Qualifications and Certifications.

  • School of Engineers Training (1990) – SADF

  • Basic Training as police officer (1991) SAPS Pretoria

  • Internal Stability-Counter Terrorist Actions M11 / 92 (1992) - SAPS Maleoskop

  • Crowd Management (1998) – SAPS Maleoskop

  • National Diploma, Policing, Security Risk Management (1998) - UNISA

  • SWAT Course (1999) - SAPS Welkom

  • Class IV Commercial Diver (2000) – SAPS Diving School

  • Suicide Awareness (2001) – SAPS Welkom

  • Tactical Intervention Techniques (2002) - SAPS Welkom

  • Riot Control - Section Leader (2002) SAPS Welkom

  • Air Radio Licence ICASA (2002)

  • Class IV Commercial Dive Supervisor (2002) – SAPS Diving School

  • Reaction Team member – Section Leader (2003) SAPS Welkom

  • Dacor Service Technician Course (2003) – Divetek

  • Poseidon Diving Systems Technician Course (2004) – Aqua Divers International

  • Occupational Health & Safety Representative (2004) – Lexis Nexis

  • Neptune Dive Full Face Course (2004) – Aqua Divers

  • LTS Swim Instructor Course (2004) – Swimming South Africa

  • Diver Bridging Course (2005) – SAPS Diving School

  • Lifeguard Award (2005) – Lifesaving SA

  • Swim Instructor (2005) – SAPS Diving School

  • Coxswain Vessels 3m, Rescue Craft (2005) – SAPS Water Wing Training

  • Coastal Skipper Cat B (2005) - SAMSA

  • Advanced 4X4 (2005) – Gerotek Training

  • Initial Trauma Debrief Course (2006) – SAPS Welkom

  • Basic Ambulance Assistant (2006) – Impact Training Academy

  • Outboard Marine Maintenance (2006) – Rutherford Marine

  • Education Training & Development Course (2007) – SAPS Pretoria

  • Ship Captain’s Medical Course STCW A-VI /4-2 (2008) – Unicorn Training School

  • Dive Medical Technician (2008) – Professional Diving Centre

  • Conduct Outcomes Based Assessments (2008) – HRD SAQA

  • Design & Develop Outcomes Based Assessments (2008) – HRD SAQA

  • Police Officer (Captain) – Officer’s Orientation (2009) - SAPS Pretoria

  • First Aid @ Sea, STCW A-VI/4-1 (2009) – Pulse Training Academy

  • Marine Fire Fighting, STCW Sec A-VI/1-2 (2009) – SAFMA

  • PSSR & PST, STCW Code A-VI / 1-1 & 4 (2009) – Academy of Maritime Medicine

  • Sea Borderline Commander’s Course (2010) - French Gendarmerie Nationale

  • ITLS Advanced (2010-current) – STSC Jhb

  • BLS Instructor-AHA Course (2010 – current) – Survival Technology

  • Operational Medical Course (2010) – STSC Jhb

  • NSRI Crew (2010) – NSRI Richards Bay

  • Proficiency in Surf rescue techniques (2010) – NSRI Wilderness

  • Electronic Navigation Course (2011) – University of Durban

  • Aviation Health Care Provider Course (2011) – Claassen & Claassen Training

  • Machete Workshop (2011) – Amok SA Johannesburg

  • Military & Law Enforcement weapons (2011) SAPS Pretoria – SASETA

  • Ambulance Emergency Assistant (2011) – Netcare 911 ECC

  • Proficiency in Liferafts Course (2012) – Unicorn Training School

  • Tactical Emergency Medical Support TEMS (2012) – Tacmed

  • Anti-Piracy LEO (2012) - IMO Djibouti

  • Master Rescue Vessels Class 1- 3 (2012) – NSRI

  • South African Search & Rescue Intro Course, IMO model 3.1.3 (2012) – SASAR

  • Marine Engine / Gear Course (2012) – Barlow Equipment CAT

  • PSIRA Certification Grade A with CPO (2013) – PSIRA

  • FPOS-I Level 2 (2013) – EXXPRO

  • Ship Security Officer (2013) – Portship Maritime Training Solutions

  • Weapon Handling Course, Basic / Business Purposes (2015) – TWT Welkom - PFTC

  • Range Officer - Basic & Business Purposes (2015) – TWT Welkom – PFTC

  • CPO Course (2015) – EXPRO Protection Services Port Elizabeth

  • BTEC Level 3 Education & Training QCF (2015) – PBA UK

  • Conduct Moderation of Outcomes Based Assessments (2015) – HRD SAQA

  • FPOS D 13 Enhanced (2015 – current) – RCSE UK

  • FPOS Instructor (2015) – PBA UK

  • Baccalaureus Technologiae Degree, Policing, Security Risk Management (2015) – UNISA

