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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide for protection of aircraft, travellers and/or travel terminals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11511  Provide for protection of aircraft, travellers and/or travel terminals 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  20 
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 function competently within an airport security environment.

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:
  • Protect civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference.
  • Identify and effectively deal with dangerous goods.
  • Recognize hazards, adhere to safety and instil a culture of safety/security awareness amongst persons working airside.
  • Control security/safety of persons and items being placed on board aircraft. 

  • 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 mathematics at NQF level 03. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who function competently within an airport security environment both land and airside. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Protect civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Civil Aviation offences act must include:
  • All relevant acts and regulations pertaining the Civil Aviation Authority of South Africa.
  • All other relevant acts as mentioned in the CAA of South Africa.

    International Civil Aviation must include:
  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
  • International conventions.

    Main Features and Layouts of an Airport must include:
  • Immigration.
  • Customs and Excise
  • Baggage handling
  • Check in counters
  • Apron control
  • Air traffic control
  • Terminal building
  • Runway
  • Taxi area
  • Aircraft operating area
  • Hangers
  • Vehicle parks
  • Fire and emergency
  • Airport tenants
  • Airline operators

    Acts of unlawful interference must include:
  • Unlawful seizure of aircraft.
  • Interference with aircraft.
  • Sabotage.
  • Extortion
  • Bomb threat
  • Interference with staff
  • Interference with air navigational equipment.

    Supervision must include:
  • Responsibilities
  • Initial action
  • Command and control
  • Evacuations and emergencies
  • Provision of air navigational services
  • Specialist support
  • Media
  • Reporting.

    Evaluations must include:
  • Surveys
  • Testing
  • Inspections
  • Exercises. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Knowledge and understanding of the Civil Aviation Offences act is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Knowledge and understanding of the International Civil Aviation against acts of unlawful interference is demonstrated in accordance with international conventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The main features and layout of an airport has been recognised and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Acts of unlawful interference are identified and actioned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Response to acts of unlawful interference are supervised as per workplace procedures and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Effectiveness is demonstrated through continued evaluations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and effectively deal with dangerous goods. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relevant regulations must include:
  • IATA dangerous goods regulations.

    Dangerous goods must include:
  • Acceptable
  • Forbidden
  • Exempted
  • Accepted quantities
  • Hidden

    Action must include:
  • Dangerous goods allowed in hold/cabin/passenger
  • Dangerous goods confiscated. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Knowledge and understanding of the various classes of dangerous goods are demonstrated as per relevant regulations and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Dangerous goods is correctly identified as per workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate action demonstrates safe controlling/handling of dangerous goods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognize hazards and adhere to safety. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Recognize hazards, adhere to safety and instil a culture of safety/security awareness amongst persons working airside. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Airside must include:
  • Apron
  • Air traffic control
  • Terminal building controlled.
  • Runway
  • Taxi area
  • Aircraft operating area
  • Hangers

    Correct channeling must include:
  • Relevant Airports Authority Permits system. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Airside security/safety awareness is applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Role players being a security/safety threat/breach are monitored/removed as per relevant legislation and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Crime/incidents are dealt with in accordance with relevant legislation and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety of aircraft, passengers, contractors and ground personnel are ensured through correct channelling of all movement airside. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control security of persons and items being placed on board aircraft. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Control security of persons and items being placed on board aircraft and provide for the safe arrival and departure of aircraft. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Screening must include:
  • Principles - metal detectors, x-ray and other devices, manually or combination.
  • Concepts - boarding gate, hold area and concourse
  • Screening point and screening equipment
  • Staffing
  • Prohibited items
  • VIP and special cases
  • Persons travelling under special legal status.
  • Passengers and cabin baggage 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Passengers, pilots, crew and cabin baggage are screened in accordance with relevant legislation and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Passengers are transferred as per workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Checked baggage, cargo, catering, courier, express parcels and mail are handled in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Persons in custody and under administrative control are controlled in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Aircraft is protected through restriction of unauthorised access airside, threat notification and special additional inspections of aircraft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. High-risk flights are dealt with in accordance with workplace procedures. 


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

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of Airport Security
  • A comprehensive understanding of Airport access control and permit systems.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the recognition of explosives, devices and weapons (firearms).
  • A comprehensive understanding of relevant computer technology.
  • A comprehensive understanding of radio and telephone procedures
  • A comprehensive understanding of customer/client relations
  • A comprehensive understanding of emergency and non-emergency procedures
  • A comprehensive understanding search and seizure procedures and techniques.
  • A comprehensive understanding of X-ray screening techniques.
  • A comprehensive understanding of Dangerous goods.
  • A comprehensive understanding of Apron safety.
  • A comprehensive understanding of High-risk flights.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the use of relevant firearms.
  • A broad understanding of Civil Aviation & the universal threat to Civil Aviation. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the correct screening of passengers, pilots, crew and cabin baggage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that appropriate action demonstrates the safe controlling/handling of dangerous goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the protection of civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference to enable the correct processing thereof to relevant role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with passengers, contractors and ground personnel when their airside movement are channelled and restricted to ensure the safety and security of all role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that a culture of safety/security awareness amongst persons working airside are instilled. 

    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 Occupation Health and Safety Act
  • Applicable sections of the Criminal Procedures Act
  • Applicable sections of specific Acts relevant to unique job/workplace environments
    Civil Aviation Offences Act
    National Key Point Act
  • Police act, etc

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

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • First aid/fire fighting equipment.
  • Metal detectors/X-ray machine, etc
  • Dangerous goods/prohibited items bag.
  • 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
    Elective  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  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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