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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct internal security duties in corrections 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260135  Conduct internal security duties 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
14643  Conduct internal custodial duties  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 by providing security services in a correctional context, 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 conduct security related duties in the correctional centre, including the handling of emergency situations, during the day and night.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Perform security duties in the unit during the day and night.
  • Facilitate visits for inmates.
  • Manage emergency situations in a correctional centre. 

  • 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 
    Perform security duties in the unit during the day and night. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lock up and lock down is conducted according to operational procedures and policies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lock up and lock down includes but is not limited to the handling of keys, an inmate count, the verification of documentation and the locking/unlocking of the unit during the day and night.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Security searches are conducted in accordance with organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Searches includes but is not limited to inmates, possessions and belongings of inmates and infrastructure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inmate complaints and requests are processed in accordance with policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processing activities includes but is not limited to recording of complaints, request recorded in register and Independent Prison Visitors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Movement of inmates in correctional centre is controlled according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Controlling activities includes but is not limited to identification of offenders, control over offenders, handling of cleaners and movement of inmates between units within the correctional centre.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Guard duties are performed in accordance with policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Duties include but are not limited to precautionary measures, prevention of suicide of inmates, protection of inmates, protection of external service providers, protection of officials and protection of officials.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate visits for inmates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Duties before, during and after visits are conducted in accordance with policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Security breaches, incidents and risks are recorded and reported according to standing instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the consequences of not performing duties according to organisational procedures in relation to given scenarios/case studies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage emergency situations in a correctional centre. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Emergencies include but are not limited to assaults, riots and unrest, fighting in cells, escapes, ill health, natural disasters, hostage situations and epidemic outbreak. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the range of potential emergencies in a correctional centre according to their characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of steps to be taken in relation to the nature of the identified emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency situations are handled according to organizational policies and procedures for a given scenario. 


    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 
    N/A 

    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:
  • Performing security duties in the unit during the day and night.
  • Facilitating visits for inmates.
  • Managing emergency situations in a correctional centre. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The performing of security duties in the unit during the day and night.
  • The facilitation of visits to inmates.
  • The managing of emergency situations in a correctional centre. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Performing security duties in the unit during the day and night. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Performing security duties in the unit during the day and night.
  • Facilitating visits for inmates.
  • Managing emergency situations in a correctional centre. 

  • 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 14643, "Conduct internal custodial duties", 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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