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This qualification allows for the attainment of occupational specific competencies for those working in operational roles undertaking government security related functions, with a particular focus on meeting the ethical and legislative requirements of the public service. It is suitable for individuals who need to apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in specific contexts within the security environment.
The generalist qualification covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a government security environment.
When you undertake this course with Asset College you will learn how to:
One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you. This qualification is Release 1 and is the most up-to-date qualification available.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate IV in Government Security (PSP40316).
Job roles relevant to this qualification include:
There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.
You will however require intermediate English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.
Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. You can complete this higher level LLN test here now!
If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.
Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.
Units of Competency
To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 14 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of government security at a supervisory level.
You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on training.gov.au.
*If you wish to change one or more of your elective units please contact us. While we endeavour to be able to provide all options, changes to elective units cannot be guaranteed. The cost for custom unit packaging is $500 per qualification for full study or $250 for RPL.
Standard Online Delivery
1 unit per month for 12 months. Includes regular contact with a trainer. Should allow 20 – 25 hours per week to study.
For people with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. 2 units per month for 6 months. Should allow 30 – 40 hours per week to study.
Assessment Only / RPL
For people with evidence of their extensive experience.
We aim to have all RPL assessments finalised within 12 weeks but it is usually much quicker. The actual timeframe depends on the course you are seeking RPL for, how long it takes you to supply the evidence and how long it takes us to verify your evidence.
You can complete our Free Skills Assessment right now to determine if this is the right option for you.
If you wish to customise your course, change your elective units or study load please contact us to request an individual learning plan.
The number of hours outlined is a guide only and each individual will learn at a different pace. Students may request an extension or submit their assessments early as required to suit their individual learning needs.
Asset College delivers this qualification completely online. For some courses, learning material is not able to be printed or downloaded by students into PDF or Word format for offline purposes. If you would like to discuss printed materials, please contact us prior to enrolment.
On enrolment, you will receive a customised training plan. This training plan will list all units of competency you will complete within this qualification along with their due dates for submission. Students must be submitting units by the due dates outlined on your training plan or an extension application will be required.
After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:
This qualification is available through online study or RPL. You can also opt to complete some units by RPL and some units through online study.
Online Study – $3580 (now just $2864 until June 30, 2022)
RPL – $2040 (now just $1428 until June 30, 2022)
1. Pay as you go
Pay for each unit of your course as you commence it. Please view our Course Fees brochure to see first payment required plus fee per unit for your specific qualification.
Up to 6 months interest free on zipMoney. Best for people with an existing zipMoney account.
3. Study Pay
Interest free weekly or fortnightly instalments. Best for people looking for a low-fee direct deposit payment plan option.
Individualised quotes will be discussed with our RPL Manager after submission of a free skills assessment. Please read the full outline on our RPL process here.
1. 2 split payments
Pay 50% of the course fees to begin your RPL, with 50% due on completion before your certificate is issued.
2. zipMoney or Study Pay payment plans (as outlined above).
Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.
Extension Request Fees
Should you require an extension on your study, the following applies:
Assessment Re-Submission Fees
Should you be deemed not competent after 2 attempts at a unit of competency, an assessment re-submission fee of $50 will apply per assessment.
Should you wish to cancel your course or your enrolment is cancelled by us due to no progress and you then wish to re-enrol, a re-enrolment fee of 25% of the standard course fee will apply if requested within 3 months of initial cancellation. If re-enrolment is requested within 4 – 12 months of initial cancellation, 50% of the standard course fee will apply.
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