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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply legal aspects in a security environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244184  Apply legal aspects in a security environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to explain which legislation impacts on the operations and functions of the security sector. They will be able to understand how and when proportionality of force can and may be used. They will also be able to explain situations and indicate how they should be dealt with in line with legal prescripts.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe legislation pertaining to the security industry.
  • Describe common law principles that relate to the security industry.
  • Apply legal prescripts to the private security industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe legislation pertaining to the security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of human rights within the security industry is described in terms of its potential influence on day-to-day security operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Human rights may include but is not limited to the Constitution Chapter 2 Bill of Rights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The PSIRA statutory code of conduct is described as it pertains to private security. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Private security may include but is not limited to the service provider's statutory duties as well as the security officer's statutory duties.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Liquor Act is described in terms of its relevance to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Explosives Act is described in terms of its relevance to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Dangerous Weapons Act is described in terms of its relevance to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The storage of firearms is described in relation to the Firearms Control Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The Trespasses Act is described in terms of its effect on access control principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The Public Gatherings Act is described in terms of its relevance to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    A lawful citizen's arrest is described according to the parameters set out in the Criminal Procedure Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe common law principles that relate to the security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of lethal force is described in line with common law principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of continuum and proportionality of force is described in line with common law principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of private defence is described in line with common law principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The circumstances in which a security officer may use lethal force are described within the parameters of the reasonable man test. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Circumstances may include but are not limited to protection of own life, protection of people, protection of property, instances where a firearm is pointed at a person.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The doctrine of vicarious liability is described in terms of when a service provider may be held accountable for employee's actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The doctrine of civil liability is described in terms of when a person may be held personally accountable for actions while on duty. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply legal prescripts to the private security industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Common law principles are applied in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Human rights principles are applied in a given situation to determine whether the rights were violated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A given situation is assessed to determine which legislation (Act) is applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A given situation is assessed to determine whether appropriate proportionality of force was used. 


    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 
  • Status of Constitution in relation to other legislation.
  • Limitations and constraints within Chapter 2 the Bill of Rights.
  • Unlawful attack according to common law practices.
  • Lawful defence.
  • Relationship between unlawful attack and lawful defence. 

  • 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 implementation of legal requirements and how they affect the security industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities in such a way as to have all the required legal prescripts available as and when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the security industry and its application for security personnel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect application of legal issues in the security environment has a negative effect on it. 

