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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply legal aspects in a security environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244184  Apply legal aspects in a security environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 will be able to explain which legislation impacts on the operations and functions of the security sector. They will be able to understand how and when proportionality of force can and may be used. They will also be able to explain situations and indicate how they should be dealt with in line with legal prescripts.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe legislation pertaining to the security industry.
  • Describe common law principles that relate to the security industry.
  • Apply legal prescripts to the private security industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe legislation pertaining to the security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of human rights within the security industry is described in terms of its potential influence on day-to-day security operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Human rights may include but is not limited to the Constitution Chapter 2 Bill of Rights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The PSIRA statutory code of conduct is described as it pertains to private security. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Private security may include but is not limited to the service provider's statutory duties as well as the security officer's statutory duties.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Liquor Act is described in terms of its relevance to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Explosives Act is described in terms of its relevance to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Dangerous Weapons Act is described in terms of its relevance to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The storage of firearms is described in relation to the Firearms Control Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The Trespasses Act is described in terms of its effect on access control principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The Public Gatherings Act is described in terms of its relevance to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    A lawful citizen's arrest is described according to the parameters set out in the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe common law principles that relate to the security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of lethal force is described in line with common law principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of continuum and proportionality of force is described in line with common law principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of private defence is described in line with common law principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The circumstances in which a security officer may use lethal force are described within the parameters of the reasonable man test. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Circumstances may include but are not limited to protection of own life, protection of people, protection of property, instances where a firearm is pointed at a person.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The doctrine of vicarious liability is described in terms of when a service provider may be held accountable for employee's actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The doctrine of civil liability is described in terms of when a person may be held personally accountable for actions while on duty. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply legal prescripts to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Common law principles are applied in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Human rights principles are applied in a given situation to determine whether the rights were violated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A given situation is assessed to determine which legislation (Act) is applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A given situation is assessed to determine whether appropriate proportionality of force was used. 


    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 
  • Status of Constitution in relation to other legislation.
  • Limitations and constraints within Chapter 2 the Bill of Rights.
  • Unlawful attack according to common law practices.
  • Lawful defence.
  • Relationship between unlawful attack and lawful defence. 

  • 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 implementation of legal requirements and how they affect the security industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities in such a way as to have all the required legal prescripts available as and when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the security industry and its application for security personnel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect application of legal issues in the security environment has a negative effect on it. 

