New Accredited Courses

SASSETA Accredited Courses

SASSETA Accredited Courses

Milites Dei Academy has new accredited courses on offer. These courses are ideal for people working in the security industry or just employed at the moment but who is thinking of changing their careers. Thus, you can keep your job and still study at MDA.

The courses are presented in contact sessions. The courses are also fully accredited at SASSETA. The two qualifications are:

  • National Certificate: General Security Practices, Total Credits 124, Qualification Code 58577
  • Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Specialist Security Practices, Total Credits 137, Qualification Code 57713

This courses are approached from a military style perspective. Thus, when you study, you will stay in accommodation with meals per day and uniform included. With that we incorporate the MDA military style training, where you will be a part of the flag rise, morning exercises as well as drilling and practical military style skills. This in return, allows you to boost your experience and expertise so that you become a security official that operates with military precision, honour and toughness.

Both the qualifications will lead to exciting opportunities within the security industry in South Africa as well as promotion opportunities.

You can also look at the MDA Facebook Page for pictures of students that was at MDA and is still completing their courses:



SASSETA Accredited

SASSETA Accredited


Milites Dei Academy is proud to announce that the academy has received SASSETA Accreditation. The accreditation number of MDA at SASSETA is 171999692736. Also see

To be accredited by SASSETA means that MDA must adhere to the quality provision of skills development and qualifications for South African citizens in the safety and security environment.

It is thus the aim of MDA to do exactly that. To offer Military Style Education and Training so that students after completing there studies can be employed in the upmarket private security industry.

Students are taught to complete all tasks and subjects with military style precision, honour and toughness. See the Facebook pages for more detail at:


MDA offers three courses that links with the courses below, namely:

  • One-month anti-poaching special forces ranger;
  • Three-months specialist operative; and
  • One-year risk solutions operative.

The year course is a very comprehensive course.

Within the SASSETA accreditation, MDA can offer the following full qualifications:

Qualification Code Qualification Description Total Credits
58577 National Certificate: General Security Practices 124
57713 Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices 137

Precision Honour Toughness

Precision Honour Toughness

Precision Honour Toughness

At Milites Dei Academy students are motivated to strive towards the perfection of three creeds, namely precision, honour and toughness.

  1. Precision The quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate. For example “The deal was planned and executed with military precision”.
synonyms: exactness, exactitude, accuracy, accurateness, correctness, preciseness, clarity, clearness, distinctness; faithfulness, fidelity; care, carefulness, meticulousness, scrupulousness, punctiliousness, particularity, methodicalness, perfection, rigour, rigorousness, nicety

“A technique which examines and identifies each and everything with the highest level of precision”. 

  1. Honour High respect; great esteem. For example “You are an honour to our profession”.
synonyms: distinction, privilege, glory, tribute, kudos, cachet, prestige, fame, renown, merit, credit, importance, illustriousness, notability; respect, esteem, approbation

The quality of knowing and doing what is morally right. For example “I must as a matter of honour avoid any taint of dishonesty”.

synonyms: integrity, honourableness, honesty, uprightness, ethics, morals, morality, principle, (high) principles, righteousness, rectitude, nobility, high-mindedness, right-mindedness, noble-mindedness; virtue, goodness, decency, probity, scrupulousness, worthiness, worth, fairness, justness, justice, truthfulness, trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, faithfulness, fidelity
  1. Toughness Strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling.
synonyms: durable, strong, resilient, resistant, sturdy, rugged, firm, solid, substantial, sound, stout, indestructible, unbreakable, hard, rigid, stiff, inflexible, toughened; hard-wearing, long-lasting, heavy-duty, well built, made to last

Able to endure hardship or pain. For example “We had a vasbyt for 13 days in a row”.

synonyms: resilient, strong, hardy, gritty, determined, resolute, dogged, stalwart; rugged, fit, robust, powerful, red-blooded, doughty; hardened, cynical, hard-bitten; informal hard, (as) tough as old boots

o   Having the confidence and determination to cope in difficult situations.

o   Difficult and requiring determination or effort.

