Project: Security and Risk Management

Stage 5

On behalf of the Property Services IRC, Artibus Innovation has reviewed and developed the following training package components:

  • 3 qualifications:
    • CPP4XX19 Certificate IV in Security Management
    • CPP4XX19 Certificate IV in Security Risk
    • CPP5XX19 Diploma of Security Risk Management
  • 31 units of competency
  • 2 skill sets.

Security and risk management plays a crucial role in event, public and crowded places risk management.

The security and risk management qualifications (Certificate IV and Diploma) leads to the occupation of Security Consultant or Security Advisor. Security consultants typically advise ‘clients on security requirements and recommends and designs security specifications.’ This means that they assess the potential security risks for buildings or events and provide security protocols and plans to mitigate those risks.

Major project activities involved national stakeholder consultation through emails and web-based feedback, the above TAG meetings, national workshops and SME forums.  This has resulted in feedback being considered and incorporated into the final version of the qualifications which are now at validation stage.

Key points/recommendations

  • the Certificate IV in Security Management packaging design has been redeveloped to:
    • provide packaging options that align with two main occupational specialisations in operational security management:  security supervisor and security business manager
    • ensure candidates receive a technical qualification in these areas and that there is no overlap with the new Certificate IV qualification in security risk analysis
    • include new units to address concerns around governance and contracting arrangements within security businesses (CPPSEC4022 and CPPSEC4023)
  • two new skill sets were developed in response to industry feedback:
    • CPPSS000XX Security Business Management
    • CPPSS000XX Security Supervision
  • a new Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis has been developed incorporating:
    • packaging design ensures a specific focus on ‘security risk analysis’ (as distinct from the more generic risk management skills and knowledge covered by other Training Packages)
    • providing training and assessment that aligns with government initiatives around counter-terrorism and Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism (2017)
    • occupational specialisations in security technology and systems, crowded places and specialist security operations fields
    • new units developed to cover security associated with crowded places (CPPSEC4024 and CPPSEC4025)
    • units imported from the PSP Training Package covering functions associated with handling sensitive information, providing government security briefings and communicating security awareness
  • the updated Diploma of Security Risk Management:
    • has new entry requirements of the Certificate IV in Security Management (or its equivalent) or the Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis (or its equivalent)
    • has a packaging design that provides a pathway from the Certificate IV qualifications, and incorporates emerging counter-terrorism and crowded places initiatives
    • incorporates new units to cover emerging skill areas associated with analyzing, responding to and communicating active threats (crowded places strategy)
  • in response to feedback as part of the investigative services project, the unit “Undertake case management of investigations” has been updated to “CPPINV4013” and the security context removed so that this unit provides a key pathway for investigators at the Certificate III level
  • the revised Certificate IV in Security Risk Management will be equivalent to its superseded version
  • the revised Diploma of Security Risk Management will not be equivalent to its superseded version due to its new entry requirements
  • overall, feedback on the qualifications was supportive with only minor modifications required.

Advice on downstream effects of the change

The following six units of competency are proposed units:

  • CPPSEC3004A Lead small teams in the security industry
  • CPPSEC3034A Operate information gathering equipment
  • CPPSEC3048A Maintain effective relationships with security clients
  • CPPSEC3049A Modify and repair security equipment and system
  • CPPSEC4002A Implement effective communication techniques
  • CPPSEC5007A Assess biometrics system.

There will be a teach out period of 12-months. Training providers will have to update their scope accordingly and must not enrol or train students after this 12-month period.

Last updated: August 2019
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The following is a list of training package components under review in this project:


  • CPP4XX19 Certificate IV in Security Management
  • CPP4XX19 Certificate IV in Security Risk
  • CPP5XX19 Diploma of Security Risk Management

Units of Competency:

  • CPPINV4013 Undertake case management of investigations
  • CPPSEC4001 Manage work health and safety in the security work environment
  • CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs
  • CPPSEC4004 Supervise security operations
  • CPPSEC4005 Facilitate security operations briefing and debriefing processes
  • CPPSEC4006 Conduct security risk assessment of client operations
  • CPPSEC4007 Identify security threats and assess impact on client operations
  • CPPSEC4008 Prepare security tender submissions
  • CPPSEC4009 Interpret electronic information from advanced technology security systems
  • CPPSEC4010 Manage monitoring centre operations
  • CPPSEC4011 Manage field staff activity and incident response from control room
  • CPPSEC4012 Assess security vulnerabilities of assets
  • CPPSEC4014 Commission and decommission networked security systems
  • CPPSEC4015 Maintain networked security systems
  • CPPSEC4016 Install networked security systems
  • CPPSEC4017 Design security system configurations and specifications
  • CPPSEC4018 Program and configure networked security systems
  • CPPSEC4019 Diagnose faults in networked security systems
  • CPPSEC4021 Develop standard operating procedures for advanced technology security systems
  • CPPSEC4XXX Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs
  • CPPSEC4XXX Advise on operational requirements to maintain crowded place security
  • CPPSEC4XXX Assess security of crowded places
  • CPPSEC4XXX Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses
  • CPPSEC4XXX Implement contracting arrangements for security businesses
  • CPPSEC5002 Coordinate security operations
  • CPPSEC5003 Assess security risk management options
  • CPPSEC5004 Develop security risk management plans
  • CPPSEC5005 Implement security risk management plans
  • CPPSEC5006 Develop strategy to implement advanced technology security systems
  • CPPSEC5XXX Analyse threat environment and devise strategies to respond to active threats
  • CPPSEC5XXX Implement communication systems to respond to active threats

Skill Sets:

  • CPPSS00096 Security Supervision
  • CPPSS00097 Security Business Management

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This is the final consultation and validation survey for Security and Risk Management qualifications and their units of competency.
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Contact: Linda Arnold