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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote human rights in corrections 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260126  Promote human rights in corrections 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Corrections Science 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
14646  Demonstrate an understanding of the human rights contained in the bill of rights  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  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 by understanding the rights of offenders, contribute to a safer society for the citizens of South Africa. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge and practical skills needed to understanding of human rights, as contained in the Bill of Rights, in the context of corrections.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain human rights in relation to the provision of correctional services.
  • Distinguish between violation and lawful limitation of human rights.
  • Explain compliance of human rights in the provision of correctional services. 

  • 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 
    Explain human rights in relation to the provision of correctional services. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Human rights applicable in correctional environment include but are not limited to humane treatment, dignified treatment, religious freedom and legal suppor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key features of the South African Constitution that provide for human rights are described in terms of their purpose, provisions and functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Human rights applicable in correctional environment include but are not limited to humane treatment, dignified treatment, religious freedom and legal support.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of structures involved in the promotion of human rights in terms of their functions and powers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the limitations of human rights in the context of correctional services mandates. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Distinguish between violation and lawful limitation of human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the nature of the limitation clause in relation to the South African Constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the provisions of the limitation clause in relation to the Correctional Services Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of the requirements for lawful limitation in accordance with legal needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the powers granted by enabling legislation on human rights in relation to the provision of correctional services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain compliance of human rights in the provision of correctional services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of how the conduct of a correctional official may limit the human rights of an offender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given by using examples of conduct by a correctional official that poses a significant risk of violation of human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the consequences of human rights violations. 


    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:
  • The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act No 108 of 1996.
  • Correctional Services Act, Act 111 of 1998.
  • Corrections Code of Conduct. 

  • 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:
  • Distinguishing between violation and lawful limitation of human rights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Human rights in relation to the provision of Correctional Services. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Explaining human rights in relation to the provision of Correctional Services.
  • Explaining compliance of human rights in the provision of correctional services. 

  • 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 unit standard 14646, "Demonstrate an understanding of the human rights contained in the bill of rights", Level 4, 12 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.
     
    1. DCS KRUGERSDORP 
    2. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES: ZONDERWATER COLLEGE 



    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.