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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Discuss aviation security at airports 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261197  Discuss aviation security at airports 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Aerospace Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Physical Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
Aviation security is extremely important in view of the fact that airports are national keypoints and a large number of people and very expensive equipment and aircraft are involved. Learners accredited with this standard will acquire knowledge regarding the various aspects of airport security, what constitutes a security breach or threat and how to deal with these challenges at their level. This Unit Standard for all learners irrespective of their specialisations.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating understanding of the legislation and regulation pertaining to airport security.
  • Describing aviation security at the airport.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and explain violations of aviation security. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of the legislation and regulation pertaining to airport security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The definitions of the current National Keypoint Act are explained to serve as a basis for understanding the airports as national keypoints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles and role of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) are explained to emphasise the importance of aviation/airport security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    International conventions on aviation security are listed and discussed to show how they regulate the aviation security industry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    These conventions include Tokyo, the Hague and Montreal Conventions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements of the national aviation security plan are explained in a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe aviation security at the airport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functioning and layout of an airport is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and functioning of the airport security organisations is explained in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Organisations responsible for aviation security are listed and described in terms of their responsibilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organisations include National Aviation Security Committee (NASC), Airport Security Committee (ASC).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Boundaries between restricted and non-restricted areas at the airport are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of and explain violations of aviation security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A breach of aviation security is identified and explained in terms of consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Acts/Actions that constitute unlawful interference are identified and explained according to ways of dealing with them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risks associated with aviation security are identified so that appropriate action can be taken at the level of responsibility of the learner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Terrorism, bomb threats, drug, animal and human trafficking, hijacking, sabotage, attacks on aircraft and personnel.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge of identifying suspicious persons/activities is demonstrated to ensure that the situation is dealt with appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Individual and team responsibility for aviation security is described to emphasise that aviation security is every one's concern. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Team meaning the aviation community. 


    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 
  • Legislation - National Keypoint Act.
  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) principles.
  • International aviation conventions.
  • Local organisations responsible for aviation security. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Reporting suspicious people or activities to appropriate authority.
  • Encountering a security breach or unlawful interference. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure a safe and secure aviation environment at the airport.
  • Deal with threats and suspicious people and activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Reporting suspicious people or activities to appropriate authority.
  • Encountering a security breach or unlawful interference.
  • Ensure a safe and secure aviation environment at the airport. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Report security breaches and unlawful interference.
  • Report suspicious persons/activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Ensure a safe and secure aviation environment at the airport. 

  • 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  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 


    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. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 



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