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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Utilise an Equine for patrols in a law enforcement environment to ensure visibility 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
265074  Utilise an Equine for patrols in a law enforcement environment to ensure visibility 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learner accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Utilising an Equine for crime prevention in a law enforcement environment.
  • Utilising an Equine in crowd management.
  • Utilising an Equine in a law enforcement environment to ensure police visibility. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication, NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • National Certificates: Equine Practices at NQF Levels 1 and 2 and Riding Proficiency, NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Utilise an Equine for crime prevention in a law enforcement environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tactical moves in an urban environment within a controlled scenario are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Overcoming of obstacles in an urban environment utilising relevant techniques in a controlled scenario is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The handling of incidents related to an Equine is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Utilise an Equine in crowd management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The controlling of an Equine during crowd management activities is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of safety equipment in crowd management is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crowd management techniques are performed according to level of responsibility. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Utilise Equines in a law enforcement environment to ensure police visibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of patrols with an Equine in a law enforcement environment are named and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Aspects related to patrols with an Equine are listed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Patrols utilising an equine are executed according to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Arrests and dealing with suspects on horseback are explained in accordance to relevant South African laws. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed, (including 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 an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must hold a minimum of level 4 qualification in the equine field.
  • 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 an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and ETQA guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. 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 related to riding an equine in a law enforcement situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others during the riding of an equine in law enforcement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly while riding in a law enforcement environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically collect and evaluate information regarding the behaviour of the equine before riding in a law enforcement environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the equine by using the correct directive terminology and aids. 

    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 
    International accepted standards refer to the standards according to the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications.

    The legal and regulatory requirements are those sections of the Acts that relates to the humane handling of equines. They are:
  • The Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962.
  • he Performing Animals Protection Act 24/35.
  • he Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982.
  • Powers of Seizure Regulation 468 as contained in the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.