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Certificate IV in Security Management Course


Course Description

The Certificate IV in Security Management incorporates Leadership and Management skills with the process for the development, implementation and evaluation of a security risk management plan based on the principles of ISO 31000:2018 (Risk management).

The qualification is one of the most sought after Nationally recognised Qualifications within the security industry.

This qualification is for security supervisors and security business managers who may engage in sub-contracting arrangements for personnel and clients. Security supervisors lead teams to coordinate and implement a range of security operations and functions such as control room, monitoring centre, electronic security and guarding. Security business managers coordinate security manpower and services to clients while operating under complex regulatory and contracting arrangements.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Control Room Manager
  • Event Security Supervisor
  • Monitoring Centre Manager
  • Security Business Manager
  • Security Operations Supervisor
  • Technical Security Manager

Legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply in some states and territories to the provision of advice on security solutions, strategies, protocols and procedures. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.


  • Introduction and overview of security risk management, emergency risk management and business continuity
  • Introduction to the framework for managing risk ISO 31000:2018
  • Understanding the threat assessment and risk analysis process
  • Procedures for effective risk management including: conduct a risk audit; develop a risk register; develop policies; procedures and training for the organisation
  • Methods for implementing and monitoring the risk management plan
  • Methods for continually evaluating and improving the risk management plan, policies and procedures
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management skills and strategies

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the risk management process ISO 31000:2018
  • Understand the threat assessment process
  • Understand the strategic importance to the organisation of developing a risk management plan
  • Implement the risk management plan
  • Evaluate and monitor the risk management plan
  • Apply front-line management strategies in the workplace.

Designed For

Those with little or no understanding of risk management, or those who want to extend their knowledge and experience in the field of managing risk strategically; in the context of their current employment or to improve future employment opportunities through formal qualifications.

The Certificate IV in Security Management course is about providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to manage risk strategically; it is not intended to cover every facet of Risk Management planning and implementation.

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Senior Security Officer
  • Security Supervisor
  • Security Trainer
  • Security Risk Coordinator


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety,
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment,
  • CPP41519 Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis, or
  • CPP50611 Diploma of Security and Risk Management


  • Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the basic language, literacy and numeracy required at this level. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training
  • Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification
  • It is expected that the candidate has a strong background working in the Security Industry (minimum five (5) years).
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification.

How Is The Course Delivered?

The course will be delivered over a minimum of 12 weeks, with class attendance of 12 days, each with 8 hours of face to face delivery.

An initial 12 days of classroom attendance is required to commence the course; this is for those who are not seeking to RPL any units of competency; this is to deliver the initial course content. There is a requirement for students to undertake unsupervised learning in developing the Security and Risk Management plan and ensure that supervised hours are being met.

Nominal training hours for this Qualification equal to 482 hours, which is broken down into 192 hours of supervised instruction and 300 hours of unsupervised activities in the development of a Risk Management Plan.

We understand that you may lead a high stress and fast-paced life regardless of the industry you are currently in, so this course is delivered and completed by two methods; face to face of one day per week and a self-paced development of a final project throughout the course.

A training and assessment diary may be completed at enrolment or on completion of the face to face delivery phase to ensure that you are staying on track with your course completion. The point being, you complete your much-needed qualification regardless of current circumstance or time restraints from where ever you are in Australia. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

You will have access to our highly qualified industry experienced Trainer who can provide you with guidance to assist you with completion timeframes for each unit to suit your study goals! You also have access to the Trainer throughout your study period to answer any questions you may have or help you overcome any stumbling blocks you may encounter.

By participating in this course you challenge yourself to grow professionally. Investing in yourself and taking time to learn, practice and implement this knowledge will change your career and create more job opportunities.

Certificate IV in Security Management Course Structure

The Certificate IV in Security Management course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course. This qualification is delivered over a minimum period of 80 hours student – trainer contact as implemented by the WA Police Licensing, Security Services.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

Course Outline

12 units must be completed (4 core units plus 11 elective units)

Core Units

  • CPPSEC4001  Manage work health and safety in the security work environment
  • CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs
  • CPPSEC4005 Facilitate security operations briefing and debriefing processes
  • CPPSEC4022 Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses

Elective Units

  • BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
  • BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • CPPSEC4004 Supervise security operations
  • CPPSEC4010 Manage monitoring centre operations
  • CPPSEC4011 Manage field staff activity and incident response from control room
  • BSBOPS401 Coordinate business resources
  • PSPREG017 Undertake compliance audits


To achieve a nationally-recognised qualification, participants are required to complete an assessment project, complete course readings and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Assessment due date – as agreed with the learner and outlined within the training and assessment plan.

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to persons who have extensive experience in the Security/Law Enforcement and related fields. If you have 5 years or more employment experience in the security industry, you should consider the RPL process by undertaking a self-assessment against the competency standards of this qualification.

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessors. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee).

Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have done the previous study in this qualification, or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study.

Other relevant Diploma qualifications.

Course Fees

Fee for service – $1,800 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $1,200 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure that we can make it financially accessible for you whilst also ensuring your experience and education is mapped to prepare you to further your career.

Sometimes, depending on circumstance, it can be difficult to come up with a lump sum the moment you decide to enter into your new security career so we have made available ZipPay payment plans to enable a swift start! Contact us today to find out how to apply for ZipPay.

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Option 1 – Secure My Place for $1,800 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

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Option 2 – Payment plan using Zip Pay – either Zip Pay the full amount or the remainder after the $500 non-refundable deposit

Cancellation Policy

Deposits will not be refunded for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

See our policies on cancellation of courses and the fees incurred.

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