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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the requirements for becoming a security service provider 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246694  Explain the requirements for becoming a security service provider 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This unit standard will lead learners towards achieving knowledge, skills and attributes that would enable them to apply the provisions of the legislation that regulates the registration of security providers.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the role of Private Security Regulating Authority (PSIRA) in terms of regulating the security industry.
  • Explain the compulsory registration provisions for a security service provider.
  • Explain the requirements that must be complied with as a security service provider.
  • Explain the obligations and requirements that must be met in terms of the code of conduct for security service providers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Security service providers refer to both security business and security officers.
  • The Act refers to the legislation that enables the Private Security Regulating Authority (PSIRA).
  • Regulations include but are not limited to the private security industry regulations 2002, made in terms of the legislation that enables the PSIRA. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of PSIRA in terms of regulating the security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The primary objective of PSIRA is explained in relation to the security service provider's working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of PSIRA is explained in terms of the PSIRA legal framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The powers of PSIRA inspectors are identified in terms of the current legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the compulsory registration provisions for security service provider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The obligations and exemptions for registration as a security service provider is explained in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process to be followed when applying for registration as a security service provider is explained in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements for registration of a security service provider is explained in terms of the Act. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements includes but are not limited to requirements for registration, training, clearance certificates and infrastructure and capacity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The conditions under which a registration as a security service provider will be suspended, withdrawn or lapsed is explained in terms of the Act and related regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the requirements that must be complied with as a security service provider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Notification of change of information is listed in terms of the regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Records and documents that must be kept are listed in terms of the regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements in respect of compulsory items, uniform and equipment that must accompany the security officer while on duty are explained in terms of the Act and related regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Items include but are not limited to:
  • PSIRA Certificate of identification in terms of regulations, Appointment certificate in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the obligations and requirements that must be met in terms of the code of conduct for security service providers. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Unless otherwise indicated, regulations under this outcome refer to the code of conduct regulations for security service providers in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the code of conduct for security service providers is explained in terms of the regulation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The obligatory requirements that must be met by security service providers in terms of the regulations are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Obligatory requirements refer to general obligations and obligations specific to a particular category and class of security service provider and different types of security service.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The penalties that can be imposed when contravening the code of conduct for security service providers are listed in terms of the regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The conditions under which an appeal may be lodged against a decision of the PSIRA are listed in terms of the Act. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to the specific outcomes and the assessment criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically to:
  • The constitution of the RSA.
  • PSIRA Act 56 of 2001.
  • Criminal Procedure Act 51 OF 1977. 

  • 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 evaluation of own performance for future improvement. 

    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
    Core  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. 24/7 Security Services 
    3. ABAPHICOTHI SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    4. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    5. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD CAPE TOWN 
    6. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PINE TOWN 
    7. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PORT ELIZABETH 
    8. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PRETORIA NORTH 
    9. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    10. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    11. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - BUNDU 
    12. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - CURLEWS 
    13. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY ASM 
    14. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY MANYALETI 
    15. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY PHALABORWA 
    16. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    17. AKHOLEKILE (PTY) LTD 
    18. ALUTE SA PTY LTD 
    19. ASIKHULUME SECURITY SERVICES 
    20. AVSCAN TRAINING PTY LTD BOKSBURG 
    21. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    22. BAMBILIZWE INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS 
    23. Bankam Security Services Cc 
    24. BEETEES CABS CC 
    25. BIGSCREEN SECURE SOLUTIONS 
    26. BITLINE SA 368 CC 
    27. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    28. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    29. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    30. BRIGHTSTAR SECURITY SERVICE AND CLEANING CC 
    31. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    32. BULCOF SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    33. C G S CORPORATE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    34. CALVARY ENTERPRISE 
