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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the requirements for becoming a security service provider 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246694  Explain the requirements for becoming a security service provider 
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 
This unit standard will lead learners towards achieving knowledge, skills and attributes that would enable them to apply the provisions of the legislation that regulates the registration of security providers.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the role of Private Security Regulating Authority (PSIRA) in terms of regulating the security industry.
  • Explain the compulsory registration provisions for a security service provider.
  • Explain the requirements that must be complied with as a security service provider.
  • Explain the obligations and requirements that must be met in terms of the code of conduct for security service providers. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Security service providers refer to both security business and security officers.
  • The Act refers to the legislation that enables the Private Security Regulating Authority (PSIRA).
  • Regulations include but are not limited to the private security industry regulations 2002, made in terms of the legislation that enables the PSIRA. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of PSIRA in terms of regulating the security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The primary objective of PSIRA is explained in relation to the security service provider's working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of PSIRA is explained in terms of the PSIRA legal framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The powers of PSIRA inspectors are identified in terms of the current legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the compulsory registration provisions for security service provider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The obligations and exemptions for registration as a security service provider is explained in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process to be followed when applying for registration as a security service provider is explained in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements for registration of a security service provider is explained in terms of the Act. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements includes but are not limited to requirements for registration, training, clearance certificates and infrastructure and capacity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The conditions under which a registration as a security service provider will be suspended, withdrawn or lapsed is explained in terms of the Act and related regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the requirements that must be complied with as a security service provider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Notification of change of information is listed in terms of the regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Records and documents that must be kept are listed in terms of the regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements in respect of compulsory items, uniform and equipment that must accompany the security officer while on duty are explained in terms of the Act and related regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Items include but are not limited to:
  • PSIRA Certificate of identification in terms of regulations, Appointment certificate in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the obligations and requirements that must be met in terms of the code of conduct for security service providers. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Unless otherwise indicated, regulations under this outcome refer to the code of conduct regulations for security service providers in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the code of conduct for security service providers is explained in terms of the regulation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The obligatory requirements that must be met by security service providers in terms of the regulations are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Obligatory requirements refer to general obligations and obligations specific to a particular category and class of security service provider and different types of security service.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The penalties that can be imposed when contravening the code of conduct for security service providers are listed in terms of the regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The conditions under which an appeal may be lodged against a decision of the PSIRA are listed in terms of the Act. 


    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.
  • PSIRA Act 56 of 2001.
  • Criminal Procedure Act 51 OF 1977. 

  • 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 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  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  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: 
    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. 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. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD CAPE TOWN 
    9. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PINE TOWN 
    10. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PORT ELIZABETH 
    11. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PRETORIA NORTH 
    12. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    13. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS EAST LONDON 
    14. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS KING WILLIAMS TOWN 
    15. AFIKA AMECEBO CC 
    16. Afri Guard(pty)ltd 
    17. AIM TRAINING 
    18. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    19. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    20. ARCELOR MITTAL SA 
    21. ARMSHIELD SECURITY SERVICES 
    22. BAGATLAMEDI SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    23. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    24. BAPNYA SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    25. BEETEES CABS CC 
    26. BLACK VOLTERS SECURITY COLLEGE CC 
    27. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    28. BONGA AND PRAISE NELSPRUIT 
    29. BOSASA SECURITY PTY LTD TRAINING CENTRE 
    30. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    31. BRAVEHEART BIO DOG ACADEMY 
    32. Bronyx 
    33. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    34. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    35. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    36. CC PROTECTION AND INVESTIGATION SERVICE PTY LTD 
    37. CL SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) lTD 
    38. DE BEERS GROUP SERVICES PTY LTD 
    39. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    40. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    41. DIMASI TRAINING PROVIDERS 
    42. DITIRO TSAKA 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. FADANA INVESTMENT GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    54. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    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. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    62. GRINNELL SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    63. GUNDO SECURITY & SUPPLY CC 
    64. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    65. HAZOEMA TRADING ENTREPRISE CC 
    66. HENQUE 3375 CC 
    67. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    68. HLANGANANI COMPUTECH COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    69. HLANGANANI PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    70. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PRETORIA 
    71. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: NORTH RAND 
    72. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    73. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    74. INFANTRY SCHOOL 
