Certificate III in Government (Border Protection)

Qualification Descriptor

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required by those working at operational level in border protection. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of Electives is possible in the qualification packaging rules, Electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual.


Packaging Rules

This qualification requires 11 units of competency:

7 core units

4 elective units

Choose 4 elective units from the list below, with at least 2 of these having BORD codes, and 2 other units from elsewhere in this Training Package, or from any endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

For this qualification a maximum of 1 unit from Certificate IV level may be used

Core Units

add topic PSPETHC301B

Uphold the values and principles of public service

add topic PSPGOV301B

Work effectively in the organisation

add topic PSPGOV302B

Contribute to workgroup activities

add topic PSPGOV308B

Work effectively with diversity

add topic PSPGOV312A

Use workplace communication strategies

add topic PSPLEGN301B

Comply with legislation in the public sector

add topic PSPOHS301A

Contribute to workplace safety

Elective Units

add topic PSPBORD301A

Conduct patrols

add topic PSPBORD303A

Deploy detector dog

add topic PSPBORD305A

Calculate taxes, fees and charges

add topic PSPBORD408A

Examine and test firearms

add topic PSPREG408C

Conduct search and seizure

add topic PSPREG421A

Take custody of and store weapons

add topic PSPBORD302A

Use border protection technology equipment

add topic PSPBORD304A

Maintain detector dog proficiency

add topic PSPBORD401A

Create and maintain profiles

add topic PSPREG401C

Exercise regulatory powers

add topic PSPGOV417A

Identify and treat risks

add topic PSPGOV305B

Access and use resources and financial systems

add topic PSPGOV307B

Organise workplace information

add topic PSPGOV310A

Work in and with small, regional and remote organisations

add topic PSPGOV313A

Compose workplace documents

add topic PSPGOV314A

Contribute to conflict management

add topic PSPREG301A

Undertake routine inspections and monitoring


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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