- CPPSEC2015A - Patrol premises
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners
CPPSEC2015A Mapping and Delivery Guide
Issue Date: December 2018
||Unit of Competency||CPPSEC2015A - Patrol premises|
|Description||This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to maintain the security of premises and property. It requires the ability to conduct security patrols for a range of sites as a component of a complete zone, and the ability to respond to alarm activations as well as to conduct risk assessment to identify abnormal safety or security concerns. This unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in security operations in those states and territories where these are regulated activities.|
|Employability Skills||This unit contains employability skills.|
|Learning Outcomes and Application||This unit of competency has wide application in the security industry in those roles involving operational activities. Competency requires legal and operational knowledge applicable to relevant sectors of the security industry. The knowledge and skills described in this unit are to be applied within relevant legislative and organisational guidelines.|
|Duration and Setting||X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
|Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners||Student Learning Resources||Handouts
|Assessment 1||Assessment 2||Assessment 3||Assessment 4|
|Elements of Competency||Performance Criteria|
|Element: Prepare for patrol.|
|Element: Monitor premises and property.|
|Element: Identify and respond to security risk situation.|
List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
complying with applicable legislation and procedural requirements and assignment instructions in the conduct of mobile and static patrols
conducting a mobile patrol across a complete zone and responding effectively to numerous alarm activations
observing and monitoring premises and property and identifying, assessing and responding appropriately to security risk situations
operating and maintaining basic security and communications equipment
using effective communication techniques to give clear and accurate information in a form which is preferred and understood by the receiver and which engages minority groups
completing security patrol including processing relevant documentation and monitoring effects of stress on self.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Context of assessment includes:
a setting in the workplace or environment that simulates the conditions of performance described in the elements, performance criteria and range statement.
Resource implications for assessment include:
access to plain English version of relevant statutes and procedures
access to a registered provider of assessment services
access to a suitable venue and equipment
assessment instruments including personal planner and assessment record book
work schedules, organisational policies and duty statements.
Reasonable adjustments must be made to assessment processes where required for people with disabilities. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.
Method of assessment
This unit of competency could be assessed using the following methods of assessment:
observation of processes and procedures
questioning of underpinning knowledge and skills.
Guidance information for assessment
Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate and suitable to the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate and the competency being assessed. In all cases where practical assessment is used, it should be combined with targeted questioning to assess the underpinning knowledge.
Oral questioning or written assessment may be used to assess underpinning knowledge. In assessment situations where the candidate is offered a choice between oral questioning and written assessment, questions are to be identical.
Supplementary evidence may be obtained from relevant authenticated correspondence from existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.
List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here
Assessment task 1: [title] Due date:
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Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.
This section describes the skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.
communicate using appropriate channels and communication codes and signals
determine response appropriate to security risk situation
identify and comply with applicable legal and procedural requirements including licensing requirements
identify and comply with security incident response procedures
identify risk factors and assess degree of risk
identify support and assistance requirements
interpret alarm signals and respond accordingly
operate and maintain a vehicle
operate security and communications equipment
present a professional image to members of the public and colleagues
record, report and document information
relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and of varying physical and mental abilities
select and use appropriate equipment appropriate to the security task.
