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Diploma of Security Risk Management Course


Course Objectives

The Diploma of Security Risk 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.

The Diploma of Security Risk Management incorporates an assessment of potential risks facing an organisation and the development of strategies and plans to mitigate risk situations through elimination, isolation and protection.

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 Leadership and 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 Diploma of Security Risk Management course 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:

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


Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security Management;
  • CPP41519 Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis, or
  • with vocational experience in a supervisory role but no formal qualification

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

  • BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management;
  • PSP50316 Diploma in Government Security, or
  • FNS60815 Advanced Diploma of Integrated Risk Management


  • 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 five (5) years.
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification.
  • 100 points of identification

Entry Requirements

  • CPP40707 Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management, or
  • CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security Management, or
  • CPP41519 Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis

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 course will be delivered over a minimum of 16 weeks, with class attendance of 16 days, each with 8 hours of face to face delivery.

An initial 16 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 570 hours, which is broken down into 128 hours of supervised instruction and 442 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 wherever 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 time frames 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.

Course Structure

The Diploma of Security Risk 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.

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

10 units must be completed (5 core units plus 5 elective units)

Core Units

  • CPPSEC5003 Assess security risk management options
  • CPPSEC5004 Develop security risk management plans
  • CPPSEC5005 Implement security risk management plans
  • CPPSEC5008 Analyse threat environment and devise strategies to respond to active threats
  • CPPSEC5009 Implement communication systems to respond to active threats

Elective Units

  • BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
  • BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • CPPSEC5002 Coordinate security operations


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 over 5 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 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).

Course Fees

Fee for service – $2,500 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $2,000 ($500 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $350 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 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.

Secure My Place In The Course Now

Option 1 – Secure My Place for $2,500 ($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

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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