synonyms: arduous, onerous, difficult, demanding, hard, heavy, taxing, burdensome, tiring, exhausting, punishing, wearying, fatiguing, laborious, strenuous, exacting, troublesome, formidable, stressful, Herculean

Demonstrating a strict and uncompromising approach. For example “Police have been getting tough with criminals”.

synonyms: strict, stern, severe, hard, harsh, firm, hard-hitting, adamant, inflexible, unyielding, unbending, uncompromising, unsentimental, unsympathetic; merciless, ruthless, callous, hard-hearted, uncaring, cold, cool, stony, stony-hearted, flinty; informal hard-nosed, hard-boiled; informal badass

All in A Day at Milites Dei Academy

The pictures below shows all that can happen in a day at Milites Dei Academy. ”All in a Day” means that students are prepared every day within a variety of skills and accredited courses to operate as specialist operatives.

Everything that the student masters at MDA put them into a special class of individuals. Milites Dei Academy students are highly sought after in the upmarket security industry because they do everything they participate in with military precision.

Milites Dei Academy provides Military Style Education and Training that are:

  • Elite;
  • Extraordinary; and
  • Exclusive.

Milites Dei Academy students walk out of the MDA as full-rounded, focused, mature, strong and equipped individuals that understands routine, discipline, structure, tradition and fitness. They are ‘beyonders’.

If you want to become part of this special group of individuals, contact us at

Milites Dei Academy

PSIRA No. 2758028

PHYSICAL ADDRESS – Part 51 Peebles, White River, 1240

POSTAL ADDRESS – Postnet Suite # 396, Private Bag X 9910, White River, 1240

TELEPHONE AND FAX – Mobile: 0814788018, Fax: +27 13 749 0004





All in A Day at Milites Dei Academy

All in A Day at Milites Dei Academy

Registration for 2018 Still Open

Registration at Milites Dei Academy is still open. Students are also slowly arriving one by one. When you are ready and your application forms was filled and send back to MDA and your fees was paid, you can join MDA immediately.

The qualifications and skills that you will obtain at MDA will lead you into a very exiting career as a specialist operative.

An added benefit is that you earn a salary while you study the three months course at MDA. Already after the three months, students are actively assisted to find employment in the following areas:

  • On cruise ships, private yachts and cargo ships;
  • As private investigators;
  • Anti-poaching units;
  • Security at mines, lodges and 5-star hotels;
  • Farm security;
  • Under-cover agents;
  • Assets in transit;
  • At big international security companies;
  • As trackers;
  • Students can also start their own security companies and complete freelance risk solutions.

For those that are brave of heart, a nine-months risk solutions operative course is awaiting which includes training such as team tactical, hostage negotiation, parachuting, FPOS; forensics; demolition, NKP; marksman, facial recognition and the list goes on.

Milites Dei Academy is also not a fake academy but is registered with PSIRA.

You can contact us at:

Milites Dei Academy – PSIRA No. 2758028


Part 51 Peebles

White River



PostNet Suite # 396

Private Bag X 9910

White River



Mobile: 0814788018
Fax: +27 13 749 0004


Registration for 2018 Still Open

Registration for 2018 Still Open

Camouflage and Deception in Water

Camouflage and Deception in Water as part of the Military Style Education and Training at Milites Dei Academy.

Camouflage in water is an important skill at Milites Dei Academy. The reason is that security operatives need new ways of taking criminals to task. Criminals need to be surprised in an attempt to either gather evidence and/or make an arrest.

The French slang word camouflage came into common English usage during World War I when the concept of visual deception developed into an essential part of modern military tactics. In that war, long-range artillery and observation from the air combined to expand the field of fire, and camouflage was widely used to decrease the danger of being targeted or to enable surprise. As such, military camouflage is a form of military deception.

Camouflage was first practiced in simple form in the mid 18th century by jäger- or rifle units. Their tasks required them to be inconspicuous, and they were issued green and later other drab colour uniforms.

The Milites Dei Academy (MDA) Students had to practice using camouflage and then create the deception that there is no person in the foliage and/or water.

