Advise on security needs

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPPSEC4003A, 'Advise on security needs'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Determine client needs.

1.1 Applicable legislative and organisational requirements, and relevant standards for providing security advice are identified and complied with.

1.2 Consultative processes are conducted to determine and verify the immediate, short and long term security needs and expectations of the client.

1.3 Appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques are used which reflect sensitivity to individual social and cultural differences.

1.4 Security risk assessment is undertaken in accordance with organisational procedures.

1.5 Existing or potential security issues are identified, anticipated and assessed to determine impact on client requirements.

1.6 Specialist resources and sources of information are accessed and assessed as required.

1.7 Limitations in determining client needs are recognised and specialist advice is sought as required.

2Provide advice.

2.1 Business equipment is used to prepare and present advice in required format and style.

2.2 Advice contains comprehensive information about available security products and services to meet identified security needs.

2.3 Recommendations and alternative options are prioritised and supported by verifiable evidence.

2.4 Advice is presented for review in accordance with organisational procedures.

2.5 Feedback on suitability and sufficiency of advice is obtained and reviewed for improved future processes.

2.6 Information is securely maintained with due regard to client confidentiality.

3Evaluate effectiveness of advice.

3.1 Client service delivery is reviewed and evaluated to ensure client needs are satisfied.

3.2 Client satisfaction with service delivery is reviewed using verifiable data in accordance with organisational procedures.

3.3 Changes necessary to maintain client service standards are identified and recommendations to modify advice are presented to relevant persons.

3.4 Industry trends are monitored and options for upgrading client services are presented to relevant persons.

3.5 Relevant documentation is completed and processed in accordance with organisational procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPPSEC4003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA42109 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • CPP40707 - Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management