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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242830  Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11507  Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to enable security personnel to gather and analyse information regarding potential risks and threats in a defined operational area. They will also be able to provide both timeous and accurate feedback pertaining to threats and risks and identify threats and risks in order to respond to them.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identifying security risks and threats.
  • Reacting to security risks and threats in a given situation.
  • Providing feedback on risks and threats. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Throughout this unit standard the term: "threats", refers to but is not limited to: theft, armed robbery, unauthorised access, corruption, sabotage, hijacking. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify security risks and threats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is collated in order to assist with risk and threat identification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Collection of information may include but not limited to: physical observation, briefings, reports, occurrence book entries, pocket book entries, and electronic data.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks and threats pertaining to area of responsibility are identified in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Situation can be a real situation or a case study.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of the risks and threats not being dealt with are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Multiple risks or threats are prioritised according to possible harmful influences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Multiple risks or threats are assessed in order to determine next course of action. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    React to security risks and threats in a given situation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Given situation refers to a real or simulated situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety aspects to be taken into account when providing for reacting to risks and threats are explained in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety aspects include the safety of the people and assets in the immediate environment or surroundings. It excludes Occupational Health and Safety issues.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of possible reactions to identified threats and risks are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of possible reactions may include but not limited to: reporting, calling for back-up, confronting, containing, evacuation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of taking inappropriate action are described in a given situation in line with current legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide feedback on risks and threats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reporting processes and procedures are described according to when and how they should be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A security threat and risk report is compiled within the prescribed format. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Security threat and risk report may include but not limited to verbal, written and electronic communications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Role players are notified of identified risks and threats in order to inform future actions necessary. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Future actions must be in accordance with worksite procedures.
     


    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 
  • Security risk assessment and identification techniques and processes.
  • The concept of integrated security measures, equipment and systems.
  • High risk environments and their security requirements.
  • Levels of security matched to levels of risk.
  • Current legislation and relevant sections dealing with risks and threats.
    > Firearms Control Act 60/2000.
    > Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    > Criminal Procedures Act, 1977.
    > Dangerous Weapons Act.
    > Road Traffic Act.
    > SIRA Act 56/2001.
  • Clients and client relations.
  • Protect both persons and property.
  • The requirements for installation of security systems. 

  • 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 the determination of potential risks and threats and in providing feedback thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the conducting of security threat assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all available information is used to ensure a speedy response to risks and threats. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the identification and analyzing of threats and potential security risks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of giving feedback on risks and threats. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that risks and threats not dealt with speedily and according to laid down procedures can result in negative situations. 

    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 11507, "Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area", Level 4, 15 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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