Deception, the employment of trickery or guile, is equal parts art and science. It is typically defined as “causing another to believe what is not true; to mislead or ensnare” (Webster’s, 1999).

Thus, when looking at the photographs below, one easily believe that you just see water or just see foliage, yet a student is actually just well-camouflaged and concealed.

Also see the MDA Facebook page for more exciting and absolutely brilliant skills included in the courses on offer.

Camouflage in Water

Military Style Education High Lights December 2017

Military Style Education High Lights December 2017

Students are already working when study the military style education and training at Milites Dei Academy. The programme, although at a slower pace during the December season, continues and students still have to prepare for inspection, explore the area and complete surveillance exercises.

Yet, at least a x-mas dinner was served to staff and students. The lunch was short for some as they soon had to leave to commence with the risk solution jobs at luxury lodges.

See all the Facebook posts of the MDA student activities at

See pictures below of some of the activities during December 2017.

Military Style Education High Lights December 2017

Military Style Education High Lights December 2017

Specialist Operative

Specialist Operative

Specialist Operative

Specialist Operative

The question that might confront you is “What is a Specialist Operative?” In an attempt to answer that question, Milites Dei Academy, recently received a comment from an ex-SANDF rifleman. He started participating as a student at MDA and some weeks into the training he stated that the course content is that of the special forces. One would consider his comment authentic, because after all, he was many years in the SANDF.

This statement is supported by the comments of the business owner ..if he comes out of Milites Dei Academy you have just got yourself a real man fully trained soldier thank you…” See the previous blog on the MDA website, at

The fact of the matter is that at MDA, students gain the skills of 30 different military style competencies and to name a few:

  • Camouflage and concealment;
  • Map work and route referencing;
  • Surveillance;
  • Tracking;
  • Fire and movement;
  • Survival; and
  • The list goes on.

Noteworthy, is the fact that the private upmarket security industry needs a new kind of employee because crime not only in South Africa but the whole world is extreme. Security, in this sense need a specialist operative and the scope for work after studying at MDA is diverse and in need of these skills.

MDA would like to refer prospective students to all the previous blogs written but below find a few blogs that explains the specialist training, look at the following links:


PSIRA Accredited

PSIRA Accredited

(MDSS) Milites Dei Security Services (Pty) Ltd is now accredited with PSIRA. See the certificate below. Thus, when students study the military style education and training, they also receive a salary per month. MDSS is also trading as Milites Dei Academy.

Furthermore, students at MDA really impresses the industry. Recently, a business owner made the following remark about the MDA training:

It all about making boys in to men REAL MEN”.

The business owner continues by stating that “…yes I’ve seen your men at work .real men real security south Africa there are just to many security company’s that hires guards with no training and that’s were. The problems starts ..armed respond company should by law send there new applicant to Milites Dei Academy for full training ..people must learn if the men have a badge of your training academy on there chest…Now you have real security ..look I know what I’m talking about I use to work in Midrand in 1992 ..we were told to hire anybody off the street and give them a uniform cheap labour …its still done to this day I was area manager for a big company …I have checked you guys out ..and I would recommend any company in south Africa …please see what you hire before he comes on your property ..if he comes out of Milites Dei Academy you have just got yourself a real man fully trained soldier thank you…”

Also see all the posts about what MDA do while studying and note all pictures are of real students while participating at

PSIRA Certificate

PSIRA Certificate

Employment for the Extraordinary

Employment for the Extraordinary

Employment for the Extraordinary

Employment was yet again secured for one of Milites Dei Academy’s (MDA) extraordinary students. He starts today, 5 December 2017, as a Counter Poaching Ranger. Wildlife Management Services contacted MDA yesterday, secured a visit to the academy and arrived at 7h00 on 5 Dec 2017. After conversations with staff and students, they decided to immediately employ one of the students. This is not the first time that something like this happens.

The industry is highly impressed with Milites Dei Academy students because of the various skills and qualifications students collect in the three months at MDA.

You can also look at the Milites Dei Academy Facebook posts to see what students gain from the academy on

The pictures above show the MDA student with the owners of this company as well as the MDA Captain saluting a farewell.