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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: General Security Practices 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22490  National Certificate: General Security Practices 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Security   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  124  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2005-11-01  2007-11-28 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-30  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
58577  National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  124  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification will allow a learner in the Private Security Industry to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in Security Practices. This qualification will enable creative coordination of professional, feasible, up to date, secure and safe providing of security services. A qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of general security practices that brings about a level of professionalism within the private security industry expected at national level.

A learner will contribute positively towards supporting the private security industry as a part of South Africa`s safety in society sector.

A learner who has achieved this qualification will be capable of combining a range of self-organisation and life long skills with a working knowledge of South African private security issues, and integrating these within a context to produce a professional practise which adheres to the high quality standards as expected by the private security industry.

It will also contribute to the upliftment of persons involved in providing a security service and will set a standard for professionalism in the private security industry. The qualification will assist in changing perceptions of lack of expertise and consistency within the private security industry. This will also assist in improving relationships between members of the private security industry, law enforcement agencies and official institutions and the community at large. This qualification will provide for recognition of prior learning to allow for the recognition of existing and common knowledge and skills that will not only allow a learner to gain credits towards this qualification, but to progress to further learning.

The generic core unit standards provide credits that allow access to both vertically and horizontally articulated qualifications. This qualification will enhance the status, accountability and employability of the learner within the private security industry as well as contribute to the quality and growth within the industry.

Through the electives component of the qualification learners are able to demonstrate specific vocational skills. Qualifying learners are capable of using a series of learning, legal and specialised skills to protect and serve clients and members of communities in accordance with relevant legislation and the constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

This will, as previously stated, attract quality people and allows for the aspiration of people to be part of the private security industry.

A learner acquiring the qualification National Certificate in General Security Practices, will have applied knowledge, skills and workplace experience to provide general security services within the required legal framework and in the service of maintaining a safe and secure society.

Rationale:

This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the private security industry that is expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the private security industry and provides the flexibility to pursue a security career with a wide variety of options and articulation within the private security industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners wishing to enter a programme leading to this qualification have literacy, numeracy and communication skills equivalent to NQF level 2.

Recognition of prior learning:

This competency may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non formal learning and assessment/coaching experience. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Fundamental: 36 credits (compulsory)
Core: 72 credits (compulsory)
Elective: the learner should choose a minimum of 16 credits from the Elective component. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1. Ensure asset protection through access and egress control
2. Protect premises and assets under all conditions.
3. Safe and secure escorting of valuables and suspects
4. Effect a lawful citizens arrest.
5. Attend and give evidence in court.
6. Receive, report and react to customer complaints within a security environment
7. Manage own performance and work as part of a security team.
8. Care for the welfare of a service dog.
9. Handle a service dog to deter crime and for protection.
10. Supervise service dogs in a kennel environment.
11. Use & maintain basic security equipment. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1.1 Hand over and take over of access/egress control site is effectively applied.
1.2 Access/egress control site is effectively and safely operated and maintained.
1.3 Knowledge and understanding of searching people, vehicles, goods and articles is applied.
1.4 Operations at an access/egress control site are concluded.

2.1. Duty at area of responsibility is prepared for.
2.2. Potential and existing threats are observed, identified and monitored.
2.3. Premises and assets are safeguarded by patrolling and static guarding.
2.4. Operations for safeguarding of premises and assets are concluded.

3.1. Escorting requirements are identified.
3.2. Escort assignment is prepared for.
3.3. The readiness of suspect/valuables/persons to be escorted is ensured.
3.4. The escort is undertaken.

4.1. Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation required for affecting a lawful citizens arrest are applied.
4.2. Apprehension is prepared for.
4.3. The citizens arrest is performed
4.4. The suspect is detained and handed over to authorities

5.1. The person is prepared for giving of evidence in court.
5.2. The evidence is presented in court.
5.3. The court verdict is recorded and feedback is provided.

6.1. Positive customer relations are built and maintained.
6.2. Customer inquiries and problems are reacted to.
6.3. Customer and/or superior are communicated with to resolve problems.

7.1. Completion of own task is planned for.
7.2. Quality of own performance is maintained.
7.3. Back-up support is provided.
7.4. Role within a security team is established.
7.5. Team effectiveness is contributed to.

8.1. The basic needs of the service dog are catered for.
8.2. Safety precautions are conducted with the service dog in order to prevent accidents.
8.3. Service dogs are transported in a safe and secure manner.
8.4. The condition of the service dog is inspected.

9.1. A trained service dog is prepared for guarding duties.
9.2. The trained service dog is utilised for guarding duties.
9.3. Post-guarding responsibilities with regards to the trained service dog are conducted.

10.1. The daily routine maintenance on the kennels is executed.
10.2. Records with regards to the maintenance of service dogs are completed.
10.3. Proper maintenance of a service dog is ensured.


11.1. Basic security equipment is selected & carried effectively and safely.
11.2. Basic security equipment is used correctly, effectively and safely.
11.3. Basic security equipment is inspected & maintained effectively and safely.

Integrated assessment:

Integrated assessments at the level of qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification.

The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a person is able to provide effective access/egress control, protect premises and assets, safely and securely escort valuables/suspects/persons, identify, handle and defuse security related conflict, effecting lawful citizens arrests, attend and give evidence in court, receive, report and react to customers complaints and manage his/her own performance and work as part of a security team. The application of these competencies must be safe for society, quality assured and comply with minimum legislation.

The identifying and solving of problems, team work, organising one-self, the using of applied science, the implications of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competency assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

Applicable assessment tools to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the private security environment.

A broad range of task orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used.

A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to proof the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.

Assessors and moderators (registered with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO) should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and experience. 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
Benchmarking was done against the Australian standards appropriate for security and investigative services and showed a substantial degree of similarity.

International comparability could therefore be found to support this qualification. 

ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for a National Certificate in Security Practices: Specialist at NQF level 4. 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO by SAQA.
3. The POSLEC SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant competency and the POSLEC SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO procedures.
4. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessment at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
5. Anyone wishing to be assessed against this competency may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the POSLEC SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO. 

CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
Assessors need experience in the following areas:
  • Interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting of assessment of learning outcomes and in the design and development of assessments as described in the unit standards plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level 5.
  • Subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of general security operations

    The assessor must have completed:

    A similar qualification with a minimum of 06 months field experience after he/she has completed the qualification or,
  • The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.

    The assessors need to be registered with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification ID 58577, which is "National Certificate: General Security Practices-NQF Level 3", Level 3, 120 credits.

