PSP50316 Diploma of Government Security

Diploma of Government Security

PSP50316 Diploma of Government Security

RPL - $1200

STUDY ONLINE - $2512.50

Prices Include 25% Discount for Military & Emergency Services


This PSP50316 Diploma of Government Security qualification covers the competencies required for independent and self-directed work in the public sector as a practitioner in government security management.

PSP50316 Diploma of Government Security is suitable for individuals who must apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled duties in a government security environment.


The PSP50316 Diploma of 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:

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

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

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

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

To learn about your payment options, 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 Diploma of Government Security?

Studying a Diploma of Government Security will provide you with the skills to undertake the security of roles within the Australian Federal Government. This qualification is also perfect for those looking to enter the security industry, as it provides them with credible qualifications that potential employers will highly regard. The job market for those qualified in government security is highly sought after, and many exciting opportunities are available.

What jobs can I get with a Diploma of Government Security?

There are a number of different jobs that you can get with a Diploma in Government Security. Here are some examples of the types of positions you could apply for:

-Protective Service Officer
-Security Agent
-Border Patrol Agent
-Customs and Border Protection Officer
-Investigative Analyst
-Intelligence Officer
-Information Security Specialist.

What study options are available to me?

Depending on your previous security experience, you can enrol for Online Study or Recognition of Prior Learning. Online study is excellent for those who have not worked in the space before and want to learn the basics. Where RPL is better for those with existing knowledge, you can obtain your qual quicker through this method.

What support is provided for me to succeed?

We know that studying can be tough, but we want you to have all the tools possible. 3CIR offers trainers with advice when it’s needed most so don’t hesitate- give them a call! We’ll help you through difficult learning modules or guide you through the RPL process.

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