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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Open and restore the security of a categorised safe 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123592  Open and restore the security of a categorised safe 
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  12 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to identify the methods to use when opening safes. Learners are able to identify types of safes, and the specialised safe tools to use when repairing safes.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Describe electronic and categorised safes.
  • Apply opening methods on an electronic safe.
  • Apply opening methods on a category safe.
  • Repair an electronic and categorised safe.
  • Explain elements to be taken into account when moving a safe. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Open and restore the security of a non-category safe (ID 123588).
  • Maintain a safe and tidy working environment (ID 123589)
  • Maintain key cutting machines (ID 123593)
  • Duplicate and cut keys (ID 123591) 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Categorised safes include but are not limited to: electronic combination lock, time delay, re-locking devices, bolt work. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe electronic and categorised safes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of electronic safes are identified in terms of its uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of category safes are identified in terms of their uses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safe categories could include but are not limited to: category 1, category 2, category 3, category 4.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons why authority to open a safe are described with examples of the consequences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply opening methods on an electronic safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe locking devices are identified in order to select the opening method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods for opening an electronic safe are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for an electronic safe not opening are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Electronic safe is opened in accordance with job specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply opening methods to a category safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe locking devices are identified in order to select opening methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods for opening a category safe are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of specialised tools are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialised tools include but are not limited to: 3 in 1 pick, over-lift pick, scope, baroscope, magnetic drills, drill rigs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for a category safe not opening are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Category safe is opened in accordance with job specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Repair an electronic and categorised safe. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Both an electronic and category safe must be repaired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods used to repair safes are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons why safes integrity must be restored are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe is repaired and restored to original condition and integrity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain elements to be taken into account when moving a safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons why the location of the safe must be inspected are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Location includes current and future location.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods used to move safes are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safe is assessed in order to determine whether it complies with the safety ratings of the building. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety ratings must include reference to building codes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Findings related to the moving of a safe are communicated to role players. 


    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 
  • Opening techniques for electronic and category safes.
  • Tools to use when opening a safe.
  • Tools to use when repairing a safe.
  • Rules and regulations when moving 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 types of safes and its opening methods as well as when moving a safes location. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when moving a safes location. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to have alternative plans available when opening, restoring and moving a categorised safe. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when identifying the correct method to open an electronic and category safe and for the process of moving a safes location. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to all role players in the process of moving a safe. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to open and restore a safe and when obtaining or determining the safety ratings and building codes in the preparation of moving a safe. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when moving a safe in the correct way leads to a safe working environment. 

    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
    Elective  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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