Certificate IV in Government (Border Protection)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required by experienced staff working 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.


This qualification requires 15 units of competency consisting of:

7 core units

8 elective units

Choose 8 elective units from the list below including:

a maximum of 1 unit from Group A

1 unit from Group B

4 units from Group C

A maximum of 3 units from Group D, or from elsewhere within this Training Package, or any endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Core Units

add topic PSPETHC401A

Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

add topic PSPGOV402B

Deliver and monitor service to clients

add topic PSPGOV408A

Value diversity

add topic PSPGOV412A

Use advanced workplace communication strategies

add topic PSPGOV422A

Apply government processes

add topic PSPLEGN401A

Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

add topic PSPPOL404A

Support policy implementation

Group A Elective Units

add topic PSPOHS301A

Contribute to workplace safety

add topic PSPOHS401B

Implement workplace safety procedures and programs (supervisory staff)

add topic PUAPOLGD001A

Maintain police operational safety

Group B Elective Units

add topic PSPBORD301A

Conduct patrols

add topic PSPBORD302A

Use border protection technology equipment

Group C Elective Units

add topic PSPBORD401A

Create and maintain profiles

add topic PSPBORD402A

Develop surveillance flight routes

add topic PSPBORD403A

Review operational schedules

add topic PSPBORD404A

Analyse surveillance products

add topic PSPBORD405A

Develop operational effectiveness of detector dog teams

add topic PSPBORD406A

Conduct detector dog team training

add topic PSPBORD407A

Command operational groups

add topic PSPBORD408A

Examine and test firearms

Group D Elective Units

add topic PSPGOV417A

Identify and treat risks

add topic PSPREG401C

Exercise regulatory powers

add topic PSPREG408C

Conduct search and seizure

add topic PSPREG415A

Receive and validate data

add topic PSPREG417A

Undertake compliance audits


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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