Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management

Not Applicable


Packaging rules

To achieve recognition at the Certificate IV level, the candidate must demonstrate competency in the eleven core units, plus four electives (total fifteen units). Up to two of the required electives may be selected from other qualifications aligned at the Certificate III, IV or Diploma level in this Training Package or from other relevant endorsed Training Package qualifications aligned at the Certificate III, IV or Diploma level (with a maximum of one unit from Certificate III).

Core units

add topic BSBWOR401A

Establish effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

add topic BSBWOR404A

Develop work priorities

add topic CPPSEC4001A

Manage a safe workplace in the security industry

add topic CPPSEC4002A

Implement effective communication techniques

add topic CPPSEC4003A

Advise on security needs

add topic CPPSEC4004A

Monitor and review security operations

add topic CPPSEC4005A

Facilitate workplace briefing and debriefing processes

add topic CPPSEC4006A

Assess risks

add topic CPPSEC4007A

Assess threat

add topic CPPSEC4012A

Identify and assess security of assets

Elective units

add topic BSBADM409

Coordinate business resources

add topic BSBCUS401

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

add topic BSBFIA402

Report on financial activity

add topic BSBINN301

Promote innovation in a team environment

add topic BSBITS401

Maintain business technology

add topic BSBMGT403

Implement continuous improvement

add topic BSBSMB401

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

add topic BSBSMB402

Plan small business finances

add topic CPPSEC4008A

Prepare a detailed tender

add topic CPPSEC4009A

Interpret information from advanced security equipment

add topic CPPSEC4010A

Manage monitoring centres

add topic CPPSEC4011A

Coordinate field staff activity from control room

add topic CPPSEC4013A

Undertake case management of investigations

add topic CPPSEC4014A

Commission and decommission networked security system

add topic CPPSEC4015A

Maintain networked security system

add topic CPPSEC4016A

Install networked security system

add topic CPPSEC4017A

Determine security system configurations

add topic CPPSEC4018A

Configure security devices on IT networks

add topic CPPSEC4019A

Identify and diagnose security systems or network fault

add topic CPPSEC4020A

Advise on the application of biometrics

add topic CPPSEC4021A

Prepare standard operating procedures for the use of biometrics technology

Subject lists

Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Qualification Summary

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include the following facets:


apply literacy skills to:

assess and use workplace information

understand and conform with relevant legislative, regulatory, licensing and organisational policy requirements, codes and standards

interpret plans, designs and specifications, assignment instructions, system and network specifications, charts, and diagrams

process workplace documentation

read and record data and write reports

research and access security information

apply numeracy skills to:

record and interpret statistics

record with accuracy and precision

undertake computations

communicate clearly and assertively while also demonstrating social and cultural sensitivity and respect

discuss vocational issues effectively with colleagues and impart knowledge and ideas through oral, written and visual means

give and receive feedback where appropriate

interpret non-verbal communication effectively

prepare and present reports, tenders, security system schematics and specifications

provide and explain information, including policies and procedures

relay information to others effectively

report and record a range of company information including incidents that cause injury, are dangerous or potentially dangerous, or are emergencies

report and record information accurately and write reports

understand meanings of relevant call signs, phonetic alphabet, signals, symbols and codes, and technical terminology

use appropriate interpersonal skills to elicit and clarify information

use negotiation and interactive communication techniques to manage, negotiate and defuse conflict situations


apply interpersonal skills including cooperation and flexibility

deploy team members according to operational objectives and back-up support requirements

discuss and evaluate ideas with team to determine viability and compliance with relevant legislation

encourage input from team members and monitor arrangements for team participation

implement procedures to encourage others' contributions to OHS management

maintain effective client and colleague relations

relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities

seek expert advice or assistance where appropriate

show team leadership

support, and often lead, team debate on the application of various improvement processes

understand own and team members' roles and responsibilities

work effectively as part of a team

work with others to resolve workplace conflict

Problem solving

apply complex problem solving techniques

calculate asset values, quantities, measurements and understand basic statistics

determine appropriate responses to safety and security risk situations

diagnose and rectify security system faults

identify and address any discrepancies between specifications and actual activities

implement and monitor procedures for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks, and implement contingencies

negotiate and resolve conflict situations

Initiative and enterprise

adapt responses to changing circumstances

adapt service to meet client requirements

apply analytical skills

design and develop data collection and analysis tools and key performance indicators

design security system architecture and configuration solutions

develop criteria to gauge threat levels and risks

develop system maintenance strategies

identify opportunities to improve security operations, systems and work processes

participate in assessing the viability of new ideas and implementing new or improved processes

present a range of appropriate security options to clients

understand strategic planning

Planning and organising

coordinate responses to incidents

develop risk assessment and system maintenance plans

estimate and organise equipment and resource requirements for security operations

gather information to determine and record asset values and gauge threat levels

manage monitor centres, allocate resources and implement operational plans

plan and implement briefings and debriefings

plan and implement OHS requirements

plan and manage installation of a range of network software and hardware components

plan, document and coordinate resources to manage and review investigations

Self management

adhere to correct OHS practices

apply time management skills

demonstrate ethical and professional behaviour

organise and prioritise own work

prioritise activities


develop professional development plans, and identify and arrange own and others' professional development

implement and monitor the work group's OHS training needs, organisational OHS procedures and OHS training provision

coach and mentor to be a positive influence on others and provide support to colleagues

promote available learning methods and opportunities for improvement to assist colleagues

train others in the use of equipment

update skills and knowledge to accommodate changes in equipment and operations

update skills and knowledge to accommodate changes in security procedures and operational requirements


install, program, configure, test, commission and decommission, monitor and maintain a range of networked security equipment and systems

operate, control, monitor, test and maintain a range of advanced security systems and equipment

understand electrical concepts

use and check a range of tools and equipment

use computers for data entry and understand relevant computer software types and functions

Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described above for each Employability Skill are representative of the property industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

This table is a summary of Employability Skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.