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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Compile, register and pursue a case docket with the South African Police Services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261587  Compile, register and pursue a case docket with the South African Police Services 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Animal Protection Standards 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Write a statement.
  • Complete a case docket.
  • Register a case with South African Police Services (SAPS).
  • Follow up registration of their cases. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Knowledge of Animal Protection Act and Performing Animals Protection Act.
  • Communications at NQF Level 3.
  • Fundamental research and investigation skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons enforcing animal protection legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Write a statement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The statement is completed according to the prescribed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Terminology and language used is clear and understandable according to normal industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The statement contains all elements of the crime that is being reported including dates, times and places of occurrence according to legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The rules for taking an oath or making an affirmation are explained in terms of the accuracy of information and the potential impact of false or distorted information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Complete a docket. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All relevant docket information is completed according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant documents are filed in sequence in the docket according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documents include but are not limited to witness statements, expert opinion, costs, contraventions, visual evidence and a copy of the legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Copies are made of the docket and its entire contents in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Register a case with SAPS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The completed docket is registered at the SAPS charge office and a case number obtained in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The name and contact details of the investigating officer of the case are obtained in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Additional evidence is collected and submitted to the investigating officer in accordance with accepted police practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Pursue a case. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication with the investigating office is maintained according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contact with the public prosecutor is established in accordance with organisational requirements and within acceptable timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ongoing contact with the public prosecutor is maintained until the case is completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication with the public prosecutor includes but is not limited to requests for denial of ownership, recovery of costs, court orders to prevent suffering, objections to admissions of guilt and recommendations for sentencing.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of this unit standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors and moderators must be registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard or have at least 5 years relevant practical experience.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An understanding of the procedures and practices for the compiling, registering and pursuing a case docket with SAPS.
  • An understanding of what has to be communicated to whom.
  • Knowledge of the Animals Protection Act No. 71 of 1962.
  • Knowledge of the Performing Animals Protection Act No. 24 of 1935.
  • Knowledge of other legislation that could be pertinent to the compiling of a docket.
  • Application of correct terminology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking when deciding what comprises complete information to include in a docket. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when registering and following up a docket. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's personal activities when compiling a docket. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information ensuring that all relevant information and no irrelevant information is included in the docket. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in oral or written form. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when guiding the public prosecutor towards an acceptable outcome in court. 

    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  65229   Further Education and Training Certificate: Animal Protection  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG 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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.