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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess threat for security installation purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244315  Assess threat for security installation purposes 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard is for persons in the electronic security industry who need to understand the concepts and principles of assessing threats in order to specify, design, sell, plan, and install electronic security systems. It is intended for installers, specifiers, sales people, technicians and anyone who will be involved in any aspect of assessing threat for an electronic security installation. Learners will understand the principles of risk assessment associated with electronic security installations.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electronic security principles.
  • Describe factors influencing electronic security protection.
  • Design electronic security protection installations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • One of the following unit standards or a similar unit standard in which knowledge of a specific installation is described:

    > ID 244332: Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244325: Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244322: Demonstrate an understanding of gate automation, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244316: Demonstrate an understanding of intruder alarm systems, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244337: Demonstrate an understanding of CCTV, NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Operational requirements may include but are not limited to, agreed customer requirements, legal compliance, manufacturer's requirements, health and safety, industry standards and operational standards. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of electronic security principles. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Electronic security principles must refer to but is not limited to intrusion alarms, CCTV, intercoms, gate automation, and electronic access control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different disciplines of electronic security are explained in terms of their advantages, disadvantages and limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of electronic security is explained within different sectors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Purpose may include but is not limited to limit intruder's time in premises, deterrent, inform authorities, identify, and restrict access.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electronic security is explained in terms of its objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Objectives may include but are not limited to client security requirements, client budgetary constraints, eliminating false/nuisance alarms, easy operation, effectiveness, equipment, planning, access.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe factors influencing electronic security protection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Threat levels are described for risk assessment purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Threat levels may include but are not limited to personal protection, protection of valuables, history, access, existing security measures, operational requirements, legislation, location, crime, exposure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Security measures are explained in terms of their advantages, disadvantages and limitations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Security measures may include but are not limited to zoning, structural, operational, and electronic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Physical factors are described in terms of their influence on risks and threats. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Physical factors may include but are not limited to fauna, flora, layout, access, visibility, and infrastructure.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design electronic security protection installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of protection is described in an application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Protection concept may include but is not limited to layout, operation, access, protection measures, equipment, installation, vulnerability, cost, tampering.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operation principles in a specific protection assessment are described in terms of their influence on the design of a protection installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operation may include but is not limited to user intervention, access, ease of use, efficiency, safety and legislation, potential for false/nuisance alarms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A protection concept is illustrated within given specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Illustration may include but is not limited to plans, sketches, maps, equipment, proposals, specifications.
     


    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 
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • Legal Requirements.
  • SANS Standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when in defining threats, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative electronic security solutions implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and manage oneself and ones activities ensuring all possible scenarios` when designing electronic security solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when assessing threats. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues, ensuring all parties are sure of exactly what is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when working with electronic security solutions, ensuring these will function optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating the world as a set of related systems whereby an ineffective electronic security solution could lead to loss or damage to the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any program of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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
    Core  58697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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