  • ACLS AHA (2016) – ATA ALS Training Academy

  • PSIRA Grade A with CPO (2016) – PSIRA Pretoria

  • Microsoft Office 2010 (2016) – NCC Microsoft

  • FPOS Level 4 (2017) – PBA UK

  • ASMI Course Basic & Advanced (2017) – ASM SA Johannesburg

  • Tactical Weapon Handling (2018) – The Farm Norther Cape - PFTC

  • ITLS Instructor (2018) – ATA International

  • Occupational Health & Safety (2018) – University of Cape Town

  • Project Management Foundations (2019) – University of Cape Town

  • ASMI Instructor (2019) – ASMI International

  • GMDSS Marine Radio Licence (2019) – Portship Maritime Training Solutions

David Spangenberg

 

With 30 years’ experience is security that includes Military, Police and Private Security Industry is South Africa and the middle East this experience has shown me that professionalism, honour, and integrity is not always the order of the day. But one must hold yourself to your own code of conduct on professionalism.

One of the most important lessons I have learned is to always to be prepared as much as possible for anything that might happen and to plan for contingencies. Also, to know how to think out of the box in situations as experience will guide an open-minded person through any rough waters.

Thus, also the reason I involved myself in training to ensure I can share my experience with others but also to share there their experience with me so that we can uplift the standards in training. As I am a Lifelong learner hopefully, I will never stop learning from life, or the academics.

With 23 years serving with the SAPS in high risk teams in urban and rural policing I have experience much and seen a lot both on land, air and sea. As a qualified Ambulance Emergency Assistant registered with the HPCSA I appreciated the fact that one need to be part of your community and the great feeling of assisting your fellow man. I further had the privilege to be a Class IV Commercial Diver and Supervisor from 2000’s in the SAPS. And this opened up another world to me in regard to training and experience and could once again make a difference in other people’s lives but also further my assistance to the judicial system in regard to evidence gathering.

Since 2005 I qualified as a commercial coxswain with various units inland and at sea and volunteered with the National Sea Rescue Institute and could also here assist my fellow man at sea, when they faced the onslaught of the seas.

In 2006 I graduated as facilitator with the SAPS and found that this will be a big part of my life as I thoroughly enjoyed being able to be an educator. I furthered myself as an assessor and a moderator over the next few years and as a qualified Assessor and Moderator registered with various training bodies in South Africa as I had various fields of expertise.

I then had the opportunity in 2013 to work in the Private Sector and moved over to the International arena where I have met and worked in all types of possible scenarios good and bad. This is also where I started to become involved with the PBA due their ethos for devotion and high standard in training, and the freedom to present internationally.

Professionalism consist out of many factors but the most important will be honour and integrity, with these intact one will only be able to deliver a great service to all. We should constantly strive to better what we do to raise the standards of the industry whatever it might be.

Professional Associations.
  • American Heart Association – Instructor Network

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa

  • HWSETA – Moderator

  • NAEMT USA – Associate

  • Professional Firearm Training Association – Assessor / Moderator

  • Project Management Institute – Member

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Associate

  • SASETA – Moderator 

  • South African Resuscitation Council – Instructor

  • TETA – Moderator

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