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Certificate IV

Certificate IV in Security Management CPP40719





Looking to advance your career in the security industry? Look no further than the CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security Management.

Designed for security subcontractors, supervisors, and managers, this qualification equips you with the skills necessary to coordinate all aspects of your team’s operations, including monitoring centre coverage, electronic security, static guard duty, and mobile unit management. You’ll learn to undertake this work while following complex regulatory guidelines, ensuring you’re well-equipped to provide high-quality security services to clients and employees.

By enrolling in the CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security Management, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in your role and take your career to the next level. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to advance your security career – enrol today!


The Certificate IV in Security Management CPP40719 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

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

  • Security business manager
  • Security operations supervisor
  • Technical security manager
  • Security supervisor
  • Security trainer
  • Control room manager
  • Event security supervisor
  • Monitoring centre manager

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Managing work health and safety
  • Assessing and advising on client security needs
  • Security briefing and debriefing processes
  • Establishing ethics and governance

Already have experience in Security and risk management? 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).

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

12 units of competency

4 core units

8 elective units.

Electives are to be chosen as follows:

all units within Group A or all units within Group B

up to 4 units within Groups A, B or C not already selected

an elective unit may be selected from Group D or from any training package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units

CPPSEC4001 Manage work health and safety in the security work environment

CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs

CPPSEC4005 Facilitate security operations briefing and debriefing processes

CPPSEC4022 Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses

Elective Units

Group A: Business Management

BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures

BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding

BSBOPS401 Coordinate business resources

CPPSEC4023 Implement contracting arrangements for security businesses

Group B: Supervision

BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships

BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness

BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities

CPPSEC4004 Supervise security operations

Group C: Specialist

CPPINV4013 Undertake case management of investigations

CPPSEC4008 Assess and prepare security tender submissions

CPPSEC4009 Interpret electronic information from advanced technology security systems

CPPSEC4010 Manage monitoring centre operations

CPPSEC4011 Manage field staff activity and incident response from control room

CPPSEC4014 Commission and decommission networked security systems

CPPSEC4015 Maintain networked security systems

CPPSEC4016 Install networked security systems

CPPSEC4017 Design security system configurations and specifications

CPPSEC4018 Program and configure networked security systems

CPPSEC4019 Diagnose faults in networked security systems

CPPSEC4020 Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs

CPPSEC4021 Develop standard operating procedures for advanced technology security systems

Group D: General

BSBESB403 Plan finances for new business ventures

BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity

BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations

BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBITS411 Maintain and implement digital technology

BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies

BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities

BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement

PSPREG017 Undertake compliance audits

**Online study units:**

Core units

  • CPPSEC4001 Manage work health and safety in the security work environment
  • CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs
  • CPPSEC4005 Facilitate security operations briefing and debriefing processes
  • CPPSEC4022 Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses

Elective units*

  • BSBOPS401 Coordinate business resources
  • BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
  • BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • CPPSEC4023 Implement contracting arrangements for security businesses
  • BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
  • BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • CPPSEC4004 Supervise security operations

The Certificate IV in Security Management is pivotal for those looking to lead and innovate in the dynamic security field, encompassing roles from security supervisors to business managers. This qualification is your gateway to becoming a pivotal part of an industry that is expanding and evolving with technological advancements and societal needs.

As the Australian labour market diversifies, the demand for skilled professionals in security management roles is rising. The National Skills Commission forecasts robust employment growth across all industries, emphasising roles requiring post-secondary education​. This trend underscores the importance of the Certificate IV in Security Management for those aspiring to positions such as control room manager, event security supervisor, and technical security manager, among others.

The security sector is part of the broader protective services industry. In this field, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements are increasingly stringent, reflecting the high level of trust and expertise required. As we navigate a world where security challenges become more complex, the ability to adapt and respond with innovative solutions is paramount. This course equips you with the skills to manage and lead in such an environment, ensuring you are well-prepared to meet and exceed industry standards.

