult rights are analysed in relation to their specific circumstances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Child and adult trafficking may include but is not limited to the treatment children endure under trafficking.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of local and international legislation on human trafficking is evaluated to identify linkages and gaps. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    To include Child and adult trafficking legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Rights of trafficked persons are examined to provide support and necessary interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Human trafficking is described and defined in accordance with the Trafficking in Persons Protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The various phases, causes and purpose of human trafficking are defined in order to delineate its scope. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Phases include but are not limited to recruitment, mobilisation and exploitation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Response strategies and approaches to human trafficking are analysed within the South African and international context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Response strategies and approaches to human trafficking are defined to give a perspective on how best to deal with them within the ambit of legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategies and approaches may include but are not limited to repressive and empowering strategies; moral, crime control, immigration and labour approach.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of response strategies and approaches to human trafficking is demonstrated as it would be applied in dealing with trafficked persons. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the difference between human trafficking and smuggling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between human trafficking and human smuggling is described in terms of human principles and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors that contribute to human trafficking and smuggling are described with a view to understand the aspects that sustain trafficking in persons. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors may include but are not limited to causes and consequences of human trafficking.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Challenges imposed by human trafficking and smuggling are analysed in terms of their context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Challenges may include but are not limited to understanding their behaviour and the difficulties victims of human trafficking face.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Control of victims under traffickers is examined with a view to understanding the power traffickers have over the victims. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Control includes but is not limited to manipulation tactics, threats, physical abuse, psychological abuse, isolation, debt and substance abuse, voodoo and traditional values.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the roles and responsibilities of state organs and other supporting partners in counter human trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The state organs' responsibilities in dealing with situations and circumstances of victims are described as applicable to interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stakeholders, resources, barriers and challenges encountered by those who are responsible for providing support to victims is analysed in order to determine the current levels of provision and intervention and identify gaps in the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Victim support is analysed according to legal requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal requirements include but are not limited to:
  • Legislation psychological.
  • Health.
  • Shelter.
  • Security.
  • Risks management.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Counter trafficking interventions are explained in terms of organisational/departmental programmes/requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Counter trafficking may include but is not limited to prevention, protection and prosecution.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Limitations, rights and powers of those responsible for providing support to victims are analysed in order to establish how victims of trafficking can be assisted in an integrated and holistic manner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Limitation, rights and powers may include but are not limited to limitations that relate to intra departmental silos.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A state organs' referral system for victims is described using the criteria for screening and the appropriate administrative processes in terms of the roles of legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Human trafficking is described in terms of its socio-economic impact on state organs. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    International, regional and national legislation, policies, agreements and conventions pertaining to human trafficking inclusive of but not limited to:
  • Immigration Act and regulations.
  • International Labour Organisation legislation, policies, agreements and conventions.
  • Refugee Act.
  • South African Constitution.
  • Identification Act.
  • South African Citizenship Act.
  • Passport and Travel Documents Act.
  • Marriage Act.
  • Criminal Procedures Act.
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act.
  • Birth and Death registration Act.
  • Home Affairs Departmental procedures.
  • Immigration code.
  • Immigration directives.
  • Home Affairs Department circulars.
  • United Nations Declaration on Human Rights.
  • United Nations Refugee Convention.
  • Organisation of African Unity Convention of Refugees.
  • African Charter on Human Rights.
  • Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.
  • Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air.
  • Consular code.
  • Children's Act.
  • Prevention of Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
  • Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Films and Publications Act.
  • ILO Convention on worst forms of child labour.
  • ILO Minimum Age Convention. 

  • 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 analysing the difference between human trafficking and smuggling. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain response strategies and approaches to human trafficking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when explaining the roles and responsibilities of state organs and other supporting partners in counter human trafficking. 

    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  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49872   Further Education and Training Certificate: Victim Empowerment Co-ordination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49709   National Certificate: Criminology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-07  SAS SETA 
    Elective  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


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