Identify and assess security of assets

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 CPPSEC4012A, 'Identify and assess security of assets'.
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



1List assets.

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

1.2 Advice is sought from authorised relevant persons on the location and nature of all assets.

1.3 Source documents are obtained and validated in accordance with legislative requirements.

1.4 List of assets is reviewed and confirmed in consultation with client using effective interpersonal techniques.

1.5 Asset listing is developed in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination in accordance with requirements of relevant standards.

2Confirm status of assets.

2.1 Status of assets is evaluated based on information obtained from source documents.

2.2 Findings are supported by valid and reliable evidence in accordance with relevant standards.

2.3 Market value of assets is calculated and confirmed in accordance with client instructions and organisational procedures.

2.4 Comprehensive asset valuation is developed based on assessment of all factors.

3Assess vulnerability of assets.

3.1 Access to assets and information on existing and planned security measures and risk is confirmed with relevant persons.

3.2 All treatments and incident reporting mechanisms arranged on behalf of the organisation are identified and an audit conducted.

3.3 Operating parameters of identified treatments are obtained from relevant persons in accordance with legislative requirements.

3.4 Operational effectiveness of treatments are assessed through planned testing in accordance with relevant standards and organisational procedures.

3.5 Failure or potential failure of existing control mechanisms are immediately reported to client.

4Present information.

4.1 Assessment details including asset valuation, vulnerability and any recommendations are documented in accordance with organisationalstandards.

4.2 Report is presented to relevant persons within specified time and budget.

4.4 Feedback on client satisfaction with service delivery is sought and queries or areas of dissatisfaction responded to promptly.

4.5 All information is securely maintained and stored with due regard to client confidentiality.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPPSEC4012A appears in the following qualifications:

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