Diploma of Security and Risk Management

Not Applicable


Packaging rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

12 units of competency:

7 core units

5 elective units.

The elective units are chosen as follows:

5 elective units listed below

2 of the units may be chosen from other Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications in add topic CPP07 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured; they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome; and that no more than 1 unit is from a Certificate IV qualification.

Core units

add topic CPPSEC5001A

Establish and maintain an occupational health and safety system

add topic CPPSEC5002A

Coordinate security operations

add topic CPPSEC5003A

Assess security risk management options

add topic BSBCUS501A

Manage quality customer service

add topic BSBMGT502B

Manage people performance

add topic BSBWOR501A

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502A

Ensure team effectiveness

Elective units

add topic CPPSEC5004A

Prepare security risk management plan

add topic CPPSEC5005A

Implement security risk management plan

add topic CPPSEC5006A

Determine strategy for the implementation of biometrics technology

add topic CPPSEC5007A

Assess biometrics system

add topic BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBHRM402A

Recruit, select and induct staff

add topic BSBINN502

Build and sustain an innovative work environment

add topic BSBMGT617

Develop and implement a business plan

add topic BSBMKG609

Develop a marketing plan


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Qualification Summary

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


analyse a variety of industry and workplace data

apply numeracy skills to interpret and apply statistical information

demonstrate report writing skills to create a project brief, terms of reference or project charter and prepare written reports on project's progress

establish communication and reporting arrangements

negotiate with and interview clients

prepare various complex documents including internal and external reports, checklists, security risk management plans, marketing strategies

provide and explain information clearly, including policies and procedures

review and report on operations and performance

select appropriate methods and adapt communication styles when communicating with clients

understand relevant legislative requirements, organisational policy requirements, codes and standards

use effective communication strategies to encourage regular and accurate communication flow and feedback

use highly developed written communications skills to summarise and explain information

use language skills to allow for adequate communication with relevant personnel


collaboratively develop business planning objectives

define team members' OHS roles and responsibilities

establish and maintain OHS participative arrangements

inform team of changes in policies and procedures that affect their operations or relations with clients

motivate team to achieve high standard of performance and client service

provide and arrange coaching and mentoring support

use interpersonal skills to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and varying physical and mental abilities

use leadership skills to gain trust and confidence of clients and colleagues

work effectively with others

Problem solving

apply complex problem solving skills to implement contingency plans, select alternative options for responding to incidents and operational requirements

apply problem solving skills to analyse entire work environment in area of responsibility in order to identify hazards, assess risks and judge when intervention to control risks is necessary

calculate revenues and expenditures

implement remedial action to rectify deviations from operational plans

modify specific aspects of products, services and their delivery to meet changing client service requirements

solve complex and non-routine problems

use analytical skills to identify hazards and assess and control risks

Initiative and enterprise

analyse and interpret information to identify and assess client needs, expectations and satisfaction levels

develop OHS frameworks, and monitor and implement OHS system improvements

evaluate existing controls and develop options to manage security risks

identify and analyse project brief according to organisational requirements to determine project requirements

identify and use systematic review processes and established evaluation methods to assess project processes and outcomes

identify potential markets and opportunities to promote services

recommend improvements to security operation procedures and resourcing

Planning and organising

coordinate security operations including acquisition and allocation of resources and monitoring of various management systems

develop review criteria, and review and manage effectiveness of plan implementation

identify and provide necessary resources to implement OHS systems and record keeping

identify client service problems and make adjustments to ensure continued service quality

prepare budgets and activity schedules

prepare security risk management plans, action plans, marketing plans, business plans, departmental plans, and monitor and adjust operational plans

research, analyse, investigate and collate information to assess security risks

Self management

develop strategies to obtain ongoing feedback to maintain and improve client and workplace relationships

identify personal limitations in assessing tender requirements and seek assistance as required from relevant people

identify when expert advice is needed, obtain advice and act on it promptly

manage time effectively

participate and influence business networks

use time management skills to logically sequence project activities


coach and mentor to be a positive influence on others and provide support to colleagues

develop OHS training and induction programs

use knowledge of workforce characteristics and how they impact on the design and maintenance of OHS practices


understand capability of project management software

use computers and technology to access, analyse and organise information according to organisational requirements

use information technology to prepare documents, research and present information

use technology skills to maintain databases and source information

Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described above for each Employability Skill are representative of the property industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

This table is a summary of Employability Skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.