Certificate IV in Government (Personnel Security)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required for working without supervision in the personnel security area of the public sector. Where a free choice of electives is available these may be drawn from this or other Training Packages to reflect the particular work context or career plans of the individual.


15 units of competency are required for this qualification:

7 core units

8 elective units

Choose 8 elective units including:

5 unit from Group A

1 unit from Group B

2 units from elsewhere within this Training Package, or from another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from Certificate III level may be used.

Core Units

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Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

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Value diversity

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Apply government processes

add topic PSPLEGN401A

Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

add topic PSPSEC401A

Undertake government security risk analysis

add topic PSPSEC405A

Handle security classified information

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Provide government security briefings

Elective Units

Group A

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Deal with conflict

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Use advanced workplace communication strategies

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Identify and treat risks

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Gather information through interviews

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Conduct data analysis

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Implement security risk treatments

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Conduct personnel security assessments

Group B

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Contribute to workplace safety

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Implement workplace safety procedures and programs


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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