    35. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    36. CHILLIE CHILD BUSINESS CONSULTING 22 CC 
    37. COLLINS SEBOLA FINANCIAL SERVICES (PTY) 
    38. COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SAFETY AND SECURITY 
    39. DOUBLE OPTION TRADING 120 (PTY) LTD AND SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    40. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    41. E FOCUS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    42. EEL PROTECTION SERVICES THEMBALUVHILO 
    43. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    44. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    45. EMC TRAINING AND CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    46. ENGIE SECURITY SERVICES TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PTY LTD 
    47. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    48. FAST CATCH SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    49. Fidelity Security Services 
    50. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    51. FORUM SEKURITEIT 
    52. GENESIS K9 GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    53. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    54. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    55. HJN TRAINING CC 
    56. HLAESEKANI SECURITY SERVICES 
    57. HLUMA SECURITY SERVICES 
    58. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    59. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    60. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEM Y 9PTY) LTD -DRBAN BRANCH 
    61. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    62. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN BRANCH 
    63. INGELOSI TRADING 192 CC 
    64. INSTITUTE FOR PERSONAL CLOSE PROTECTION 
    65. ISASA SECURITY TRAINING CC 
    66. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    67. JJM SECURITY 
    68. JODIGYN (PTY) LTD 
    69. KEDISANG SECURITY 
    70. KNO SECURITY AND SUPPLY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    71. L AND L TRAINING 
    72. LEBZ PEKEDI CONSTRUCTION AND TRAIDING (PTY) LTD 
    73. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    74. LIFESHIELD HOME SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    75. LUANAMETRADING ENTERPISE 
    76. LUFATINGE CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL TRADING 
    77. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    78. MABASO HOLDINGS 
    79. MADUNA PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    80. MAGMA SECURITY CONSULTATNTS (PTY) LTD 
    81. MAHAMOTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE CC 
    82. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    83. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    84. MATIM BUSINESS CONSULTANTS 
    85. MATIMBA SAFETY AND SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    86. MAXIMUM NOTIONS PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS CC 
    87. MBUDZANA DZANGA TRADERS CONSTRUCTION AND SECURITY 
    88. MIDRAND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    89. MILITES DEI SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    90. MILLCREEK TRADING CC 
    91. MISHO''S INVETMENTS 
    92. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    93. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    94. MOKHOMO SECURITY 
    95. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    96. MOLEMA GROUP HOLDINGS 
    97. MUSTEK UNLIMITED 
    98. NCEDA CLEANING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    99. NDIVHUWO SECURITY TRAINING 
    100. NORTHERN GOURMET TRADERS AND SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    101. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    102. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    103. NYANDENI SECURITY SERVICES 
    104. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    105. PHUMLA MANGWENIS TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    106. PIROT SECURITY SERVICES 
    107. POSEIDAN SECURITY SERVICE PTY LTD 
    108. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    109. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    110. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    111. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    112. RHODE RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES CC 
    113. RISENGASECURITY TRAINING SERVICES 
    114. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    115. RONIN PROTECTION SERVICES 
    116. SA PROTECTION AND SECURITY UNIT (PTY) LTD 
    117. SAHO INVESTMENT CC 
    118. SAKHI'SIZWE SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    119. SCOTTIE PROJECTS 
    120. SEVENTH AVENUE TRADING 580 
    121. SHALUZA PROTECTION FORCE CC 
    122. SHAMARIAH SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    123. SILWAYIPHI CLEANING SECURITY SERVICES 
    124. SIPHEFU BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    125. SIRIUS RISK MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    126. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    127. SIVA SECURITY SERVICES 
    128. SIYANIVIKELA SECURITY SERVICES 
    129. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    130. SOLID PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    131. SOUTH AFRICAN MARSHALL (PTY) LTD 
    132. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    133. SSG Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    134. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    135. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    136. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    137. TACKLE HOF TRADING 
    138. TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC SECURITY TRAINING 
    139. TACTICAL TASK FORCE AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    140. TDP Enterprise and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    141. THE BTC GROUP 
    142. THE LADY BOSS SECURITY SERVICES 
    143. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    144. THINGA SECURITY TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    145. THIZRAM 
    146. THREEWAY CONSULTING 
    147. TITANCE BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    148. TLOTSOPARTNERS 
    149. TRIPPLE THREAT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    150. TT ROS BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    151. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    152. VETARAN SECURITY SERVICES 
    153. Vexlozone (Pty) Ltd 
    154. VHUDIKI SECURITY AND GENERAL SUPPLIER 
    155. VIMTSIRE SECURITY AND PROTECTION SERVICESS C C 
    156. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    157. VUTHELA AFRICA SECURITY SERVICES 
    158. White Leopard Security 
    159. WILLSHIR TRADING 
    160. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    161. XONE CONTROL ROOM MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    162. ZERO TOLERANCE SECURITY 
    163. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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