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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
58697  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Security   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Quality Assuring Body for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.  The individual NQF Sub-framework for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of the qualification report. 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  136  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
23593  National Certificate: Security Management: Electronic Security  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  134  Complete 
22110  National Certificate: Electronic Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  151  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification will allow a learner in the electronic security industry to obtain a nationally recognised qualification. This qualification will contribute towards a safer society, as it will set standards of professionalism needed by the industry. Learners will be able to plan effectively, install and configure electronic security systems and utilise equipment while applying safety and health principles. This qualification provides learners with knowledge and skills to effectively install, configure, test and hand-over electronic security systems to meet the customer's needs and satisfaction. The elective component of this qualification will allow a qualifying learner to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of specialised electronic security systems.

This qualification is designed to develop skills and knowledge required for learners to specialise in the planning, installing and configuring of electronic security systems such as closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, access controls systems, access automation systems, alarm systems as well as electric fence systems and intercom systems. These competencies will be applicable in wide range of contexts such as residential, commercial and industrial contexts and will significantly broaden the learner's employability.

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 electronic security issues, and integrating these within context to produce a professional practice which adheres to the high quality standards as expected by the security industry.

Competent learners will be able to:
  • Install electronic security systems.
  • Communicate with clients.
  • Apply elementary physical science related concepts.

    Rationale:

    Electronic security is one of the major contributors to producing a safer society and environment. It creates a sense of security that is needed to support various political, social, economic and business agendas. The reduction of crime is currently a national prerogative on various levels as it leads and contributes towards a stable environment.

    It has become clear that relying on human resources only for crime reduction and prevention purposes will not have the effect on crime levels currently desired. Hence, an initiative to find other ways and methods of dealing with crime prevention and reduction are embraced by both the government and the private sector. The use and importance of electronic security equipment has thus been highlighted in recent years.

    Electronic security systems promote proactive prevention and reduction of crime, protection of persons and property and securing and provision of information as evidence, where necessary, to protect the broader society against crime. This qualification will provide electronic security standards aimed at supporting industry sectors, public or private companies, large and small, by identifying security risks and minimizing security breaches in any given environment.

    This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the electronic security industry that are expressed by employers and employees. This qualification provides learners with accessibility to be employed within the electronic security industry and provides the flexibility to pursue an electronic security career with a wide variety of specialization options within this industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Any relevant Unit Standards which include the use of hand tools at NQF Level 2
  • Any relevant Unit Standards which include the use of power tools at NQF Level 2.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible through the assessment of individual Unit Standards. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.

    If the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification the appropriate credits should be assigned to the learner.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • Accelerated access to further learning at this or higher levels on the NQF.
  • Gaining of credits for unit standards in the qualification.
  • Obtaining of this Qualification in part or in whole.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Open access. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification consists of a minimum of 136 credits and has been designed in accordance with the SAQA rules of combination.

    Rules regarding Fundamental, Core and Electives:
  • All fundamental outcomes are compulsory for this qualification. This meets the 56 credits that are mandatory according to the SAQA FET Policy. These compulsory fundamental unit standards are listed in the qualification matrix.
  • All core outcomes are compulsory (65 credits).
  • A minimum of 15 elective credits need to be completed out of one of the elective specialisation fields.
  • The qualification description will list the field(s) of specialisation on the qualification document.

    Below is a list of the elective unit standards that are grouped per specialisation field. A minimum of 15 credits from any one specialisation field is required for the qualification, except the Fire Detection Specialisation where learners are to select an additional 6 credits from the General Specialisation.

    Depending on the credits achieved, more than one specialisation field might be printed on the qualification certification documentation.

    The specialisations are:

    CCTV Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 60569):
  • 244337; Demonstrate an understanding of CCTV.
  • 244320; Install Closed Circuit TV.

    Access Control Systems Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 60570):
  • 244325; Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control.
  • 244314; Install electronic access control systems.

    Gate Automation System Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 60571):
  • 244322; Demonstrate an understanding of gate automation.
  • 244324; Install a gate automation system.

    Electric Fencing Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 60572):
  • 244332; Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing.
  • 244329; Install electric fencing.

    Alarm System Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 60573):
  • 244316; Demonstrate an understanding of intruder alarm systems.
  • 244318; Install a basic radio transmitter and antenna system.

    Fire Detection Equipment (Learning Programme ID 86646):
  • 254317; Install fire alarm and detection systems.
  • 254398; Maintain fire alarm and detection systems.

    General Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 74510):
  • 246694; Explain the requirements for becoming a security service provider.
  • 13936; Outline the legal environment of a selected industry.
  • 13952; Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit.
  • 244325; Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Install electronic security systems.

    2. Communicate with clients.

    3. Apply elementary physical science related concepts.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    This qualification addresses the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes, as detailed and expressed in the associated unit standards:

    1. Identifying and solving electronic security problems where responses indicate that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when doing installations and trying to met clients needs and demands.

    2. Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, or community by participating effectively in carrying joint work with other people and helping to improve the work of his/her immediate team to meet organisational goals and objectives.

    3. Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively through prioritizing personal tasks and maintaining as well as implementing a task list.

    4. Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluate information to determine and implement course of action.

    5. Communicating effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written communication and persuasion when dealing with clients and designing systems and installations.

    6. Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the well being of others by using technology solutions for electronic security.

    7. Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and engage with complex interrelated aspects of society and challenges and demands of electronic security from the legal, ethical, economical and political perspectives.

    8. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities as the knowledge and skills acquired will contribute towards effective and efficient electronic security practice. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1 Cabling techniques are demonstrated when performing installations.
    2.2 Equipment is used according to their specifications and applications.
    Range: Equipment refers to but is not limited to testing equipment, electronic equipment and installation equipment.
    3.3 Operational requirements are determined for an installation according to given specifications.
    4.4 An installation is configured according to given specifications.
    5.5 An installation is assessed to determine faults and whether it complies with given specifications.
    6.6 An installation is conducted according to given manufacturers specifications and legal prescripts.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 Clients are interviewed to establish specifications and requirements of an installation.
    2.2 Client service principles are applied when dealing with clients.
    2.3 The importance of ethical behaviour is emphasised within the electronic security industry.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 Principles of elementary electronics are applied when installing electronic security systems.
    3.2 Principles of elementary mathematics are applied when installing electronic security systems.
    3.3 Principles of elementary statistics are applied when installing electronic security systems.

    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 plan, design, install and program a wide range of electronic security systems and equipment. This planning, installation and programming of a system/equipment 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 electronic security environment.

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

    A detailed portfolio of evidence may be required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.

    Assessors and moderators 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 
    International searches were conducted to ensure that the qualification and its associated unit standards meet international standards. The comparison focused on the specific practices within the electronics security practices environment in terms of the qualification level, scope and competencies covered. The search provided a list of qualifications and the relevant awarding bodies accredited to provide a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications in this field. The world leader in the field of electronic security is the United Kingdom and hence a comparison was done with the qualifications in the UK. New Zealand was also used to conduct a comparison against, as their usage of electronic security systems are very similar to South Africa.

    United Kingdom:

    ETITO is an institution accredited with the United Kingdom Qualifications Authority that supports apprentices and employers within apprenticeship programmes including the Electronic Security industry. It is an institution that is recognised by government and the Electro-Technology industry as the national standards setting body involved in developing national qualifications, secure training and assessment, and manage quality of training. Some of the units standards contained in the qualification offered by ETITO compare favourably with the FETC: Electronic Security:
  • "Regulations and standards applicable to electronic security" is covered in the embedded knowledge components of unit standards found in the FETC: Electronic Security where legal prescripts are dealt with.
  • "Electronic security sub-systems and terminology" is covered in specific outcomes of unit standards found in the FETC: Electronic Security where terminology is dealt with.
  • "Electronic security installation requirements and procedures" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard: "Determine Installation Requirements" found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Connection, Testing and programming of intruder alarm systems" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard: "Install electronic equipment" and " Configure an installation" found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Cable support systems and cables" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard: "Apply cabling methods" found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Practical installation of intruder alarm systems" covers similar competencies as found in combining select core and elective components of the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • The fundamental component and Exit Level Outcomes of the FETC Electronic Security deal with two unit standards dealing with "Report Writing in the UK based qualification.
  • "Design electronic security CCTV systems" covers similar competencies as found in the elective component of the FETC: Electronic Security.

    A City and Guilds qualification at level 3 on the UK NVQ entitled: "Security, emergency and alarm systems" is similar to the FETC. The following standards in this qualification compare well with the unit standards found in the FETC: Electronic Security:
  • "Communicate effectively in the workplace" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard named "Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication" found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Plan the installation of security, emergency or alarm systems and services" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard "Determine Installation Requirements" found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Diagnose and rectify faults on security, emergency or alarm systems" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard "Determine and rectify faults in an installation" found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Install cabling for security, emergency or alarm systems" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard "Apply cabling methods " found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Install security, emergency or alarm equipment" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard "Install electronic equipment" found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Commission and hand-over security, emergency or alarm system" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard "Explain the use of installed systems" found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Demonstrate the use of and hand over security, emergency or alarm systems" to customers covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard "Explain the use of installed systems" found in the FETC: Electronic Security.

