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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Protect assets in transit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242836  Protect assets in transit 
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
11512  Protect assets in transit  Level 4  NQF Level 04  18   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to secure, protect and escort assets during collection, in-transit and delivery operations. They will also be able to understand assets in transit security principles and techniques to be used. This unit standard will enable persons to understand the concept of risk and threats associated with assets in transit and will enable them to use proactive measures to avoid identified possible threats and risks.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing for assets in transit protection operations.
  • Applying proactive measures to protect assets during collections, in transit and delivery operations.
  • Applying appropriate counter measures during incidents to protect life and assets.
  • Concluding assets in transit operations for effective handovers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Demonstrate an knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 2000 (Act 60 of 2000) applicable to possessing a firearm - ID117705.
  • Handle and use a handgun - ID119649.
  • Handle and use a manually operated rifle and carbine - ID119651.
  • Handle and use a self-loading rifle and carbine - ID119650. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Wherever the term given situation is used in can be understood to mean real or simulated situations. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for assets in transit operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is checked in order to establish whether it is in working order. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment may include but is not limited to vehicles, Personal Protection Equipment, radios, firearms.
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not keeping information on assets in transit confidential are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply proactive measures to protect assets during operations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Operations include but are not limited to collections, in transit operations and delivery operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedure, which is used to collect assets, is described in line with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Continued threat assessment is conducted within a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tactical protective measures are applied in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assets are transferred in accordance with operational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transferred includes but is not limited to transferring from building to vehicle, from safe to vehicle, from client to collection point.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons why communication with role players at predetermined intervals points is necessary to confirm transit progress are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply measures to protect life and assets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Situations are assessed in order to establish whether it is a threatening or potentially harmful situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tactical measures are demonstrated in order to protect life and assets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A given situation is assessed to determine whether decisions and actions made are in line with current legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe hand over procedures for assets in transit operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of hand-over procedures is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is collated in order to be documented in a report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons why suggestions to improve operational efficiency must continuously be submitted is 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 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 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.
    > 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 which may occur within an asset protection environment. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and direct one's activities to ensure effective safeguarding of assets during transit, collection and delivery. 

    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 
    Communicate 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11512, 'Protect assets in transit', level 4, 18 credits. 

    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. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    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. MECHEM (PTY) LTD 
    13. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    14. NTATE AVIATION AND SECURITY TRAINING 
    15. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    16. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    17. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    18. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    19. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    20. XONE CONTROL ROOM MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    21. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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