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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide tactical support to assets in transit operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242831  Provide tactical support to assets in transit 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 create a safe and secure environment for assets in transit during collection, in-transit and delivery operations. The emphasis in this unit standard is not on the actual assets in transit operations, but rather on the support services which can be rendered. Very often the success of assets in transit operations depends on the support services which support the operations. The person will also be able to contribute to safety and security within the assets in transit environment or national cash management system.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing for tactical support duties within the asset in transit environment.
  • Describing the execution of collections, in transit and delivery operations.
  • Explain the provision of support to assets in transit operations during emergencies. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • 117705: "Demonstrate knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 2000 (Act No 60 of 2000) applicable to possessing a firearm", NQF Level 3.
  • 119649: "Handle and use a handgun", NQF Level 3.
  • 119651: "Handle and use a manually operated rifle or carbine", NQF Level 3.
  • 119650: "Handle and use a self-loading rifle or carbine", NQF Level 3.
  • 11985: "Inspect, drive and maintain an official vehicle", NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for tactical support for assets in transit operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The working condition of equipment is assessed in order to establish whether it is ready for tactical use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include but is not limited to by equipment, body armour, first aid kits.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tactical instructions are interpreted in order to establish the duties which should be carried out. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the execution of assets in transit operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences of non-compliance with organisational procedures are described in terms of their effect on the security aspects of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Surveillance and counter surveillance measures are used to reduce vulnerability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Immediate remedial measures to rectify non-compliance are explained in terms of their influence on reducing vulnerability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Remedial measures could include but are not limited to: Evasive tactics, activation of security systems, adjust speed of vehicle, exit the incident zone and drive to appropriate safe area.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Security breaches are identified in order to inform which actions should follow in accordance with set standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the provision of support to assets in transit operations during emergencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Emergencies are identified in order to inform decision making. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergencies may include but is not limited to: vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, vehicle breakdowns, vehicle security systems failures, recovery situations, roadblocks, traffic stops.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency situation is assessed in order to compile and communicate a situational report to role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concluding duties are described in line with organisational 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 
  • 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 and 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 defence.
    > Absorb impact.
    > Avoid confrontation by means of evasive tactics.
  • Related institutions:
    > South African Reserve Bank.
    > Banking Council.
    > Business Against Crime.
  • Road Traffic Act.
  • Role players:
    > Inter-company role players.
    > South African Police Service.
    > 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. 

    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.
     
    1. Fidelity Security Services 
    2. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    3. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.