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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Dog Handling 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
50102  National Certificate: Dog Handling 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
SAS SETA - Safety and Security SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  131  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2026-06-30   2029-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

The purpose of this qualification is to obtain a nationally recognized qualification in the field of dog handling and to equip law enforcement officials with the necessary dog handling skills in specific specialized areas in order to enhance the professional status of this occupation within the safety in society environment.

The learner obtaining this qualification will be able to enhance service delivery to internal and external clients. Qualifying learners will be able to exercise their dog handling responsibilities in accordance with the Constitution of South Africa by taking into account the rights of persons ensconced in the Constitution. The qualification will allow for transformation processes within the safety in society environment by standardizing training within this sector.

A learner acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and experience to:
  • Describe, interpret and evaluate the principles of service dog behaviour in a working environment.
  • Apply specialised dog handling training techniques.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the inter relationship between Constitutional and legal prescripts and the competence to legally infringe on these rights which directly affects the use of a service dog.
  • Utilize a service dog in order to maintain a safe and secure society.
  • Analyse the use of a service dog through assessing various types of documentation.

    Rationale:

    This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the safety in society sector pertaining to the handling and utilisation of dogs, which would enable a handler of service dogs to reduce, investigate and combat crime and protect people and property by upholding the law whilst carrying out their duties. It allows learners employed in the safety-in-society sector to progress by displaying advanced dog handling competencies and perform the safekeeping roles in the broader safety in society environment and pursue studies at a more advanced managerial level. This qualification will further contribute to better service delivery to the community thereby providing an increasingly safe and secure environment, which will contribute towards the growth of the economy by protecting people and businessess. This qualification is for law enforcement officials who handle service dogs within the safety in society environment. The law enforcement official operates in an environment in which integrity and ethics play vital roles, and where their conduct will influence the community's perception of safety in society. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematcial Literacy NQF Level 4.
  • Caring for the welfare of a service dog, NQF Level 3
  • Supervision of service dogs in a kennel environment, NQF Level 4

    Recognition of prior learning

    This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole by recognition of prior learning. The learner in this case must be assessed and or evaluated in the same manner as described in the paragraph that deals with integrated assessment.

    Access to the Qualification

    Open access. Learners with certain physical disabilities may find it difficult to successfully complete this qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Learners undertaking the National Certificate: Dog Handling will be required to do all 40 Fundamental credits and all 76 core credits. Learners are required to achieve at least 15 credits in the elective component. It is strongly advised that learners should not only achieve the minimum 15 credits in the elective component but that once they choose an elective stream, they should complete all credits in that stream.

    The following streams are identified in the Elective Component of the qualification:

    Sheep dogs
  • Handle a sheep dog in the investigation of stock theft (15 credits)

    Sniffer dogs
  • Handle a trained sniffer dog to assist in the detection of substances (15 credits)

    Tracker dogs
  • Conduct a human scent identification trail with a scent identification dog (15 credits)
  • Reproduce imprints by means of plaster casts in and around a crime scene (9 credits)
  • Utilize a tracker dog to follow a human scent trail (10 credits)

    Search and rescue dogs
  • Utilize a search and rescue dog in a structured scenario to locate missing persons and evidence (15 credits)

    Patrol dogs
  • Handle a patrol dog to assist in searching for and apprehension of a suspect (15 credits)

    Visual tracking
  • Apply visual tracking skills in order to locate a subject (15 credits)

    Breeding and socialization
  • Apply the selection, caring and mating practice of service dogs (9 credits)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the conditioning process (forming) of a young dog between 8 weeks and 18 months (15 credits)
  • Condition and care for new born puppies until 18 months (15 credits)

    Summary of Components of the qualification and credits

    Component of the Qualification: Fundamental Component, 40 Credits
    Component of the Qualification: Core Component, 76 Credits
    Component of the Qualification: Elective Component, 15 Credits

    Total: 131 credits 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Describe, interpret and evaluate the principles of service dog behaviour in a working environment.
    Range:
  • Principles refer to:
    > Basic drives.
    > Normal, abnormal and accepted behaviour.
    > Influencing environmental factors.
  • Working environment refers to:
    > Operational area.

