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Cert IV in Security Risk Analysis Course


Course Objectives

The Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis is for security risk analysts who apply technical security and operations expertise in a risk management environment.  Security risk analysts understand the current threat environment and assess risk and advise clients on strategies to ensure the protection of electronic security systems and people and property in crowded places, as defined by Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism (2017).

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

This qualification provides occupational specialisations in electronic security and crowded places, and a pathway to further learning and work in security risk management.

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.

Participants receive comprehensive learning materials, a copy of ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management and trainer support. Presented using a combination of in-class and external study or external only with an immediate start.



  • 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.

This qualification 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.

The Cert IV in Security Risk Analysis training is about providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to undertake job roles such as Risk Consultants or Security Managers. This also relates to experienced consultants or managers with Qualifications and skills obtained through other sources of employment or training; such as the Police Force, Corrections and Defence. They may choose to formalise their experience by attaining this Qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning or Current Competency.

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Event security manager,
  • Security risk adviser, or
  • Security risk analyst.


Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations or other relevant qualifications, or
  • with vocational experience in a supervisory role but no formal qualification

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

  • BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety;
  • CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security Management;
  • BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management;
  • CPP50619 Diploma of Security and Risk Management,

This qualification 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.


  • Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate good 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 up to three (3) years, but not essential. Experience in Work Health and Safety is also acceptable. 
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification. 
  • 100 points of identification 

USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.


How Is The Course Delivered?

The Cert IV in Security Risk Analysis course will be delivered face-to-face intensively over five (5) days of class attendance, each with a minimum of eight (8) hours of face-to-face delivery. There is self-paced learning and face to face guidance and meetings required to meet WAPOL Security Licensing Branch training hours.

An initial five (5) 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 used to deliver the initial course content. There is a requirement for students to undertake unsupervised learning in developing Security Risk Management plan and ensure that supervised hours are being met.

Nominal training hours for this Qualification equals to 100 hours, which is broken down into approximately 40 hours of supervised instruction and 60 hours of unsupervised activities in the development of a real-time Risk Management Plan.

A training and assessment training plan 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 Trainers 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 Cert IV in Security Risk Analysis 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.

Course Structure

The 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.

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 (5 core units plus 7 elective units)

CPPSEC4003  Assess and advise on client security needs  Core 
CPPSEC4006  Conduct security risk assessment of client operations  Core 
CPPSEC4007  Identify security threats and assess impact on client operations  Core 
CPPSEC4012  Assess security vulnerabilities of assets  Core 
CPPSEC4022  Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses  Core 
CPPSEC4024  Assess security of crowded places  Elective 
CPPSEC4025  Advise on operational requirements to maintain crowded place security  Elective 
PSPSEC015  Communicate security awareness  Elective 
CPPSEC4020  Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs  Elective 
CPPSEC3125  Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets  Elective 
CPPSEC5004  Develop security risk management plans  Elective 
CPPSEC5005  Implement security risk management plans  Elective 


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.

A testamur for the qualification CPP41519 Cert IV in Security Risk Analysis will be issued following successful completion of this course and can be used to seek credit transfer towards achieving an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification.


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 over 3 years experience in the security industry together with consulting and management experience, 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 assessor. 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)

Course Fees

Fee for service – Normally $1,800, but for a limited time $1,600 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $1200 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training 

Gap training per UoC $200 each 

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet…you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Sometimes, depending on circumstance, it can be difficult to come up with a lump sum the moment you decide to enter into your new executive career so we have made available PAYMENT PLANS to enable a swift start!

Secure My Place In The Course Now

Option 1  Secure My Place for $500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment 

*We will contact you in the next 1-2 business days to help you get started with your investment and training.

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

Course Cost: $1,600


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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