Project: Technical Security

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

The Property Services IRC is updating the suite of security qualifications in the CPP training package to align with changes in technology, crime prevention platforms such as closed circuit television (CCTV), and online security platforms and to transition the components to the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

Technology is increasingly playing a key role in crime prevention, as closed-circuit television (CCTV) and online security platforms become more commonplace. The qualifications have been reviewed against the skills and knowledge needed to operate, install and maintain these technologies.

Key points/recommendations

  • the Certificate II packaging design has been updated to provide packaging options that align with the four main occupations at this entry level:  access control technician, installation technician, security salesperson and service technician:
    • the construction Whitecard unit and ICT WHS unit (which is a prerequisite for cabling registration) should be used in the core to provide maximum flexibility for technical security technicians
    • ICTTEN207 Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks has been included in the elective listing to provide coverage of internet protocol (IP) networks which is an emerging area
  • the Certificate III qualification requires the Certificate II as a new entry requirement and includes in the core: a new unit (CPPSEC3053) to cover cyber security, and an imported unit (ICTTEN416) to cover IP network
  •  the Certificate II and III qualifications do not automatically result in cabling registration, however packaging arrangements allow it if required
  • the Certificate II and III qualifications will not be equivalent to their superseded versions
  • units have been updated, developed or imported to incorporate new terminologies and technologies, eg around video surveillance systems (VSS), IP networks and cyber security
  • overall, feedback on the qualifications is 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.

Project Contact
Contact: Artibus Innovation

Project last updated: October 2019
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