    75. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    76. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    77. ISOLETHU PROTECTION AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    78. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    79. KEDISANG SECURITY 
    80. KEISHY SECURITY 
    81. KGOTSOFALANG TRADING AND PROJECTS 97 
    82. KHANYISANI TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    83. KHETHAKANYE TRADING AND PROJECTS 196 CC 
    84. KHOISAN ABORIGNAL SECURITY AND PROJECTS 
    85. KHOMBO SECURITY AND TRAINING CC 
    86. KSTR GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    87. L AND L TRAINING 
    88. LASA WESTERN CAPE 
    89. LEAD SECURITY SERVICES 
    90. LEBONE PROJECTS CC 
    91. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    92. LINDILEXPTY LTD 
    93. LMW STING SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    94. LUFAFLO SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    95. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    96. Makgo Security And Projects 
    97. MAMPHOTSO CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS 
    98. MAPHETO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    99. MARABA SECURITY SERVICES TSHWANE 
    100. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    101. MASIKHUTHALE SECURITY TRAINING COLLEGE AND GUARDING DIVISION 
    102. MASMAGNET CC 
    103. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    104. MDIDWA SECURITY SERVICES 
    105. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    106. Mec Training Johannesburg 
    107. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD BLOEMFONTEIN FREESTATE 
    108. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD KZN 
    109. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE 
    110. MIDI GENERAL TRADING PTY LTD 
    111. Mig Protection Services Cc 
    112. MILITES DEI SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    113. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    114. MJM GUARDING AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    115. MOLAO ACADEMY 
    116. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    117. MSM PROTECTION SERVICES 
    118. MUTENDA SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    119. MUTHAMANI GENERAL SECURITY SERVICES 
    120. MZANSI SECURITY 
    121. MZILANKALA DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS CC 
    122. Nastec Cc 
    123. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    124. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    125. NOMADUKU SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    126. NOZINJA SECURITY SERVICES 
    127. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    128. NTLHONTLHO SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICE PTY LTD 
    129. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    130. OBLION SHIELD 
    131. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS 
    132. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    133. Orbis Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    134. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    135. PETBON TRADING (PTY) LTD 
    136. POWER TRAINING LINE PTY LTD 
    137. PRESTIGE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    138. PROSPERITAS TRAINING COLLEGE T/A VISION COLLEGE SA 
    139. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    140. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    141. QHIMECI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    142. QUBULASHE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    143. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    144. QW LEFORA SECURITY INSTITUTE 
    145. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    146. REAL TIME SECURITY SERVICES AND PROJECTS 
    147. REBAGONI TRADING AND PROJECTS T/A THE SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY ACADEMY 
    148. REBONTSHENG TRADING CC 
    149. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    150. RONIN PROTECTION SERVICES 
    151. RRJ TRAINING ACADEMY AND CONSULTING 
    152. SA CRIME PATROLS SECURITY AND TRAINING CENTRE 
    153. SA OF SECURITY AND GUARD FORCE 
    154. SAAF PROTECTION SERVICE TRAINING WING 
    155. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    156. SAS SALDANHA 
    157. SBV SERVICES BLOEMFONTEIN 
    158. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    159. SBV SERVICES PORT ELIZABETH 
    160. SBV SERVICES PRETORIA 
    161. SBV SERVICES RICHARDSBAY 
    162. SECURE PERIMETER SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    163. SECURITY BEYOND 2000 
    164. SECUTRAIN 
    165. Seraphim Security International 
    166. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    167. SETHIKE TRADING 
    168. SHE PRO SA TRAINING CENTRE 
    169. SHEMULA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    170. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    171. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    172. SILWANGOMNYAMA TRADING PTY LTD 
    173. SINGITA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    174. SIPHOCOPS SECURITY 111 KERK STREET MEUBEL SENTRUM JHB 
    175. SIR MGIJ SECURITY AGENCY PTY LTD 
    176. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    177. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    178. SKIMOZ (PTY) LTD 
    179. SKS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CC 
    180. SLOW LINE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    181. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    182. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION LIMPOPO PROVINCE 
    183. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION MTHATHA 
    184. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MPUMALANGA 
    185. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    186. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    187. Staff Management Services 
    188. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    189. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    190. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    191. SWEETBET PTY LTD 
    192. Tactical Reaction Services Cc 
    193. Tactical Security Services CC 
    194. TENSHO PTY LTD 
    195. THANGANELO SECURITY 
    196. THE BRAVE ONE SECURITY SERVICES 102 
    197. THE BTC GROUP 
    198. THE BUSINESS ZONE 607 CC 
    199. THEPA TRADING 634 
    200. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    201. Thohoyandou Training Centre 
    202. THOMPSONS SECURITY GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    203. THOZAKHE SECURITY SERVICES PTY) LTD 
    204. THUBAGUTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    205. TJL SECURITY SERVICES 
    206. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    207. TSHIKALANGE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    208. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    209. TSWELOPELO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CC 
    210. TUMAHOLE AVIATION SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    211. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    212. UBUNTU 
    213. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    214. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    215. UTHUSO TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    216. V SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    217. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    218. VELSEC SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    219. VICTORY TICKETS 567 T/A KHUSELA GUARDING DIVISION TRAINING 
    220. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    221. WELLINGTON SECURITY 
    222. White Leopard Security 
    223. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    224. Xhobani Security Services Cc 
    225. ZAMANTUNGWA SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    226. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    227. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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