    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  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. 24/7 Security Services 
    3. ABAPHICOTHI SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    4. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    5. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    6. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - BUNDU 
    8. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - CURLEWS 
    9. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY ASM 
    10. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY MANYALETI 
    11. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY PHALABORWA 
    12. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    13. AKHOLEKILE (PTY) LTD 
    14. ALUTE SA PTY LTD 
    15. ASIKHULUME SECURITY SERVICES 
    16. AVSCAN TRAINING PTY LTD BOKSBURG 
    17. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    18. BAMBILIZWE INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS 
    19. Bankam Security Services Cc 
    20. BEETEES CABS CC 
    21. BIGSCREEN SECURE SOLUTIONS 
    22. BITLINE SA 368 CC 
    23. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    24. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    25. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    26. BRIGHTSTAR SECURITY SERVICE AND CLEANING CC 
    27. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    28. BULCOF SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    29. C G S CORPORATE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    30. CALVARY ENTERPRISE 
    31. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    32. CHILLIE CHILD BUSINESS CONSULTING 22 CC 
    33. COLLINS SEBOLA FINANCIAL SERVICES (PTY) 
    34. COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SAFETY AND SECURITY 
    35. DOUBLE OPTION TRADING 120 (PTY) LTD AND SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    36. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    37. E FOCUS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    38. EEL PROTECTION SERVICES THEMBALUVHILO 
    39. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    40. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    41. EMC TRAINING AND CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    42. ENGIE SECURITY SERVICES TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PTY LTD 
    43. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    44. FAST CATCH SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    45. Fidelity Security Services 
    46. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    47. FORUM SEKURITEIT 
    48. GENESIS K9 GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    49. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    50. HLAESEKANI SECURITY SERVICES 
    51. HLUMA SECURITY SERVICES 
    52. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    53. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    54. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN BRANCH 
    55. INGELOSI TRADING 192 CC 
    56. INSTITUTE FOR PERSONAL CLOSE PROTECTION 
    57. ISASA SECURITY TRAINING CC 
    58. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    59. JJM SECURITY 
    60. JODIGYN (PTY) LTD 
    61. KEDISANG SECURITY 
    62. KNO SECURITY AND SUPPLY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    63. L AND L TRAINING 
    64. LAMS KWENA RESCUE 
    65. LEBZ PEKEDI CONSTRUCTION AND TRAIDING (PTY) LTD 
    66. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    67. LIFESHIELD HOME SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    68. LUANAMETRADING ENTERPISE 
    69. LUFATINGE CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL TRADING 
    70. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    71. MABASO HOLDINGS 
    72. MADUNA PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    73. MAHAMOTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE CC 
    74. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    75. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    76. MATIM BUSINESS CONSULTANTS 
    77. MATIMBA SAFETY AND SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    78. MAXIMUM NOTIONS PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS CC 
    79. MBUDZANA DZANGA TRADERS CONSTRUCTION AND SECURITY 
    80. MIDRAND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    81. MILLCREEK TRADING CC 
    82. MISHO''S INVETMENTS 
    83. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    84. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    85. MOKHOMO SECURITY 
    86. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    87. MOLEMA GROUP HOLDINGS 
    88. MUSTEK UNLIMITED 
    89. NCEDA CLEANING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    90. NDIVHUWO SECURITY TRAINING 
    91. NORTHERN GOURMET TRADERS AND SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    92. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    93. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    94. NYANDENI SECURITY SERVICES 
    95. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    96. PHUMLA MANGWENIS TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    97. PIROT SECURITY SERVICES 
    98. POSEIDAN SECURITY SERVICE PTY LTD 
    99. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    100. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    101. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    102. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    103. RHODE RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES CC 
    104. RISENGASECURITY TRAINING SERVICES 
    105. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    106. SA PROTECTION AND SECURITY UNIT (PTY) LTD 
    107. SAHO INVESTMENT CC 
    108. SAKHI'SIZWE SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    109. SCOTTIE PROJECTS 
    110. SEVENTH AVENUE TRADING 580 
    111. SHALUZA PROTECTION FORCE CC 
    112. SHAMARIAH SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    113. SILWAYIPHI CLEANING SECURITY SERVICES 
    114. SIPHEFU BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    115. SIRIUS RISK MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    116. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    117. SIVA SECURITY SERVICES 
    118. SIYANIVIKELA SECURITY SERVICES 
    119. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    120. SOLID PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    121. SOUTH AFRICAN MARSHALL (PTY) LTD 
    122. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    123. SSG Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    124. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    125. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    126. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    127. TACKLE HOF TRADING 
    128. TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC SECURITY TRAINING 
    129. TACTICAL TASK FORCE AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    130. TDP Enterprise and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    131. THE BTC GROUP 
    132. THE LADY BOSS SECURITY SERVICES 
    133. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    134. THINGA SECURITY TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    135. THIZRAM 
    136. THREEWAY CONSULTING 
    137. TITANCE BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    138. TLOTSOPARTNERS 
    139. TRIPPLE THREAT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    140. TSHITHIKHO SUPPLY AND SECURITY CC 
    141. TT ROS BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    142. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    143. VETARAN SECURITY SERVICES 
    144. Vexlozone (Pty) Ltd 
    145. VHUDIKI SECURITY AND GENERAL SUPPLIER 
    146. VIMTSIRE SECURITY AND PROTECTION SERVICESS C C 
    147. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    148. VUTHELA AFRICA SECURITY SERVICES 
    149. White Leopard Security 
    150. WILLSHIR TRADING 
    151. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    152. XONE CONTROL ROOM MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    153. ZERO TOLERANCE SECURITY 
    154. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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