    New Zealand:

    The New Zealand qualifications framework has a qualification at an equivalent level to the FETC: Electronic Security. The New Zealand qualification is pitched at New Zealand NQF Level 4 and is worth 92 credits, whereas the FETC: Electronic Security consists of 136 credits. There is thus a difference in notional hours of training. The unit standards of the New Zealand qualification compare well with the FETC: Electronic Security.

    National Certificate in Electronic Security (Level 4) (New Zealand).

    The following unit standards form part of the New Zealand qualification and covers the same competencies outlined in certain unit standards of the FETC: Electronic Security:
  • "Demonstrate knowledge of electronic security systems and equipment functions" covers similar competencies as found in the elective component of the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Design electronic security access control system" covers similar competencies as found in the elective component of the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Design electronic security intruder alarm system" covers similar competencies as found in the elective component of the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Commission and hand-over integrated electronic security system" covers similar competencies as found in the unit standard: "Explain the use of installed systems", found in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Manage and/or supervise workplace operations" are covered by the Critical Cross Field Outcomes outlined in the FETC: Electronic Security.
  • "Design electronic security CCTV systems" covers similar competencies as found in the elective component of the FETC: Electronic Security.

    USA:

    The USA has no national standards but the following qualification was found from the National Centre for Construction Education & Research. The National Centre for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a not-for-profit education foundation created to help address the critical workforce shortage facing the construction industry and to develop industry-driven standardized craft training programs with portable credentials. This foundation is affiliated with the University of Florida. Some of the units standards contained in the qualification offered by NCCER compare favourably with the FETC: Electronic Security:

    Electronic Systems Technician:
  • Module 33101-04 - Introduction to the Trade.
  • Module 33102-04 - Construction Materials and Methods.
  • Module 33103-04 - Pathways and Spaces.
  • Module 33104-04 - Fasteners and Anchors.
  • Module 33105-04 - Job-Site Safety.
  • Module 33106-04 - Craft-Related Mathematics.
  • Module 33107-04 - Hand Bending Of Conduit.
  • Module 33108 - Low-Voltage Cabling.
  • Module 33201-05 - Dc Circuits.
  • Module 33202-05 - Ac Circuits.
  • Module 33204-05 - Basic Test Equipment.
  • Module 33205-05 - Power Quality and Grounding.
  • Module 33206-05 - Introduction to Electrical Blueprints.
  • Module 33207-05 - Switching Devices and Timers.
  • Module 33208-05 - Wire and Cable Terminations.
  • Module 33209-05 - Introduction to Codes and Standards.
  • Module 33210-05 - Computer Applications.
  • Module 33211-05 - Advanced Test Equipment.
  • Module 33301-04 - Cable Selection.
  • Module 33304-04 - Video Systems.
  • Module 33302-04 - Buses and Networks.
  • Module 33305-04 - Wireless Communication.
  • Module 33306-04 - Site Survey, Project Planning and Documentation.
  • Module 33307-04 - Maintenance and Repair.
  • Module 33402-03 - Intrusion Detection Systems.
  • Module 33405-03 - CCTV Systems.
  • Module 33407-03 - Access Control Systems.
  • Module 33409-03 - System Commissioning and User Training.

    Canada:

    Canadian Security Training is not currently based on National qualifications or unit standards.

    The following qualification was found:

    British Columbia Institute of Technology has a qualification for a Security Systems Technician.

    The program is divided into two levels:
  • Level 1 deals with basic installation techniques and the theories and codes which govern the security industry.
  • Level 2 involves installing and troubleshooting complete alarm systems and advanced security equipment.
  • This level includes a mandatory four-week work experience practicum with a licensed alarm company.

    The program includes a total of seven courses, each requiring a passing grade of 70% and a grade of Satisfactory in TELC 2220 (practicum). Students must pass all Level 1 courses to advance to Level 2, and must complete all courses to graduate from the program.

    Entrance Requirements:
  • High school graduation.
  • English 12 or Communications 12 or English-language proficiency (both verbal & written).
  • Academic Math 11(C).

    Learning assumed to be in place:
  • English 12, English 12, or Technical and Professional Communications 12.
  • English 11, English 11, or Technical and Professional Communications 11.
  • Communications 12, English 12, or Technical and Professional Communications 12 or Communications 12.
  • Math 12, Principles of Math 12, or Applications of Math 12, or Academic Math 12.
  • Math 11, Principles of Math 11, or Applications of Math 11, or Academic Math 11.
  • Any Math at the Grade 11, Level Principles of Math 11, or Applications of Math 11, or Academic Math 11, or Essentials of Math 11, or Intro to Math 11, or Trades Math 11, or Consumer Math 11, or Math 11A.
  • Physics 12 Physics 12.
  • Physics 11, Physics 11, or Applications of Physics 11, and Applications of Physics 12.

