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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of conducting human trafficking official enquiries 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
365141  Demonstrate an understanding of conducting human trafficking official enquiries 
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 designed for the law enforcers and it encompasses empowering them on how to conduct specialised investigations internally and or across borders into human trafficking, gather the evidence needed to prosecute traffickers under existing laws and the implications for law enforcement officials.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Investigate alleged human trafficking.
  • Conduct proactive intelligence-gathering in an international environment where co-operation and exchange of intelligence information is essential.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of case examination methods.
  • Analyse and motivate reasons for admitting victim in the protection unit.
  • Conduct an interview with a victim of 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 
    Investigate alleged human trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scenarios where human trafficking is likely to take place are identified and analysed in terms of their nature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature of human trafficking is established and described in terms of who the role players are Nationally and Internationally. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct proactive intelligence-gathering in an international environment where co-operation and exchange of intelligence information is essential. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Human trafficking is analysed and described in terms of its contexts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Human trafficking contexts includes but is not limited to its place of origin, means of recruitment, transportation and destination, the value chain of human trafficking.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Intelligence information on a human trafficking case is identified and categorised according to themes and patterns. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Intelligence includes and is not limited to:
  • Thematic strategic intelligence and operational intelligence; that concerns the personal details and addresses of subscribers, ownership or rental agreements and financial transactions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Raw intelligence as a source is evaluated for usefulness in terms of legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Intelligence and Surveillance Corroboration is evaluated and analysed to acquire quality evidence. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Intelligence includes:
  • Video recording of the surveillance operation itself.
  • Unassailable record of the evidence and operation.
  • Record of conduct - police agencies and suspects.
  • Local authority/commercial/internal CCTV systems at petrol stations, borders, airports, casinos, banks etc.
  • Documentary corroboration: Passport, ID and visa-application, ticket bookings, bank transactions, travel reservations, etc.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of case examination methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Investigative principles underpinning investigations are scrutinized for insights and to provide guidance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Investigative methods in relation to human trafficking are analysed to provide a perspective on best investigative method(s). 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reactive, Proactive, Disruptive and Parallel Financial Investigation Methods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The steps to conduct investigation prior to, during and post the arrest operation are explained in accordance with laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evidence gathering techniques are analysed according to applicable policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include but are not limited to intrusive technical surveillance, undercover officers, test purchases and controlled deliveries.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse and motivate reasons for admitting victim in the protection unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislative provisions for the protection of witnesses in South Africa is analysed to ensure proper procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Critical elements are identified and managed in order to protect victims during the witness protection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Victim safety is managed by means of witness protection programmes and identifying victims for safe keeping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Protective measures during criminal proceedings are identified and utilised to safeguard the safety of the victim. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Protective measures include but are not limited to closed-circuit television, intermediary, in camera hearings.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct an interview with a victim of human trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information required is analysed in order to check for necessity of the interview and to identify gaps in the evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The possible impact of the interview with the victim of human trafficking is analysed in terms of risk assessment procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Need for interpreter, culture, age, gender, internal and cross border issues, human traffickers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Interviewing techniques and aids are selected and utilised according to the nature of the interview. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Human trafficking key elements are considered and utilised when interviewing children. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through Recognition Prior of 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 Act13 2002 (Amended 19 0f 2004) and its regulations.
  • International Labour Organisation legislation, policies, agreements and conventions.
  • Refugee Act 130 of 1998.
  • South African Constitution.
  • Identification Act.
  • South African Citizenship Act of 1988.
  • Passport and Travel Documents Act.
  • Marriage Act of 1967.
  • Criminal Procedures Act.
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000.
  • 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 of 2005.
  • Prevention of Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (2009).
  • 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 investigating an alleged human trafficking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when conducting an investigation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when conducting an interview with a victim. 

    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 dealing with respective structures involved with solving a human trafficking problem. 

    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  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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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