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The aim of the Bastion Pre-Selection is to ensure that all applicants:

  • Have the phychological profile of a Risk Solutions Operative.
  • Have the cognitive capability to successfully complete the course.
  • Have the physical ability to undergo physical strenuous training and exercises.
A Bastion Akademie Risk Solutions Operative is the elite of the global private security industry. As the word implies, a Bastion Akademie Risk Solutions Operative is a solutions-driven security professional who is intensely selected and rigorously trained by seasoned subject specialists who served in various elite units including but not limited to the Special Forces Brigade, South African Police Special Task Force, 44 Parachute Brigade, SAPS VIP Protection Unit, etc for 12 consecutive months in elite subjects in order to deliver real-time solutions by protecting the lives, family, assets, interests, image and reputation of our valued clients in ultra-high risk countries and environments whether it be land-based, aviation or maritime operations.

To a professional adventurer like you, this is the ultimate challenge the Global Private Security Industry has to offer. In order to uphold the standard of excellence for which Bastion Akademie is known, our Bastion Akademie Pre-Selection is a prerequisite for enrolment into our elite 12-months Bastion Akademie Risk Solutions Operative Training Programme.

The Bastion Akademie Pre-Selection is the most arduous in South Africa, if not in the world. It is designed to make it physically impossible for a candidate to complete on sheer physical strength alone. Although you do not need to be a Comrades marathon athlete or an Iron Man participant, you must have the physical, mental and cognitive aptitude to handle tremendous corporate and high-risk pressure in order to safeguard our valued clients’ lives, assets, image and reputation under extreme conditions.


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Why a Pre-Selection?

Pre-Selection Curriculum

Pre-Selection Fee

Pre-Selection Enrolment
Pre-Selection Requirements

What Must I Bring Along?

Pre-Selection Preparation Programme

Pre-Selection Enrolment Form
Why a Pre-Selection?
  • Making sure that only vetted and screened students enrol in order to prevent international criminals and terrorists from acquiring elite skills which can raise the stakes for law enforcement agencies in the war against terror.
  • To protect the financial interests of our students and their parents/sponsors by ensuring that applicants meet the physical, mental and cognitive profiles required for a Bastion Akademie Risk Solutions Operative.
Pre-Selection Requirements

Bastion Akademie recruits the attitude and trains the skill, the approach of the present-day employment market. This means that skills can be acquired, but attitude can’t. Our training will drastically increase your fitness and you will learn a great many specialised tactical security skills, but your attitude is something that only you can bring to the table. To this end, you must comply with the following Bastion Akademie Pre-Selection requirements:


Did you know that Bastion Akademie offers you the opportunity to prepare for your Pre-Selection? Click here to read more.

General Requirements

All applicants must comply with the following simple general requirements:

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Proof of Citizenship or Country of Origin
  • Well-Spoken in Afrikaans and English
  • Recommendation of Spiritual Leader
  • Recommendation of Head Master or (Previous) Employer
  • Both Sexes Welcome
  • Display a high standard of discipline, commitment and performance/achievement throughout the entire training period


Mental Profiling

Only persons with the most stable, calm, strong, well-rounded and mature psychological profiles, and who are in possession of the required aptitude, are admitted. Mental profiling comprises of the following:

  • Phobia Tests (water; fire; heights; claustrophobia; ability to work alone; domestic animals etc)
  • Observation Ability (60%)
  • Vocabulary Test (40%)
  • Ability to handle stress and pressure


Medical Screening

Applicants must submit a letter from your district surgeon to certify the following:

  • Good eyesight
  • Good hearing ability
  • No serious ailments or illnesses
  • No physical problems
  • No addictive habits (drugs and alcohol)


Screening and Vetting

Your screening and vetting process comprises of the following simple activities:

  • Credit Check
  • Criminal Record Check (South African Police Clearance)
  • Financial and Personal Background Checks
  • Compliance potential in terms of the Private Security Industry Regulatroy Authority (PSIRA) regulations.