    Program Matrix:
  • Level 1 (12 weeks) Credits:
    > TELC 1110: Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics, 10.0 Credits.
    > TELC 1115: Intro to Security Installation, 6.0 Credits.
    > TELC 1120: Alarm Wiring Methods, 8.0 Credits.
  • Level 2 (16 weeks) Credits:
    > TELC 2210: Alarm Systems, 12.0 Credits.
    > TELC 2215: Alarm System Installation, 8.0 Credits.
    > TELC 2220: Practicum, 8.0 Credits.
    > TELC 2225: Advanced Security Systems, 4.0 Credits.
  • Total: 56.0 Credits.

    In needs to be considered that this qualification only focuses on Intruder Alarm Systems. The units standards contained in the qualification offered by British Columbia Institute of Technology compare favourably with the FETC: Electronic Security.

    Australia:

    The Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) was developed by the Australian National Training Authority in conjunction with States and Territories, the Commonwealth and industry and endorsed by Ministers for vocational education and training on 8th June 2001.

    The key objective of the AQTF is to provide the basis for a nationally consistent, high quality vocational education and training system for Australia. It encourages greater flexibility and responsiveness on the part of training organisations as well supporting a competitive national training market.

    The National Training Information Service (NTIS), the database on vocational education and training in Australia. NTIS is the official national register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and has been developed for experienced training sector users. The units standards contained in the qualification offered by Australia compare favourably with the FETC: Electronic Security:

    The following qualification was found:

    PRS30203: Certificate III in Technical Security.

    The following unit standards were found relating to this qualification:
  • PRSTS201A: Provide a service to customers.
  • PRSTS202A: Install security equipment/system.
  • PRSTS204A: Install CCTV equipment/system.
  • PRSTS207A: Perform routine maintenance.
  • PRSTS301A: Identify technical security requirements.
  • PRSTS302A: Program security equipment/system.
  • PRSTS303A: Test installed security equipment/system.
  • PRSTS304A: Commission/decommission security equipment/system.
  • PRSTS305A: Identify and diagnose electronic security equipment/ system fault.
  • PRSTS306A: Plan and co-ordinate installation.
  • PRSTS307A: Maintain and service security equipment/system.
  • PRSTS308A: Identify and diagnose CCTV equipment/system fault.
  • PRSTS315A: Determine security equipment/system modifications.
  • PRSTS316A: Configure a security system.
  • PRSTS319A: Modify and repair security equipment/system.

    SADC:

    Nigeria:

    The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) is a self-governing organisation under the Federal Ministry of Education. It was established by the Government of the Federation of Nigeria in 1977 via Act No. 9 of January 1977.

    Curriculum Development for Existing and New TVE Disciplines.

    Under the Objective, 'Curriculum Development for existing and new TVE disciplines', curriculum review committees were appointed for the existing TVE in both the Polytechnics and Technical Colleges. The committees carried out the preliminary review of the curricula in selected disciplines in Polytechnics and Technical Colleges.

    The only possibility relevant qualifications found here were:
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology at ND and HND levels with options in:
    > Machine and Power Engineering.
    > Electronics and Communication.
    > Instrumentation & Control.

    Unfortunately none of these related to this qualification. It seems that Nigeria mainly follows British Education Standards.

    Kenya:

    Despite numerous searches on the Kenyan Ministry of Education, website http://www.education.go.ke, no specifics could be found regarding electronic security. A further search on Kenyan Electronic security companies indicated that they tend to follow British Standards.

    Tanzania:

    When investigating the Tanzanian Website for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, http://www.tanzania.go.tz/sectoralpol.htm. The following was found:
  • To evolve a well-educated gender equitable society that can cope with development and effective utilisation and application of Science and Technology regionally and internationally by the year 2025.
  • The mission of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education is to facilitate the provision of quality gender equity technical and Higher Education to the Tanzanian community and to promote development in application of Science and Technology in collaboration with all Stakeholders.
  • Overseeing the Science and Technology Policy and Programmes, Acquisition and Application of technology, Development of Local expertise in Science and Technology, Dissemination of Research Findings regarding the Development of Science and Technology, Higher Education Policy Universities, Institutes of Technology, Technical Colleges. Other Websites investigated were:
    > http://www.veta.go.tz/CBET.htm, Ministry Of Education And Vocational Training Programme.

