SECUDAC (PTY) LTD DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Education is a vital component in the reconstruction, development and transformation of the South African society. Therefor Secudac (Pty) Ltd was established during 1997 with the purpose of empowering the South African community trough development and training.

The following development and Training can be provided:

ABET Training

In conjunction with Masithuthuke CC (CK no:   2000/003522/23Umalusi Accreditation no:  092586439) a registered company of adult education practitioners, which was founded in 1997 and registered in 2000. The members of the company have broad experience in working with adult learners at different levels and situations. Its central concern and focus is the promotion of literacy, numeracy skills and to qualify its learners to achieve a qualification which is relevant to their situation as per (skills development).

ABET Training Approach

Our approach is designed to ensure that the required outcomes are achieved in a sustainable manner through continuous assessment in all ABET levels and NQF 4. Illiterate learners are taught to read and write. We adopt a multilingual approach beginning with mother tongue and then introducing English communication and later on numeracy.

To meet the clients needs we offer:

  1. Baseline assessment in language and mathematics to establish the competency level.
  2. Custom designed RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) depending on the core business of the client; this will help to accumulate credits, which will help learners achieve 120 credits.
  3. Life skills which are relevant to the needs of both the employer and learner. This will again help learners to score more credits to achieve a qualification on the GETC band as required by SAQA.
  4. We offer all 8 learning areas. For learners to enter into a FET band. These are designed to lead to a NQF 1 qualification.

Methods and application of programmes:

  1. Integrated methods with integrated materials as used.
  2. Across the field curriculums are applied.
  3. Co-operative learning strategies are implemented.
  4. Outcomes based methods that are in line with educational training and assessments are applied.
  5. Programmes can be customised.

Duration of training for different levels 

Level             1 – 200 hours

Level             2 – 216 hours

Level           3&4 – 300 hours

These hours are essential for the accreditation of each ABET level according to National Standards. These classes may be held twice or three times a week at 2 hours per session as indicated by the client. It can also be changed to meet the clients needs

ABET Training and Individual Assessment A full and comprehensive range of ABET level 1 – 4 (NQF 1) in GETC courses are offered that include:

FUNDAMENTALS CORE 54 Credits ELECTIVE 36 Credits
Language, literacy and Communication in any of the 11 official languages. Arts and Culture Applied Agriculture and agricultural Technology
Mathematical literacy Economic and Management science Ancillary Health Care
All compulsory up to level 4 and acquire sufficient credits Human and Social Sciences Small, medium and Micro Enterprises
Life Orientation Travel and Tourism
Mathematics and Mathematical sciences More electives will be added later
Natural Sciences
Technology
An additional language

A learner can do any number of learning areas and accumulate credits for each learning area until the required number of learning areas has been successfully completed.

For further information contact: info@secudac.co.za

Neighbourhoodwatch Programmes

South Arica has a prevalence to crime. Communities must be developed to safeguard themselves against crime and criminality in their neighbourhoods.

The Neighbourhoodwatch programme was developed to do just that.  This programme was approved by SASSETA and endorsed by the SAPS.

The programme was implemented in the townships of the Western Cape under the auspices of Betterbest Educational Projects.  Interested clients can contact us on info@secudac.co.za

Our programme address the following aspects:

THE FUNCTIONING AND STRUCTURING OF NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH PROGRAMMES IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. NEIGHBOURHOODWATCH  AND THE LAW
  3. INFORMATION NEEDED BEFORE STARTING A NEIGHBOURHOOD  WATCH  PROGRAMME
  4. THE ROLE OF THE SAPS IN A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH PROGRAMME
  5. STARTING A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH PROGRAMME
  6. THE ROLE OF NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEMBERS
  7. THE MEDIA AND MOBILIZATION OF NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCHES
  8. THE PROBLEM SOLVING IN NEIGBOURHOOD WATCHES
  9. FACTORS MOTIVATING NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEMBERS

Duration of training for the Neighbourhood watch skills programme:  3 days
Costs: Will be discussed with the client.

