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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Present evidence for the protection of animals in a law court 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261588  Present evidence for the protection of animals in a law court 
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 present evidence in a court of law, having prepared themselves thoroughly beforehand, and to review strengths and weaknesses of the case and how it was handled afterwards. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • A thorough knowledge of Animal Protection legislation pieces.
  • An awareness of court procedures and etiquette.
  • Knowledge of organizational standards for presenting in court.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for presentation in a court of law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate dress code and personal grooming standards are identified that are suited to presentation in a court of law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A letter of authority to provide evidence in a court of law is obtained in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cycle of evidence is explained in terms of court proceedings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cycle of giving evidence in a court refers to evidence-in-chief, cross-examination, re-examination and questions by court.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An outline is provided of the main features of the case and the parts of the Acts which have been contravened. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Potential questions that could be expected under cross-examination for a particular case are suggested. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Present evidence in a court of law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dress and personal grooming are according to organization's standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors are identified that contribute to a decision making processes as to whether an oath should be taken or an affirmation made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Evidence presented is factual and does not include opinions unless specifically asked for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Other material that could be presented in a court of law is identified in terms of it's applicability as evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The defence attorney is challenged as necessary in cases where multiple questions are asked. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the effectiveness of a court case upon completion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All documents and physical evidence are confirmed to have been submitted according to the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Copies of all documents and visual evidence are confirmed to have been provided prior to the submission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Regular communication with the Public Prosecutor and Investigating Officer are confirmed to have been maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Use of different types of evidence is confirmed to have been authorised with the Public Prosecutor as necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant pieces of Acts are confirmed to have been explained to the Public Prosecutor and Investigating Officer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Additional Acts are confirmed to have been considered for a more severe sentence depending on the nature of the case. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Other Acts include the Meat Safety Act of 2000 and the Abattoir Hygiene Act of 1992 with their replacements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Organisational standards are confirmed to have been maintained when preparing for and presenting evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Lessons arising from the evaluation are summarised for further learning and implementation in future cases. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    A real court case, a role play or case studies with experienced facilitators/assessors may be used as a basis for assessment.
  • 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 
  • Knowledge of animal protection legislation.
  • Court processes and procedures.
  • Techniques of presenting in court.
  • What needs to be done to ensure thorough personal preparation.
  • The importance of reflecting and evaluating the outcome of a case. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's personal activities when preparing to present evidence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when evaluating a court case and its submission. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when presenting evidence and answering questions in court. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when providing an outline of the features of a case and the possible results. 

    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.
     
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