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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244325  Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control 
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 
This unit standard is required for persons, who sell, plan, install or service electronic access control systems. The unit standard is for persons who need to understand the concepts and principles of electronic access control. It is intended for installers, specifiers, sales people, technicians and anyone who will be involved in any aspect of electronic access control systems. This unit standard enables learners to acquire knowledge of the features of electronic access control products. Learners will understand the theory associated with electronic access control and the functions of the components in electronic access control systems.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control systems.
  • Determine electronic access control requirements.
  • Describe the legislation that governs the electronic access control environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of locking systems in an electronic access control environment. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Electronic access control components, may include but are not limited to controllers, readers, power supplies, converters, expanders, Input/output/network modules.
  • Access control reader technology, may include but are not limited to magnetic stripe, proximity, Dallas chip, biometric, smartcard, RF devices.
  • Access control systems/application must include but are not limited to multiple reader systems, networked systems, standalone systems. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Electronic access control systems are described according to their purpose and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational requirements may include but are not limited to functional requirements, manufacturer's specifications, health and safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Terminology associated with electronic access control systems is used in the correct context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Terminology must include but is not limited to anti-pass back, access levels, time zones.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electronic access control components are described in terms of their functionality in an application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Requirements for an electronic access control application are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Data transmission types are described in terms of their advantages, disadvantages, limitations and uses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Data transmission types may include but are not limited to RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, Cable, and Fibre Optics.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Integration to third party applications is described in terms of advantages and disadvantages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Integration may include but not limited to time and attendance, payroll.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine electronic access control requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment requirements are determined in order to meet the application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functional requirements are determined in order to meet the application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Functional requirements may include but are not limited to user levels, anti-pass back, zoning, groups, access levels, time zones, areas.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons and methods of documenting the equipment and functional requirements are explained to facilitate the design process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for system administrator training are explained to ensure continued operation of the system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Training may include but is not limited to adding users, setting access levels, setting up reports and enabling anti-pass back.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the legislation that governs the electronic access control environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application of electronic access control at emergency exits is described in terms of current legislation and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for accessibility to accommodate the physically challenged are described in terms of legislation and health and safety prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for override systems are described in terms of legislation and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Override systems may include but are not limited to "all door access", emergency doors, lift controllers, mechanical/electronic overrides, glass-breaks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Override systems operation is explained in terms of legislation and safety criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation also includes local government fire regulations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of locking systems in an electronic access control environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of doors are described in terms of their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Door types may include but are not limited to Metal, Wood, Glass, Emergency, Sliding, Double doors, Tip-up, Roll-up, Radial (swing), Revolving doors and various types of gates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of locks are described in terms of their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lock types may include but are not limited to Magnetic, Solenoid, Electric, Strike and Motorised.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lock operation is described in terms of application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lock operation may include but is not limited to Power supply, Brackets, Mountings, Inward/Outward opening, Left and Right Opening.
     


    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 
  • Power and earthing requirements for electronic access control systems and components.
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • 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 working with electronic access control systems, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative solutions/options implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and manage oneself and ones activities ensuring all possible scenarios` when working with electronic access control systems are taken into account. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when working with electronic access control systems ensuring accurate information is used in the installation process. 

    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 access control systems, ensuring these will function optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems whereby an ineffective electronic access control systems 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
    Elective  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 


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