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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply passenger security assessment in a port environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242828  Apply passenger security assessment in a port environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to implement and apply passenger security assessment within any passenger transport environment and will be able to contribute to passenger safety and security. This unit standard will also enable persons to identify risks and threats which influence passengers and passenger services.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Observe persons and environments to identify potential threats.
  • Describing passenger assessment techniques.
  • Conducting a passenger assessment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    In this unit standard a port environment may refer to any one of the following maritime (sea) ports: aviation ports such as aerodromes and airports and road and rail ports. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Observe persons and environments to identify potential threats. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Observations only refers to visually and physical. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential threats are described in terms of their influence on the safety and security of a specific environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The security function within the passenger transport environment is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Threats are described in terms of their influence on the passenger transport industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An assessment is carried out in order to determine possible threats. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe passenger assessment techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of passenger profiles are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Passenger travel documentation features are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation verification requirements and techniques are described according to company specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Passenger documentation inspection procedures are described in line with organizational prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Questioning techniques are described in terms of when and how they should be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Immediate action drills are matched with classified possible threats. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a passenger assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Passengers posing possible threats are assessed in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Given situation refers to a real or simulated situation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Forged documents are identified to inform further actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Critical and suspicious elements and signs are identified in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Given situation refers to a real or simulated situation.
     


    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 
  • Analysis, monitoring actions, assessment of ID's.
  • Categories, suspect or non-suspect of profiles.
  • Physical inspection, electronic inspection.
  • ID documents, tickets, permit systems, boarding cards, passports, visas.
  • Questioning techniques:

    > Types of questions.
    > Close ended.
    > Open ended.
    > Probing.
    > Test questions.
  • Classification:

    > Possible suspect passenger.
    > Non-suspect passenger. 

  • 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 incidents within an airport environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an aviation security group or protection team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Apply legislative requirements to ensure effective safeguarding of life and assets during aviation operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to crime prevention specific to the aviation security environment and communicate such information timeously and confidentially to appropriate stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Act and respond effectively when dealing with incidents, clients, public and official institutions to contribute to the overall quality management system of the organization. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in which continued threat assessments are conducted to ensure proactive crime prevention. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  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.
     
    1. Fidelity Security Services 
    2. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 
    3. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    4. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    5. UTHUSO TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 



    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.