Job security and the allure of meaningful work in security are more relevant than ever, with candidates prioritising these aspects when seeking employment​​. The Certificate IV in Security Management aligns with these priorities by offering a career path that is not only in demand but also provides a sense of accomplishment in safeguarding communities and assets.

Embarking on a journey with the Certificate IV in Security Management opens doors to a profession at the heart of societal safety and well-being. As the industry continues to grow and evolve, so does the need for skilled, forward-thinking leaders. Prepare to be at the forefront of this change, equipped with knowledge and skills that are highly valued across various sectors and indispensable in our modern world.

Delivery Pathways

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

OPTION 1 – Study Online

Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies.

Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR.

OPTION 2 – 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 the right option. Watch our video here.

OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities
You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.

OPTION 4 – Study in Class
Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.

Software and Technical Requirements

Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning.

Essentials for Your Learning Journey

  1.     Hardware Specifications:

A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet.
An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.

  1.     Internet Connectivity:

An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.

  1.     Software Specifications:

 Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software.
For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission.

Detailed Device Specifications

For Windows Users (PC / Laptop / Tablet):

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office (Version 2010 or higher)
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Apple Mac Users:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Browser: The latest version of Chrome or Safari.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office tailored for Mac (Version 2010 or higher).
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Android Device Users:

Operating System: Android’s newest version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.

For iPhone & iPad Users:

Operating System: Latest iOS version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Special Note: If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, you’ll need to use a PC, laptop, or Dropbox account to upload documents for submission.

Thank you for ensuring your system meets our technical requirements. This guarantees a smoother educational experience and ensures that you can make the most of the tools and resources 3CIR has to offer. Happy learning!

Further Studies

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.

PAYRIGHTPays 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

The Certificate IV in Security Management is an important qualification for those seeking a career in the security industry. The course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work as a security guard or officer. It covers topics such as law and regulation, communication, conflict management, and personal safety.

With a Certificate IV in Security Management, you can work as a security guard or in other security-related roles. Some possible job titles include:

• Security guard
• Loss prevention officer
• Security operations manager
• Corporate security manager
• CCTV operator
• Customs officer
• Border Force officer

The benefits of pursuing your education by studying online or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are largely weighed depending on what is most suitable for you in terms of time, commitment and lifestyle.

3CIR is here to help you succeed in your studies. We have trainers who are always within reach to help you learn and gain a better grasp of the subject matter. They can also guide you through the RPL process if you’ve chosen that path.

Upgrading Students Nationally and Globally

Qualification Outcomes

Upon completing the Certificate IV in Security Management, graduates find diverse employment opportunities across several industries. The employment landscape is favourable, with a significant proportion finding roles in the community and personal service, professional sectors, and clerical and administrative positions. This reflects the broad applicability and demand for skills acquired in this program.

Most often employed as:

  • 6% - Community and Personal Service Workers: This category includes roles such as security advisors, safety officers, and community liaison officers, where interpersonal skills and the ability to manage and mitigate risks are paramount.
  • 7% - Professionals: Graduates often progress into more specialised roles, including security analysts, consultants, and management positions that require a deep understanding of security protocols and strategic planning.
  • 8% - Clerical and Administrative Workers: These roles often support the security and safety industry through administrative tasks, coordination, and security operations management.

Top industries employing graduates:

  • 6%—Health Care and Social Assistance: There is a high demand in this sector for professionals who can manage security and safety, especially in environments requiring individual care and support.
  • 3% - Public Administration and Safety: This sector encompasses a range of government roles, including local, state, and federal positions, where security management plays a crucial role in public safety and crisis management.
  • 8% - Education and Training: Schools, universities, and training institutions increasingly require skilled professionals to manage security, ensuring safe learning environments.
Security Supervisor 78%
Monitoring Officer 83%
Security Adviser 95%
Security Guard 68%
Centre Supervisor 75%
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