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

Conduct internal custodial duties 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14643  Conduct internal custodial duties 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Corrections 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260135  Conduct internal security duties in corrections  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who conduct internal guarding in the law enforcement sector but more relevant to detention facilities sub-sector.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Perform internal guard duties.
  • Control access.
  • Control movement of inmates.
  • Lock and unlock cells.
  • Perform security related activities.
  • Ensure perimeter security. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Basic communication skills.
  • Basic writing skills.
  • Basic interpersonal skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Perform internal guard duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Guard duties are performed during the day in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Guard duties are performed during the night in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Post duties are performed in accordance with policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Activities are monitored and supervised in accordance with policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Showers, mealtimes, health visits, recreational activities, attending of programmes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Supervise family visits in accordance with relevant policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Control access. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. People entering and leaving the detention facility are identified in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Access is controlled in accordance with relevant policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Family and friends, official visitors, staff, vehicles, repair companies, deliveries.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Registers are completed in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Unauthorised and inadmissible items are dealt with in accordance with relevant policies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Items not allowed inside prisons (e.g. Cell phones,firearms).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control movement of inmates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Inmates are separated according to classification and programme requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Inmate movement is controlled in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Gate duties are performed in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Inmates identified as potential risks are protected in accordance with policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Suicide and self-harm, vulnerable persons and potential escapees.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Variation registers are completed in accordance with relevant policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Lock and unlock cells. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Cells are locked in accordance with relevant policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cells are unlocked in accordance with relevant policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cells are unlocked during the night in accordance with relevant policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Inmate totals are verified in accordance with relevant policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform security related activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Security equipment is controlled in accordance with relevant policies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Keys, batons, radio, teargas, firearm, stunt-guns, riot equipment, bullet-proof vests etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Night visits are executed in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Shifts are handed over in accordance with policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Journals/registers are completed in accordance with policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Ensure perimeter security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Officials operate electrified perimeter fencing procedures in accordance with user manuals and relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Officials who are employed at gates are appointed in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Incident journals are completed in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Fences are inspected in accordance with relevant policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Perimeter gate duties are performed in accordance with relevant duty sheets. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria:
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge of Human Rights
  • All legislation and policies listed under the range of assessment criteria.

    Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions regarding internal access control:
    Movement, guard duty, controls locking and unlocking cells and other security related activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community:
    The ability and willingness to work with others and to request assistance in an appropriate manner as a team member. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively:
    The ability to organise and manage internal custody duties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
    The ability to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information gathered from performing internal custodial duties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations:
    The ability to communicate when conducting internal custodial duties will appear from efficiency in maintaining counting and record keeping. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:
    The ability to use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others will be demonstrated by the efficient use of relevant security equipment and systems while performing internal guard duties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
    The effect of non-compliance will indicate the proficiency in understanding that omission will have more than one effect or consequences. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities in terms of the title.
  • Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible and when simulations are used, there should be supporting evidence to show that the person is able to perform in the real situation
  • Assessment activities should focus on outcomes and should be sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • All assessment should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260135, which is "Conduct internal security duties in corrections", Level 4, 7 credits.

    Legal requirements:
  • Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998
  • Bill of Rights (Chapter 2 of the South African Constitution)
  • Criminal procedure Act 51 of 1997 and regulations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Correctional Services Regulations
  • Policies of individual institutions.

    Terminology

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:

    1. Unauthorised articles - articles not permitted according to the relevant Act and Policy.
    2. Inadmissible items - items that are legal but are not allowed inside detention facilities, like firearms.
    3. Unauthorised articles - articles not permitted according to the relevant Act and Policy.
    4. Variation registers - registers reflecting inmate totals and movement.
    5. Perimeter gates - entrance at the fence surrounding a detention facility. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24197   National Certificate: Corrections Science  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48553   National Diploma: Corrections Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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