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Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis CPP41519





Are you interested in safeguarding your organisation against potential threats and vulnerabilities? Look no further than our Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis CPP41519 course.

By enrolling in this certification, you’ll learn how to identify any issues, hazards, or vulnerabilities within an organisation and develop a comprehensive security risk assessment to prevent problems before they occur. Throughout this process, you’ll collaborate with clients to protect their assets and create a custom security strategy that meets their unique needs.

As a security risk analyst, your primary goal is to ensure that systems are protected and maintain regular operations. With the skills and knowledge you’ll acquire in this course, you’ll be well-equipped to achieve this goal and contribute to any organisation.

Don’t wait; enrol in our Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis CPP41519 today and take the first step towards a successful career in security risk analysis.


The Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis CPP41519 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

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

  • Security Supervisor
  • Risk Consultant (Security)
  • Security advisor
  • Security event supervisor

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Assessing and advising on client security needs
  • Security risk assessments of client operations
  • Identifying security threats on client operations
  • Assessing security vulnerabilities of assets
  • Ethics and governance arrangements

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

Core and Elective Units

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

5 core units

7 elective units.

Electives are to be chosen as follows:

all 3 units within Group A or all 3 units within Group B

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

up to 2 units may be selected from Group D

an elective unit may be selected 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

CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs

CPPSEC4006 Conduct security risk assessment of client operations

CPPSEC4007 Identify security threats and assess impact on client operations

CPPSEC4012 Assess security vulnerabilities of assets

CPPSEC4022 Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses

Elective Units

Group A: Security Technology and Systems

CPPSEC4009 Interpret electronic information from advanced technology security systems

CPPSEC4020 Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs

CPPSEC4021 Develop standard operating procedures for advanced technology security systems

Group B: Crowded Places

CPPSEC4024 Assess security of crowded places

CPPSEC4025 Advise on operational requirements to maintain crowded place security

PSPSEC015 Communicate security awareness

Group C: Specialist

CPPINV4013 Undertake case management of investigations

CPPSEC3125 Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets

CPPSEC4008 Assess and prepare security tender submissions

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

Group D: General

BSBAUD412 Work within compliance frameworks

BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures

BSBESB403 Plan finances for new business ventures

BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information

BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work

CPPSEC5004 Develop security risk management plans

CPPSEC5005 Implement security risk management plans

PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information

PSPSEC010 Provide government security briefings

**Online study units:**

Core units

  • CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs
  • CPPSEC4006 Conduct security risk assessment of client operations
  • CPPSEC4007 Identify security threats and assess impact on client operations
  • CPPSEC4012 Assess security vulnerabilities of assets
  • CPPSEC4022 Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses

Elective units*

  • CPPSEC4020 Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs
  • CPPSEC4024 Assess security of crowded places
  • CPPSEC4025 Advise on operational requirements to maintain crowded place security
  • PSPSEC015 Communicate security awareness
  • CPPSEC5004 Develop security risk management plans
  • PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information
  • CPPSEC5003 Assess security risk management options
Industry Information

This qualification caters to those aspiring to become adept security risk analysts equipped to apply technical security knowledge and operations expertise within a risk management framework. In today’s increasingly complex global environment, security risk analysts stand at the forefront of safeguarding electronic security systems and ensuring the safety of people and property in areas susceptible to crowding. These roles are crucial in executing Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism, as outlined in 2017.

As technology evolves and security threats become more sophisticated, the demand for skilled professionals in this field is more pronounced than ever. According to recent employment projections, Australia is witnessing an overarching growth in employment across various industries, emphasising roles that necessitate post-secondary education. The security and risk management sector is poised for expansion, reflecting a broader industry trend towards specialised services that address the multifaceted nature of current and emerging security challenges.

Occupational titles stemming from this qualification include Event Security Manager, Security Risk Adviser, and Security Risk Analyst, among others. These roles offer a pathway to a rewarding career and enable professionals to specialise in areas critically relevant to national security, such as electronic security and the protection of crowded places.

This qualification also opens doors to further learning and opportunities within the broader domain of security risk management. It’s worth noting that legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements may vary across different states and territories when providing advice on security solutions, strategies, protocols, and procedures. Prospective students are encouraged to consult the relevant regulatory authorities for the most current information.

In light of the strategic shift towards service-oriented industries, highlighted by the National Skills Commission’s employment projections, the role of security risk analysts is becoming increasingly integral to Australia’s socio-economic fabric. With an anticipated increase in demand for high-skill level jobs, particularly those requiring post-school education, professionals in this field are well-positioned for significant growth opportunities.

For those looking to make a tangible difference in security and risk analysis, embarking on this qualification is a step towards a fulfilling and impactful career.

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:

Payment Options

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 Risk Analysis provides you with the skills and knowledge required to assess and report on the security of an organisation. It is ideal for those working in or intending to work in, a security risk management role.

Some job roles include risk management consultant, security officer, and information security assistant. Many of your potential roles will be based on your experience, but the qualification can help you get your foot in the door.

This qual can be granted through either Online Study or RPL. For those just looking to gain entry into the industry, online study would be the better option. If you’re already experienced in the subject, RPL is a quicker and cheaper option.

Whether you’re studying online or applying for RPL we offer, we have you covered. We are here to make sure you succeed. Get in touch and we can help!

Upgrading Students Nationally and Globally

Qualification Outcomes

Most often employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers: 55.6%
  • Professionals: 14.7%
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers: 10.8%

Top industries employing graduates:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: 48.6%
  • Public Administration and Safety: 11.3%
  • Education and Training: 8%

The Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis equips graduates with the skills necessary to thrive in various industries, emphasising sectors like government, infrastructure, logistics, and private security. The course's comprehensive coverage includes risk assessment and management, security incident handling, and security audit conduction, offering a broad spectrum of employment opportunities​.

This qualification can set you up for security risk analysis and consulting roles, which is particularly beneficial for those with prior experience in security operations aiming for higher-level specialist positions. Such roles include assessing security and crowd control risks at events, hospitality venues, public buildings, and workplaces and developing security risk management plans​​.

Security Manager 100%
Security Adviser 95%
Security Guard 68%
Security Supervisor 78%
Risk Officer 88%
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