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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Electronic Security Practices 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22110  National Certificate: Electronic Security Practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security  Safety in Society 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  151  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 0958/05  2005-02-09  2007-08-16 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
58697  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  136  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification will allow a learner in the Private Security Industry to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in Electronic Security. This qualification will enable creative coordination of professional, feasible, up to date and safe planning, installation and programming of electronic security systems and equipment. A qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electronic security that brings about a level of professionalism within the private security industry expected at national level.

A learner will contribute positively towards supporting the private security industry as a part of South Africa's safety in society sector.

A learner who has achieved this qualification will be capable of combining a range of self-organisation and life long skills with a working knowledge of South African electronic security issues, and integrating these within a context to produce a professional practise which adheres to the high quality standards as expected by the private security industry.

A learner acquiring this qualification will have applied knowledge and skills to competently plan & design the installation, install and program a wide range of electronic security systems and equipment.


Rationale for the qualification:

This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the electronic security industry that are expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the electronic security industry and provides the flexibility to pursue an electronic security career with a wide variety of specialisation options and articulation within the private security industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners wishing to enter a programme leading to this qualification have technical literacy, numeracy and communication skills equivalent to NQF level 3.

Recognition of prior learning:

This competency may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non formal learning and assessment /coaching experience. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
N/A 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1. Install suitable cabling, junction boxes, mounting plates and equipment enclosures at premises/property to enable the correct installation of electronic security systems/equipment.

2. Plan and design the layout of various electronic security systems/equipment.

3. Install various electronic security systems/equipment.

4. Program various electronic security systems/equipment. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1.
  • Cable and suitability for application is identified and determined
  • Knowledge and understanding of operating basic hand tools is applied
  • Knowledge and understanding of operating basic power tools is applied
  • Knowledge and understanding of correct usage of handheld drilling apparatus is applied.
  • Knowledge and understanding of correct usage of soldering apparatus is applied
  • Knowledge and understanding of securing cabling from point of origin to point of termination is applied
  • Knowledge and understanding of mounting devices is applied

    2.
  • A floor plan of the premises/property that needs to be protected by the security system/equipment is obtained/created
  • Systems / equipment required and the correct placement thereof is determined.
  • Knowledge and understanding of controlling stock is demonstrated.
  • Power equipment is correctly confirmed

    3.
  • Installation is prepared according to standard operating procedures and safety health and environmental regulations.
  • Installation is performed according to standard operating procedures and safety health and environmental regulations.
  • Worksite is cleaned according to standard operating procedures and safety health and environmental regulations.
  • Installation is documented as and where required

    4.
  • Programming is prepared according to standard operating procedures
  • Installed security system and/or equipment is correctly defaulted
  • Programming is performed according to standard operating procedures and system/equipment guidelines.
  • Administration is conducted according to standard operating procedures


    Integrated assessment:

    Integrated assessments at the level of qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification.

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a person is able to plan, design, install and program a wide range of electronic security systems and equipment. This planning, installation and programming of a system/equipment must be safe for society, quality assured and comply with minimum legislation.

    The identifying and solving of problems, team work, organising one-self, the using of applied science, the implications of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competency assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Applicable assessment tools to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the electronic security environment.

    A broad range of task orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used.

    A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to proof the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.

    Assessors and moderators (registered with the RELEVANT SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO) should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and experience. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking was done against the Australian standards appropriate for electronic security systems/equipment and showed a substantial degree of similarity.

    International comparability could therefore be found to support this qualification. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for a National Certificate in Electronic Security Management at NQF level 5. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the RELEVANT SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider through the RELEVANT SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO by SAQA.
  • The RELEVANT SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant competency and the RELEVANT SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO procedures.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessment at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this competency may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the RELEVANT SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors need experience in the following areas:
  • Interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting of assessment of learning outcomes and in the design and development of assessments as described in the unit standards plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level 5.

    Subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of electronic security systems and equipment. The assessor must have completed:
  • A similar qualification with a minimum of 12 months field experience after he/she has completed the qualification or,
  • The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
    The assessors need to be registered with the RELEVANT SETA ETQA/AND ANY OTHER BODY WITH WHOM A MOU WAS ENTERED INTO. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 58697, which is the Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices, Level 4, 136 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  14813  Installation of electronic security equipment/systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04  35 
    Core  11133  Installation of electronic security equipment/systems wiring  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Core  11136  Planning of electronic security equipment/system installations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  11135  Programming of electronic security systems/equipment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11500  Receive, report and react to customer complaints within a security environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  11507  Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Elective  11505  Identify, handle and defuse security related conflict  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  11985  Inspect, drive and maintain an official vehicle  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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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    2. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PINE TOWN 
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