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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage tactical operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
230028  Manage tactical operations 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
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 for learners in the law enforcement environment who are required to plan, prepare and manage tactical policing operations including the debriefing of operations and completion of administration. Tactical operations must always be conducted within organisational, strategic and legal requirements and learners will be able to manage tactical operations within this environment upon the completion of this unit standard.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Evaluate information pertaining to the specific tactical operation in order to complete an operational assessment.
  • Prepare for tactical operation.
  • Execute the tactical operation.
  • Debrief the tactical operation.
  • Complete all operational administration. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate information pertaining to the specific tactical operation in order to complete an operational assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information received is prioritised according to operational objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is analysed using operational assessment methods to determine the possible tactical options and strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sources of information are tasked to collect additional information needed to operational assessment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources of information also includes photo's and plans for the area of operations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The mission of the operation is analysed in order to determine possible limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible hypotheses of the destabiliser are identified in order to inform planning for the special tactical operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Feasible and attainable strategy is developed to prevent the identified crime or threat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Tactical options are selected to address the prevention of the identified crime or threat according to the organisational goals and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The environment of the area of operations is studied and options selected to achieve the mission of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Resources needed are analysed to ensure optimal utilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    A financial costing of the operation is calculated using organisational prescriptions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for tactical operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An operational plan is compiled according to objectives of the tactical operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possibilities and intentions are analysed in order to establish links with the reserve and members in-line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contingency plans are developed for identified tactical operations which may occur in the area of sport and disasters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An operational command structure is designed in terms of implementation in line with tactical operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An information network is developed to gather and assess operational information needed to make operational decisions to achieve the organisational goals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes the establishing of a separate information channel to manage the information flow.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute the tactical operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A join operational centre (JOC) is designed to address the needs of the specific operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The structuring of role players is analysed within the JOC to ensure operational effectiveness and have a unified command. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The deployment and tracking of resources is assessed using a tactical board. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    EEI's received from the information section are evaluated and prioritised according to the list of possible threats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Operational initiative is gained and maintained using the decision making mode. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Instructions are analysed to determine whether they are aligned to the use of force principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Debrief the tactical operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Debriefing is structured according to organizational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Roleplayers are interviewed in order to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Debriefing report is compiled for utilisation in levels of communication and input. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Possible improvements and lessons are also listed for other commanders to study and use in the preparation for operations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operational administration is completed according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Administration includes attendance registers, log sheets, operational diaries, pocket books, situation report, operational reports.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Information Gathering processes.
  • Application of crime reports.
  • Priorities and objectives related to the operation.
  • Decision making models (IODA LOOP).
  • Tactical options for policing and crowd management.
  • Limitations of the various tactical options.
  • Structure of the operational plan.
  • Limitations of available means for tactical police operations.
  • Requirements of the standard and structures for contingency plans.
  • Requirements of the JOC structure and responsibilities of the various role players.
  • Principles for tactical operations.
  • Using a tactical operations board for the managements of operations.
  • Map reading and orientation for the management of tactical operations.
  • Knowledge of capabilities of external role players.
  • Structures and procedures of the NOCOC and JOCCOM.
  • Definitions and abbreviations for tactical police operations.
  • Debriefing processes of operations and of members suffering from post traumatic stress.
  • Structures for the debriefing of members and mangers involved with tactical operation.
  • Organizational procedures and orders pertaining to the administration of operations.
  • Tactical board for operations.

    > The Constitution of South Africa.
    > The South African Police Service Act.
    > The Criminal Procedure Act.
    > Standing Operational Procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organization, community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    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
    Core  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    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 


    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.
     
    1. AFRIC POLICING INSTITUTE 
    2. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    3. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING POLOKWANE 
    4. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING PRETORIA 
    5. DAM TECHNICALCOLLEGE PTY TD 
    6. HJN POLOKWANE BRANCH PTY LTD 
    7. JEPPE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND COMPUTER 
    8. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 



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