This course introduces individuals to the Private Security Industry and provides knowledge of what is expected to uphold the Law as Security Officers. In particular, a Patrol Security Officer would acquire the skills to:

  • Use security equipment
  • Conduct a security patrol in area of responsibility
  • Handle complaints and problems
  • Perform hand over and take over responsibilities
  • Give evidence in court
  • Apply legal aspects in a security environment
  • Perform basic fire fighting
  • Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace
  • Explain the requirements for becoming a security service provider

This course aims to provide knowledge on how to conduct access control at the egress point. In particular, a Access Control Officer would acquire the skills to:

  • Conduct access and egress control
  • Conduct evacuations and emergency drills
  • Identify, handle and defuse security related conflict
  • Apply basic business ethics in a work environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000)
  • Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace
  • Operate a computer workstation in a business environment
  • Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts

This course aims to provide knowledge on how to manage the protection of assets and handle emergency situations. In particular, a Asset and Reaction Officer would acquire the skills to:

  • Coach a team member in order to enhance individual performance in work environment
  • Apply knowledge of self and team in order to develop a plan to enhance team performance
  • Outline the legal environment of a selected industry
  • Apply occupational health, safety and environmental principles
  • Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
  • Explain the requirements for becoming a security service provider
  • Conduct security at an event
  • Describe how to manage reactions arising from a traumatic event
  • Write security reports and take statements

This course advances Security Officers to a supervisory level. In particular, a Security First Line Supervisor would acquire the skills to:

  • Team performance. Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit (primary labour legislation)
  • Training in the workplace. Perform one-to-one training on the job
  • Security-related reading skills. Interpret and use information from texts
  • Supervisory – general. Induct a member into a team
  • General give instructions
  • Security-related conflict and threat management. Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area

This course aims to provide knowledge to manage a site and gather evidence during accidents and incidents. In particular, a Security Supervisor would acquire the skills to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of crime prevention
  • Conduct preliminary investigations
  • Institute disciplinary action
  • Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace
  • Describe the relationship of junior management to other roles
  • Security-related conflict and threat management. Conduct a security threat assessment in a defined operational area
  • Gather and present evidence in a hearing