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PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security

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PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security

RPL - $937.50

STUDY ONLINE - $1875

Prices Include 25% Discount for Military & Emergency Services

COURSE DESCRIPTION

If you’re looking for an exciting career in the public sector, the PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security is the perfect course for you.

Employers highly seek this qualification and focus on operational investigations in the public sector. By enrolling in this course, you’ll gain the specific competencies necessary for those in operational roles undertaking government security-related functions, including meeting the public service’s ethical and legislative requirements.

Moreover, if you have military or police experience, you may be eligible for full RPL of this qualification, saving you time and money.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your career to the next level. Enrol in the Certificate IV in Government Security today and take the first step towards a successful career in the public sector.

CERTIFICATION & OUTCOME

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

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

  • Police Officer
  • Police Administrative Support Roles
  • Corrective services in custodial and support roles
  • Border Force
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Security Officer
  • Government Personnel Vetting

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Upholding and supporting the values and principles 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!

Packaging Rules

14 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 3 core units
  • 11 elective units

Choose 1 elective from Group A Work health safety.

Generalist:

  • minimum of 7 units from Groups B, C or D

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.

Specialisations

Personnel vetting specialisation:

  • minimum of 6 units from Group B

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.

Fraud control specialisation:

  • minimum of 6 units from Group C

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

PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of the public service

PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information

Elective units

Group A: Work health safety

BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety

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

Group B: Personnel vetting specialisation

PSPSEC008 Conduct personnel security assessments

PSPGEN032 Deal with conflict

PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies

PSPGEN034 Compose complex workplace documents

PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks

PSPGEN043 Apply government processes

PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews

PSPREG016 Conduct data analysis

Group C: Fraud control specialisation

PSPFRU001 Monitor data for indicators of fraud

PSPFRU002 Conduct fraud control awareness sessions

PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes

PSPGEN034 Compose complex workplace documents

PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation

PSPREG005 Assess compliance

Group D: General elective units

PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients

PSPGEN026 Provide input to change processes

PSPGEN027 Gather and analyse information

PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies

PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation

PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation

PSPREG006 Produce a formal record of interview

PSPREG013 Undertake inspections and monitoring

PSPREG015 Receive and validate data

PSPREG016 Conduct data analysis

PSPSEC005 Undertake government security risk analysis

PSPSEC006 Implement security risk treatments

PSPSEC007 Develop and advise on government security procedures

PSPSEC010 Provide government security briefings

PSPSEC015 Communicate security awareness

 

**Online study units:**

Core Units

  • PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of the public service
  • PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients
  • PSPGEN027 Gather and analyse information
  • PSPGEN032 Deal with conflict
  • PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
  • PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
  • PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation
  • PSPREG005 Assess compliance
  • PSPSEC015 Communicate security awareness
  • CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs
  • CPPSEC4005 Facilitate security operations briefing and debriefing processes

The Australian government sector remains a cornerstone of employment stability and growth in an evolving job market. The PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security, offered by 3CIR, stands as a gateway for military and emergency services personnel transitioning to civilian roles within this vibrant sector. Focusing on operational investigations, ethical practices, and legislative compliance, this qualification aligns with the current and projected demands of the Australian labour market.

The Australian labour market is projected to experience significant growth across various sectors, emphasising roles requiring post-school education. According to the latest insights from Jobs and Skills Australia, all 19 broad industries are expected to see employment increases over the next five years, signalling a robust demand for skilled professionals​.

This landscape offers many opportunities for military and emergency services personnel. The shift towards service-oriented industries, particularly public administration and safety, underscores the relevance of skills honed in government security roles. Skills in operational security, risk assessment, and compliance are in demand and pivotal in navigating the complexities of public-sector employment.

Industries such as health care, social assistance, and professional, scientific and technical services are expected to grow employment. While not directly aligned with defence or emergency services, these sectors value the disciplined, analytical, and leadership skills that military personnel bring ​​.

Furthermore, the emphasis on high-skilled jobs and the necessity for post-school education align with the Certificate IV in Government Security’s objectives. The qualification’s focus on developing critical thinking, security analysis, and legislative knowledge prepares candidates for a labour market increasingly inclined towards specialised skills​.

This environment presents an advantageous landscape for transitioning military and emergency services personnel. The skills and experiences acquired through service are highly transferable and sought after in civilian roles, particularly in government and public administration. The PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security facilitates this transition and enhances employability in a competitive job market.

The Australian job market’s projected growth and the evolving nature of public sector employment highlight the significance of obtaining relevant qualifications. The PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security from 3CIR is strategically positioned to meet these demands, offering military and emergency services personnel a pathway to meaningful and secure employment in the civilian sector. As the job market evolves, this qualification ensures its holders are well-prepared to meet its challenges and seize the opportunities it presents.

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.

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!

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

To learn about your payment options, contact us today.

DVA Funding

If you’re currently discharged from service or are undertaking rehabilitation, you may be eligible for educational funding through DVA. Find out more.

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 government security, then a Certificate IV in Government Security is an excellent option. This qualification can provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work in a range of security roles within the public sector.

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

There is a range of different jobs you could potentially get with a certificate IV in Government security. It all depends on what sort of experience and qualifications you have. Here are a few examples: Security Officer, Protective Services Officer, Surveillance officer and Screening Officer.

What study options are available to me?

For a Cert IV in Government Security, Online Study or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are your two options.  Online Study is recommended for those who are completely new to the industry and need to learn core skills. RPL is for those with experience who wants to convert their skills into national qualifications without study. You can start the process today through our Free RPL assessment.

What support is provided for me to succeed?

3CIR is here to help you study with our trainers, who are always ready for any advice that may be needed. So don’t hesitate – give them a call! If you’re in the RPL process and need a hand finding relevant documents, we can point you in the right direction

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