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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain a secure working environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7796  Maintain a secure working environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
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 
Each learner must be able to identify and respond to factors, faults or damage which increase the security risk for staff and customers. The learner must be able to use all relevant technology and understand how maintaining a high standard of security impacts positively on revenue for the business. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe and maintain a secure environment by following the security procedure in accordance with organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Procedures to maintain a secure working environment are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
2. The range of the working environment include National/ Provincial/ Company.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A high level of security for staff and customers are explained and maintained and the impact on the organisation if not doing this is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The security procedures to be followed in violent situations are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Violent situations include bomb threats, hijacking, armed robbery, riots, strike, mass action.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The perpetrators within a violent situation are identified and the correct reporting procedure followed and adhered to under simulated conditions. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Violent situations include bomb threats, hijacking, armed robbery, riots use, strike, mass action.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The correct procedure is followed for reporting suspicious items. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Secure customer, staff and storage areas from unauthorised access in accordance with organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The importance of securing unauthorised areas from customer access is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Different areas include customer areas, staff areas, and storage areas.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Security procedures are described according to organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Customer and staff areas are demarcated and secured against unauthorised access. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Storage areas are secured against unauthorised access and reasons for doing this are given. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA

2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "demonstrated knowledge and understanding" is required. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Personal Development - participate as a responsible citizen:
  • Describe national/ provincial/ company procedures to maintain a secure working environment.
  • Describe security procedures to avoid and/or handle violent situations.
  • Given a violent situation, identify the perpetrators and use the correct procedure for reporting and display appropriate conduct.
  • Report suspicious items following the correct procedure. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Recommendations and Exemplars for the design of:

    Learning / Curriculum:
  • The learner should become familiar with all company procedures relating to violent situations.
  • The learner should practise what to do in the event of violent situations through the role-plays.
  • Special emphasis must be placed on preventative action that can be taken to avoid any breach of security.
  • Potential exercise: The learner could draw up a new and improved bomb threat report/ statement of events report ensuring that all relevant details are included.
  • Potential project: The learner could explore different scenarios and solutions for securing customer, storage and staff areas and keys. This could then be presented to the group for discussion.

    Performance systems:
  • This unit standard is not particularly useful around performance issues. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14110   National Certificate: Accommodation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  67465   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  14115   National Certificate: Fast Food Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14117   National Certificate: Gaming Cashiering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  60650   Professional Qualification: Business Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  64469   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hospitality Reception  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  14113   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Services  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14116   National Certificate: Hospitality Reception  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-10-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  14111   National Certificate: Professional Cookery  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14123   National Diploma: Accommodation Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14109   National Diploma: Fast Food Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14112   National Diploma: Professional Cookery  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-03-13  CATHSSETA 
    Core  20414   National Diploma: Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  14114   National Certificate: Dealing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  14121   National Certificate: Gaming (Surveillance Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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