Assessor Resource

Undertake emergency response action to a security threat

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: January 2019

Work must be carried out in compliance with the relevant sections of the regulations of the relevant state/territory authorities concerned with the secure delivery of valuables, secured products, documents and materials.

Work is performed under general or limited supervision. It involves the application of the basic security principles, routine procedures and regulatory requirements to undertake appropriate emergency response action to a security threat.

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake emergency action to a potential security threat, including selecting emergency actions to be applied, maintaining communications, and reporting the incident in accordance with established procedures. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

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Not applicable.

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required knowledge and skills, the range statement and the assessment guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying:

the underpinning knowledge and skills

relevant legislation and workplace procedures

other relevant aspects of the range statement

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts

Resources for assessment include:

a range of relevant exercises, case studies and other simulated practical and knowledge assessment, and/or

access to an appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace

In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:

relevant and appropriate materials and/or equipment, and/or

applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

Method of assessment

Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a registered training organisation

As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral tests

Practical assessment must occur:

through appropriately simulated activities at the registered training organisation, and/or

in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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This describes the essential knowledge and skills and their level required for this unit.

Required knowledge:

Relevant state and territory permit and licence regulations and requirements

Relevant OH&S procedures and guidelines

Risks and hazards when transferring cash-in-transit and related precautions to control security threats

Operational procedures for identification of security threats and undertaking emergency response

Contingency planning relating to managing and controlling security threats

Requirements for approved work procedures and relevant equipment

Housekeeping standards procedures required in the workplace

Typical problems that can occur when undertaking emergency response action to a security threat and appropriate action that can be taken to prevent or solve them

Required skills:

Communicate effectively with others when undertaking emergency response action to a security threat

Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information and signs relevant to emergency response action to a security threat

Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work

Complete documentation related to emergency response action to a security threat

Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol

Work collaboratively with others when undertaking emergency response action to a security threat

Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others

Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may arise when undertaking emergency response action to a security threat in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Implement contingency plans for unanticipated situations that may occur when undertaking emergency response action to a security threat

Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during emergency response action to a security threat

Apply relevant agreements, codes of practice or other legislative requirements

Plan own work including predicting consequences and identifying improvements

Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule

Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments

Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment

Identify and correctly use equipment, processes and procedures

Adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures

Safely use correct manual handling techniques

Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance.

Operations may be conducted:

in a range of work environments and weather conditions

by day or night

Customers may be:

internal or external

Hazards may include:

vehicular and pedestrian traffic

firearm handling

persons with felonious intent

uneven ground, steps, road surfaces

dust and vapours

hazardous or dangerous materials

humidity, air temperature

Consultative processes may involve:


private security personnel

public sector security personnel


security consultants

other employees and supervisors


other professional or technical staff

Incidents may include:

actual or potential breaches of security arrangements

Emergency actions are undertaken within:

workplace policy and procedures

Communication may include:

mobile and fixed phones


oral, aural or signed communications

Depending on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

company procedures

enterprise procedures

organisational procedures

established procedures

Personal protective equipment may include:


safety headwear and footwear


two-way radios

Information/documents may include:

workplace procedures and policies

job specifications

relevant manufacturers specifications

competency standards and training materials

supplier and/or client instructions

material safety data sheets

codes of practice including the National Standards for Manual Handling and the Industry Safety Code

award, enterprise bargaining agreement, other industrial arrangements

standards and certification requirements

quality assurance procedures

emergency procedures

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

licensing and permits for firearms and security occupations

relevant Australian Standards and certification requirements

relevant state/territory privacy legislation

relevant state/territory firearms legislation

state/territory OH&S regulations and legislation, including manual handling regulations

licensing requirements for driving and carrying particular classes of goods

relevant state/territory road rules and traffic acts

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Threats or potential threats are recognised 
Where able, agency/branch/base and/or police are alerted to potential security threat with all relevant details and requests for supportive action being detailed 
Range of emergency actions are identified and analysed 
Security threat and appropriate emergency plans are matched 
Emergency actions are invoked in accordance with emergency procedures and in consideration of own safety, members of the public and the consignment 
Emergency actions are modified consistent with changes within the emergency environment 
Communication is maintained with agency/branch/base and relevant agencies/personnel in accordance with enterprise and emergency procedures 
Information is conveyed in a clear, concise and accurate manner 
Reporting arrangements are completed according to enterprise procedures 
Police or other emergency services are provided with reports as required 


Assessment Cover Sheet

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