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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58697||Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.||SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending|
|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|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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:
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|
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:
Access to the Qualification:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|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:
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):
Access Control Systems Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 60570):
Gate Automation System Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 60571):
Electric Fencing Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 60572):
Alarm System Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 60573):
Fire Detection Equipment (Learning Programme ID 86646):
General Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 74510):
|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 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 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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
Learning assumed to be in place:
> 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.
> 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.
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.
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:
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:
> 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.
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.
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:
> 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.
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 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.
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:
|This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualification:
This qualification articulates vertically with the following qualification:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|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.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||244328||Apply cabling methods||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||244321||Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||244336||Configure an installation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Core||244323||Determine installation requirements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||244326||Explain the use of installed systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||244333||Install electronic equipment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||7789||Provide Customer Service||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||244315||Assess threat for security installation purposes||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||7|
|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||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|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||4|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||12153||Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||246694||Explain the requirements for becoming a security service provider||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||13936||Outline the legal environment of a selected industry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||244337||Demonstrate an understanding of CCTV||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||244332||Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||244325||Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||244322||Demonstrate an understanding of gate automation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|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||8|
|Elective||244318||Install a basic radio transmitter and antenna system||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|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||9|
|Elective||244329||Install electric fencing||Level 4||NQF Level 04||11|
|Elective||244314||Install electronic access control systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||9|
|Elective||254317||Install fire alarm and detection systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||254398||Maintain fire alarm and detection systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|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||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|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 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.