    No reference was found to any type of relevant nationally developed unit standards or qualifications.

    Botswana:

    The Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) http://www.bota.org.bw/index.shtml was inaugurated in October 2000 mandated under the "Vocational training Act - 1998". Its overall task is to monitor and regulate Vocational Education and Training (VET) within Botswana. While BOTA has already developed Qualifications and Unit Standards, none could currently be found relating to electronic security.

    Mauritius:

    Mauritius Qualifications Authority http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/mqa.

    In an article, "Towards the Harmonisation of Standards in Qualifications" published on 22 March 2007 on The Government of Mauritius Website, it was stated: "For the effective implementation of the NQF, the MQA has developed strategic alliances with several international bodies. On this score, MQA and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) will also shortly sign the Memorandum of Technical Cooperation and Partnership. Furthermore, with the collaboration of the Industry and Training Advisory Committees, the MQA is developing and generating Unit Standards in six priority standards namely ICT, tourism and hospitality management, printing, jewellery, building construction and civil work and fashion and design.".

    No evidence of locally developed Qualifications or Unit Standards in any field could be found.

    Namibia:

    The Namibia Qualifications Authority http://www.namqa.org (also referred to as the NQA) is a statutory body established by the Namibia Qualifications Authority Act No 29 of 1996.

    The NQA is committed to the promotion of quality education and training in Namibia through the development and management of a comprehensive and flexible National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

    No qualifications are currently registered for the following fields:
  • Field: Law, Military Science and Security.
  • Field: Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualification:
  • ID 57713: FETC: Specialist Security Practices NQF Level 4.

    This qualification articulates vertically with the following qualification:
  • ID 50122: National Certificate: Policing NQF Level 5. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into by SAQA.
  • The relevant 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 relevant ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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 relevant ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
  • The assessor must be a registered assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • The assessor must be a subject matter expert within the field of electronic security systems and equipment.
  • The assessor must be competent in the outcomes of this qualification.
  • The assessor must have at least 12 months experience within the field of electronic security systems and equipment. 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    This qualification replaces 22110, National Certificate: Electronic Security Practices, Level 4, 151 credits.

    Although this qualification is at a different Level, it also intentionally replaces qualification 23593, which is the National Certificate: Security Management: Electronic Security, Level 5, 134 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  244328  Apply cabling methods  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  244321  Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic systems  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  244336  Configure an installation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  244323  Determine installation requirements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  244326  Explain the use of installed systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  244333  Install electronic equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  7789  Provide Customer Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  244315  Assess threat for security installation purposes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  244331  Determine and rectify faults in an installation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119462  Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119469  Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12153  Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119459  Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  246694  Explain the requirements for becoming a security service provider  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  13936  Outline the legal environment of a selected industry  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  244337  Demonstrate an understanding of CCTV  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  244332  Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  244325  Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  244322  Demonstrate an understanding of gate automation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  244316  Demonstrate an understanding of intruder alarm systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Elective  13952  Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  244318  Install a basic radio transmitter and antenna system  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  244324  Install a gate automation system  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Elective  244320  Install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  244329  Install electric fencing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Elective  244314  Install electronic access control systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  254317  Install fire alarm and detection systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  254398  Maintain fire alarm and detection systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Provider Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assuring
    Body
    NQF Sub-Framework
    74430  Further Education and Training Certificate: Alarm Installation  Damelin Correspondence College  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136     SAS SETA  OQSF 
    60570  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices: Access Control Systems  Generic Provider - Field 08  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136     SAS SETA  OQSF 
    60573  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices: Alarm System  Generic Provider - Field 08  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136     SAS SETA  OQSF 
    60569  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices: CCTV  Generic Provider - Field 08  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136     SAS SETA  OQSF 
    60572  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices: Electric Fencing  Generic Provider - Field 08  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136     EWSETA  OQSF 
    86646  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices: Fire Detection Equipment  Generic Provider - Field 08  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136  2012-06-30    OQSF 
    60571  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices: Gate Automation System  Generic Provider - Field 08  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136     SAS SETA  OQSF 
    74510  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices: General  Generic Provider - Field 08  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136     SAS SETA  OQSF 
    67351  Further Education and Training Certificate: Home Alarm Installation  Intec College  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136     SAS SETA  OQSF 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES: 
    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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
    60572  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices: Electric Fencing  1. INTEGRATED SECURITY CONSULTANT COLLEGE ALBERTON
    2. INTERGRATED SECURITY CONSULTANT COLLEGE PTY LTD DURBAN  



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