PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security – Agency Security Advisor

Under the Protective Security Framework (PSPF), departments and agencies need to foster a professional culture and a positive attitude towards protective security.   Under the PSPF, an Assistant Agency Security Adviser (AASA) must be appointed to oversee the day-to-day performance of protective security functions. The PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security qualification provides the AASA with the skills and knowledge required to:

  • Undertake government security risk analysis
  • Implement security risk treatments
  • Provide government security briefings
  • Communicate security awareness

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.  This generalist qualification covers the broad range of skills required to operate without supervision in a government security environment.

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
  • PSPGEN043 Apply government processes
  • PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
  • PSPGEN034 Compose complex workplace documents
  • PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation
  • PSPSEC005 Undertake government security risk analysis
  • PSPSEC006 Implement security risk treatments
  • PSPSEC007 Develop and advise on government security procedures
  • PSPSEC010 Provide government security briefings
  • PSPSEC015 Communicate security awareness

Delivery and Cost

The course is delivered through a blend of self-paced online learning and a practical scenario-based workshop. Course cost is $3025. Candidates can commence the online component of the training at any time.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no workshops scheduled at this time.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning.