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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11507  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  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2006-11-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242830  Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit is for relevant personnel to identify and analyse threats and potential security risks.

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify security risks.
  • Analyse security risks.
  • Determine risk potential.
  • Recommend solutions to counter/minimise risk. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent:
  • A knowledge, comprehension and application of language NQF 03
  • Knowledge and understanding of operating procedures and security principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons, enforcing security and safeguarding their area of responsibility. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify security risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information resulting from recent threat analyses, and vulnerabilities, are obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Validity of information obtained is confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Threats, consequences and vulnerabilities for each asset is prioritised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Terms of reference are reviewed whenever the operating environment changes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All available information is collated using an agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Methodology for effective risk analyses is used as per workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Analyses of risk is documented in accordance with methodology. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine risk potential. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Risk potential is determined by assessment of all relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Results are reassessed and reviewed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Additional data to substantiate results is gathered as required through consultation with relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Potential outcomes are documented when risks are acknowledged. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recommend solutions to counter/minimise risk. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Assets must include:
  • People, equipment, facilities, systems, information, IT software, intellectual property, workplace procedures/policies, etc.
  • Assets an organisation owns, leases or has custody over.

    Operating environment must include:
  • Organisations role, size, employee strength, location, stability of neighbours, associates & competitors, operating procedures & practices, equipment, morale, executive staff and key appointments, communication systems.

    Format must include:
  • Matrix, table, graphs, computer modelling.

    Information must include:
  • Intent, capability, opportunity, likelihood of identified sources of threat, consequences.

    Methodology must include:
  • Methods detailed in recognised technical publications, references & software.

    Sources must include:
  • Current and past employees, organisation records, competitors, similar organisations, official institutions, industry records, annual reports, researched papers, internet, media. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relevant role players are consulted on recommended actions/reactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Recommended actions/reactions are benchmarked against historical information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Findings and recommendations are documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Costing & viability analysis is conducted for possible implementation of recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Recommendations are submitted as per workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into by SAQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into, procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to the Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically:
  • A comprehensive understanding of security risk assessment/identification techniques & processes.
  • An understanding of the concept of integrated security measures/equipment/systems.
  • A comprehensive understanding of high risk environments and their security requirements.
  • A comprehensive understanding of levels of security to match different levels of risk.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation
  • A comprehensive understanding of client relations
  • A comprehensive understanding of persons & property protection
  • A broad understanding of requirements for installation of security systems 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the determination of potential risk by assessment of all relevant information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a risk assessment team or group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that all available information is collated using an agreed format. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when relevant role players are consulted on recommended actions/reactions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when recommending solutions to counter/minimise risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that additional data to substantiate results is gathered through consultation with relevant sources. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242830, which is "Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area", Level 4, 6 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are
    Legal
  • Applicable sections of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000.
  • Applicable sections of the Occupation Health and Safety Act
  • Applicable sections of specific Acts relevant to unique job/workplace environments
  • Applicable section of the Criminal Procedures Act, 1977.
  • Applicable sections of the Dangerous Weapons Act.
  • Applicable sections of the Road Traffic Act
  • Applicable sections of the SIRA act 56/2001.
  • Private defence
  • Moral & humanitarian considerations (proportionality)
  • Continuum of force
  • Vicarious liability
  • Civil liability

    Context Specific
  • Training provider user manuals
  • Specifications, company operational agreements and policies and procedures

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes
  • Security equipment/systems
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • Access to complex/site property environment to make assessments.
  • Case studies.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: workplace and/or classroom. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22491   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  SAS SETA 
    Elective  22110   National Certificate: Electronic Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-08-16  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49852   National Diploma: Applied Military Intelligence  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    2. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    3. South African Reserve Bank 



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