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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|119424||Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer|
|Development Quality Partner-SASSETA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security||Safety in Society|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||150||Not Applicable||NQF Level 06||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to function as a Commissioned Police Officer.
A Commissioned Police Officer ensures adherence to the Constitution and other relevant legal prescripts. He/she applies management skills to implement strategies, national instructions, and policies to ensure quality service delivery according to standards which will ensure client satisfaction. He/she leads and motivates teams and commands and controls the utilisation of resources to achieve operational objectives.
A qualified learner will be able to:
This qualification primarily derives from the workplace-based needs of the sector Safety in Society to enhance managerial competencies. This qualification will further ensure better service delivery to the community, thereby providing a safe and secure community environment which will enhance the growth of the economy. The need for this qualification is to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in the management of the law enforcement environment and to uplift the professional management standards of policing.
This qualification is in line with the vision of the National Development Plan of the Republic of South Africa to professionalise the police service. The South African Police Service will benefit from this qualification as it will enhance management of resources and policing practices. This qualification will contribute to the sector needs by empowering law enforcement personnel in the execution of their prime function which is ensuring a safe and secure environment for all people within the country.
Learners will benefit by improved managerial competencies / employability due to the management specialisations embedded in this qualification assisting them in the development of effective systems and the creation of standardised management capabilities. It will contribute to an in-depth understanding of the possible causes of crime, criminal preventative method and the criminal justice system.
The benefit to society and economy will be improved police practices which will reduce crime and civil claims and will promote confidence, which will attract investment. The Safety in Society and Sovereignty of the State sub-fields will especially benefit in that it will provide managerial competencies needed for persons employed in law enforcement agencies and organizations.
The current registered policing qualification addresses the broader spectrum of policing functions. The focus of the qualification Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer is on managerial competencies as it pertains to the SAPS.
Typical learners are current members of law enforcement agencies at the junior management level who command and control subordinates and policing functions.
This qualification allows learners employed in SAPS to progress from elementary law enforcement functions to management functions to perform relevant roles in the broader law enforcement environment.
This qualification does not require registration with a professional body because there are currently no associations for SAPS members.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment:
Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result.
RPL for Access to the Qualification.
Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skills, and Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 37
Practical Skill Modules
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 47
Work Experience Modules
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 66
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Adhere to applicable regulatory framework in a policing environment.
2. Develop, analyse, interpret, implement, and evaluate operational plans in the field of policing in support and operational environment.
3. Apply management and leadership skills to command-and-control optimised utilisation of resources and achievement of operational targets.
4. Manage the adherence to quality service delivery, monitor and evaluate the success of corrective actions.
5. Implement internal and external workplace relations in the field of policing environment.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
prescripts. Range: Legal prescripts may refer to but are not limited to current sections of the Acts which deal with grievance procedures such as the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
Integrated Formative Assessment:
The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment together with work experience leads to entrance in the integrated external summative assessment.
Integrated Summative Assessment:
An external integrated assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of the qualification. The integrated external assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria.
The external integrated assessment will consist of a combination of a theoretical examination and a practical assessment during which competence and applied knowledge will be assessed. Completion of documentation related to the demonstration will be assessed as a product.
The EIA will be conducted at accredited assessment centres by an assessor registered by the AQP.
|Comparison was made with qualifications from Australia and Canada
The Australian Government qualification, the POL60118 Advanced Diploma of Police Supervision was used for comparability. This qualification is aimed at persons in a supervisory role and includes coaching and sets an agreed minimum standard for police personnel. It mentions that the qualification must be contextualised within a specific police jurisdiction/agency/organisation's policies and procedures.
There is no indication of entry requirements set for this qualification. The level and duration is not specified. The provider is not specified. Rules of combination entails six compulsory core units of competency which a learner must achieve. These modules are:
Each of these above units has a managerial aspect, namely planning, developing teams, supervising, promoting wellbeing and facilitating stakeholder engagement.
All the above aspects, namely planning, developing teams, supervising, promoting wellbeing and facilitating stakeholder engagement of the Australian qualification are covered in the Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer.
However, the above managerial aspects in the Australian qualification are more related to the operational aspect of policing whereas the Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer, includes both operational and support functions of SAPS. The composition of the Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer entails theory, practical skills, and work experience, which is not the case with the Australian qualification.
The Dalhousie University in Canada offers the Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership. The level and duration of the qualification is not indicated. The aim of this qualification is to provide police members with an improved understanding of the functioning of police organisations and planning strategically.
It consists of several aspects including:
The content of the Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership focusses on management, namely management of resources, leadership, organisational improvement, coaching and career development.
The aspects management of resources, leadership, organisational improvement, coaching and career development are similar between the content of the Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer and Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership.
The Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer does not include the aspect of strategic management through evidence-based policing. The composition of the Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer entails theory, practical skills, and work experience, which is not the case with the Canadian qualification.
The Occupational Certificate: Commissioned Police Officer compares favourably with the two international qualifications.
|This qualification allows possibilities for both vertical and horizontal articulation.
|Qualifying for External Assessment:
To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of a statement of results and statement of work experience as well as proof of successful completion of the following subjects and modules or alternative programmes where applicable including Foundational Learning Competence.
Additional Legal or Physical Entry Requirements:
Criteria for the Accreditation of Providers:
Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.
The curriculum title and code are: Commissioned Police Officer and 134913-000-00-00
This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
Assessment Quality Partner:
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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