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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Port Control and Admissions 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
50419  National Certificate: Port Control and Admissions 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  144  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 0266/06  2006-06-29  2009-06-29 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-06-29   2013-06-29  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
66869  National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  120   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This qualification will enable immigration officials working within the port control and admissions environment to improve professionalism and enhance the quality of service delivery. It will also contribute to the further development of learners within immigration by providing articulation, recognition and further mobility within a dynamic, changing environment. A learner acquiring this qualification will have an improved understanding of his or her role, acquire the applied competencies to consistently and effectively execute their duties by interpreting and implementing policies, procedures and legislation related to port control and admissions. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social, economic and cultural transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the Safety in Society environment.

Qualifying learners will be able to show responsibility, and independently and effectively manage themselves and port control and admission processes. In addition, the learner will be able to perform their line function with specific reference to:
  • Manage information resources in order to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Protect the country's integrity at its ports of entry in order to support the sovereignty of the state.
  • Control movement of people across international ports.
  • Contribute to the discouragement of xenophobic behaviour and promote human rights.

    Rationale:

    This qualification is for learners who wish to pursue a career within the immigration discipline specifically and is one of several in a learning pathway that has been created within the area of immigration. It also provides learners with opportunities for professional development and career advancement within the broader constituencies of the Safety in Society community that will contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for all the people in the Republic of South Africa.

    This qualification reflects the need and demand within the port control and admissions environment for officials who will be able to perform according to given client service principles. This qualification will provide a vehicle through which to develop competent official working in the permit section and ports of entry. Through this qualification officials within the immigration environment will be able to provide world class service, improve professionalism and enhance the quality of service delivery thereby contributing to the creation of public trust and achieving the vision of the department. This qualification will assist in changing the perceptions of the lack of good governance, professionalism and expertise within the immigration environment which will improve the image and relationships between immigration services and the national and international community.

    This qualification opens up access for learners in the immigration environment for further development through vertical mobility to higher-level qualifications and horizontally to qualifications on the same level but in a different discipline. The level of flexibility within the range of electives will also allow the individual to pursue further specialisation within the Safety in Society sector. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • A Further Education and Training Certificate: NQF Level 4.
  • Computer literacy at NQF level 3.

    All competencies reflected in the learning assumed to be in place could be achieved through the recognition of prior learning.

    Recognition of prior learning

    The structure of this unit standards-based qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.

    Access to the qualification
  • This qualification is open to appointed immigration officers in accordance with the Immigration Act and people who have been appointed as peace officers. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is made up of a planned combination of learning outcomes that have a defined purpose and will provide qualifying learners with applied competence and a basis for further training. The qualification is made up of Fundamental, Core and Elective unit standards. A minimum of 144 credits is required to complete the qualification.

    In this qualification the credits are allocated as follows:
  • Fundamental: 30 credits.
  • Core: 109 credits.
  • Electives (minimum): 5 credits.

    Note: The elective unit standard category is open ended to allow the learner to choose the 5 credits associated to the elective unit standards from any discipline that would add value to the purpose of the qualification or the learners own development on a learning pathway within Safety in Society. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Qualifying learners are able to:

    1. Manage information resources in order to achieve organisational objectives.
    2. Protect the country's integrity at its ports of entry in terms of the sovereignty of the state.
    3. Control movement of people across international ports.
    4. Contribute to the discouragement of xenophobic behaviour and promote human rights. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Communication techniques are applied to optimise the impact of quality service delivery.
  • Information systems are used to improve service delivery.
  • Work processes are implemented to promote performance thereby achieving set goals and objectives and ensuring quality service delivery.
  • Professional values and ethics are demonstrated in the execution of daily functions.
  • Professional conduct is demonstrated through managing stress levels in personal and work situations.

    2.
  • Current legislation is interpreted and applied in order to protect the country's integrity.
    Range: Current legislation also includes but is not limited to: regulations etc.
  • Duties of an immigration official are executed at a port of entry to protect the sovereignty of the country.
  • Face-value documents and stamps are kept safe and secure to limit irregularities.
  • Port control is administered to ensure sovereignty of the state.

    3.
  • Movement of persons is administered and controlled across international ports of entry.
  • People are profiled at a port of entry to detect suspicious persons and possible illegal activity.
  • Admission, sojourn within and departure from the country is controlled and administered to control movement of people.
  • Investigative interviews are conducted to determine illegal activities and corrective action in dealing with illegal foreigners.
  • Conflict is managed through provision of quality customer service and service delivery standards.

