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This project was completed on the 28th of October, 2019.

Security and risk management plays a crucial role in event, public and crowded places risk management.

The security and risk management qualifications (Certificate IV and Diploma) leads to the occupation of Security Consultant or Security Advisor. Security consultants typically advise ‘clients on security requirements and recommends and designs security specifications.’ This means that they assess the potential security risks for buildings or events and provide security protocols and plans to mitigate those risks.

Major project activities involved national stakeholder consultation through emails and web-based feedback, the above TAG meetings, national workshops and SME forums. This has resulted in feedback being considered and incorporated into the final version of the qualifications which are now at validation stage.

Key points/recommendations

  • The Certificate IV in Security Management packaging design has been redeveloped to:
    • provide packaging options that align with two main occupational specialisations in operational security management: security supervisor and security business manager
    • ensure candidates receive a technical qualification in these areas and that there is no overlap with the new Certificate IV qualification in security risk analysis
    • include new units to address concerns around governance and contracting arrangements within security businesses (CPPSEC4022 and CPPSEC4023).
  • Two new skill sets were developed in response to industry feedback:
    • CPPSS000XX Security Business Management
    • CPPSS000XX Security Supervision.
  • A new Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis has been developed incorporating:
    • packaging design ensures a specific focus on ‘security risk analysis’ (as distinct from the more generic risk management skills and knowledge covered by other Training Packages)
    • providing training and assessment that aligns with government initiatives around counter-terrorism and Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism (2017)
    • occupational specialisations in security technology and systems, crowded places and specialist security operations fields
    • new units developed to cover security associated with crowded places (CPPSEC4024 and CPPSEC4025)
    • units imported from the PSP Training Package covering functions associated with handling sensitive information, providing government security briefings and communicating security awareness.
  • The updated Diploma of Security Risk Management:
    • has new entry requirements of the Certificate IV in Security Management (or its equivalent) or the Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis (or its equivalent)
    • has a packaging design that provides a pathway from the Certificate IV qualifications, and incorporates emerging counter-terrorism and crowded places initiatives
    • incorporates new units to cover emerging skill areas associated with analyzing, responding to and communicating active threats (crowded places strategy).
  • In response to feedback as part of the investigative services project, the unit “Undertake case management of investigations” has been updated to “CPPINV4013” and the security context removed so that this unit provides a key pathway for investigators at the Certificate III level.
  • The revised Certificate IV in Security Risk Management will be equivalent to its superseded version.
  • The revised Diploma of Security Risk Management will not be equivalent to its superseded version due to its new entry requirements.
  • Overall, feedback on the qualifications was supportive with only minor modifications required.

Advice on downstream effects of the change

The following six units of competency are proposed units:

  • CPPSEC3004A Lead small teams in the security industry
  • CPPSEC3034A Operate information gathering equipment
  • CPPSEC3048A Maintain effective relationships with security clients
  • CPPSEC3049A Modify and repair security equipment and system
  • CPPSEC4002A Implement effective communication techniques
  • CPPSEC5007A Assess biometrics system.

There will be a teach out period of 12-months. Training providers will have to update their scope accordingly and must not enrol or train students after this 12-month period.

The taining package components from this project can be found on at the following links:

Certificate IV in Security Management

Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis

Diploma of Security Risk Management

Case for Endorsement Security
Contact: Artibus Innovation
Project last updated: May 2021
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