Certificate III in Government (Security)

This specialist qualification covers the entry-level competencies required for a career in the government security area of the public sector. There are two discrete streams catered for within the qualification - government security and personnel security. There are eight core units in common plus separate requirements for each stream. Where a free choice of electives is available these may be drawn from this or other Training Packages to reflect the particular work context or career plans of the individual.


11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

8 core units

3 elective units

Up to 3 elective units may be selected from the lists below including:

for Government Security, at least 2 units from Group A

for Personnel Security, at least 2 units from Group B

Up to 2 elective units may be selected from elsewhere within this Training Package, or from another endorsed Training Package, or from an Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

Core Units

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Uphold the values and principles of public service

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Work effectively in the organisation

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Contribute to workgroup activities

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Work effectively with diversity

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Use workplace communication strategies

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Comply with legislation in the public sector

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Contribute to workplace safety

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Handle security classified information

Group A Elective Units

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Secure government assets

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Respond to government security incidents

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Conduct security awareness sessions

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Undertake information technology security audits

Group B Elective Units

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Receive and validate data

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Undertake government security risk analysis

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Build and maintain internal networks

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Access and use resources and financial systems

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Implement change

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Address client needs

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Compose workplace documents

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Give and receive workplace feedback


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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