PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security – Information Technology Security Advisor

According to the Australian Security Cyber Centre’s 2016 Threat Report, government agencies and private enterprise are prime targets for:

  • Cyber attack
  • Cyber espionage
  • Cyber crime
  • Cyber terrorism

Australian Forensic Services is offering a nationally recognised course designed for the Information Technology Security Adviser (ITSA) who is responsible for advising senior management on the security of the agency’s Information Communications Technology (ICT) systems.

About this Qualification

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 focus on this iteration of the qualification is securing the agency’s ICT systems.

Unit of Competency

Core Units

  • PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of the public service
  • PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
  • PSPSEC005 Undertake government security risk analysis
  • PSPSEC006 Implement security risk treatments
  • PSPSEC015 Communicate security awareness
  • PSPREG016 Conduct data analysis
  • PSPFRU001 Monitor data for indicators of fraud
  • PSPSEC010 Provide government security briefings
  • ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • ICTNWK403 Manage network and data integrity
  • ICTNWK406 Install, configure and test network security

Delivery and Cost

The course is delivered through a blend of self-paced online learning. Course cost is $2750 plus $275 GST.  Candidates can commence the online component of the training at any time.

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