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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Certificate: Security Management 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21136  Certificate: Security Management 
ORIGINATOR
Intec College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The primary pyurpose of the qualification is to provide knowledge and skills qualifying learners with the ability to start their own security management firm or manage security services for an organisation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners who register for this qualification should demonstrate:
  • The ability to express themselves clearly and correctly both orally and in writing in English;
  • The ability to apply numerical skills, including basic arithmetic (add, subtract, divide, multiply);
  • A basic interest or experience in the nature, role and practice of security management;
  • Competence at Grade 10 or PRL or alternatively older than 16 years.

    Recognise prior learning:

    This qualification recognises, through the submission of portfolios of evidence, the formal/non-formal/informal prior learning which learners who register for the programme leading to the award of the qualification bring to the learning situation.

    This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
  • Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Interact effectively with other s as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
  • Organise and manage one's time and activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving context does not exist in isolation.


    Specified Outcomes

    Demonstrate an ability to:
  • Discuss industrial relations.
  • List ways of ensuring staff are as happy as possible in the workplace.
  • Describe factors that contribute to job satisfaction.
  • Briefly describe management principles.
  • Examine decision-making and communicating.
  • List the functions of management.
  • Explain what 'management' means.
  • Critically consider how to communicate decisions effectively.
  • Discuss the various functions of management.
  • Describe and apply the skills and techniques of management.
  • Consider ways of motivating workers.
  • Apply problem solving.
  • Discuss selection and placement of workers.
  • Deal with grievances.
  • Consider the safety of workers.
  • Describe what is involved n directing and policy-making.
  • Apply leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Know how to delegate work.
  • Understand and apply management objectives.
  • Describe what is involved in coordination.
  • Plan and conduct personnel training.
  • Describe the principles and theory of security.
  • Establish the security programme.
  • Discuss riot control.
  • Discuss urban terrorism.
  • Know how to protect confidential information.
  • Assess whether your organisation is at risk.
  • Know how to minimise these risks.
  • Describe what you should do in the event of a bomb threat.
  • Know how to protect your organisation's secret.
  • Discuss the theory of loss control.
  • Explain ways of preventing fires.
  • Explain ways of preventing accidents.
  • Apply basic First Aid.
  • Consider occupational health.
  • List the specific duties of a security or loss control manager.
  • Understand your powers of arrest.
  • Discuss the use of force during arrest.
  • Know how to take statements from a suspect.
  • Briefly describe the Criminal Procedure Act.
  • Understand common laws and statutory laws governing various offences.
  • Explain court procedure.
  • Discuss first schedule offences.
  • Know what to expect if you have to appear in court. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as reasonable citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive to the relationship between counselling and a range of different contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing skills and entrepreneurial opportunities within the field of security management.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Specific Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human relations in the workplace.
  • Examine the various management skills and techniques, ranging from directing and policy-making to taking care of employees' health and safety in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what is involved in making your workplace secure.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge and understanding of the functions and duties of a loss control manager.
  • Show awareness of when to arrest people, how to arrest them and what constitutes a legal offence.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Continuous assessment:
    The learner's ability to integrate the elements of the programme is assessed through tasks, activities and self-assessments.

    Formative and summative assessment:
    Learner competency is assessed through tests; practical tasks conducted under supervision; portfolio assignments; reports and case studies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Not yet established. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
  • Equivalent to an N3 Certificate in this field or a Level 4 qualification on the NQF. The learners will obtain credits that enable them to exit at a FE&T national certificate level.
  • The qualification towards which the Security Management graduate may proceed is the first level of a diploma in this learning field. This qualification will be able to articulate with other qualifications in the sub-field, which can be determined once the other qualifications have been registered.
  • Exit level outcomes articulating with other qualifications are as specified. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    A system of tutor moderation of the learning programme within the institution will be used, together with a system of external moderation of the assessment criteria and learner competency at exit levels to the qualification. Where professional or statutory bodies are involved in determining the curriculum, they will also be involved in moderation. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Staff contracted by INTEC will be used as assessors in a manner accommodated within the quality management system of the institution. This would apply to outside assessors also. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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. Damelin Correspondence College 
    2. Intec College 



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