Assess threat

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 CPPSEC4007A, 'Assess threat'.
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



1Undertake background assessment.

1.1 Applicable provisions of legislative and organisational requirements, and relevant standards for threat assessment activities are identified and complied with.

1.2 Client operations, goals and objectives are discussed and confirmed in consultation with relevant persons.

1.3 Relevant information is gathered from reliable sources and verified for accuracy.

1.4 A review is conducted of organisational assets and existing security arrangements to determine the range of potential or actual undesirable outcomes by following criteria in relevant standards.

1.5 Additional information is sourced as required from reliable and verifiable information sources.

2Identify and analyse potential or existing threats.

2.1 Context for identifying threats is based on an accurate understanding of the threats to operational environments and core business operations of the client.

2.2 Potential causes and sources of potential or existing threats are identified based on an evaluation of gathered information and data.

2.3 Information gaps are identified and additional information is collected from appropriate sources to ensure all potentially relevant information is included in the process.

2.4 Assessment criteria for measuring level of potential or actual threat is developed in accordance with client terms of reference, relevant standards and organisational procedures.

2.5 Likelihood and realisation of threat is assessed against identified client information and data and organised in a format suitable for analysis and interpretation.

2.6 Threats to operational environments are systematically monitored to assess performance systems and processes with specific consideration given to changing roles, locations, and stability of operating environment.

3Undertake consequence analysis.

3.1 Assessment criteria is agreed with relevant persons and used as a basis for measuring consequence analysis.

3.2 Assets and activities are assessed for criticality to client operations against consideration of all factors which impact on the operating environment including threat impact using agreed assessment criteria.

3.3 Reliability, availability and capacity of operational back-up systems for assets and activities are assessed in terms of the impact to normal operations.

3.4 Potential consequences of threats are confirmed through consultation with relevant persons and analysis of all relevant information.

3.5 Client contingency requirements are identified and arranged based on an assessment of all factors.

4Review and present findings.

4.1 A report outlining assessment findings is prepared in the required format, style and structure and presented to the client within specified time, budget and quality constraints.

4.2 Information is valid and relevant and analysis and recommendations are clear, justified and consistent with client terms of reference and organisational requirements.

4.3 Feedback on client satisfaction with service delivery is sought and all queries are responded to promptly, courteously.

4.4 Client satisfaction with service delivery is collected and reviewed using verifiable data.

4.5 All information and material is securely retained and stored with due regard to client confidentiality requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPPSEC4007A appears in the following qualifications:

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