Course development

Secudac(Pty)Ltd has the expertise and capabilities to develop course material in various field needed in society. These fields related to Safety in Society (on all levels) range from:

National Qualifications Framework:

NQF Level: Band: Qualification:
8 Higher Education and Training band Research Degrees
7 Higher Degrees/ Professional Qualifications
6 First Degrees/ Higher Diplomas
5 Diplomas/ Occupational Certificates
Further Education and Training Certificates
4 Further Education and Training Band Grade 12
3 Grade 11
2 Grade 10
General Education and Training
NQF 1= ABET 4 General Education and Training Band Grade 9
ABET 3 Grade 8
ABET 2 Grades 4-7
ABET 1 Grades 1-3
Pre ABET

Secudac developed learning material for the Diploma in CJ which is SAQA approved.

DIPLOMA IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (Since 2013): SAQA QUALIFICATION ID: 91806

QUALIFICATION TITLE: Diploma in Criminal Justice

ORIGINATING PROVIDER: Better Best Educational Projects

MINIMUM CREDITS: 374

NQF LEVEL: 06

DIPLOMA IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The Diploma in Criminal Justice is a provisionally accredited qualification by CHE (Qualification Number91806 – Betterbest certificate 2014/HE07/006) as a Level 6 on the NQF and bears 374 credits.

The composition of the Diploma is as follows:

1ST YEAR (120 CREDITS)

Compulsory(C)/ Elective (E)

1st semester E/C LEV 2nd semester E/C LEV
General Management (20 CREDITS) C 5 Concepts of Policing 1 (20 CREDITS) C 5
Business Communication (20 CREDITS) C 5 Security practice 1 (20 CREDITS) C 5
Business Law A (Units 1-4) 10 + 10 C 5 Crime scene management (20 CREDITS) E 5
Computer Skills (10 CREDITS) 5 Business Law B (Units 5-8) (10 CREDITS) C 5
2nd year (120 CREDITS) 
1st semester 2nd semester
Criminal Law 1 (20 CREDITS) C 6 Concepts of Policing 2(20 CREDITS) C 6
Law of Procedure and Evidence(20 CREDITS) C 6 Management of the Patrol function (20 CREDITS) C 6
Security Practice 2 (20 CREDITS) C 6 Criminal Law 2 (20 CREDITS) C 6
3rd year (124 CREDITS)
1st semester 2nd semester
General Management (20 CREDITS) C 5 Concepts of Policing 1 (20 CREDITS) C 5
1st semester 2nd semester
Crime prevention (20 CREDITS) E 6 Crowd Management (28 CREDITS) C 7
Project management (20 CREDITS) E 6 Security Practice 3 (28 CREDITS) C 7
(Professional) Business Ethics (28 CREDITS) C 7

FORENSIC LEARNERSHIP

Secudac (Pty) Ltd developed material for a Learnership in Forensic Science for SAPS members.  When accredited with this qualification learners will be able to provide specialised supportive evidence in court, which will open up the legal and criminal justice systems for the qualified learner.

By completing this qualification a learner will have a better understanding of the field of forensic science, and be able to make informed decisions regarding further career choices. This qualification will afford learners the opportunity to discover the exciting opportunities each of the fields in forensic science has to offer. It will pave the way towards a career in forensic science.

By completing this qualification a learner will have a better understanding of the field of forensic science, and be able to make informed decisions regarding further career choices. This qualification will afford learners the opportunity to discover the exciting opportunities each of the fields in forensic science has to offer. It will pave the way towards a career in forensic science.

NQF 5 Credits: 157

SAQA ID:  57651

Secudac is co-owner of this qualification. The other partner is Mitanoya Training College. Mitanoya is aTraining Provider and AssessmentCollege since 2002 and is accredited with ETDP SETA – 10087.

This qualification is registered on the National Qualification Framework as a level 5 qualification.

LEVEL AND COMPOSITION OF QUALIFICATION

ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE AND TOPICS TO BE COVERED LEVEL CREDITS
Core 114589 Manage time productively

•    Purpose and process of scheduling activities
•    Organise and prepare activities and estimate duration
•    Strategies to deal with interruptions
•    An effective schedule

4 4
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This Unit Standard is intended for learners who need to make decisions and recommendations about effective time management in a new venture.

The qualifying learner will be able to:

•  Identify, explain and describe the purpose and process of scheduling activities in own business.
•  Organise and prepare business activities and estimate their duration.
•  Develop strategies to deal with interruptions
•  Develop an effective business schedule.

Core 117452 Apply the principles of Law of Evidence in the investigation of crime

•    Principles of the Law of Evidence
•    Application of Law of Evidence in the investigation of crime

5 4
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is for learners in the field of investigation who apply the principles of law of Evidence in the investigation of crime.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Apply the principles of law of evidence in the investigation of crime This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society environment and more especially within the investigation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the safety in society environment.

