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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the requirements for safeguarding a national key point 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246693  Explain the requirements for safeguarding a national key point 
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 
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 
After completion of this Unit Standard learners will have a working understanding of the legal framework within which national key points are being secured. They will be able to make a distinction between general security and the securing of national key points.
  • Explain the functions of the minister and the owner of the national key point (NKP).
  • Explain the recruitment and selection requirements of NKP security officers as stipulated by legislation.
  • Explain how to apply the powers of security officers on a NKP.
  • Identify the acts and deeds that are prohibited on a NKP. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Legislation refers to Acts, amendments to Acts and related regulations governing National Key Points.
  • NKP is to be interpreted in terms of the definitions as stipulated in the Act.
  • Requirements of the NKP act also include the prescriptions of the NKP act. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the functions of the minister and the owner of the NKP. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The minister and the owner include but are not limited to:
  • The minister or his delegates, the owner of the NKP or his delegates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The responsibilities of the minister are explained in terms of the requirements of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibilities of the owner of the NKP is explained in terms of the requirements of the legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the recruitment and selection requirements of NKP security officers as stipulated by legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulated information that must be provided by a security officer on application for appointment is explained in terms of its purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Aspects that would disqualify the applicant for employment is explained in terms of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements for provisional employment of NKP security officers are explained in terms of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The regulated training requirements that an NKP security officer must comply with is explained in training outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain how to apply the powers of security officers on an NKP. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Explain how to apply includes but is not limited to practical scenario training, role-plays and observations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The responsibilities of the security officer is explained in terms of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of provisions regarding the presence of unidentified persons on an NKP is explained in terms of the legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedure to examine articles not under the direct control of any person and render it harmless is explained in terms of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure to search persons and articles under the direct control of such person and seize such articles is explained in terms of the provisions of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procedure to arrest a suspect on an NKP is explained in terms of legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedure includes but are not limited to the use of reasonable, justifiable and proportional force in affecting such an arrest.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The limitations on the powers of an NKP security officer is explained in terms of the legal application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify the acts and deeds that are prohibited on an NKP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Offences that may result in summary dismissal of a security officer are explained in terms of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The acts and deeds that are prohibited on an NKP are explained in terms of legislation. 


    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 
    Refer to the specific outcomes and the assessment criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically to:
  • The constitution of the RSA.
  • Protocol for the searching of persons and vehicles and goods.
  • Proportionality of force.
  • Criminal Procedure Act sections, powers of arrest, manner in affecting an arrest use of force, pursue of arrest, breaking open of premises, searching of individuals after an arrest and searching premises for the purposes of arrest, articles that may be seized.
  • An understanding of company policy and workplace procedures. 

  • 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 evaluation of own performance for future improvement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that outcomes of legal proceedings are obtained, noted and feedback is given to relevant role players. 

    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  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    3. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    4. Afri Guard(pty)ltd 
    5. AIM TRAINING 
    6. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    8. BAGATLAMEDI SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    9. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    10. BOSASA SECURITY PTY LTD TRAINING CENTRE 
    11. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    12. DIMASI TRAINING PROVIDERS 
    13. DWANDZANI PROJECTS CC 
    14. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    15. E E L PROTECTION SERVICES 
    16. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    17. ENFORCE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD ETHEKWINI 
    18. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    19. FIDELITY SECURITY CORPORATE SERVICES CAPE TOWN 
    20. FIDELITY SECURITY CORPORATE SERVICES SCOTTBURGH 
    21. Fidelity Security Services 
    22. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    23. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD BOKSBURG 
    24. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    25. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD WYNBERG 
    26. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    27. HAZOEMA TRADING ENTREPRISE CC 
    28. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    29. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    30. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    31. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    32. KHOMBO SECURITY AND TRAINING CC 
    33. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    34. MARABA SECURITY SERVICES TSHWANE 
    35. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    36. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    37. MOLEMA DEVELOPMENT TRAINING 
    38. MULTI CAREERS BUSINESS COLLEGE JOHANNESBURG 
    39. MZILANKALA DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS CC 
    40. NTATE AVIATION AND SECURITY TRAINING 
    41. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    42. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS 
    43. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    44. Orbis Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    45. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    46. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    47. SA CRIME PATROLS SECURITY AND TRAINING CENTRE 
    48. SAS SALDANHA 
    49. SAS SIMONSBERG 
    50. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    51. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    52. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    53. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    54. South African Reserve Bank 
    55. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK PRETORIA NORTH 
    56. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    57. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    58. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    59. UBUNTU 
    60. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    61. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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