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Below are 20 frequently asked questions. Click on a question to reveal the answer.

1. What is so special about this training programme and why should I consider it?
Answer: Only 37% of young South Africans secure jobs after school. Many leave to work overseas as blue collar labourers to save money to enable them to follow their dream career. We enable you not only to discover your dream career, but also to start early and to secure a viable career path with professional support and assistance. In summary: Bastion Akademie provides you the best and most comprehensive tactical security training, mentorship and coaching in the world. Plus, for the rest of the graduate's life, he/she remains a member of the Bastion Akademie. What other training institution does all that?

2. Do you guarantee work on completion of the 12-months training course?
Answer: “As with upmarket universities and technicons, Bastion Akademie cannot guarantee work on completion of the 12-months Risk Solutions Operative Training Course. One reason being that you have to convince the potential employer / contractor to employ/contract you. Bastion Akademie, however, guarantees you of career interviews, rendering you ample opportunity to be employed/contracted. After all, it is our core business to find and to secure a career path for each and every graduate. Hence our slogan, "It's All About You!". It is in our direct interest to find, to secure and to mentor our graduates along their career paths. Our graduates' expert subject knowledge, and our core values, ethical business norms and international training standards make our graduates (Risk Solutions Operatives) very rare and sought after.”

3. How much does the 12-months training cost?

Answer: Our course fees are*:

• Bastion Pre-Selection: ZAR 3 000 VAT Inclusive
• Bastion Basic Training: ZAR 60 000 VAT Inclusive
• Vasbyt: ZAR 5 000 VAT Inclusive
• Bastion Pre-Selection: ZAR 5 000 VAT Inclusive
• Bastion Specialist Training: ZAR 134 950 VAT Inclusive

* Prices are subject to change

4. Do you have financing available?
Answer: Although Bastion Akademie does not render financing, we can recommend financial institutions where you can apply for financing.

5. Do you assist students to acquire financing?
Answer: Although Bastion Akademie does not render financing, we can recommend financial institutions where you can apply for financing.

6. When is the next intake?
Answer: Bastion Akademie has 4 (four) intakes per year namely in January, April, July and October each year.

7. What must I do to enrol?
Answer: Enrolment is so easy. If you want to enrol for Bastion Akademie's Pre-Selection, you simply fill out the contact form on the Contact Us page or you can phone +27 (0)83 481-0107 and we will assist you.

If you want to enrol into Bastion Akademie's 12-month Risk Solutions Operative Training Programme, you first have to attend and pass the Pre-Selection where after you file an application for enrolment. Again, if you have any questions or uncertainties, you are most welcome to contact us by filling out the contact form on the Contact Us page or you can phone +27 (0)83 481-0107 and we will assist you.

8. How many slots are available?
Answer: We have only limited space available per intake as our training model is based on Special Forces training where a very small instructor-student ratio is imperative. To secure your spot, contact our offices and enrol onto our upcoming Survival Adventure Camp.

9. What kind of work will I do on completion of the 12-months training?
Answer: As you are trained in several elite fields, you have an enormous amount of career avenues in the Private Security Industry. As a specialist, you are earmarked for the Corporate Risk Solutions Industry that pay "top Dollars" to conduct specialised assignments such as safeguarding leaders of government and industry, celebrities, etc. Other companies will employ you to investigate crime as an undercover agent or as an investigative officer, or to conduct high-profile security duties to safeguard convoys, shipping and/or critical infrastructure. Airline companies may employ you as an Air Marshal (flight undercover agent) who is responsible to safeguard passengers, crew and the aircraft in flight. Mines, upmarket arts museums, financial institutions, etc may employ you to escort precious and high-value goods worth hundreds of millions of Rands by air, land or sea around the globe.

10. Where will I work after completion of my 12-months course?
Answer: It depends on your career choice and your preference. Some students prefer to work in extremely high-risk areas in order to earn very large salaries. Others prefer to work in safer conditions overseas, whilst still others prefer to work in South Africa only. As mentioned, our graduates are employed in the Corporate Risk Solutions Industry which is completely different field than the regular Private Security Industry. Unless our graduates require so, they will not be deployed as regular security guards at café's and shopping malls. Instead, they are employed by selected employers who require and are willing to pay for their expert skills and knowledge.

11. What kind of salary will I earn?
Answer: ZAR 12 000 – ZAR 22 000

12. What does "mentorship" and "coaching" mean and how does it benefit me?
Answer: Every person stresses on the first day of work, especially if it is your first work. Many struggle to find out exactly what is expected of them and are either afraid to ask or do not know who to ask. Our unique Mentorship and Coaching Programme is designed to assist you from your first day of work with professional advice and assistance. This means that we act as a friend you can freely communicate with if you encounter any trouble or if you have any questions or if you need more information. Knowing that you have an entire network of experts to assist you surely gives you peace of mind, rendering you the possibility to outperform your peers for promotion.

13. Must I follow a career in the Private Security Industry or Corporate Risk Solutions Industry alone, or do you have other career options too?
Answer: Although we focus primarily on careers in the Corporate Risk Solutions Industry, we are committed to your career excellence. Hence you are under no obligation to be placed meaning that you are free to choose your own dream career path.

14. How does the training programme work and do we get leave?
Answer: Our 12-Months Training Programme is divided into 4 (four) quarters of roughly 12 weeks each. Training commences on the first full week in January of every year and training finishes on or near to the 20th December of every year. Students get more or less 7 (seven) days leave between every quarter to relax and to recuperate. Training is conducted according to a tight yet well-planned daily, weekly and monthly routine that starts at 04H30 every morning to cover essentials such as:

• Spiritual growth
• Personal quiet time
• Leadership
• Character development
• Personal inspections
• Discipline
• Personal fitness
• Self-Defence and Unarmed Combat
• 3 (Three) meals a day
• 3 (Three) refreshment breaks a day
• Self-study and homework
• Theoretical examinations and practical evaluations
• Personal hygiene

15. Is the training for men only, or can ladies also attend?
Answer: Bastion Akademie's Risk Solutions Operative Course is open for men and ladies alike.

16. Can I die?
Answer: This is a question that many young people ask us. Yes, you can die during training or when employed just like you can die crossing a busy street or in a car accident. However, we enforce strict training safety standards and expect of employers to do the same. In addition, students who directly or indirectly endanger the lives of other will be immediately removed from course and sent home.

17. Where are your training facilities located?
Answer: We recently moved offices to the Boschkop area East of Pretoria. We use several training facilities in and around Pretoria, Eastern Transvaal as well as Mossel Bay and Velddrif in the Western Cape.

18. What happens if I get injured?
Answer: Injured students are not necessarily removed from course: We try to keep them on course in order to allow the student to fully recover. However, students must still attend all lectures, although they are pardoned from practical participation. Once the student recovered, the student is enrolled onto our Recovery Plan during which special lectures will be presented before and after hours to allow the student to catch up with the rest of the course.

19. Do you recognise courses from other training institutions and do I get "discount" for that?
Answer: If you obtained a qualification from a recognised training facility or educational institution, we conduct a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) evaluation, as prescribed by the South African Safety and Security Education and Training Authority. If you passed the evaluation, your qualifications are recognised. You will be given credits which you can utilise on any of the other courses to further your training skills eg. If you have done an openwater1 scuba course, we can ensure that you can continue to ow2.

20. What is the age restriction for the Career Development Programme?
Answer: The age restriction for students are 18 - 30 years of age. Preferably single.

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