    The following Elective Unit Standards have not been developed/registered yet:
  • Operate a vehicle in accordance with the K53 defensive driving skills (level 2 - 10 credits)
  • Knowledge, comprehension and application of basic fire fighting (level 2 - 4 credits) 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  12328  Use and maintain basic security equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11498  Attend and give evidence in court  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  11502  Effecting a lawful citizen's arrest  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  11496  Ensure asset protection through access and egress control  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  11501  Manage own performance and work as part of a security team  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  11497  Protection of premises and assets under all conditions  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  11500  Receive, report and react to customer complaints within a security environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  11499  Safe and secure escorting of valuables, people and suspects  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117867  Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  116932  Operate a personal computer system  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  117902  Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9964  Apply health and safety to a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11494  Caring for the welfare of a service dog  Level 2  NQF Level 02  19 
    Elective  11495  Handle a dog to deter crime and for protection  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  12484  Perform basic fire fighting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  117877  Perform one-to-one training on the job  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  11503  Supervision of service dogs in a kennel environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  17 
    Elective  8600  Care for Customers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11505  Identify, handle and defuse security related conflict  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  11509  Respond to emergency signals and situations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  10756  Use of a hand machine carbine  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  10748  Use of a handgun  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  10750  Use of a rifle  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  10754  Use of a shotgun  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY WYNBERG 
    2. ACCLAIMED INSTITUTE FOR MUSKETRY TRAINING 
    3. Adt Security (pty) Ltd 
    4. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD CAPE TOWN 
    5. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PINE TOWN 
    6. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PORT ELIZABETH 
    7. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PRETORIA NORTH 
    8. Aim Training Acadamy 
    9. ALCARI 336 
    10. ALTAFORCE CC 
    11. AMBIENT MORRISON CONNECT 
    12. AMICUS ASSET MANAGEMENT 
    13. Amlec Training Centre 
    14. ANGLO PLATINUM MANAGEMANT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    15. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    16. Anti-crime Force Training Academy 
    17. ATHENA INTERACTIVE TRAINING NETWORK 
    18. BA AND DJ CLEANING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    19. BAPNYA SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    20. BID AIR SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    21. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    22. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    23. BONGA AND PRAISE 
    24. BRENTON SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    25. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    26. BUTTERWORTH SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    27. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    28. Chippa Investment Holdings 
    29. CONSTANTIA INTELLIGENCE PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    30. CORPORATE ASSESSMENTS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD T/A CORPORATE ASSESSMENT SOL 
    31. Court Security Services (pty)ltd In Liquidati 
    32. CRUSADER PRETORIA DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    33. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    34. DZULO SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    35. Enforce Security Services Pty Ltd 
    36. Enlightened Security Force Cc 
    37. FALSE BAY SECURITY BK 
    38. FIDELITY CASH MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    39. FIRST PROFESSIONAL CARE SA 
    40. Freedom Fighters Security Services Cc 
    41. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    42. GEM ETDPS AND ADS 
    43. GOLDENSPOT TRADING 145 
    44. Gwala Security Cc 
    45. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    46. HRF SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    47. IHAWU FIREARM CENTRE CC 
    48. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    49. IMVUSA TRADING 733 
    50. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    51. Insimbi Security Services Cc 
    52. INTERNATIONAL FIREARM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    53. ISIBONELO SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    54. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    55. JOBWORX 
    56. KAKAPA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    57. Ken Rightford Cc 
    58. KILLIMANJARO SECURITY AGENCY 
    59. LEARNERS INTERNATIONAL CC 
    60. Lezmin 2345 Cc 
    61. MAGIC LABOUR HIRE AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    62. Magnum Shield Security Services 
    63. MAN SAFE AND STRONG ROOM DOORS CC 
    64. MARLEN EIENDOMME PTY LTD 
    65. MATLOLOBE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    66. Maxi Strategic Alliance Pty Ltd 
    67. MEC SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    68. MILLCREEK TRADING CC 
    69. MILNEX 336 
    70. MULELU BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    71. Naphtronics Pty Ltd 
    72. North Shore Trading 118 
    73. NORTHERN PROVINCE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    74. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIENCE 
    75. P&p Security Consultants Cc 
    76. Piranha Security Cc 
    77. Prestige Security Services 
    78. Professional Training Academy 
    79. Protea Security Services Pty Ltd1 
    80. PROTECTOUR CC 
    81. Pz Security Services (pty) Ltd 
    82. RAM INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT PTY LTD 
    83. Ramazwi Security Services 
    84. Red Security Guarding Division 
    85. Roman Protection Solutions Cc 
    86. S THABETHE SECURITY AND CLEANING 
    87. SA HUNT TRAINING POTCHEFSTROOM 
    88. SA SECURITY TRAINING SCHOOL CC 
    89. SEBENZANI TRADING 316 CC 
    90. SECTOR EDUCATION & SKILLS TRAINING ORGANISATION (PTY) LTD (SESTO) 
    91. SIBONGILE SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    92. SIHLE SECURITY SERVICES 
    93. SILVA HAMMOND FIREARMS ACADEMY 
    94. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    95. SIYABUSA COMMUNITY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    96. SIYABUSA COMMUNITY TRAINING COLLEGE EC 
    97. Sizani Private Investigation Cc 
    98. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    99. SOUTHERN AMBITION 415 CC 
    100. Spear Security 
    101. Special Asset Protection Services 
    102. Specialized Security Services Cc 
    103. SPOORNET HUMAN CAPITAL TRAINING COLLEGE 
    104. Staff Management Services 
    105. Star Professional Firearm 
    106. Sukuma Security Services 
    107. TARGET FIREARM AND SECURITY TRAINING 
    108. THORBURN SECURITY SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    109. TINTSWALO SECURITY SERVICES 
    110. TRANS AFRICA LOGISTICS 
    111. TSHEPISO CONSULTANTS 
    112. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    113. U HESHAN SECURITY SKILL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    114. UDUMO TRADING 114 
    115. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    116. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    117. UNLIMITED BUSINESS UPLIFTMENT THROUGH NATIONAL TRADING UNITS PTY LTD 
    118. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    119. Vereeniging Security 
    120. W A BESTER 2 
    121. WATERS FIREARM TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTRE CC 
    122. WATERS IN PROTECTION SERVICES 
    123. WENDY SECURITY AND ARMED RESPONSE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    124. Widgetrade 203 Pty Ltd 
    125. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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