Physical Evaluation

Again, you do not need to be a Comrades marathon athlete or an Iron Man participant. However, it is in your best interest to ensure that you comply with the following minimum fitness standard:

  • 20 x Push-ups (non-stop)
  • 30 x Sit-ups (in 2 minutes)
  • 2m Wall Scaling (3 attempts) (with clean fatigue)
  • 150m Fireman’s Lift in 105 seconds (with clean fatigue)
  • 2.4km Run in 20 minutes (with clean fatigue)
  • 30 (15 shuttle kicks per foot) x shuttle kicks (non-stop)
  • 3 x pull-ups
  • 20 x 6.15m shuttle runs in 120 seconds (with clean fatigue)
  • 3 x Dips
  • 4m Rope climb (3 attempts
  • 15km walk in 2 hours 15 minutes (with clean fatigue)

Water Tests

Your Pre-Selection Water Tests are the minimum requirements to prove your basic ability to be trained as an Open Water Scuba Diver. To this end, you need to comply with the following simple water tests:

  • 50m Swim (non-stop)
  • Swim through a drum submerged underwater


Did you know that Bastion Akademie offers you the opportunity to prepare for your Pre-Selection? Click here to read more.


Pre-Selection Curriculum

Your Pre-Selection promises to be an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime. The Bastion Akademie Pre-Selection is a 2-day, action-packed programme full of adventure during which our elite instructors will teach you the following basic skills:

  • Physical Training (PT)
  • Handgun Orientation Training
  • Vetting and Screening
  • Water Tests


Navigation Training

The ability to navigate with precision and with pinpoint accuracy is an essential core skill of any Risk Solutions Operative. Hence the importance of testing your learning ability related to the map reading and land navigation. During your 2-day Bastion Akedemie Pre-Selection, our elite instructors will teach you to:

  • Plot yourself on a map
  • Calculate direction
  • Plan your navigation route

Survival Orientation Training

Your Survival Pointers and Concept Application is one of the most adventurous modules of your Pre-Selection during which we teach you the basics of:

  • Survival Psychology
  • Finding and Procuring Water
  • Reading the Weather
  • Building a Waterproof Survival Shelter
  • Crafting Survival Weapons
  • Starting a Fire Without Matches
  • Ability to function alone


Combat Assault Course

The Combat Assault Course is not only designed to evaluate an applicant’s ability to negotiate obstacles, but also to negotiate obstacles in life. The Combat Assault Course promises to be one of the highlights of your Bastion Akademie Pre-Selection.


What Must I Bring Along To the Pre-Selection?




  • Black PT short or black polyshorts
  • Raincoat
  • Warm Jacket
  • Running Shoes
  • Running Socks
  • Completed Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae of Applicant
  • Testimonial of Headmaster
  • Testimonial of Spiritual Leader
  • Testimonial of Previous Employer
  • Certified Copy of ID
  • Certified Copy of Passport
  • Colour ID Photos x 2
  • District Surgeon’s Certificate
  • Confirmation of Physical Address







  • Bible
  • Pocketknife
  • Rope
  • Stationary (notebook; pen; pencil; eraser; small ruler)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Small rucksack / Backpack
  • 2L Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Toiletries





Pre-Selection Fee
Your all-inclusive Pre-Selection fee amounts to ZAR 3,000 (three thousand Rand) and includes psychological evaluations, intuition fees, transportation, meals, accommodation, etc.
Pre-Selection Preparation Programme

Did you know that Bastion Akademie offers you the opportunity to prepare for your Pre-Selection? This includes but is not limited to:

  • Handing you a daily PT (physical training) preparation programme.
  • Monthly fitness evaluations – and you are most welcome to bring your folks along.
Pre-Selection Enrolment

In order to procure your spot on the Pre-Selection, follow the following simple steps:

  • Complete the contact form below
  • Pay a R1000 non-refundable deposit
  • Pay the remaining R2000 when you arrive for the Pre-Selection
  • Submit all required documentation when you arrive for the Pre-Selection
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