    4.
  • Knowledge of human rights as contained in the Bill of Rights is demonstrated in the execution of border control and admission duties at a port of entry.
  • Current legislation is identified and interpreted to determine its impact in the workplace and in the execution of daily duties.
  • Aiding and abetting activities are controlled and recognised to protect the sovereignty of the country.
  • Information is shared in order to contribute towards countering xenophobic and racist behaviour through sharing of information to educate the general public and fellow officials.

    Integrated Assessment
  • Assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, so that an integrated approach to assessment is incorporated into the qualification.
  • Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably interwoven. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.
  • Assessment of communication and mathematical literacy should be integrated as far as possible with other aspects and should use practical administration contexts wherever possible. A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working or will work. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
  • The term `Integrated Assessment` implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments, the assessor should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment tools methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.
  • Assessors must assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
  • Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated in an integrated manner. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    During the (first stage of the) international comparison no trace was found of any existing national or in-house qualifications that cover the core content of this qualification. However, reference was found of an UN protocol that specifically refers to training to prevent trafficking in persons. Article 10.2 of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime read as follow:

    "States Parties shall provide or strengthen training for law enforcement, immigration and other relevant officials in the prevention of trafficking in persons. The training should focus on methods used in preventing such trafficking, prosecuting the traffickers and protecting the rights of the victims, including protecting the victims from the traffickers. The training should also take into account the need to consider human rights and child- and gender-sensitive issues and it should encourage cooperation with non-governmental organizations, other relevant organizations and other elements of civil society."

    This clearly puts an obligation on Government to ensure that both government officials and society at large should be exposed to such training. From this it could be further deduced that the UN expects of all governments in general to take steps in training their officials for the implementation of all other protocols and treaties. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification articulates horizontally with the following proposed and registered qualifications:
  • National Certificate in Law Enforcement - Level 5, ID No: 49336.
  • National Certificate in Immigration Services- Level 5, ID No: 50418.
  • National Certificate in Policing - Level 5, ID No: 50122.
  • National Diploma in Policing - Level 5, ID No: 48865.

    This qualification articulates vertically with the following proposed and registered qualifications:
  • Bachelor: Policing Practices Level 6, ID No: 50194. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with an appropriate Education, Training, Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification 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 overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit Standards as well as in the exit level outcomes described in the qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • Assessment competencies and subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment experience.
  • To be competent in the planning and conducting assessment of learning outcomes as described in the unit standards Plan and Conduct assessment of Learning outcomes NQF level 5.
  • Well-developed subject matter expertise within immigration.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or 3 years experience in the relevant field.
  • To be registered with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body.
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence). 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 66869, which is "National Certificate:Home Affairs", NQF Level 5, 120 Credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  110000  Generate information and reports for internal and external use  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  115318  Administer and control the movement of persons and goods across international borders at ports of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  123484  Analyse the deportation methods of illegal foreigners  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  115306  Apply relevant legislation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11975  Conduct a lawful arrest  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11976  Conduct a lawful search and seizure  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  117456  Conduct an Investigative Interview  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  123485  Control aiding and abetting activities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  123482  Control and administer admission of people to, sojourn in and departure from the country  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  123483  Evaluate the effects of counter-xenophobia and non-racism on a work environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  123486  Explain the administration of a port control office  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15225  Identify and interpret related legislation and its impact on the team, department or division and ensure compliance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  123501  Interpret current legislation and policies related to Immigration Services in South Africa  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  115307  Perform duties of a police office official at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  115317  Perform duties of an immigration official at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  115323  Profile and select persons at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  120485  Receive and attend to complaints  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  123488  Safe-keep and handling of face-value documents and stamps  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  12156  Apply government communication processes and assess communication effects  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  9407  Communicate with clients and discuss work  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  8648  Demonstrate an understanding of professional values and ethics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  15096  Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  15233  Harness diversity and build on strengths of a diverse working environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  114226  Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  14646  Demonstrate an understanding of the human rights contained in the bill of rights  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  11985  Inspect, drive and maintain an official vehicle  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115313  Prepare officials and individuals to survive a hostage incident  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7854  Provide First Aid  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  8662  Analyse and communicate workplace data  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115311  Apply advanced driving skills / techniques in defensive and offensive situations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  15236  Apply financial analysis  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  119345  Apply principles, regulations and legislation underlying supply chain management in the public sector  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  114038  Conduct search and inspection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115325  Detect and identify places of concealment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117469  Identify and explain explosives  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  9224  Implement policies regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  7883  Manage workplace relations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115322  Perform duties of a customs official at a port of entry  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115316  Perform duties of a department agriculture border control official  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  7878  Prepare and Maintain Financial Records and Statements  Level 5  NQF Level 05  12 
    Elective  115329  Develop competent officials  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  115334  Maintain good relations with internal and external clients  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  114493  Manage interactive communication between public and government  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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