Welcome New Staff

AFS is happy to welcome new staff members to AFS Head Quarters (ACT):

Scarlette Machen
Administrative Officer
Lindsay Griffith
Vetting Officer
Kym Iliff-Reynolds
Vetting Officer

AFS also welcomes new staff members to our Perth Office:

Col Speedie
Vetting Officer
David McRae
Vetting Officer
Chris Peattie
Vetting Officer
Linda Robey
Vetting Officer
Bruce Robey
Vetting Officer

Updated DEF Qualifications

On Friday 3 November 2017, AFS’ application to have the following updated qualifications added to our scope of delivery and assessment was successful:

DEF40217 Certificate IV in Intelligence Operations

This specialist qualification covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision where an individual is required to plan, initiate, conduct and finalise intelligence operations and also the skills required by those responsible ...
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DEF50317 Diploma of Compliance

This course is designed for personnel that are required to supervise or manage teams who monitor, review and audit both physical and administrative systems to ensure compliance is being met. When compliance is not being ...
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AFS is the only RTO able to train/assess these qualifications.

PSP50316 Diploma of Government Security / CPP50611 Diploma of Security and Risk Management

Three easy steps to two diplomas

Australian Forensic Services (AFS) is offering a combined Diploma of Government Security (PSP50316) and Diploma of Security and Risk Management (CPP50611). These qualifications cover the competencies required for independent and self-directed work in the public sector as a practitioner in government security and risk management. It is suitable for individuals who need to apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled duties in a government security environment.

Course Structure

The course is delivered in 3 steps:

Recognition of Prior Learning

Generalist units are assessed by recognition of your knowledge and skills in the workplace.

E learning Activity

At your own pace, through the AFS Learning Management System and webinars, you will be provided with the knowledge and skills to conduct a complex Security Risk Survey, including the development, implementation and evaluation of a Security Risk Management Plan in accordance with the AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management – Principles and guidelines.

Face to face (5 days) 

In a five-day face to face learning environment you will be given the opportunity to discuss issues with Subject Matter Experts, identify a protective security and risk management problem, analyze the problem, develop solutions and develop a Business Case in a format presentable to a Senior Executive Officer.


Participants in this program must:

  • hold a minimum baseline security clearance
  • possess a general understanding of protective security and risk management

Cost for the Program

$4500.00 per participant

Upcoming Workshops

There are no workshops scheduled at this time.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning.