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Certificate IV in Government Security PSP40316

Overview

This qualification allows for the attainment of occupational specific competencies for those working in operational roles undertaking government security related functions, with a particular focus on meeting the ethical and legislative requirements of the public service.
It is suitable for individuals who need to apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in specific contexts within the security environment.
The generalist qualification covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a government security environment.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Government Security PSP40316
Program No: C4-SO41
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 6 to 12 months part-time supported by (3x full day) assessment workshops.
Likely Job Outcome: Security Officers, Security Advisers
Enrolment Type: CIT Solutions
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open entry

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Subject Information

For more information please contact CIT Solutions on (02) 6207 4444 or visit their website at citsolutions.edu.au.

Complete 14 subjects (3 Core and 11 Electives)

Core - Complete all 3

  • PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
    • CIT Code: PSAD201
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to contribute to an ethical workplace and participate in ethical decision making. This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently and as part of a team, where they may have some supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
    • CIT Code: PSAD205
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to encourage colleagues in the workplace to comply with legislation. It includes assisting others to comply with legislative requirements, and taking action on non-compliance. This unit applies to those working in generalist or specialist work activities where they need to identify, understand and comply with the legislative environment within which they work. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit may be working independently with some supervisory responsibilities while performing complex tasks in familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information
    • CIT Code: SECU205
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to receive, deal with, maintain and dispose of sensitive information.
      This unit applies to those working in a security role where they would receive, deal with and maintain sensitive information.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently, as part of a team and with occasional supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 11

Group A - Complete 1

  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
    • CIT Code: OHSS201
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs as part of a small work team.
      The unit applies to individuals who have a key role in maintaining workplace safety in an organisation. In their role they closely monitor aspects of work associated with the safe delivery of products and services, and they have a responsibility for influencing safety in the workplace.

      Prerequisites: Nil

General - Complete 10

  • PSPGEN034 Compose complex workplace documents
    • CIT Code: PSAD282
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to compose written complex workplace documents. It includes interpreting and evaluating workplace information and editing. This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit would work independently performing complex tasks in a range of contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients
    • CIT Code: PSAD116
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to identify client needs, deliver a service, monitor through feedback and then review the service.
      This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit would be working under supervision, performing routine tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN027 Gather and analyse information
    • CIT Code: PSAD126
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to collect and analyse information to achieve work unit objectives and meet client needs. It includes identifying and collecting information, analysing and interpreting information, developing and applying workable solutions, presenting information and maintaining information. This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit would work independently, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
    • CIT Code: PSAD203
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to use advanced workplace communication strategies. It includes dealing with complex enquiries and/or complaints, giving directions, managing meetings and giving presentations. This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit will be working independently, with possible supervisory responsibilities, performing complex task in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation
    • CIT Code: PSAD206
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to identify, implement and monitor relevant policy and report on implementation. This unit applies to public sector staff and other stakeholders working in a role where they are required to support policy implementation. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit would work independently. They would perform routine tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPSEC005 Undertake government security risk analysis
    • CIT Code: SECU217
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to analyse risk against an organisation's operational environment. It includes establishing the security risk context and compiling a security risk register by identifying, analysing and evaluating risk against a security plan.
      This unit applies to those working at an operational level, in specialist or generalist roles across all areas within an organisation.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to the security plan.
      Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently and as part of a team using support resources as required. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPSEC010 Provide government security briefings
    • CIT Code: SECU240
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills required to organise and conduct security briefings which may be delivered face to face, via telecommunication means or briefing papers.
      This unit applies to those working in the security sector with some responsibility for determining the need for, and the provision of security briefings.
      The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
      Those undertaking this unit will be working as part of a team or independently where support is available for more complex situations. They will perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSEC4004A Monitor and review security operations
    • CIT Code: SECU249
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise field staff during the conduct of security operations.  It requires the ability to source and apply security information, organise equipment and resources, address operational problems, and evaluate operational effectiveness. This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons responsible for supervising security operations in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSEC4003A Advise on security needs
    • CIT Code: SECU248
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to determine a client's security requirements and security risk. It requires the ability to provide accurate security services recommendations and alternative options, analyse security risk, present advice in a suitable format, and monitor and evaluate client feedback.  This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons providing advice, solutions or strategies to minimise security risks in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSEC4007A Assess threat
    • CIT Code: SECU252
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to assess current, future and potential threats to identified assets or activities. It requires the ability to undertake an assessment of client operations, identify and analyse potential or existing threats, undertake a consequence analysis and present assessment findings.  This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in threat assessment operations in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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Diploma Government PSP50116
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Certificate IV Government (Service Delivery) PSP40116
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Certificate IV Procurement and Contracting PSP40616
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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au