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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement counter human trafficking strategies in a psycho-social and health environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
365140  Implement counter human trafficking strategies in a psycho-social and health environment 
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 6  NQF Level 06  15 
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 will enable counter human trafficking practitioners and related role-players to implement counter trafficking strategies, principles in response to the recovery, relief and rehabilitation activities in the psycho-social and health environment. An additional emphasis is placed on the provision of assistance to trafficked persons; the kinds of assistance that should be offered, and the characteristics of the assistance to trafficked persons compared with the provision of assistance to other kinds of abused persons. This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the context of the counter trafficking discipline.

Learners who have achieved this unit standard will increase their opportunities for further development and employability within the counter trafficking environment. Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scope of the legal framework of human trafficking as applicable to own environment.
  • Apply techniques of identification, interviewing and assessment of trafficked persons as prescribed by your organisation/department.
  • Manage the provision of direct assistance and care to victims of trafficking.
  • Facilitate rehabilitation and reconstruction measures to execute recovery and reduce risk. 

  • 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 an understanding of the scope of the legal framework of human trafficking as applicable to own environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles and guidelines for dealing with trafficked persons are described in terms of own environment policies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles include but are not limited to do no harm; maintain confidentially; safety and security etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Human trafficking is described in accordance with the Trafficking in Persons Protocol and its phases, causes and purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Purposes include debt bondage; forced labour; forced marriage; false adoptions; serfdom; servitude; removal of human organs; slavery; sexual exploitation.
  • Causes include but not limited to push factors; pull factors; control mechanisms.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The early human trafficking warning indicators are interpreted and compared with their consequences according to the guidelines for dealing with trafficked persons in order to ensure the intensity of a case. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The knowledge of the impending risk identified is analysed and utilised to decide on the time when initiate the response/intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The applicable methods are selected and used to disseminate appropriate information to the relevant counter-trafficking role-players. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply techniques of identification, interviewing and assessment of trafficked persons as prescribed by your organisation/department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A pending or suspicious trafficking incident is identified in accordance with organisational policy guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An identified human trafficking case is scrutinized, interpreted, analysed by applicable procedures to confirm the nature of trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate procedures are followed to interview and assess a victim of trafficking. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the provision of direct assistance and care to victims of trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individual and personal needs of a trafficked person is assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The strength and weaknesses of the trafficked person are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A personal development plan is developed in accordance with a trafficked person's strength. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An implementation plan for response and recovery activities are compiled in accordance with organisational principles and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Mobilisation of resources is coordinated in response to counter human trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The locality and availability of institutions supporting victims of human trafficking is established, categorised and captured in a database for victims of trafficking. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Institutions include but are not limited to shelters, state institutions etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Trafficked persons needs are categorized, addressed and channelled to appropriate counter traffickers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Needs include but are not limited to care, shelter, psychological assistance, mental health, emotional assistance, rescue, resources etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Facilitate rehabilitation and reconstruction measures to execute recovery and reduce risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of how to mobilise resources and role players to respond to a human trafficked person in an integrative manner/holistically is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Co-ordinate and integrate responses and recovery activities to attain a holistic intervention. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Response and recovery may include relief, search and rescue, re-integration in families or home countries, communities, care, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Best practice activities and developed contingency plans are described and applied in response and recovery activities in terms of organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Response activities are managed to ensure the safety of people. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) 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:
  • South African Constitution.
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000.
  • Birth and Death registration Act.
  • United Nations Declaration on Human Rights.
  • Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons especially Women and children supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime. 

  • 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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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. 

    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 


    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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