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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Write security reports and take statements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11508  Write security reports and take statements 
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  10 
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 relevant personnel to formulate and write security reports and to take down written statements.

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the requirements for effective report writing.
  • Compile a complete and concise report.
  • Take a written statement. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent:
  • A knowledge, comprehension and application of language and mathematical skills at NQF level 03. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to relevant personnel in the workplace who is required to formulate and write security reports and to take down written statements. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply knowledge and understanding of the requirements for effective report writing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Accurate must include:
  • Fact
  • Hearsay
  • Deductions
  • Opinions
  • The meaning of words

    Elements of execution must include:
  • Who
  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • Why
  • How 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Exact, precise and reliable rendering of the occurrence, condition or situation verifies accurate report writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Every aspect or incident mentioned in the report is tested against the elements of execution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Good language, grammar use and the proper construction of sentences ensure comprehensibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The absence of personal feelings and prejudices of the report writer reflects objectivity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compile a complete and concise report. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Heading must include:
  • Subject
  • Date and place (if applicable)
  • Person(s) involved.

    Layout must include:
  • Heading of report
  • Body of report
  • Content
  • Comment
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion of report. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Nature of subject heading confirms content of the report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Correct layout, content, comment and recommendations verifies completed report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Report is written in a concise, simple, direct style and in the first person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Signature, initials, surname and designation of writer conclude report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Take a written statement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Prescribed format must include:
  • Preamble.
  • Paragraph and sentences.
  • Logical arrangement.
  • Colloquial usage
  • Contents:
    -Place, day of week, date and time of occurrence, etc.
  • End of statement.

    Elements must include:
  • Evidence of occurrences
  • Evidence of own perception
  • Description of wounds/stolen property
  • Description of suspects
  • Identification
  • Weather conditions 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The statement is completed according to the prescribed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Language content is clear and understandable according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The statement contains all elements of the incident that is being reported. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into by SAQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the POSLEC ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the POSLEC ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into, procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to the Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically:
  • A comprehensive understanding of writing skills. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the testing of aspects of incidents against the elements of execution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that the correct layout, content, comment, recommendations and closure in compiling a correct and concise report has been followed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to formulating and compiling complete and concise reports and taking statements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when taking statements from persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that taking statements down all elements of the incident are reflected. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are
    LEGAL
  • Applicable sections of the statutory law.
  • Applicable sections of the Criminal Procedures Act
  • Applicable sections of specific Acts relevant to unique job/workplace environments