    2. Apply specialised dog handling training techniques.

    3. Demonstrate understanding of the inter relationship between Constitutional and legal prescripts and the competence to legally infringe on these rights which directly affects the use of a service dog.
  • Range: Legal prescripts may include but is not limited to the following Acts:
    > Constitution of South Africa Chapter 2 Bill of Rights: in terms of the conditions when a persons rights may be infringed upon.
    > Criminal Procedure Act.
    > Animal Protection Act.
    > Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1995).

    4. Utilize a service dog in order to maintain a safe and secure society.

    5. Analyse the use of a service dog through assessing various types of documentation.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes
  • Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organization, community.
  • Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information.
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Contribute to the full personal development of the learner. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Factors which influence a dog's behaviour are described and interpreted according to ethological principles.
    > Range: Factors refer to:
    > Normal, abnormal and accepted behaviour.
    > Breeds and environment.
  • The conditioning process of dogs is evaluated according to ethological principles.
    > Range: Conditioning process include:
    > Classic conditioning (compulsive and corrective).
    > Operant conditioning (reward motivation).
  • Corrective actions are evaluated and applied to rectify problem behaviour in a service dog in a structured scenario.

    2.
  • The ability to establish a bond with a compatible service dog is demonstrated in a structured scenario.
  • Specialised dog handling equipment is selected and its use demonstrated in terms of an identified training need.
  • Physical actions and voice commands are applied in order to achieve the goal according to condition practices.
    > Range: Condition refer to:
    > Classical condition and operant conditioning.
  • Required responses of the service dog are reinforced according to condition practices.
    > Range: Reinforcement refer to:
    > Positive and negative.
  • Service dogs' behaviour is interpreted in order to establish whether training technique used has been successful.

    3.
  • Legislation pertaining to the use and handling of a service dog is identified in order to comply with legal prescripts.
  • Legislation pertaining to the use and handling of a service dog is interpreted in a given case study.
  • Legislative requirements of specific Acts are evaluated in terms of the use of a service dog.
  • A situation is assessed in terms of legal prescripts to justify the use of a service dog.

    4.
  • Safety precautions are adhered to in terms of legislation and organizational policies and procedures.
    > Range: Safety precautions are applicable to:
    > Medical care and safety.
    > Own safety, safety of other persons and safety of service dog.
  • A service dog is deployed according to an operational situation.
    > Range: The term "deployed" refers to but is not limited to:
    > The generally understood term "use of a service dog" as well as the discipline for which the dog has been trained such as building searches, apprehending suspects, open areas.

    5.
  • Types of documentation are analysed in terms of their uses in a court of law and uses for an organization.
    > Range: Types of documentation refer to but are not limited to:
    > Organizational reports.
    > Incident reports.
  • Identified documents are completed according to organizational prescripts.
  • The reasons for reporting outcome of actions taken are analysed in terms of recording purposes.

    Integrated Assessment

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve all exit level outcomes of the qualification. The identification and solving of known problems, team work, organising self, using of data, implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Certain exit level outcomes are measurable and verifiable through assessment criteria assessed in one assessment. Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the Policing environment. Competence will be assessed when conducting formative and summative assessment.

    The assessment criteria for formative assessment are described in the various unit standards. Formative assessment takes place during the process of learning and assessors should use a range of assessment methods and tools that support each other to assess total competence.

    The assessment methods and/or tools used by the assessor must be fair in a sense that they do not hinder or advantage the learner, valid in a sense that they measure what they intend to measure, reliable in a sense that they are consistent and delivers the same output across a range of learners and practical in a sense that they take into account the available financial resources, facilities, equipment and time.

    Summative assessment and terminal assessment are carried out at the end of the learning programme to assess the achievement of the learner. A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    International comparability is listed below per country.

    This qualification has been benchmarked against qualification, internationally as well as the rest of Africa. The South African Police Service has engaged in extensive liaison with colleagues and related services in the dog handler's environment. Material, best practices and many other innovations have been considered and integrated into this qualification.

