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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. 3SIX5 SECURITY 
    4. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    5. ABUNDANCE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    6. ACTCO (PTY) LTD 
    7. ADEVA SECURITY PTY LTD 
    8. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    9. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    10. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS EAST LONDON 
    11. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS KING WILLIAMS TOWN 
    12. Afri Guard(pty)ltd 
    13. AIM TRAINING 
    14. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    15. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    16. ARCELOR MITTAL SA 
    17. ARMSHIELD SECURITY SERVICES 
    18. BAGATLAMEDI SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    19. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    20. BAPNYA SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    21. BEETEES CABS CC 
    22. BLACK VOLTERS SECURITY COLLEGE CC 
    23. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    24. BONGA AND PRAISE NELSPRUIT 
    25. BOSASA SECURITY PTY LTD TRAINING CENTRE 
    26. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    27. BRAVEHEART BIO DOG ACADEMY 
    28. BRAVOSPAN CC 
    29. Bronyx 
    30. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    31. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    32. C G S CORPORATE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    33. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    34. CC PROTECTION AND INVESTIGATION SERVICE PTY LTD 
    35. CEDMAD TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    36. CL SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) lTD 
    37. DE BEERS GROUP SERVICES PTY LTD 
    38. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    39. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    40. DIMASI TRAINING PROVIDERS 
    41. DITIRO TSAKA SECURITY SERVICES 
    42. DK SPECIALIZED SECURITY SERVICES 
    43. DOUBLE OPTION TRADING 120 (PTY) LTD AND SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    44. DOUBLE RESPECT TRADING ENTERPRISE NATIONAL 
    45. DWANDZANI PROJECTS CC 
    46. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    47. E E L PROTECTION SERVICES 
    48. EASY SECURITY AUTO GATES AND GUARDS CC 
    49. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    50. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    51. EXPRO PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    52. EZINGENI SECURITY AND CLEANING PTY LTD 
    53. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    54. FIDELITY SECURITY CORPORATE SERVICES CAPE TOWN 
    55. Fidelity Security Services 
    56. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    57. FIROZIPARK 
    58. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD ROSSLYN 
    59. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    60. GAUNTLET SECURITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    61. GIJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    62. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    63. GRACE AND GUARDIAN PTY LTD 
    64. GRINNELL SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    65. GUNDO SECURITY & SUPPLY CC 
    66. HAZOEMA TRADING ENTREPRISE CC 
    67. HENQUE 3375 CC 
    68. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    69. HLANGANANI COMPUTECH COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    70. HLANGANANI PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    71. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PRETORIA 
    72. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: NORTH RAND 
    73. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    74. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    75. INFANTRY SCHOOL 
    76. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    77. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    78. INTABAMHLOPHE SECURITY AND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    79. ISOLETHU PROTECTION AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    80. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    81. JOINT OPERAIONS SECURITY COMPANY PTY LTD 
    82. KEDISANG SECURITY 
    83. KEISHY SECURITY 
    84. KGOTSOFALANG TRADING AND PROJECTS 97 
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    86. KHETHAKANYE TRADING AND PROJECTS 196 CC 
    87. KHOISAN ABORIGNAL SECURITY AND PROJECTS 
    88. KHOMBO SECURITY AND TRAINING CC 
    89. KSTR GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    90. KYA GUARDS 
    91. L AND L TRAINING 
    92. LEAD SECURITY SERVICES 
    93. LEBONE PROJECTS CC 
    94. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    95. LINDILEXPTY LTD 
    96. LMW STING SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    97. LUANAMETRADING ENTERPISE 
    98. LUFAFLO SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    99. LUFATINGE CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL TRADING 
    100. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    101. Makgo Security And Projects 
    102. MAKUYA AFGUARD PTY LTD 
    103. MALUTI TVET COLLEGE KWETUSONG CAMPUS 
    104. MAMPHOTSO CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS 
    105. MANGWEVU SECUTRITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    106. MAPHETO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    107. MARABA SECURITY SERVICES TSHWANE 
    108. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    109. MASIKHUTHALE SECURITY TRAINING COLLEGE AND GUARDING DIVISION 
    110. MASMAGNET CC 
    111. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    112. MDIDWA SECURITY SERVICES 
    113. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    114. Mec Training Johannesburg 
    115. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD BLOEMFONTEIN FREESTATE 
    116. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD KZN 
    117. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE 
    118. MIDI GENERAL TRADING PTY LTD 
    119. Mig Protection Services Cc 
    120. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    121. MJM GUARDING AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    122. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    123. MOLAO ACADEMY 
    124. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    125. MOLEMA DEVELOPMENT TRAINING 
    126. MSM PROTECTION SERVICES 
    127. MUTENDA SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    128. MUTHAMANI GENERAL SECURITY SERVICES 
    129. MZANSI SECURITY 
