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Certificate IV in Biometric Technologies 10837NAT

Overview

This course will provide you with knowledge and skills to process and interpret biometric and facial comparison information for forensic examination. This includes conducting biometric (face, hand, eye and/or voice) identification and verification. A biometric technician compares digital and biometric evidence to make a determination on an unknown persons’ identity. This includes providing advice on suitable technologies for organisational implementation.

Qualification:

Qualification:

Certificate IV in Biometric Technologies 10837NAT

Program No:

Program No:

C4-HS37

Campus:

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

Duration:

4 semesters part time

Cost Info:

Cost Info:

The 2020 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. Subject costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available. The fees below apply unless training as an apprentice or trainee.

Likely Job Outcome:

Likely Job Outcome:

Biometric Technician

Enrolment Type:

Application Type:

Standard; Full Fee
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Timetable Information

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Entry Requirements

It is recommended that applicants are currently working in a public or private sector agency that undertakes biometric work, are able to demonstrate proficient computer skills, and have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 11 subjects

Core: Complete all 8

  • NAT10837001   Apply and interpret biometric technology information
    • CIT Code: FOSC429
      Cost: Standard $210.00
      Full fee $660.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to collect and interpret technical information on biometric systems to inform decision making. It requires the abilities to understand diverse biometric systems for secure access and authentication of identity in the workplace. It includes the skills required to gather and interpret information and report on biometric workplace applications. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces; police services, border security agencies, security organisations, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial institutions. This unit applies to individuals who need to research, use and interpret physiological and behavioral biometric systems and information for workplace implementation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • NAT10837002   Apply forensic digital imaging techniques
    • CIT Code: FOSC430
      Cost: Standard $270.00
      Full fee $820.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use basic techniques to prepare for, assess and report on controlled digital image examinations to solve forensic workplace problems. It requires the abilities to analyse forensic digital and digitised images in accordance with industry standards, legislation and safe work procedures. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces; police services, border security agencies, security organisations, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial institutions. This unit applies to roles that involve examining digital images from sources including cameras and scanners, using evidentiary standards to meet a workplace need. It does not apply to roles that involve using photographic equipment and techniques to take photographs.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • NAT10837003   Apply facial comparison techniques
    • CIT Code: FOSC431
      Cost: Standard $190.00
      Full fee $570.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to examine, interpret and report on controlled facial comparisons using terminology and techniques in a workplace. This includes assessing individual workplace requirements in accordance with applicable legislation, security and privacy protocols. It requires the abilities to identify and analyse anatomical and physiological characteristics of the face. This includes identifying the scope and limitations of facial comparison techniques, and reporting on the results of facial comparisons using evidentiary standards to meet a workplace need. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces: police services, border security agencies, security organisations, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial institutions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSEC4020   Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs
    • CIT Code: FOSC436
      Cost: Standard $140.00
      Full fee $410.00
      Description: This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to interact with people internally and externally through verbal, non-verbal and written communication and to follow verbal and written instructions in the work place. It includes communicating verbally and non-verbally with clients, giving and receiving instructions, taking part in group discussions, participating in informal meetings and preparing to process routine correspondence and records. The unit is applicable to all personnel but has a specific focus on the communication skills required by individuals at entry level in public safety organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSEC2019A   Monitor biometric equipment and systems
    • CIT Code: FOSC401
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Full fee $130.00
      Description: You will monitor the operational effectiveness of a range of biometric equipment and systems in a workplace environment. You will be required to monitor and respond to biometric equipment and systems data and information, receive and verify data, identify discrepancies and potential breaches of security, and implement appropriate responses. You will also be involved in changes of shift duties including the processing and maintenance of workplace information. You will need to have an understanding of the operating principles of biometric equipment, systems and technology as well as the ability to interpret and apply effective principles and requirements relating to confidentiality, privacy and security in your workplace. This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in security operations involving the use of biometric equipment and systems in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSL975052   Locate, record and collect forensic samples
    • CIT Code: FOSC438
      Cost: Standard $240.00
      Full fee $730.00
      Description: This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare and present evidence in court. It requires - sourcing, organising and checking security information to be used as evidence in court proceedings, and checking compliance against rules of evidence and evidence management principles to ensure admissibility - participating in oral briefing sessions, submitting evidence briefs and preparing documentation and exhibits - adhering to court procedures and protocols such as those relating to personal presentation, manner and language - presenting evidence in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner and providing specialist opinion on request. It applies to people working independently or under limited supervision as members of a security team.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • TLIE4013   Apply workplace statistics
    • CIT Code: TRAN205
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Full fee $160.00
      Description: This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply statistical data in the workplace. The application of workplace statistics is carried out as an integral part of work operations in the context of the workplace concerned. It includes identifying situations where statistics are used in the workplace, collecting numerical data, processing and presenting data, and interpreting trends and patterns from numerical data. It includes applying established statistical principles for work outcomes within workplace operations. Work is performed under general guidance on progress and outcomes of work. It involves discretion and judgement for self and others in planning and using resources, services and processes to achieve required outcomes within organisational policy and procedures. The unit generally applies to those with responsibility for resource coordination and allocation, and who lead individuals or teams. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PUACOM001   Communicate in the workplace
    • CIT Code: COMM512
      Cost: Standard $80.00
      Full fee $250.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge to locate, record and collect evidence or samples that will be used for forensic examination or testing. Competency includes the ability to locate, collect, package, transport and store forensic samples. This unit applies to technical officers working in all industry sectors and government agencies, such as food, forensic, medical and environmental laboratories. The term forensic is used to describe the collection of samples that may have legal implications, such as those collected to verify insurance claims or prove paternity for payment of maintenance. All operations must comply with relevant standards, appropriate procedures and/or workplace requirements. Although a supervisor may not always be present, the technical officer will follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) that clearly describe the scope of permitted practice, including varying workplace/test procedures and communicating results to people outside the laboratory.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 3