    Australia:

    In Australia the following unit of competencies and qualifications were found and compared with this qualification and unit standards. Although some of the titles of the unit of competencies are not the same as within this qualification, the competencies covered by this unit of competencies and qualifications are the same as the competencies covered by this qualification and unit standards.

    The qualifications framework devised provides a balance between achieving the requirements set by the industry and its sector, which demonstrate competency in the area of work covered by the qualification and the need to provide for maximum flexibility.

    Units of competency have been packaged and aligned to a specific qualification within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) to establish the qualification level and title

    Qualifications Titles:

    National Code: RUA98
  • Competency Standard Name: Agriculture
    Unit:
  • RUAAG3414SWA Manage working dogs
  • RUAAG3465GTA Care for working dogs
  • RUAAG3511BCA Care for working dogs

    National Code: PTRS03
  • Competency Standard Name: Asset Security
    Unit:
  • PRSS0313A Manage dogs for security functions
  • PRSS0314A Handle dogs for security patrol

    National Code: PRS98
  • Competency Standard Name: Asset Security
    Unit:
  • PRSSG24A manage dogs for security patrols

    National Code: CSC01
  • Competency Standard Name: Correctional Services
    Unit:
  • CSCSAS015A manage dogs for security purposes

    National Code: THH97
  • Competency Standard Name: Hospitality Industry
    Unit:
  • THHBTHS15A Manage dogs for patrol

    National Code: RTE03
  • Competency Standard Name: Rural Protection
    Unit:
  • RTE2106 care for and train working dogs

    Within the Revised Qualification as suggested by the SGB Visible Policing almost the same competencies as in the abovementioned qualifications are the same. The focus of the competencies is to render a professional service to the community.

    The key roles and functions of the South African Police Service are to:
  • Ensure a safe and secure environment for all people of South Africa.
  • Prevent crime.
  • Investigate crime.
  • Partnership policing.

    Most of the competencies and standards on this framework linked directly to the National Certificate in Dog Handling and therefore we believe that the National Certificate in Dog Handling benchmarked fully with this qualifications on the Australian Qualifications Framework.

    Scotland:

    On the qualifications framework for Scotland the following qualifications and unit standards were found and compared with this qualification. Although some of these titles refer to Guide Dog handling and other dogs handling skills, the competencies were compared with the competencies in this qualification qualifications, and it was determine that the skills, knowledge and values are the same.
  • E8WR Intermediate Gundog care and handling
  • E9L4 Higher Sheepdog care and handling
  • D25X Intermediate Sheepdog handling - Breeding
  • D25W Intermediate Sheepdog handling - Care of the working dog
  • D25Y Intermediate Sheepdog handling - Health Care
  • D26A Sheepdog handling - Working the dog
  • D25V Intermediate Sheepdog handling - Introduction
  • D7EM Intermediate Small Animal Husbandry: Introduction to Dog Handling

    New Zealand:

    On the qualifications framework for New Zealand the following qualifications were found and compared with this qualification. Although these titles refer to Guide Dog handling, the competencies were compared with the competencies in this qualification qualifications, and it was determine that the skills, knowledge and values are the same.

    Qualifications:
  • NQF Ref: 0263
    > National Certificate in Animal care and handling with strands Guide Dog Breeding Services, Guide Dog Puppy development, and Guide dog Kennel Services
  • NQF Ref: 0242
    > National Certificate in Animal Care and handling (Dog Groomer)
  • NQF Ref: 0243
  • National Certificate in Animal Training (Dog Trainer)
  • NQF Ref: 0256
    > National Diploma in Animal Training (Guide Dog Instructor)
  • NQF Ref: 0266
    > National Diploma in Animal Training (Guide Dog Trainer)

    Unit Standards:

    Various unit standards on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQA) were compared with the unit standards similar in this qualification and it was found that the elements and performance criteria stated in these standards were in line with the specific outcomes and assessment criteria stated in this qualification.

