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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of security measures within a port security environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252174  Demonstrate an understanding of security measures within a port security environment 
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 
This unit standard will enable maritime security officers to implement and apply maritime security measures within a port security environment. Learners who complete this unit standard will contribute effectively to maritime security within the maritime security sector. Learners will be able to contextualise their competencies with regard to the requirements of maritime security according to prescribed international security standards. The person credited with this unit standard will be able to interpret and implement maritime security legislation policies, procedures and measures within the port environment. They will also be able to define the responsibilities of various stakeholders, regulating bodies and role players within the maritime security environment. This unit standard will also enable the person to use and apply security measures and procedures and identify maritime security threats and breaches, record and appropriately report their findings.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Applying legislative and legal prescripts applicable to a maritime security environment.
  • Describing the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders within a maritime security environment.
  • Distinguishing the standard security measures and procedures to be applied at various maritime security levels. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Requirements for safeguarding a national key point at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    In this unit standard a maritime security environment refers to a seaport where ship-port interface takes place as delineated in, but not restricted to, the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code as well as the Maritime Security Regulations of 2004. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe legislative and legal prescripts applicable to a maritime security environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant sections in current legislation pertaining to maritime security are described in terms of their impact on security operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation may include but is not limited to regulations and international standards such as the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations 2004 (issued to the Merchant Shipping Act, no 30 of 1959), South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Act 5 of 1998, National Ports Act, no 12 of 2005, Control of Access to Public Premises, Vehicles Act, no 53 of 1985 and Immigration Act 13 of 2002, It also refers to regulations and standards set by organisations such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), particularly the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and other relevant IMO Regulations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of the international security related conventions is described in terms of their influence on maritime security. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conventions may refer to but are not limited to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) of 1974, as amended, the ISPS Code and the 12 December 2002 Conference Resolutions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Standards and requirements relating to seaport security environment are described in order to identify offences within a maritime security environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Standards relate to those rules that are established and documented in maritime security plans as described in Part 1 of the ISPS Code.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders within a maritime security environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Responsibilities of maritime security officers are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Maritime industry participants are identified in terms of their specific roles and responsibilities within a maritime environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maritime industry participants include but are not limited to seaport specific role-players who are effective within a maritime or seaport environment, as defined in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and the Maritime Security Regulations of 2004.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stakeholders are identified in terms of their roles and responsibilities within a particular maritime security environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders refer to all maritime industry participants with maritime security roles and responsibilities as well as the various state agencies involved in maritime security as defined and described in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code as well as the Maritime Security Regulations of 2004.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the standard security measures and procedures to be applied at various maritime security levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The standard security measures and procedures to be applied at Maritime Security Level One are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maritime Security Level One is the level for which, minimum appropriate protective measures will be maintained at all times.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The standard security measures and procedures to be applied at Maritime Security Level Two are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maritime Security Level Two is the level for which appropriate additional protective security measures shall be maintained for a period of time as a result of heightened risk of a security incident.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The standard security measures and procedures to be applied at Maritime Security Level Three are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maritime Security Level Three is the level for which further specific protective security measures shall be maintained for a period of time when a security incident is probable or imminent.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stakeholders and Maritime Industry Participants are characterised in terms of their roles and responsibilities in line with the given maritime security levels. 


    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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Global and national legislative prescripts for maritime security.
  • Maritime security offences.
  • Maritime security officials.
  • Maritime Industry Participants and Stakeholders.
  • Maritime Security at NQF Levels 1, 2 and 3.
  • Maritime security administration and appropriate reporting.
  • Procedures and measures to be employed during exceptional ship-port interface. 

  • 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 incidents within a maritime environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of the maritime security fraternity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information related to crime prevention specific to the maritime security environment and communicate such information timeously and confidentially to appropriate stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in which continued threat assessments are conducted to ensure pro-active crime prevention. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Act and respond effectively when dealing with maritime security incidents, clients, public and official institutions to contribute to the overall quality management system of the maritime security sector. 

    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.
     
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