Core 242707 Assimilate and present specialised evidence in a court of law

•    Preparation to give specialised evidence
•    Legal requirements for specialised evidence
•    Provision of specialised evidence

5 6
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is intended for learners who will be required on an ad hoc basis to present supporting evidence in a court of law. The information that will be presented as evidence will be of a specialised nature and therefore this learner will need to have the competencies and skills linked to the provision of specialised evidence. This unit standard is not intended for expert witnesses, but should rather be viewed as providing learners with the competencies to support expert evidence within a court of law.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Prepare for giving specialised evidence in court.
•  Give specialised evidence in court while adhering to legal requirement.
•  Reflect on the provision of specialised evidence in court.

Core 115855 Create, maintain and update record keeping systems

•    Rationale for recording and keeping information
•    Types of record keeping
•    Localisation and provision of records
•    Creation of a record-keeping system
•    Maintenance and up-date of record-keeping system

5 5
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to create and maintain an effective record keeping system in a business environment. The learner will be able to use this knowledge and skill to provide advice on record keeping systems to the business they are working in.

The qualified learner is capable of:

•  Explaining why companies record and keep information
•  Describing the type of records used in a specific business sector
•  Locating and providing records to users on request
•  Creating a record keeping system
•  Maintaining and updating the record keeping system

Core 242712 Demonstrate an understanding of forensic science

•    Forensic science and other physical sciences
•    Role and application of forensic science
•    Fields within forensic science

5 3
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is intended for learners who will be required to demonstrate fundamental knowledge, in order to support future development of knowledge in the specialised areas of forensic science. This unit standard is intended to differentiate between the general fields of physical and natural science and the specialised area of forensic science, and demonstrate the relationship of forensic science to the physical sciences. Learners will be informed about the purpose of forensic science within the fields of safety and security, health and justice.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Explain the difference between forensic science and other natural sciences.
•  Explain the role of forensic science in other sectors.
•  Describe the fields within forensic science.

Core 8648 Demonstrate an understanding of professional values and ethics

•    Origin of professional values
•    Professional accountability
•    Professional values in an organisational context
•    Value conflicts in an organisation
•    Case studies of value conflicts and the resolving thereof

5 4
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

A person assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to:

•  Describe and reflect on what professional values are and where they come from.
•  Describe professional accountability.
•  Position professional values within an organisational context.
•  Describe why value conflict occur in the workplace
•  Analyse cases of value conflict in the workplace and suggest ways of dealing with them.

This competency will ensure that the person developed an understanding of a professional service ethic in the organisation or workplace. The person will therefore be perceptive to incidents of value conflict and be better equipped to deal with such conflict. The person will contribute to a more ethical culture in the industry and workplace.

Core 242708 Demonstrate an understanding of the specialised fields in forensic science

•    Components of forensic science
•    Examination typologies in the forensic science fields
•    Legal framework of forensic science

5 5
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is intended for learners who will be required to be informed of forensic science fields in order to make decisions with regard to further career development in the field of forensic science. It is intended to differentiate between the specialised areas of forensic science.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Demonstrate an understanding of the components of forensic science fields.
•  Describe the types of examinations in the forensic science fields.
•  Describe the legal framework in which forensic science operates.

Core 242716 Demonstrate knowledge of temperature calibration measurements

•    The concept temperature
•    Measuring temperature by means of laboratory reference thermometer

5 3
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is intended for learners who apply temperature calibration measurements. These measurements are used within the field of forensic science in a supporting function. Only once instruments are calibrated can they effectively be used to make certain findings. This unit standard will enable a learner to perform elementary assessments of calibration measurements. The measurement of temperature in this unit standard is not conducted on an elementary level but should be understood as a more complex measurement in terms of equipment, accuracy and selection of appropriate methods of measurement.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Demonstrate understanding of the concept temperature.
•  Measure temperature using laboratory reference thermometers

Core 120489 Demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system

•    The legal system within the policing environment
•    Sources of law
•    Hierarchical structure in the South African court system
•    Role of the police in the criminal justice system

5 9
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is for learners in the field of law enforcement who demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Assess law as one of the systems utilized in a policing environment.
•  Identify which source of law is applicable to a given scenario.
•  Describe the hierarchical system of the court structure in South Africa.
•  Describe the criminal justice system in terms of the position of the organization within the system.
•  Apply the human rights principles of South African law on a given case study.

