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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply Human Rights in a policing environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255995  Apply Human Rights in a policing environment 
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 standard is for learners in the field of policing. This unit standard will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of the application of Human Rights in the policing environment. This standard will further enable learners to evaluate the labour rights of policing officials as well as the right to just administrative action.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Human Rights.
  • Explain how the rights of victims of crime and witnesses are protected.
  • Explain how the rights of offenders are protected.
  • Explain how the rights of the public to gather together and to safety and security is protected.
  • Explain how the rights are applied during public protest/assembly/demonstration. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Human Rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given in terms of the role of the relevant human rights policies and legislation in policing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Legislation refers but is not limited to the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Promotion of Administrative Justice Act and Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act.
  • Policies refer to internal and national instructions, The Victim Empowerment Programme, Victims Charter and Victim support for sexual offences, Domestic Violence and Search and Seizure.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the influences and impact of the Constitution and Bill of Rights on policing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the consequences of violating human rights in policing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Policing refer to policing officials, prosecution of the case, victims of human rights violations and the community.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain how the rights of victims of crime and witnesses are protected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of how to deal with victims and witnesses in order to protect their rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the role of policing officials in protecting the rights of victims and witnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the consequences of violating the rights of victims of crime and witnesses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain how the rights of offenders are protected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rights of offenders are explained in terms of the Constitution. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The rights of the offender refer to Section 35 of the Constitution.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organisational policies and procedures which protect the rights of offenders are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of failing to respect and protect the rights of offenders are evaluated in terms of the impact and consequences of not doing so. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of force in arrests is evaluated in terms of its compliance with human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Search and seizures are evaluated in terms of their compliance with the rights of the person/s being searched and/or having their property seized. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An explanation is given of the impact on the human rights in the context of detention. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain how the rights are applied during public protest/assembly/demonstration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given in terms of the rights of the general public to safety and security during public protest/assembly/demonstration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the rights of the public to protest/assembly/demonstrate peacefully. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of how the rights of the public to protest/assembly/demonstrate peacefully are applied when the crowd turns violent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of failing to protect rights during public protest are evaluated in terms of the requirements of the Constitution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the labour rights of policing officials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The labour rights of policing official must also include the right to just administrative action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the rights of policing official to fair labour practices in terms of the relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given as to the ways in which the rights of policing official's are protected in terms of fair labour practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given as to why police officials may not strike in terms of the relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given as to how policing officials may air their grievances and resolve disputes in terms of the relevant legislation, policies and procedures. 


    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 
  • International nature of human rights.
  • Effects of human rights on policing.
  • Victims Charter.
  • Rights and responsibilities of inhabitants of South Africa.
  • Constitution.
  • Bill of Rights.
  • Constitutional Supremacy.
  • Limitation clauses on Human Rights.
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act.
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
  • Promotion of Equality Act.
  • Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act.
  • Internal policies and national instructions.
  • The Victim Empowerment Programme.
  • Victims Charter.
  • Equality.
  • Human dignity.
  • Life.
  • Freedom and security of the person.
  • Privacy.
  • Health care, food, water and social security.
  • Education.
  • Language and culture.
  • Access to information.
  • Just administrative action.
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. 

  • 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:
  • Explaining how the rights of victims of crime and witnesses are protected.
  • Explaining how the rights of offenders are protected.
  • Explaining how the rights of the public to gather together and to safety and security is protected.
  • Explaining the labour rights of policing officials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Demonstrate understanding of Human Rights.
  • Explaining how the rights of victims of crime and witnesses are protected.
  • Explaining how the rights of offenders are protected.
  • Explaining how the rights of the public to gather together and to safety and security is protected.
  • Explaining the labour rights of policing officials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Demonstrate understanding of Human Rights.
  • Explaining how the rights of victims of crime and witnesses are protected.
  • Explaining how the rights of offenders are protected.
  • Explaining how the rights of the public to gather together and to safety and security is protected.
  • Explaining the labour rights of policing officials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Demonstrate understanding of Human Rights.
  • Explaining the labour rights of policing officials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Explaining how the rights of victims of crime and witnesses are protected.
  • Explaining how the rights of offenders are protected.
  • Explaining how the rights of the public to gather together and to safety and security is protected.
  • Explaining the labour rights of policing officials. 

  • 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:
  • Demonstrate understanding of Human Rights.
  • Explaining the labour rights of policing officials. 

  • 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 


    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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