  • NAT10837004   Apply and provide advice on face biometric technologies
    • CIT Code: FOSC432
      Cost: Standard $190.00
      Full fee $570.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to examine, interpret and communicate technical and practical information on face biometric technologies for workplace implementation. It requires the abilities to identify and analyse face biometric systems to meet a workplace need. This includes assessing individual workplace requirements in accordance with industry standards, legislation, security and privacy-related protocols. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces: police services, border security agencies, security organisations, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial institutions. This unit applies to roles that involve the application of a face biometric system for implementation within the workplace. It does not apply to roles that involve the technical installation of face biometric systems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • NAT10837005   Apply and provide advice on eye biometric technologies
    • CIT Code: FOSC433
      Cost: Standard $190.00
      Full fee $570.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to examine, interpret and communicate technical and practical information on eye biometric technologies for workplace implementation. It requires the abilities to identify and analyse eye biometric systems, including iris and retina, to meet a workplace need. This includes assessing individual workplace requirements in accordance with industry standards, legislation, security and privacy-related protocols. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces: police services, border security agencies, security organisations, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial institutions. This unit applies to roles that involve the application of an eye biometric system for implementation within the workplace. It does not apply to roles that involve the technical installation of eye biometric systems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • NAT10837006   Apply and provide advice on hand biometric technologies
    • CIT Code: FOSC434
      Cost: Standard $190.00
      Full fee $570.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to examine, interpret and communicate technical and practical information on hand biometric technologies for workplace implementation. It requires the abilities to identify and analyse hand biometric systems including vein pattern recognition (VPR), hand geometry, finger geometry and palm print, to meet a workplace need. This includes assessing individual workplace requirements in accordance with industry standards, legislation, security and privacy-related protocols. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces: police services, border security agencies, security organisations, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial institutions. This unit applies to roles that involve the application of a hand biometric system for implementation within the workplace. It does not apply to roles that involve the technical installation of hand biometric systems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • NAT10837007   Apply and provide advice on voice biometric technologies
    • CIT Code: FOSC435
      Cost: Standard $190.00
      Full fee $570.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to examine, interpret and communicate technical and practical information on voice biometric technologies for workplace implementation. It requires the abilities to identify and analyse voice biometric systems, to meet a workplace need. This includes assessing individual workplace requirements in accordance with industry standards, legislation, security and privacy-related protocols. This unit could be applied in, but is not limited to, the following workplaces: police services, border security agencies, security organisations, road traffic agencies, investigation units and financial institutions. This unit applies to roles that involve the application of a voice biometric system for implementation within the workplace. It does not apply to roles that involve the technical installation of voice biometric systems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSEC3124   Prepare and present evidence in court
    • CIT Code: FOSC437
      Cost: Standard $65.00
      Full fee $195.00
      Description: This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to assess the security needs of clients and provide documented advice on security systems that employ advanced technologies including biometrics, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, smart technologies and video integration. It includes conducting research to maintain knowledge of existing and emerging security technologies, assessing risks associated with the client�s specific circumstances and operating environment, and evaluating client satisfaction to improve service provision. This unit is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

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