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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the offender rehabilitation path 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260133  Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the offender rehabilitation path 
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
114022  Demonstrate a basic understanding of offender rehabilitation and development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
14639  Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and operations within the field of community corrections  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 offender rehabilitation path and how it is applied in unit management, will contribute to the rehabilitation of offenders. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge and practical skills needed to implementing an offender's sentence plan.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how offender rehabilitation is applied within the concept of unit management.
  • Administer the admission of offenders.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the classification process of the offender.
  • Explain the implementation of the sentence plan using unit management principles. 

  • 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 
    Demonstrate an understanding of how offender rehabilitation is applied within the concept of unit management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the concept, elements and principles of unit management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of how the offender rehabilitation process is aligned to unit management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Administer the admission of offenders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the admission process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The administration process may include but is not limited to the admission unit, the assessment unit, the housing unit, special care, pre-release and community corrections.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Administration of admissions is conducted in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Orientation of offenders is conducted during the admission process according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic necessities are issued to the offender in accordance prescribed procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the classification process of the offender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the purpose of classification in relation to security and rehabilitation needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the process of classification in relation to security and rehabilitation needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The classification process includes but is not limited to assessment, profiling and classification.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The elements of assessment, profiling and classification are identified in terms of the tools applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the implementation of the sentence plan using unit management principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the purpose of the sentence in relation to the rehabilitation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of sentence plan development in relation to the rehabilitation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the roles and responsibilities of the correctional officials in relation to the implementation of the sentence plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Implementation of the sentence plan is facilitated and monitored in line with the rehabilitation process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of monitoring includes, but is not limited to:
  • Feedback reports and inspections.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An explanation is given of pre-release and placement process and in relation to the rehabilitation process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanisms include, but are not limited to case review team, case management committee, correctional supervision and parole board.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the role of community corrections in relation to offender rehabilitation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the purpose of community corrections in relation to offender rehabilitation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the roles and responsibilities of role-players in terms of the community corrections system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role-players include but are not limited to civil society organisations, Community Corrections Officials, community, families and employers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recording and reporting within Community Corrections are executed according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Referrals within Community Corrections are effected according to identified needs and risks. 


    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 Offender Rehabilitation Path.
  • Organisational policies and procedures.
  • Unit Management Manual. 

  • 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:
  • Administering the admission of offenders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Administer the admission of offenders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Administer the admission of offenders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • How offender rehabilitation is applied within the concept of unit management.
  • The classification process of the offender.
  • The implementation of the sentence plan using unit management principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Administering the admission of offenders. 

  • 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:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of how offender rehabilitation is applied within the concept of unit management. 

  • 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:
  • ID 114022: "Demonstrate a basic understanding of offender rehabilitation and development", NQF Level 4, 3 Credits.
  • ID 14639: "Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and operations within the field of community corrections ", NQF 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.
     
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