PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security (Personnel vetting)

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 personnel vetting specialisation covers the skills required for working without supervision within a personal security area.

Units of Competency


  • 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

Personnel Vetting Specialisation

  • PSPSEC008 Conduct personnel security assessments
  • PSPGEN033 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
  • PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
  • PSPGEN043 Apply government processes
  • PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews
  • PSPGEN034 Compose complex workplace documents


  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • PSPREG015 Receive and validate data
  • PSPGEN027 Gather and analyse information
  • PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients
  • PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes

Delivery and Cost

The course is delivered through a blend of self-paced online learning complementing an intensive five-day scenario-based workshop. Course cost is $3850.

Candidates can commence the online component of the training at any time.

Upcoming Workshops

1 Workshop(s)

Personnel Vetting Certificate Workshop

06/12/2021 - 10/12/2021

Virtual Classroom

AFS is offering the opportunity for interested individuals to attend the face-to-face component of the PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security…

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