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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate x-ray screening equipment within a security environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242835  Operate x-ray screening equipment within a 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 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand the use of x-ray screening equipment within a security environment. They will also be able to use this type of equipment within the given security context and interpret the information gained for security related purposes.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Describing the x-ray screening process within the security environment.
  • Demonstrate screening techniques using x-ray screening equipment in a given situation.
  • Identifying safety and security threats using x-ray screening equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Use and maintain basic security equipment (ID12328). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • In this unit standard X-ray equipment does not refer to any medical X-ray equipment.
  • Given situation refers to a real or simulated situation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the x-ray screening process within the security environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Screening personnel are identified in terms of their responsibilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Screening personnel includes but is not limited to: X-ray operator, Screener, Loader Searcher.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of x-ray screening within a security context is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Screening equipment is described in terms of its uses and operating principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety features of the screening equipment are described to inform utilisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety features: include but are not limited to: Controls, Keypads, Health and safety compliance, Radiation exposure, Safety procedures.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate screening techniques using x-ray screening equipment in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of X-ray screening techniques is demonstrated within a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Colour imaging techniques are demonstrated within a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The X-ray image is interpreted in order to identify possible prohibited items. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify safety and security threats using x-ray screening equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prohibited items are identified in order to ascertain whether they pose a security threat or risk. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prohibited items may include but not limited to: firearms, ammunition, knives, explosives, Illegal substances and goods, dangerous substances or goods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of not identifying prohibited items are explained with examples. 


    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 
  • Current sections of the Dangerous Goods Act, as it applies to a passenger transportation environment.
  • Current sections of the Explosives Act (Act 26 of 1956), as it applies to a passenger transportation environment.
  • Current sections of the Dangerous Weapons Act, as it applies to a passenger transportation environment.
  • Scanner versus X-ray machine. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Analyse, identify and critically evaluate information related to safety and security threats within a security environment and communicate such information timeously and confidentially to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Identify and solve problems related to incidents within a security environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and as a member of an x-ray screening team. 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Apply legislative requirements to ensure effective safeguarding of life and assets during x-ray screening operations. 

    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 
    Learners with certain visual impairments such as colour blindness may find it difficult to successfully complete this unit standard. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  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. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD CAPE TOWN 
    3. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PRETORIA NORTH 
    4. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    5. Bidair Services Pty Ltd 
    6. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    8. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    9. Fidelity Security Services 
    10. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    11. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    12. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    13. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 
    14. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    15. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    16. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    17. NTATE AVIATION AND SECURITY TRAINING 
    18. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    19. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    20. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    21. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    22. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    23. XONE CONTROL ROOM MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    24. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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