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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Open and restore the security of non-categorised safes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123588  Open and restore the security of non-categorised safes 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to understand general locksmithing by identifying a non-categorised safe, identify safe mechanisms and apply methods of opening a safe. They will also be able to restore the security of the safe to its original specifications.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Describe non-categorised safes.
  • Describe safe mechanisms.
  • Apply safe opening methods.
  • Restore safes integrity. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Maintain a safe and tidy working environment (ID 123589).
  • Maintain key cutting machines (ID 123593).
  • Duplicate and cut keys (ID 123591). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Methods for opening a safe will include but is not limited: manual methods and mechanical methods. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe non-categorised safes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe types are identified by make and model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe specifications are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specifications could include but are not limited to type of lock, thickness of door, hinges.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe safe mechanisms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe is inspected in order to identify the lock type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe is inspected in order to identify whether direct or indirect bolt-work mechanisms are used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply safe opening methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools are selected in accordance with job specifications and uses are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods used for opening safes are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Open a safe in accordance with job specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Restore safes integrity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Integrity refers to the security of the safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe is repaired in order to restore its integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe security is tested in order to ensure its working order. 


    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 
  • Safe mechanics.
  • Safe opening methods and techniques.
  • Safe specifications.
  • Legislation regarding opening of a safe. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when determining the method to open a safe. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when testing and restoring the security of safe. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when performing tasks and tests to restore the security of a safe. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when identifying the correct method to open a variety of safes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when obtaining approval for the opening of a safe. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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.
     
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    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.