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Certificate IV in Government Security PSP40316


The Certificate IV in Government Security PSP40316 qualification is for those who want to work in the public sector within operations or in an investigative role. The certificate reflects specific competencies necessary when working as part of government security teams and focuses on meeting public service roles’ unique ethical and legal requirements. If you’re seeking entry into this exciting career, these skills will be perfect for your needs!

RPL - $1250

Study online - $2500

The Certificate IV in Government Security PSP40316 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

After completing this course you could explore some of the following careers:

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Upholding  the values of public service
  • Handling sensitive information
  • Conducting personnel security assessments
  • Maintaining workplace safety
  • Gathering and analysing information

Already have experience in Government. Apply for RPL and gain your qualification sooner!

View the core and elective units that this qualification can be studied via online correspondence or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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.

The personnel vetting specialisation covers the skills required for working without supervision within a personal security area.

The fraud control specialisation covers the skills required by those responsible for preventing and detecting fraud.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Find out more detailed information here.

3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718) we provide the following methods of study in line with their policies:

OPTION – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine what is the right option for you. Watch our video here.

After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:

Choose the way you pay

Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:

  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal

Learn about your payment options or contact us today.

Payment Plans

Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options.

PAYRIGHT: Pays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options.

AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently asked questions

Why study Certificate IV in Government Security?

If you are looking for a career in security, this qualification is a great place to start. It will give you the foundation you need to progress onto more advanced security qualifications or roles. Topics covered in this qualification include legal and regulatory requirements, risk management, emergency procedures, patrolling and guarding, and communication and conflict resolution.

What jobs can I get with a Certificate IV in Government Security?

Jobs that may become available to you with a Certificate IV in Government Security include armed security guard, protective service officer, surveillance officer, and screening officer.

What study options are available to me?

Get started and obtain your Cert IV in Government Security through Online Study or Recognition of Prior Learning. Studying Online is best for those who are new to the field and have not developed foundational skills. RPL however, is for those with experience in a similar industry, it’s cheaper and quicker than online study because it takes what you already know and converts it into national qualifications. Find out more by starting a Free RPL assessment.

What support is provided for me to succeed?

You deserve to study with the best, and 3CIR is here for you. Our trainers are always ready with advice when we need it most – so don’t hesitate- give them a call! If you are applying for RPL and are unsure of the process, let us know and we’ll guide you through the process.

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