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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and implement operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256054  Plan and implement 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 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
115327  Plan, implement, monitor and assess operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners who plan and implement operations in the policing environment with a level of authority that allows them to take decisions independently. This unit standard will enable learners to plan, implement and monitor operations as well as assess the impact of operations.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan an operation.
  • Implement an operation.
  • Monitor the implementation of the operations.
  • Evaluate the impact of the operation. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Operations refer to acts of law enforcement and any operation in the prevention and resolving of crime. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate the impact of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operation successes are compared to the set indicators in the operation plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Successes and failures are listed according to the set indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A feedback report is compiled and presented according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor the implementation of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The execution of activities of members is co-ordinated according to the operation plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of instances where possible assistance can be provided to members and stakeholders during the conducting of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Members are inspected during the execution of the operation according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Continued feedback during the execution of the operation is obtained from members and stakeholders in order to determine operational success and the implementation of contingencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resources are fully utilised according to the operational plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement an operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Members and stakeholders are briefed according to the scope and goals of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A familiarisation of the operations target area is confirmed with all members and stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Uncertainties are clarified with members and stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The operation plan contingencies are communicated to members and stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety measures are applied to the operation according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Members and stakeholders are deployed according to their role allocated within the operational plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan an operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope and goal of the operation is determined according to the information at hand. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information at hand includes but is not limited to crime-treat and pattern analysis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The time-frames of the operation are determined according to the nature of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operation requirements and resources are determined according to the nature of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Indicators and criteria for success are determined according to the kind of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An operation plan is jointly compiled according to organisational policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Jointly compiled refers to but is not limited to the participation of stakeholders such as South African Police Services, Traffic and Metropolitan Police and the South African Defence Force.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An explanation is given of the responsibility of members and other stakeholders in regard to the operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Contingency plans are created and communicated with stakeholders according to organisational 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 
  • Relevant legislation.
  • Organisational procedures and practices.
  • Planning, implementation and execution of the operation. 

  • 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:
  • Planning an operation.
  • Implementation of the operation.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the operation.
  • Evaluating the implementation of the operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Planning an operation.
  • Implementation of the operation.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the operation.
  • Evaluating the implementation of the operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Planning an operation.
  • Implementation of the operation.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the operation.
  • Evaluating the implementation of the operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Planning an operation.
  • Implementation of the operation.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the operation.
  • Evaluating the implementation of the operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Planning an operation.
  • Implementation of the operation.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the operation.
  • Evaluating the implementation of the operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Planning an operation.
  • Implementation of the operation.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the operation.
  • Evaluating the implementation of the operation. 

  • 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:
  • Planning an operation.
  • Implementation of the operation.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the operation.
  • Evaluating the implementation of the operation. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 115327, "Plan, implement, monitor and assess operations", Level 6, 6 credits. 

    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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