Asset College’s – PSP50316 Diploma of Government Security


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The 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.


On successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PSP50316 Diploma of Government Security.


This qualification is suited to the following job roles:

Protective Services Manager


Government Security Manager

Security and Risk/WHS Manager

Police Officer/Emergency Services


You will gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

Assess security risks

Develop security risk management plans

Coordinate protective security


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Core and elective units

Packaging Rules

11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 6 core units
  • 5 elective units

Choose 1 elective from Group A Work health safety.

Choose a minimum of 2 electives from Group B General elective units.

Choose the remaining electives from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect the occupational learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. Seek further advice on selecting imported units of competency in the PSP Implementation Guide.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

Core units

PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service

PSPLEG003 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

PSPSEC011 Assess security risks

PSPSEC012 Develop security risk management plans

PSPSEC013 Implement and monitor security risk management plans

PSPSEC014 Coordinate protective security

Elective units

Group A: Work health safety

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

Group B: General elective units

PSPGEN044 Develop client services

PSPGEN046 Undertake research and analysis

PSPGEN047 Promote diversity

PSPGEN050 Manage conflict

PSPGEN054 Use complex workplace communication strategies

PSPGEN058 Coordinate risk management


(Packaging rules originate at the Australian Government Department of Education and Training website.


 Training and assessment is delivered in partnership with Asset Training Australia (RTO #31718)

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