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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply counter human trafficking strategies within an immigration context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
365142  Apply counter human trafficking strategies within an immigration context 
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  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 unit standard will enable learners to interpret and implement strategies and policies related to human trafficking in South Africa, within an immigration context. Learners will acquire the necessary competence which will enable them to identify and act on suspected incidences of human trafficking. Learners will apply the acquired competence within the Department of Home Affairs and other organisations at client service centres (port of entry, immigration documentation processing centres, etc) and within non-client service roles of responsibility (inspectorates, officers at points of seniority within immigration services, etc).

Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Interpret and relate international and national human trafficking strategies and policies to immigration services.
  • Apply international and national legislation and policies related to human trafficking.
  • Identify and apply International agreements and regional conventions on human trafficking.
  • Identify and enforce international, regional, and national policies related to human trafficking.
  • Manage suspected and identified cases of human trafficking in a given case study. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret and relate international and national human trafficking strategies and policies to the immigration environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between human trafficking, human smuggling and migration are analysed within an immigration context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    International and national human trafficking strategies and legislation and policies pertaining human immigration are identified and discussed in terms of their impact on the South African legal framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    International and national human trafficking legislation and policies are discussed in terms of their multi-sectorial impact. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply international and national legislation and policies related to human trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Duties and responsibilities of immigration services that relate to international and national human trafficking are identified and explained in accordace with human trafficking legislation and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    International human trafficking legislation and policies are applied within a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    National human trafficking legislation and policies are applied within a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and apply International agreements and Regional conventions on human trafficking to an immigration environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    International agreements and conventions on human trafficking are identified, explained and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    International agreements include, but are not limited to the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Regional agreements and conventions that impact on human trafficking are identified, explained and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regional conventions include, but are not limited to: Organisation of African Unity Convention of Refugees, African Charter on Human Rights, SADC agreements and COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) agreements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    International and regional agreements and conventions on human trafficking are applied to an immigration context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Apply Include but is not limited to writing policies, regulations, instituting processes and structures and committing resources.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement and enforce international, regional and national legislation and policies related to human trafficking within an immigration environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trafficking modus operandi and the impact in an immigration context are identified and analysed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Modus operandi includes but is not limited to international and global context, regional and national patterns.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The roles and responsibilities of an immigration service are identified and discussed in given case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders are discussed in terms of the impact on the required intervention from the immigration perspective, in the human trafficking cycle. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact includes the identification and utilisation of multi-sectorial departmental collaboration through the cycle of recruitment, transportation, exploitation, prevention/rescue/escape, protection, rehabilitation, re-integration and prosecution).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The actions required to prevent human trafficking or rescue victims of human trafficking are identified for a given context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Manage suspected and identified cases of human trafficking in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Characteristics, indicators and evidence of human trafficking are analysed to investigate a case or suspected case of human trafficking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The prerequisites for declaring a case of human trafficking are described in terms of legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Victim issues that support successful case management are identified and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Victim issues include but is not limited to witness protection schemes and the benefits that victims will derive.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strategies are devised to deal with case management in the human trafficking combat chain. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Human trafficking combat chain includes but is not limited prevention, rescue/escape, protection, rehabilitation, repatriation, reintegration, human trafficking advocacy and awareness raising, research and training, interviewing victims, compiling and storing evidence, negotiating and discussing witness protection schemes, identifying and communicating services available to human trafficking victims and other witnesses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Limitations, rights and powers of the immigration official are explained in accordance with the legal framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal framework includes but is not limited to search and seizure, arrest, release, hearings, pleas, evidence, sentences, appeals, body prints, convictions, notices and fines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The required referral action where limitations, rights and powers of the immigration official are experienced is explained in accordance with the legal framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal framework includes but is not limited to sections in the Criminal Procedures Act regarding search and seizure, arrest, release, hearings, pleas, evidence, sentences, appeals, body prints, convictions, notices and fines.
     


    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:
  • 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.
  • Consular code. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with interpreting and enforcing international and national human trafficking legislation and policies and international, regional and national conventions and agreements using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information while combating human trafficking activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively with stakeholders using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion to interpret and enforce human trafficking legislation, policies, agreements and conventions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that combating human trafficking is a type of problem solving which requires a multi-sectorial approach in a variety of contexts. 

    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  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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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