applicable legislative provisions relevant to personal safety, traffic regulations and surveillance activities
applicable licensing requirements for mobile and static patrols
communication channels, codes and signals
difference between procedures for mobile and static patrols
first aid procedures and processes for their application
general emergency and evacuation procedures
indicators or signs of personal stress and strategies to control
legal provisions relating to powers of arrest and 'use of force' guidelines
limits of own responsibility and authority
observation and monitoring techniques
operational principles of basic security and alarm systems, communications and protective equipment
premises layout and access points appropriate to assignment
principles of effective communication including interpersonal techniques
procedures and requirements for documenting security incidents
procedures for conducting zoned mobile patrols
procedures for responding to multiple alarm activations
types of security situations which may be encountered during patrol operations and appropriate responses.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Legislative requirements may relate to:
apprehension and powers of arrest
Australian standards and quality assurance requirements
crowd control and control of persons under the influence of intoxicating substances
force continuum, use of force guidelines
general 'duty of care' responsibilities
inspection of people and property, and search and seizure of goods
licensing or certification requirements
privacy and confidentiality
relevant commonwealth, state and territory legislation, codes and national standards for:
cultural and ethnic diversity
equal employment opportunity
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
relevant industry codes of practice
trespass and the removal of persons
use of restraints and weapons:
Organisational requirements may relate to:
access and equity policies, principles and practices
business and performance plans
client service standards
code of conduct, code of ethics
communication and reporting procedures
complaint and dispute resolution procedures
emergency and evacuation procedures
employer and employee rights and responsibilities
OHS policies, procedures and programs
own role, responsibility and authority
personal and professional development
privacy and confidentiality of information
quality assurance and continuous improvement processes and standards
resource parameters and procedures
roles, functions and responsibilities of security personnel
storage and disposal of information.
mobile using a vehicle.
Patrol tasksmay include:
internal and external patrol of premises
observation and monitoring of premises and property
route finding and location identification
Assignment instructions may include:
assignment purpose and objective
assignment tasks and procedures
client identification information
incident and security risk response procedures
patrol sites or zone
personal presentation requirements
personal protection equipment
premises location and layout
reporting and documentation requirements
travel routes and schedules
vehicle, resource and equipment requirements.
Relevant personsmay include:
emergency services personnel and agencies
members of the public
Resources and equipment may include:
portable and mounted two-way radio
telephone and mobile phone
data or GPS (Global Positioning System) terminals
patrol call recording equipment
pen and security notebook
personal protection equipment
electronic screening equipment
video cameras and monitors
Security systemsmay include:
card-operated electronic access control systems
electronic keypad operated intruder alarm systems
locks and keys including key security systems and procedures.
Communication channels and processes may relate to:
direct line supervision paths
established communication protocols
formal communication pathways
lateral supervision paths
organisational communication networks
verbal and non-verbal communication procedures eg pro-words, phonetic alphabet, call signs, coded messages, use of abbreviations, hand signals.
Security risks may relate to:
breaches of law eg criminal damage, offences against people, public order, misuse of drugs and alcohol
emergencies eg fire, scenes of crime, accidents
hazards eg physical, chemical, electrical, psychological, biological
threats eg bombs, sabotage, assassination.
defusing the situation
evacuating the premises
isolating area of potential risk
issuing verbal warnings
notifying relevant emergency services agencies
provision of first aid
request for support and assistance
restraint of person
use of basic defensive techniques
use of negotiation techniques.
request for assistance forms
security risk and incident details
vehicle and personnel movements
written and electronic reports.
Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.
|Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice||Yes||No||Comments/feedback|
|Applicable provisions of legislative and organisational requirements relevant to patrol operations are identified and complied with.|
|Patrol tasks and other assignment instructions are obtained and verified with relevant persons.|
|Resource and equipment requirements are confirmed and organised in accordance with organisational procedures.|
|Equipment is checked for operational effectiveness and faults or damage reported in accordance with organisational procedures.|
|Personal dress and presentation is maintained at all times to professional standards and assignment requirements.|
|Patrol is conducted in accordance with site patrol schedules, routes and assignment instructions.|
|Systematic personal safety checks are conducted on a regular basis.|
|Security systems are operated and maintained in accordance with assignment instructions.|
|Security status of the premises and property is monitored and maintained in accordance with assignment instructions.|
|Communicationchannelsand processes are used to maintain communication with relevant persons through duration of the assignment.|
|Potential security risks are identified and assessed for degree of risk to self, others, property and premises.|
|Response is formulated and carried out within scope of own role, competence and authority.|
|Requirements for assistance are identified and sought from relevant persons.|
|Changing circumstances are monitored and responses are adjusted as required to maintain security.|
|Relevant documentation is completed and securely maintained with due regard to confidentiality in accordance with organisational procedures.|
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