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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage security risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242671  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage security risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
15009  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage security risk  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for Managers of organisations or business units, Security Officers and learners who manage asset risk in insurance and other organisations. It will be useful for learners in Short Term Business Insurance including Underwriters, Surveyors and Loss Adjusters.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework that regulates the security industry.
  • Explaining the basic principles of security management.
  • Applying the risk management process to a selected organisation.
  • Proposing a solution to manage security risk. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is security in any organisation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework that regulates the security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The activities and limitations on security management imposed by the Security Industry Regulatory Authority Act and accompanying Regulations are outlined with reference to the legislated requirements for service providers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The activities and limitations on security management imposed by the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights are outlined with reference to human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The activities and limitations on security management imposed by the Criminal Procedures Act and accompanying Regulations outlined in terms of powers of arrest. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The activities and limitations on security management imposed by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and accompanying Regulations are outlined in terms of shifts, salaries, use of force, leave and the rights of employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The activities and limitations on security management imposed by the National Building Regulations are outlined with reference to conflict between security protection and fire and safety regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the basic principles of security management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible methods and deterrents of criminal activity are investigated and recommendations are made to minimise a selected risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different methods for detecting criminal activity are investigated with due regard for the relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of detaining or arresting suspected perpetrators of criminal activities are described with reference to Human Rights and the Approved Criminal Procedures Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the risk management process to a selected organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Security risk in a specific operation is identified and quantified to determine the extent of the risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A report is compiled indicating the probability and severity of the risk to a specific operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Propose a solution to manage security risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physical, systems and electronic protection measures to minimise potential security risk at a specific operation are proposed with reference to criminal activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A security report is compiled that presents options for managing security at a particular operation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying potential security risks at a specific organisation and proposing options for managing security at a particular operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in conducting a security audit.
  • Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in investigating methods and deterrents of criminal activity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in analysing and quantifying the security risk at an operation and compiling reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems proposing solutions to manage security risk. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 15009, "Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage security risk", level 4, 3 credits.

    Search words: risk management, security. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 


    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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