    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  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  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: 
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    1. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. 24/7 Security Services 
    3. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    4. ABUNDANCE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    5. ACTCO (PTY) LTD 
    6. ADEVA SECURITY PTY LTD 
    7. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    8. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    9. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS EAST LONDON 
    10. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS KING WILLIAMS TOWN 
    11. Afri Guard(pty)ltd 
    12. AIM TRAINING 
    13. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    14. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    15. ARCELOR MITTAL SA 
    16. ARMSHIELD SECURITY SERVICES 
    17. BAGATLAMEDI SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    18. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    19. BAPNYA SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    20. BEETEES CABS CC 
    21. BLACK VOLTERS SECURITY COLLEGE CC 
    22. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    23. BONGA AND PRAISE NELSPRUIT 
    24. BOSASA SECURITY PTY LTD TRAINING CENTRE 
    25. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    26. BRAVEHEART BIO DOG ACADEMY 
    27. Bronyx 
    28. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    29. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    30. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    31. CC PROTECTION AND INVESTIGATION SERVICE PTY LTD 
    32. CL SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) lTD 
    33. DE BEERS GROUP SERVICES PTY LTD 
    34. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    35. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    36. DIMASI TRAINING PROVIDERS 
    37. DITIRO TSAKA SECURITY SERVICES 
    38. DOUBLE OPTION TRADING 120 (PTY) LTD AND SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    39. DOUBLE RESPECT TRADING ENTERPRISE NATIONAL 
    40. DWANDZANI PROJECTS CC 
    41. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    42. E E L PROTECTION SERVICES 
    43. EASY SECURITY AUTO GATES AND GUARDS CC 
    44. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    45. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    46. EXPRO PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    47. EZINGENI SECURITY AND CLEANING PTY LTD 
    48. Fidelity Security Services 
    49. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    50. FIROZIPARK 
    51. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD ROSSLYN 
    52. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    53. GAUNTLET SECURITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    54. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    55. GRINNELL SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    56. GUNDO SECURITY & SUPPLY CC 
    57. HAZOEMA TRADING ENTREPRISE CC 
    58. HENQUE 3375 CC 
    59. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    60. HLANGANANI COMPUTECH COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    61. HLANGANANI PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    62. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PRETORIA 
    63. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: NORTH RAND 
    64. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    65. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    66. INFANTRY SCHOOL 
    67. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    68. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    69. ISOLETHU PROTECTION AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    70. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    71. KEDISANG SECURITY 
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    74. KHANYISANI TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    75. KHETHAKANYE TRADING AND PROJECTS 196 CC 
    76. KHOISAN ABORIGNAL SECURITY AND PROJECTS 
    77. KHOMBO SECURITY AND TRAINING CC 
    78. KSTR GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    79. L AND L TRAINING 
    80. LEAD SECURITY SERVICES 
    81. LEBONE PROJECTS CC 
    82. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    83. LINDILEXPTY LTD 
    84. LMW STING SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    85. LUFAFLO SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    86. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    87. Makgo Security And Projects 
    88. MAMPHOTSO CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS 
    89. MAPHETO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    90. MARABA SECURITY SERVICES TSHWANE 
    91. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    92. MASIKHUTHALE SECURITY TRAINING COLLEGE AND GUARDING DIVISION 
    93. MASMAGNET CC 
    94. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    95. MDIDWA SECURITY SERVICES 
    96. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    97. Mec Training Johannesburg 
    98. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD BLOEMFONTEIN FREESTATE 
    99. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD KZN 
    100. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE 
    101. MIDI GENERAL TRADING PTY LTD 
    102. Mig Protection Services Cc 
    103. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    104. MJM GUARDING AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    105. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    106. MOLAO ACADEMY 
    107. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    108. MSM PROTECTION SERVICES 
    109. MUTENDA SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    110. MUTHAMANI GENERAL SECURITY SERVICES 
    111. MZANSI SECURITY 
    112. MZILANKALA DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS CC 
    113. Nastec Cc 
    114. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    115. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    116. NOMADUKU SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    117. NOZINJA SECURITY SERVICES 
    118. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    119. NTLHONTLHO SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICE PTY LTD 
    120. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    121. OBLION SHIELD 
    122. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS 
    123. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    124. Orbis Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    125. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    126. PETBON TRADING (PTY) LTD 
    127. POWER TRAINING LINE PTY LTD 
    128. PRESTIGE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    129. PROSPERITAS TRAINING COLLEGE T/A VISION COLLEGE SA 
    130. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    131. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    132. QHIMECI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    133. QUBULASHE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    134. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    135. QW LEFORA SECURITY INSTITUTE 
    136. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    137. REAL TIME SECURITY SERVICES AND PROJECTS 
    138. REBAGONI TRADING AND PROJECTS T/A THE SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY ACADEMY 
    139. REBONTSHENG TRADING CC 
    140. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    141. RRJ TRAINING ACADEMY AND CONSULTING 
    142. SA CRIME PATROLS SECURITY AND TRAINING CENTRE 
    143. SA OF SECURITY AND GUARD FORCE 
    144. SAAF PROTECTION SERVICE TRAINING WING 
    145. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    146. SAS SALDANHA 
    147. SBV SERVICES BLOEMFONTEIN 
    148. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    149. SBV SERVICES PRETORIA 
    150. SBV SERVICES PTY LTD JOHANNESBURG 
    151. SBV SERVICES RICHARDSBAY 
    152. SECURITY BEYOND 2000 
    153. SECUTRAIN 
    154. Seraphim Security International 
    155. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    156. SETHIKE TRADING 
    157. SHE PRO SA TRAINING CENTRE 
    158. SHEMULA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    159. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    160. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    161. SILWANGOMNYAMA TRADING PTY LTD 
    162. SINGITA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    163. SIPHOCOPS SECURITY 111 KERK STREET MEUBEL SENTRUM JHB 
    164. SIR MGIJ SECURITY AGENCY PTY LTD 
    165. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    166. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    167. SKIMOZ (PTY) LTD 
    168. SKS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CC 
    169. SLOW LINE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    170. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    171. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION LIMPOPO PROVINCE 
    172. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MPUMALANGA 
    173. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    174. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    175. Staff Management Services 
    176. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    177. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    178. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    179. SWEETBET PTY LTD 
    180. Tactical Reaction Services Cc 
    181. Tactical Security Services CC 
    182. TENSHO PTY LTD 
    183. THE BRAVE ONE SECURITY SERVICES 102 
    184. THE BTC GROUP 
    185. THE BUSINESS ZONE 607 CC 
    186. THEPA TRADING 634 
    187. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    188. Thohoyandou Training Centre 
    189. THOMPSONS SECURITY GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    190. THOZAKHE SECURITY SERVICES PTY) LTD 
    191. THUBAGUTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    192. TJL SECURITY SERVICES 
    193. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    194. TSHIKALANGE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    195. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    196. TSWELOPELO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CC 
    197. TUMAHOLE AVIATION SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    198. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    199. UBUNTU 
    200. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    201. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    202. UTHUSO TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    203. V SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    204. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    205. VELSEC SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    206. VICTORY TICKETS 567 T/A KHUSELA GUARDING DIVISION TRAINING 
    207. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    208. WELLINGTON SECURITY 
    209. White Leopard Security 
    210. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    211. Xhobani Security Services Cc 
    212. ZAMANTUNGWA SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    213. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    214. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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