Core 242711 Develop elementary calibration systems for reference weights, balances and pipettes

•    Definition and method of uncertainty of measurement
•    Contributors to uncertainty of measurement
•    Need for measurement methods and procedures for calibration
•    Development of measurement procedure for calibration
•    Application of calibration

5 7
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is intended for learners who will develop elementary calibration systems for mass pieces, balances and pipettes. This unit standard will enable a learner to be familiar with the elementary concepts of metrology and their applications for use.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Define the concepts and methods to determine the uncertainty of measurement.
•  Analyse the contributors to uncertainty of measurement.
•  Define the need for measurement methods/procedures for calibration.
•  Develop an elementary measurement procedure for calibration.

Core 114863 Implement basic safety procedures in emergencies

•    First aid and life support procedures
•    Emergency management
•    Health and safety regulations

5 3
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard has as its core purpose, qualifying learners who will perform First Aid and Basic Life Support procedures. The learner will demonstrate knowledge of health and safety regulations of host country and South Africa. They will manage an emergency scene and practice fire fighting and emergency evacuation drills.

The qualified learner will be able to:

•  Perform First Aid and Basic Life Support procedures.
•  Manage an emergency situation.
•  Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety regulations.

Core 110464 Monitor the quality system in the laboratory

•    Quality systems in a testing laboratory
•    Monitoring quality systems

5 8
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard will be useful to people who are responsible for monitoring the quality system in the laboratory.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

•  Demonstrate knowledge relating to the quality system for testing laboratories
•  Monitor the quality system in the laboratory.

Core 119038 Preserve evidence on a scene

•    Preliminary assessment of incident
•    Assessment and security of evidence
•    Scene: security and access control
•    Recording and preserving evidence

5 3
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is for persons responsible for managing incidents especially in preserving evidence on a scene.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:

•  Conduct preliminary assessment of the incident.
•  Assess and secure evidence.
•  Secure the scene and apply access control.
•  Protect and preserve the evidence and document findings.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner to increasing levels of efficiency and effectiveness and more specifically within the incident management discipline by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the incident management discipline environment.

Core 115790 Write and present for a wide range of purposes, audiences and contexts

•    Application of writing skills
•    Gathering and structuring information
•    Language applications
•    Drafting and editing

5 5
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is intended to promote clear, unambiguous communication. It requires learners to follow a process in writing workplace specific texts. The ability to write plain language will improve the quality of business correspondence and other texts that are specific to a workplace environment. The achievement of this unit standard enables learners to recognise and use effectively textual conventions and features specific to business texts including those that require a particular format and/or specified legislated requirements. They carefully scrutinise their own and others’ writing for accuracy, appropriateness and impact on different audiences and contexts. They edit and change where appropriate.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

•  Use writing skills for specific purposes, audiences and contexts.
•  Access, process, re-organise, and synthesise information in order to present it.
•  Use appropriate language conventions, textual features and style for specific workplace purposes.
•  Draft and edit texts.

Fundamental 242706 Analyse problems

•    Problem analysis
•    Problem solution
•    Solution implementation

5 4
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is intended for learners who will need to use problem-solving skills within the scientific environment in order to solve problems effectively, and specific competencies will be needed within the area of analytical thinking. The competencies gained in this unit standard will empower learners to think laterally, logically and creatively to enable them to analyse information. This unit standard will form the cornerstone of future scientific analysis ability for learners.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Analyse a problem.
•  Solve a problem.
•  Implement a solution.

Fundamental 242714 Apply elementary statistical methods

•    Statistical variables
•    Application of elementary statistical methods

5 5
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is intended for learners in the field of forensic science who use elementary statistical concepts. Statistical calculations and formulae are used within the forensic science field to determine and support findings. This unit standard will enable a learner to use elementary concepts in the contextualised field of forensic science as a means to an end when determining certain findings.

A person accredited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Explain the use of statistical variables.
•  Use elementary statistical methods.

Fundamental 15096 Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations

•    Stress in personal life and work situations
•    Causes of stress
•    Reactions to stress
•    Stress management strategies

5 5
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is designed to empower learners to manage stress in their personal lives and work situations in order to improve their quality of life.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

•  Describing stress in personal life and work situations.
•  Analysing the causes of stress in personal life and work situations.
•  Describing reactions to stress.
•  Applying strategies to manage stress in personal life and work situations.