    General dog handlers skills:
  • 21379 (2 Credits) Demonstrate knowledge of requirements relating to transport of cats and dogs
  • 7337 (5 Credits) Monitor health and provide husbandry for dogs
  • 7403 (10 Credits) Groom dogs
  • 7404 (4 Credits) Clip dogs
  • 7406 (15 Credits) Handstrip and pluck dogs
  • 7405 (16 Credits) Scissor dogs

    Animal Handling:
  • 7391 (120 Credits) Develop training programmes for selected dogs, train those dogs for Guide Dog work under supervision
  • 7402 (12 Credits) Train a dog to be under control of the handler
  • 7407 (13 Credits) Train a dog to protect the handler
  • 7394 (120 Credits) Train clients to manage the prescribed Guide Dogs, under supervision

    Level 5
  • 11680 (40 Credits) Assess and train a dog for accelerant detection, and search for accelerants
  • 11676 (30 Credits) Assess and train a dog for avalanche rescue, and carry out a simulated avalanche rescue
  • 11678 (40 Credits) Assess and train a dog for explosives detection, and search for explosives
  • 11679 (40 Credits) Assess and train a dog for firearms detection, and search for firearms
  • 11672 (17 Credits) Assess and train a dog for general purpose police work - criminal work
  • 11677 (40 Credits) Assess and train a dog for narcotics detection, and search for narcotics
  • 11675 (30 Credits) Assess and train a dog for search and rescue work, and carry out a simulated search and rescue
  • 11671 (26 Credits) Assess and train a police dog for agility and obedience
  • 11670 (30 Credits) Assess and train a police dog for general-purpose police work - tracking
  • 7390 (43 Credits) Assess dogs for Guide Dog training
  • 11673 (17 Credits) Assess, select, and train a dog for general purpose police work - property and person search
  • 11674 (30 Credits) Assess, select, and train a police dog for Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) work
  • 7396 (40 Credits) Coordinate a puppy development programme for potential Guide Dog work
  • 7392 (120 Credits) Develop training programmes for selected dogs, and train those dogs for Guide Dog work
  • 7409 (15 Credits) Train a dog for agility
  • 7410 (30 Credits) Train a dog for obedience
  • 7408 (30 Credits) Train a dog for tracking
  • 19659 (20 Credits) Train a dog for urban search and rescue incidents
  • 19658 (10 Credits) Train a dog to locate multiple victims at urban search and rescue incidents

    Level 6
  • 7393 (44 Credits) Assess applicants, match applicants with qualified Guide Dogs

    Level 7
  • 7395 (120 Credits) Train clients to manage prescribed Guide Dogs

    Compliance And Regulatory Control:
  • 12814 (6 Credits) Control feral dogs and uncontrolled domestic dogs
  • 14937 (3 Credits) Describe dog breeds, characteristic dog behaviours and actions required to prevent injury
  • 14935 (4 Credits) Register dogs in voluntary and involuntary situations
  • 14936 (5 Credits) Investigate and action dog nuisance complaints

    Farming skills:
  • 19111 (4 Credits) Demonstrate knowledge of the types, breeds, uses, and health requirements of farm dogs
  • 597 (6 Credits) Use farm dogs (this unit standard is expiring and no longer for sale)
  • 19110 (4 Credits) Use farm dogs
  • 586 (6 Credits) Rear and train working dogs and work a team of dogs (this unit standard is expiring and no longer for sale)
  • 19107 (7 Credits) Rear and train working dogs and work a team of dogs

    Sheep farming:
  • 578 (5 Credits) Kill a sheep for dog food

    Veterinary nursing:
  • 5213 (2 Credits) Assist with artificial breeding of dogs

    Netherlands:

    No units of competencies, unit standards and or qualifications could be found for comparison but in general various articles were found and it was determine that the competencies in this qualification and unit standards are addressed by various training institutions within Netherlands are the same as the competencies within this qualification.