    130. MZILANKALA DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS CC 
    131. Nastec Cc 
    132. NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    133. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    134. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    135. NOMADUKU SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    136. NORTHERN PROVINCE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    137. NOZINJA SECURITY SERVICES 
    138. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    139. NTLHONTLHO SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICE PTY LTD 
    140. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    141. OBLION SHIELD 
    142. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS 
    143. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    144. ONGOTI RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    145. Orbis Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    146. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    147. PEACEMAKERS SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    148. PETBON TRADING (PTY) LTD 
    149. POWER TRAINING LINE PTY LTD 
    150. PRESTIGE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    151. PROSPERITAS TRAINING COLLEGE T/A VISION COLLEGE SA 
    152. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    153. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    154. QHIMECI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    155. QPS Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    156. QUBULASHE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    157. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    158. QW LEFORA SECURITY INSTITUTE 
    159. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    160. REAL TIME SECURITY SERVICES AND PROJECTS 
    161. REBAGONI TRADING AND PROJECTS T/A THE SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY ACADEMY 
    162. REBONTSHENG TRADING CC 
    163. RHEE SECURITY SERVICES 
    164. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    165. RRJ TRAINING ACADEMY AND CONSULTING 
    166. SA CRIME PATROLS SECURITY AND TRAINING CENTRE 
    167. SA OF SECURITY AND GUARD FORCE 
    168. SAAF PROTECTION SERVICE TRAINING WING 
    169. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    170. SAS SALDANHA 
    171. SBV SERVICES BLOEMFONTEIN 
    172. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    173. SBV SERVICES PRETORIA 
    174. SBV SERVICES PTY LTD JOHANNESBURG 
    175. SBV SERVICES RICHARDSBAY 
    176. SECOND GENERATION CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    177. SECURITY BEYOND 2000 
    178. SECUTRAIN 
    179. Seraphim Security International 
    180. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    181. SETHIKE TRADING 
    182. SEVENTH AVENUE TRADING 580 
    183. SHE PRO SA TRAINING CENTRE 
    184. SHEMULA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    185. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    186. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    187. SILWANGOMNYAMA TRADING PTY LTD 
    188. SINGITA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    189. SIPHOCOPS SECURITY 111 KERK STREET MEUBEL SENTRUM JHB 
    190. SIR MGIJ SECURITY AGENCY PTY LTD 
    191. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    192. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    193. SKIMOZ (PTY) LTD 
    194. SKS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CC 
    195. SLOW LINE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    196. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    197. SOLID PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    198. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION LIMPOPO PROVINCE 
    199. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MPUMALANGA 
    200. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    201. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    202. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES T/A DE PAUW TRADING CC 
    203. Staff Management Services 
    204. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    205. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    206. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    207. SWEETBET PTY LTD 
    208. Tactical Reaction Services Cc 
    209. Tactical Security Services CC 
    210. TDP Enterprise and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    211. TENSHO PTY LTD 
    212. THE BRAVE ONE SECURITY SERVICES 102 
    213. THE BTC GROUP 
    214. THE BUSINESS ZONE 607 CC 
    215. THEPA TRADING 634 
    216. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    217. Thohoyandou Training Centre 
    218. THOMA TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    219. THOMPSONS SECURITY GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    220. THOZAKHE SECURITY SERVICES PTY) LTD 
    221. THUBAGUTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    222. TJL SECURITY SERVICES 
    223. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    224. TSHAKHWILO TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    225. TSHIKALANGE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    226. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    227. TSWELOPELO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CC 
    228. TUMAHOLE AVIATION SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    229. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    230. UBOMI TECHNOLOGIES 
    231. UBUNTU 
    232. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    233. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    234. UMGUNGUNDLOVU TVET COLLEGE 
    235. UNICORN SECURITY SERVICES 
    236. UTHUSO TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    237. V SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    238. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    239. VELSEC SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    240. VETARAN SECURITY SERVICES 
    241. Vexlozone (Pty) Ltd 
    242. VHUDIKI SECURITY AND GENERAL SUPPLIER 
    243. VICTORY TICKETS 567 T/A KHUSELA GUARDING DIVISION TRAINING 
    244. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    245. WELLINGTON SECURITY 
    246. White Leopard Security 
    247. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    248. Xhobani Security Services Cc 
    249. ZAMANTUNGWA SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    250. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    251. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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