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Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis

This qualification 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).


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.


Course Specifications

Entry Requirements

As stipulated by SLED NSW, candidates must:


  • Be at least 18 years old to apply for security license with SLED.
  • Be a Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen or have work rights to apply for a security license with SLED.
  • Provide 100 Points of Approved Organisation Student Evidence of Identity at enrolment. Click to check (SLED Approved Identification requirements).
  • Read (Fact Sheet 6), Am I Eligible for a NSW Security Licence.
  • Sign SLED Acknowledgement of Fact Sheet 6 at enrolment (Form P1016).
  • A statement of attainment or qualification / supporting transcript recording HLTAID003 Provide First Aid MUST be completed or provided by learner prior to join CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations.
  • Meet prescribed Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as per SLED requirements, prior to commencing training. You must attend in person with required identification in order to complete the LLN testing, complete registration, read and sign Fact Sheet 6 and declaration from NSW Police Force. This must be done before the course commences. You will not be enrolled unless LLN test & registration has been completed prior to the first day of training. If you book and paid for a course via our website, you are still required to attend  prior to your course for skills testing. If you do not attain the required skills level prior to the course and have paid upfront, you will be refunded in full.
  • Have a strong command of the English language, as good written as well as verbal communication are key components of the course.
  • Have your USI ready prior to course attendance from the USI website. To create USI number, please visit here 


Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:


  • 12 units of competency
    • 5 core units
    • 7 elective units.


Electives are to be chosen as follows:


  • all 3 units within Group A or all 3 units within Group B
  • up to 4 units within Groups A, B or C not already selected
  • up to 2 units may be selected from Group D


An elective unit may be selected from any Training Package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.

Potential Careers

Occupational titles may include:


  • event security manager
  • security risk adviser
  • security risk analyst.
Core Units of Competency

CPPSEC4003    Assess and advise on client security needs

CPPSEC4006    Conduct security risk assessment of client operations

CPPSEC4007    Identify security threats and assess impact on client operations

CPPSEC4012    Assess security vulnerabilities of assets

CPPSEC4022    Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses

Elective Units

Group A: Security Technology and Systems

CPPSEC4020    Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs


Group B: Crowded Places

CPPSEC4024    Assess security of crowded places

CPPSEC4025    Advise on operational requirements to maintain crowded place security

PSPSEC015       Communicate security awareness


Group D: General

CPPSEC5003    Assess security risk management options

CPPSEC5004    Develop security risk management plans

CPPSEC5005    Implement security risk management plans

Duration & Structure

Please contact our office for any details.

Course Fees

Please contact our office for any details.

What To Wear

To attend and participate in any of our courses individuals must attend the course in neat, clean and tidy clothing. As our courses are very hands-on, and there will be many simulation assessments in which you will be expected to dress in a professional manner, as a professional security officer and will be assessed as such. Please ensure that you are keeping up with your personal hygiene, as it is very important when working in any group environment for any given period of time. Please note that enclose footwear is essential for all of our courses – ladies included.


Our Local Trainers and Assessors

At Precision Training Academy our Trainers and Assessors are fully qualified and licensed for all courses being delivered on our scope of registration.

All of our courses are regularly updated and revised, ensuring they comply with the latest regulatory and industry standards.

Sonya and Darren are also qualified firearm instructors and maintain their currency of security industry experience with Precision Protection Group.

Sonya Pritchard and Darren Upson are also the proprietors of Precision Protection Group, a local Newcastle based security company which is a fully qualified, licensed and experienced company.

Precision Training Academy is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), our RTO Code is 31555, details of our organisation can be found on training.gov.au.

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