    Curriculum content include the following competencies:
  • Dominant & Aggressive Dog Problems
  • Breeding, Feeding and Health
  • Police, Protection and Shhutzhund Training
  • Tracking and Search & Rescue
  • Breeding, Whelping and raising Puppies
  • Dog behaviour problems
  • Basic Obedience
  • Protection training for police service dogs
  • Selection testing for police service dogs
  • Tracking & Scent work
  • Hard surface tracking
  • Search & Rescue Dog
  • Police service Dogs work in Holland
  • Basic cadaver training by using scent
  • Feeding an all-natural diet to young dogs
  • Police K-9 Training
  • Use of force information
  • The relationship between the helper & dog in the bark & hold
  • Selection testing puppies
  • Vaccinations
  • Hip & Elbow X-rays on dogs

    Other international countries:

    Norway, Iceland, Russian, Switzerland and U.S.A

    These countries do not have registered unit standards and qualifications but have some training curriculum that deals with dog handlers training and compared well with the competencies required for dog handlers as indicated in this qualification:

    Some topics (competencies include):

    Norway:
  • Kennel practices
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Police guidance
  • Police Dogs
  • Rescue

    Iceland:
  • Rescue dogs
  • Police Dogs

    Russian:
  • Guard Dogs Investigation
  • Dog-breeding

    Switzerland:
  • Swiss Mine & Explosive detection Dogs

    U.S.A:
  • Animal behaviour
  • Police Dogs training
  • Connecticut State police canine
  • Fire Accelerant Dogs
  • Working Dogs
  • Arson Investigations
  • Dog breeding
  • Explosives & Drugs
  • Law enforcement

    Southern African Regional Police Chief Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) Countries:

    Various web sites of countries in Africa were surfed and no comparison or any content related to Dog Handling Qualifications could be found regarding the following countries:

    Mozambique, Democratic republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana

    It should be mentioned that the South African Police Service forms part of the Southern African Regional Police Chief Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) and twice a year meetings were conducted to establish working and Training related co-operations. The SAPS is currently the major stakeholder regarding the training of other African countries and on an ad hoc basis support all these countries with specialized skills. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The choice of elective learning component allows the learner to change to another pathway in a law enforcement environment at the same level or at the next level. The specific environments refer to Policing, Correctional Services, Security, Military Policing, Metropolitan Policing and the South African National Defence Force.

    This qualification will articulate horizontally with:
  • National Certificate: Policing Level 5
  • National Diploma: Policing Level 5

    This qualification may articulate vertically to:
  • Bachelor of Police Practices Level 6 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
  • All assessors must be registered with the relevant ETQAs, and must comply with the requirements for assessors as prescribed by the relevant ETQAs.
  • The assessor must be competent in the outcomes of this qualification.
  • The assessor must have two years of practice in this field as a dog handler. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    For purposes of this qualification the term negative reinforcement is understood to mean change of voice tone, witholding reward, body language or ignoring the dog depending on the dog's character. It does not refer to any physical abuse. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  120458  Condition a service dog in obedience  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  113960  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ethical standards in the Public Sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  120471  Evaluate the use of equipment and accessories for the socializing and conditioning of service dogs  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  119721  Support marginalised, "at risk" and vulnerable individuals and groups and identify appropriate referral services  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  120483  Conduct preliminary investigations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15096  Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  120492  Demonstrate the application of performance management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11984  Give evidence in a court of law  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  120465  Move tactically with a service dog  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Core  120466  Select a dog for in service work or training  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Fundamental  120476  Adhere to professional conduct and organisational ethics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  120491  Demonstrate understanding of Law of Evidence in a policing environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  120489  Demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  120481  Demonstrate understanding of the Criminal Procedure Act related to policing functions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  120484  Demonstrate understanding of the principles of common law crimes and statutory law offences  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Elective  120464  Apply visual tracking skills in order to locate a subject  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Elective  120463  Handle a patrol dog to assist in searching for and the apprehension of a suspect  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Elective  120461  Handle a trained sniffer dog to assist in the detection of substances  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Elective  120456  Utilize a tracker dog to follow a human scent trail  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  120460  Apply the selection, caring and breeding practice of service dogs  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120457  Condition and care for new born puppies until 18 months  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  120470  Conduct a human scent identification trail with a scent identification dog  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  120462  Demonstrate understanding of the conditioning process (forming) of a young dog between 8 weeks and 18 months  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  120469  Handle a sheep dog in the investigation of stock theft  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  119032  Identify and deal with dangerous goods  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  13 
    Elective  120472  Reproduce imprints by means of plaster casts in and around a crime scene  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  120468  Utilize a search and rescue dog in structured scenarios to locate missing persons and evidence  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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