    Context Specific
  • Training provider user manuals
  • Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • Role play simulations.
  • On job observations & interaction.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: workplace and classroom. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64389   Further Education and Training Certificate: Corrections Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  22491   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. 24/7 Security Services 
    3. ABAPHICOTHI SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    4. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    5. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    6. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - BUNDU 
    8. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - CURLEWS 
    9. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY ASM 
    10. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY MANYALETI 
    11. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY PHALABORWA 
    12. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    13. AKHOLEKILE (PTY) LTD 
    14. ALUTE SA PTY LTD 
    15. ASIKHULUME SECURITY SERVICES 
    16. AVSCAN TRAINING PTY LTD BOKSBURG 
    17. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    18. Bankam Security Services Cc 
    19. BEETEES CABS CC 
    20. BIGSCREEN SECURE SOLUTIONS 
    21. BITLINE SA 368 CC 
    22. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    23. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    24. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    25. BRIGHTSTAR SECURITY SERVICE AND CLEANING CC 
    26. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    27. BULCOF SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    28. C G S CORPORATE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    29. CALVARY ENTERPRISE 
    30. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    31. CHILLIE CHILD BUSINESS CONSULTING 22 CC 
    32. COLLINS SEBOLA FINANCIAL SERVICES (PTY) 
    33. COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SAFETY AND SECURITY 
    34. DCS KRUGERSDORP 
    35. DOUBLE OPTION TRADING 120 (PTY) LTD AND SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    36. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    37. E FOCUS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    38. EEL PROTECTION SERVICES THEMBALUVHILO 
    39. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    40. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    41. EMC TRAINING AND CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    42. ENGIE SECURITY SERVICES TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PTY LTD 
    43. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    44. FAST CATCH SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    45. Fidelity Security Services 
    46. FORUM SEKURITEIT 
    47. GENESIS K9 GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    48. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    49. HJN TRAINING CC 
    50. HLAESEKANI SECURITY SERVICES 
    51. HLUMA SECURITY SERVICES 
    52. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    53. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    54. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEM Y 9PTY) LTD -DRBAN BRANCH 
    55. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    56. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN BRANCH 
    57. INGELOSI TRADING 192 CC 
    58. INSTITUTE FOR PERSONAL CLOSE PROTECTION 
    59. IPELENG RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    60. ISASA SECURITY TRAINING CC 
    61. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    62. JJM SECURITY 
    63. JODIGYN (PTY) LTD 
    64. KEDISANG SECURITY 
    65. KNO SECURITY AND SUPPLY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    66. L AND L TRAINING 
    67. LAMS KWENA RESCUE 
    68. LEBZ PEKEDI CONSTRUCTION AND TRAIDING (PTY) LTD 
    69. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    70. LIFESHIELD HOME SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    71. LUANAMETRADING ENTERPISE 
    72. LUFATINGE CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL TRADING 
    73. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    74. MABASO HOLDINGS 
    75. MADUNA PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    76. MAHAMOTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE CC 
    77. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    78. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    79. MATIM BUSINESS CONSULTANTS 
    80. MATIMBA SAFETY AND SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    81. MAXIMUM NOTIONS PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS CC 
    82. MBUDZANA DZANGA TRADERS CONSTRUCTION AND SECURITY 
    83. MEGAPLAN INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWING SERVICES 
    84. MIDRAND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    85. MILITES DEI SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    86. MILLCREEK TRADING CC 
    87. MISHO''S INVETMENTS 
    88. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    89. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    90. MOKHOMO SECURITY 
    91. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    92. MOLEMA GROUP HOLDINGS 
    93. MUSTEK UNLIMITED 
    94. NCEDA CLEANING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    95. NDIVHUWO SECURITY TRAINING 
    96. NORTHERN GOURMET TRADERS AND SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    97. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    98. NTATE AVIATION AND SECURITY TRAINING 
    99. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    100. NYANDENI SECURITY SERVICES 
    101. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    102. PHUMLA MANGWENIS TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    103. PIROT SECURITY SERVICES 
    104. POSEIDAN SECURITY SERVICE PTY LTD 
    105. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    106. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    107. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    108. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    109. RHODE RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES CC 
    110. RISENGASECURITY TRAINING SERVICES 
    111. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    112. SA PROTECTION AND SECURITY UNIT (PTY) LTD 
    113. SAHO INVESTMENT CC 
    114. SAKHI'SIZWE SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    115. SCOTTIE PROJECTS 
    116. SEVENTH AVENUE TRADING 580 
    117. SHALUZA PROTECTION FORCE CC 
    118. SHAMARIAH SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    119. SILWAYIPHI CLEANING SECURITY SERVICES 
    120. SIPHEFU BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    121. SIRIUS RISK MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    122. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    123. SIVA SECURITY SERVICES 
    124. SIYANIVIKELA SECURITY SERVICES 
    125. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    126. SOLID PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    127. SOUTH AFRICAN MARSHALL (PTY) LTD 
    128. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    129. SSG Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    130. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    131. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    132. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    133. TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC SECURITY TRAINING 
    134. TACTICAL TASK FORCE AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    135. TDP Enterprise and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    136. THE BTC GROUP 
    137. THE LADY BOSS SECURITY SERVICES 
    138. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    139. THINGA SECURITY TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    140. THIZRAM 
    141. THREEWAY CONSULTING 
    142. TITANCE BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    143. TLOTSOPARTNERS 
    144. TRIPPLE THREAT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    145. TSHITHIKHO SUPPLY AND SECURITY CC 
    146. TT ROS BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    147. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    148. VETARAN SECURITY SERVICES 
    149. Vexlozone (Pty) Ltd 
    150. VHUDIKI SECURITY AND GENERAL SUPPLIER 
    151. VIMTSIRE SECURITY AND PROTECTION SERVICESS C C 
    152. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    153. VUTHELA AFRICA SECURITY SERVICES 
    154. White Leopard Security 
    155. WILLSHIR TRADING 
    156. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    157. XONE CONTROL ROOM MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    158. ZERO TOLERANCE SECURITY 
    159. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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