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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the prevention of crime 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
230029  Manage the prevention of crime 
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 will enable managers within the Safety in Society environment to improve professionalism and enhance the quality of service delivery. A learner acquiring this unit standard will be able to manage the process of crime prevention.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Develop and design operational plans.
  • Execute interventions.
  • Assess the impact of projects, programmes and operations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF level 4.
  • Management skills at NQF level 4.
  • Inter-personal skills at NQF level 4.
  • Computer literacy at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    In this unit standard where reference is made to crime prevention it is with the understanding that certain fields of study prefer the terms: "reduction of crime" rather than "prevention of crime". Within this unit standard prevention of crime also refers to the detection of crime within a community service centre context.

    The range covers the role and purpose of police management in the context of safety in the South African society. The range includes practice and culture of safety in society particularly within the policing discipline, the current regulatory framework, the main activities of police management, and stakeholders in and outside of South Africa. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop and design operational plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The current legislation, departmental policies and prescripts are integrated in the planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Joint and integrated planning processes are conducted with all relevant identified roleplayers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The planning process must allow for a common and shared understanding of the crime threat to be developed by roleplayers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Objectives are set to meet the goals and scope of the crime prevention strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Role clarification, assignment of responsibilities and resource allocation are taken into account when designing an operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Measurable indicators for success are identified in order to support the operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Contingency plans are designed within the scope of the operational plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Contingencies include but are not limited to: Public order disturbance, emergency situations and disasters, unforeseen weather conditions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Aspects of authorisation are taken into account when designing the operational plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Authorisation refers to but is not limited to authorisation needed for: cordon and search, roadblock, warrants.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Execute interventions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Interventions include but are not limited to operations, events, projects and programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The availability of resources and logistics is assessed to support the execution of interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Responsibilities and execution of tasks are allocated and delegated taking into account available resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of establishment of an operational centre for command and control is analysed in accordance with given objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational Centres refer to but is not limited to: Joint Operational Command Centre (JOC), Venue Operational Centre (VOC), National Operational Centre, Area Operational Centre.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implementation of interventions is assessed in accordance with the objectives of the plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Interventions refer to but are not limited to: regular visits and close monitoring of project team and operational members.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible problems encountered during interventions are identified in order to facilitate their resolution by using information in the contingency plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Situation reports are consolidated for debriefing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Debriefing methods are examined in order to select one to establish the effectiveness of an intervention. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the impact of projects, programmes and operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The outcomes of an operation are compared to the set indicators and criteria of success in order to determine the success or failure of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analytical report is generated using information gathered at an operational centre during the execution of the special operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Debriefing of the command structure is assessed to ensure that the integrated plan is shared and the process is managed for post-mortem purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A review is undertaken of the plan for quality assurance and cost benefit analysis and reflects recommendation for continuous improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A final report is developed in order to be submitted to the next command level and reflects successes, failures and best practices for future implementation purposes. 


    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 
  • Names, functions and locations of:

    > Explain the difference between a special operation and normal duties.
    > Various law enforcement organisations and structures.
    > Functional structures within enforcement organisations.
    > Other governmental and non-governmental organisation structures.
    > Law enforcement structures and constituencies.
    > Stakeholders and their relation to law enforcement.
  • Purpose of processes and procedures of:

    > Explain the uses of communication channels.
    > The legislation.
    > Law enforcement operations.
    > Law enforcement operations in fulfilling mandates whilst providing a service to stakeholders.
  • Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:

    > Formats of written reports and content.
    > National security law enforcement concepts.
    > Stakeholders and their rights.
  • Cause and effect, implications of:

    > Causality of events.
    > Cost benefits.
    > The processes in providing operational planning.
    > Restrictions and limitations.
  • Categories of things, processes, concepts:

    > List all possible role-players involved in a special project / operation / disaster.
    > Name different types of feedback reports.
    > Definitions of aspects of operational resource management.
    > Supported and supporting operations.
    > Principles of logistical support.
    > The need for a regulatory framework (budget, acquisition and procurement principles).
    > Reliability.
    > Timeousness.
  • Procedures and techniques:

    > Explain the administration procedures in terms of standard operating procedures.
    > Explain in terms of standard operating procedures, how an operational plan should be created.
    > Describe in terms of standard operating procedures, how to conduct a briefing session.
    > Operational procedures, methods and techniques.
    > Procedures of law enforcement practices.
    > Liaison protocol.
  • Theory - rules, laws, principles:

    > Operational terminology.
    > Unique characteristics of resource management during operations.
    > Political, regulatory and budgetary systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Complying with regulatory framework.
  • Understanding and applying law enforcement policies and procedures.
  • Understanding the relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Support and assistance processes.
  • Liaison with stakeholders.
  • The establishment of internal relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Following processes, procedures and protocols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Information on the main functions of police management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Complying with the regulatory framework.
  • Applying the policies and procedures.
  • Providing critical analysis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Sourcing information on the legislation and policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Understanding resource management during operations. 

  • 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 
    Definitions:
  • Projects - refers to a planned undertaking of specific activity within a policing context which addresses strategic organizational objective.
  • Programmes - refers to a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need in relation to long term policing activities (crimes against women and children).
  • Operations- refers to any short-term major planned activity (including tactical options) in a policing environment focussed on the prevention of crime and saving lives.
  • Special projects - refers to a once-off planned undertaking of specific activity within a policing context which addresses strategic organizational objectives. 

  • 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 
    4. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING POLOKWANE 
    5. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING PRETORIA 
    6. DAM TECHNICALCOLLEGE PTY TD 
    7. HJN POLOKWANE BRANCH PTY LTD 
    8. JEPPE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND COMPUTER 
    9. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 



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