New SAQA certification

May 2009 News

On 16 August 2007 the Further Education and Training Certificate in Electronic Security was registered as a qualification with the South African Qualifications Authority.

This qualification is designed to develop skills and knowledge required for learners to specialise in the planning, installing and configuring of electronic security systems such as closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, access controls systems, access automation systems, alarm systems as well as electric fence systems and intercom systems. These competencies will be applicable in a wide range of contexts such as residential, commercial and industrial contexts and will significantly broaden the learner’s employability.

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 context to produce a professional practice which adheres to the high quality standards as expected by the security industry.

Competent learners will be able to:

* Install electronic security systems.

* Communicate with clients.

* Apply elementary physical science. related concepts.

Out of this qualification programme skills were developed for the management of CCTV, access control systems and alarm systems.

For more information contact Terry Scallan, South African Institute of Security, +27 (0)72 231 4557.





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