Fundamental 117637 Demonstrate an understanding of the composition and dynamics of a creative team

•    Role of communication in teamwork
•    Individual tendencies within teams
•    Conflict resolution

5 5
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to describe a team and the communication processes within the team. Learners are able to describe best working team practices, apply these and handle conflict situations within the team.

The qualifying learners are competent of:

•  Communicating with all relevant stakeholders to enhance teamwork.
•  Displaying tendencies to work with others as a member of a creative team.
•  Handling and resolving areas of conflict.

Fundamental 242715 Interpret forensic science information

•    Information storage formats
•    Interpretation information within intelligence context

5 3
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is intended for learners who interpret forensic science information and who are required on a daily basis to use information storage systems. The storage of information plays a vital role within the chain of custody of evidential material for presentation in court, and is critical to the outcome of investigations and the gathering of information pertaining to intelligence. The scientific nature of the interpretation based on facts to support findings demands a different skill contrasted to ordinary interpretation skills. This unit standard will enable a learner to use interpretation skills within a forensic scientific context.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Analyse the use of information storage formats.
•  Interpret gathered information in terms of its relevance in intelligence.

Elective 120483 Conduct preliminary investigations

•    Securing and controlling the crime scene
•    Nature of scene in relation to crime committed
•    Recording information
•    Dealing with persons
•    Search methods

5 6
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit is for learners in the field of policing who conduct preliminary investigation at a scene.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Secure and control a scene in relation with the nature of the scene.
•  Identify the nature of the scene in relation to the crime committed.
•  Record information in a given case study.
•  Deal with persons at the scene in a given scenario.
•  Identify search methods in relation to the type of crime committed.

Elective 244158 Demonstrate an understanding of the field of fingerprinting

•    Principles of fingerprinting as method of identification
•    Principles of fingerprint classification
•    Fingerprint identification methods

5 5
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

On completion of this unit standard the learner will understand the elementary principles underlying the field of fingerprinting in forensic investigations.

The learner will know the print types, characteristics and patterns that are used in forensic fingerprint investigations in order to establish identity. This unit standard will also provide the learner with the fundamental principles of fingerprint comparison and provide a foundation for understanding how such evidence can support an investigation and contribute to serving justice by being admissible in a court of law.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Explain the elementary principles of fingerprinting as identification method.
•  Explain the elementary principles of fingerprint classification.
•  Explain the methods used in fingerprint examination

Elective 244152 Explain visual recording of a scene of incidence

•    Photography as recording method
•    Videography as recording method
•    Plan of scene of incident

5 5
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

On completion of this unit standard, the learner will have an understanding of the purpose of a visual recording of a scene of incidence in the investigation of crime.

This unit standard will provide the learner with elementary principles of the working mechanism and components of cameras and video cameras underlying its purpose and use when recording a scene of incidence. The learner will know the purpose of plan drawing and be able to draw an elementary plan of a simulated scene of incidence that will indicate all the critical information for the purpose of investigation.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

•  Explain photography as a method for recording a scene of incidence.
•  Explain videography as a method for recording a scene of incidence.
•  Compile an elementary plan of a scene of incidence.

Elective 243253 Reconstruct an incident scene

•    Analyse scene of incident
•    Collation of physical evidence
•    Quality review of reconstruction

6 20
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard will enable learners to analyse and reconstruct an incident scene for forensic investigation purposes. The learner will use scientific methods, physical evidence, deductive and inductive reasoning and their interrelationships to gain explicit knowledge of the series of events that surround an incident scene. The learner will be able to use technology and scientific information to collect tangible physical evidence-gather and interpret clues- for possible use in the judicial process. Learners credited with this unit standard will possess detailed knowledge of international forensic standards applicable to incident scene reconstruction.

A learner acquiring this unit standard will be able to:

•  Analyse the incident scene for the purpose of reconstructing the scene.
•  Collate tangible physical evidence.
•  Review the quality of reconstruction scenes in a given situation.

TVET  (V) Safety in Society

Secudac (Pty) Ltd developed on request of Troupant Publishers for the Department of Education learning material for the following subjects on  SAQA levels 2, 3 and 4.

  • Criminal justice
  • Law
  • Governance

These subjects form part of the TVET (Vocational) certificate which is presented by private and TVET Colleges throughout South Africa.

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