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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote the development and wellbeing of offenders 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260124  Promote the development and wellbeing of offenders 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Corrections Science 
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
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
14619  Promote personal care and environmental hygiene in corrections  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
14615  Provide elementary health care in corrections  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for learners within the Safety in Society sub-field who work/wish to work in the Correctional Services as Corrections Officials. This Unit Standard meets the needs of the sub-field and of the society by providing competent Corrections Officials who contribute to development and wellbeing of offenders.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Promote health care practices.
  • Monitor and maintain environmental and personal hygiene of inmates.
  • Promote personal development of inmates.
  • Promote the psycho-social wellbeing of inmates. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Promote health care practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of health care programmes available to the offender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Health care needs and risks of inmates are identified in terms of displayed symptoms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Referrals are made to the relevant health care practitioner according to policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Requests for health care services are processed according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Follow-ups on reported cases and referrals are conducted according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The provision of meals is monitored according to organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor and maintain environmental and personal hygiene of inmates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The cleanliness of facilities is monitored and maintained according to organisational hygiene standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Facilities includes but is not limited to courtyards, exercise yards, cells, ablutions, dining areas, corridors and work stations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hygiene risks and hazards are reported according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risks and hazards include but are not limited to pests, litter, wet waste, overflowing bins, blocked sewerage system and old food.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The personal hygiene practices of inmates is promoted and maintained according to the organisational hygiene standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Availability of basic personal necessities for inmates is monitored according to the organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Necessities includes but are not limited to toiletries, bedding and clothing.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Promote personal development of inmates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of personal development and employment programmes available to the offender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Participation in development and employment programmes are promoted amongst the offenders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Participation in sports, recreation, arts and culture is supervised according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Participation in routine exercise is encouraged and supervised according to organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Promote the psycho-social wellbeing of inmates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The range of available psycho-social programs are explained and promoted according to organisational service delivery. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Programmes and services include but are not limited to social work services, psychological services, health and spiritual care programmes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The psycho-social needs of inmates are identified according to displayed behaviour. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Needs includes but is not limited to social, emotional and spiritual needs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Psycho-social referrals are made to the relevant service provider according to organisational policies and 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 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant extracts of the following:
  • Occupational, Health and Safety Act, Act no 81 of 1993. 

  • 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:
  • Monitoring and maintaining environmental and personal hygiene of inmates.
  • Promoting personal development of inmates.
  • Promoting the psycho-social wellbeing of inmates. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The monitoring and maintenance of environmental and personal hygiene.
  • The promotion of personal development of inmates.
  • The promotion of psycho-social wellbeing of inmates. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The promotion of health care practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Promoting health care practices.
  • Monitoring and maintaining environmental and personal hygiene of inmates.
  • Promoting personal development of inmates.
  • Promoting the psycho-social wellbeing of inmates. 

  • 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 the following unit standards:

    ID 14619: "Promote personal care and environmental hygiene in corrections", Level 4, 8 Credits.
    ID 14615:, "Provide elementary health care in corrections", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64389   Further Education and Training Certificate: Corrections Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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