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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Profile and select goods at a port of entry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115315  Profile and select goods at a port of entry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
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  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 standards will enable qualifying learners to control the movement of goods at a port of entry through profiling and selection. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Communication skills at NQF level 4
Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Profiling of documents to detect the illegal movement of goods. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The import and export processes and procedures are explained according to prescribed legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The interpretation of the contents of the import and export documentation are interpreted according to procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Documentation is examined for alterations or fraudulent changes to determine the authenticity thereof. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
All particulars are noted to be correctly recorded on documentation and is compared with the declared goods. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Documents as prescribed in the:
  • Customs and Excise Act,
  • Import and Export Act
    Profiling can take place at ports of entry located at seaports, airport or landports during day or night
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documentation is examined to establish that all particulars are recorded which is relevant to the declaration of the goods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Profiling of commercial goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The interpretation of the contents of the import and export documentation are examined in line with the import and export procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation is examined to determine the authenticity thereof according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documents as prescribed in the:
  • Customs and Excise Act,
  • Import and Export Act
    Profiling can take place at ports of entry located at seaports, airport or landports during day or night
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Profiling of non-commercial goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The quantity and type of baggage carried by persons is examined in relation to the time period indicated on the travel documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The content of the baggage is inspected to determined the reason of travel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Examinations are conducted in terms of relevant legislation and set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The goods declared are inspected in relation with the distance traveled. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Profiling of routes and determine country of origin. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Countries from/to which goods are imported/exported are profiled to prevent smuggling according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Travel records of goods are verified to determine the origin and destination according to the import/export procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consignee and notifying addresses are traced to determine if the addresses reflected on the transport documentation is authentic according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Irregularities determined during profiling is referred to the relevant organisation for investigation in terms of set procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal duties. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.
    2. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    4. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures

    The standard describes competent performance in doing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, and procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of the duties of a Policing Official at a port of entry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Decision-making must be developed in this standard during practical exercises. Learners must be left to make their own decision, which must be debriefed.
  • Creativity needs to be developed by measuring learner's performance to the principles rather than a specific technique. .

    The following policing specific outcomes must be assessed;
    1. Courage to take risk and even put own life at risks to safe others.
    2. Discipline to accept instructions and policy
    3. Physical ability to do the job (includes fitness and health required to move in the field with the sections without putting themselves in danger).
    4. Patriotism and loyalty to the country and its entire people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    High emphasis is placed on problem solving ability during exercises. Exercises and scenarios have a variety to ensure problem-solving ability is developed and not stereotyped step that the person cannot apply in practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Ability to be a team player in order to establish synergy during joint operations and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize one self and ones activities while preparing personal equipment and plan own tasks for operational actions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organize and critically evaluate information during policing task, interpret it to determine safe action that complies with legal and policy requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Technology ability in using equipment such as radios, and special equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by understanding the consequences of illegal or public unacceptable use of force actions and decisions. 

    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 
    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-site (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Supplementary information:

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    Criminal Procedure Act
    Constitution Act
    South African Police Service Act
    A glossary of terms about the terminology of use and uphold of force

    Context Specific
  • Rules and regulations on the use and uphold of force 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48865   National Diploma: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  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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