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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct asset in transit vehicle operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242823  Conduct asset in transit vehicle operations 
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 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to handle assets in transit vehicle operations to utilise the security vehicle effectively and safely. They will also be able to secure, protect and escort assets and crew members during collection, in-transit and delivery operations and contribute to safety and security within the assets in transit environment or national cash management system.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing vehicle security equipment and systems for assets in transit protection operations.
  • Managing transportation of assets and crew during asset in transit operations.
  • Operating a security vehicle during an emergency situation.
  • Describing the procedures to return and store the assets in transit vehicles. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Inspect, drive and maintain an official vehicle (ID11985). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Assets include but are not limited to cash, precious metals, gems and personal items and people.
  • Given situation refers to a real or simulated situation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare security vehicle and equipment for assets in transit protection operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Security equipment relating to assets in transit operations is described according to their uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicle security systems are inspected for serviceability and to identify possible faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons why security vehicle and crew readiness should be confirmed before departure are described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage transportation of assets and crew during asset in transit operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Continued threat assessment is conducted within a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Precautionary security measures are applied to a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vehicle security systems are controlled within a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Escorting techniques to support assets in transit operations are described in accordance with company and operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of not recording deliveries and collections are explained in terms of its impact on client service delivery and company liability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The reasons why communication should be conducted at predetermined intervals with role players are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate a security vehicle during an emergency situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of incidents are identified in order to inform decision-making and course of action. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of incident refer to heists, accidents, road closures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Offensive and defensive driving tactics are explained in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various services offered by emergency services and related institutions are matched with the type of emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    When to interact with role-players is determined in given situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Given situations are assessed in order to inform decision-making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the procedures to return and store the assets in transit vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vehicle security system shut down procedures are described in accordance with company operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Shut down does not just refer to the switching off of the vehicle, but to the shutting down of all security systems relating to the assets in transit operations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A post trip vehicle inspection is conducted to ensure operational readiness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons why security system irregularities and vehicle maintenance requirements must be reported are described with examples. 


    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 
  • Evasive tactics:

    > Security systems.
    > Speed of vehicle.
    > Exit the incident zone.
  • Escorting techniques:

    > Supportive role of escort vehicle operation.
    > Driving techniques and patterns.
    > Flow of traffic.
    > Positioning of vehicles.
  • Asset in transit operations:

    > Collections.
    > In transit and delivery operations.
    > Escorting functions.
  • Communications:

    > Verbal.
    > Written.
    > Radio.
    > Telephone.
    > Electronically.
    > Digitally.
  • Emergency situations:

    > Cross-pavement attacks.
    > Vehicle accidents.
    > Medical emergencies.
    > Vehicle breakdown procedures.
    > Vehicle security system failures.
    > Vehicle recovery situations.
    > Roadblocks.
    > Traffic stops.
  • Incidents:

    > Robbery and armed robbery scenarios.
    > Theft.
    > Fire and molotov cocktails.
    > Vehicle accidents and bogus traffic stops.
    > Attacks.
    > Assaults.
    > Any encounter against life/assets property during asset protection.
  • Offensive:

    > Counter action.
    > Controlled aggressive driving.
    > Use of vehicle in attack mode.
  • Defensive:

    > Use of vehicle as first line of defense.
    > Absorb impact.
    > Avoid confrontation by means of evasive tactics.
  • Related institutions:

    > SA Reserve Bank.
    > Banking Council.
    > Business Against Crime.
    > Road Traffic Act.
  • Role players:

    > Inter-company role players.
    > SAPS.
    > Other security companies.
    > Banking staff.
    > Metro and Traffic Police. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to incidents within an asset protection environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an asset in transit protection team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Deploy security vehicle in accordance with legislative requirements to ensure effective safeguarding of life and assets during transit, collection and delivery operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to crime prevention specific to security vehicle and security personnel and communicate such information timeously and confidentially to appropriate stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Act and respond effectively when dealing with incidents, clients, public and official institutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in which continued threat assessments are conducted to ensure proactive crime prevention. Suggestions are continuously submitted to improve vehicle and crew operational efficiency. 

    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
    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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    2. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD CAPE TOWN 
    3. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PRETORIA NORTH 
    4. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    5. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    6. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    7. Fidelity Security Services 
    8. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    9. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    10. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    11. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    12. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    13. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    14. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    15. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    16. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    17. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    18. XONE CONTROL ROOM MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    19. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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