Develop security risk management plans

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 PSPSEC502A, 'Develop security risk management plans'.
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



1. Identify countermeasures

1.1 Documented risks/threats are reviewed and management decisions on acceptable and unacceptable risks are confirmed.

1.2 Treatment options/countermeasures are determined that are consistent with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines to reduce the likelihood of occurrence or the consequences of the risk, or both.

1.3 Treatments include continuity plans, where appropriate, in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

1.4 Treatments match the level and type of risk and the importance of the function or resource.

1.5 A cost-benefit analysis is conducted to determine cost-effective countermeasures.

1.6 Stakeholders are consulted on the cost-benefit analysis, and countermeasures are determined and submitted for decision/prioritising in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2. Develop security plan

2.1 Security plan is prepared in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2.2 The plan contains explanatory information on the importance of security and the organisation's security objectives in achieving corporate and business objectives.

2.3 The plan summarises threat assessments undertaken, current exposure and current protective security arrangements.

2.4 The plan outlines security strategies for implementation of countermeasures, monitoring and evaluation.

2.5 The plan includes a timetable and security budget for implementation of countermeasures including how they will be implemented and by whom.

2.6 Security plan is submitted for approval and communicated to stakeholders in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPSEC502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA42109 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • CSC50107 - Diploma of Correctional Administration
  • PSP51804 - Diploma of Government (Security)