National Certificate in Security

The Salvation Army Education & Employment

Subject area

Security Services

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Open entry, although candidates must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success. Internationals IELTS Score of 5.5 with a minimum score of 5.0 in the written band.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification comprises underpinning knowledge and skills common to security personnel and is a prerequisite for higher level qualifications for personnel in specific areas of the security industry such as site security, event security, retail security, mobile patrol, secure transport, noise control, court security, and community security.

Graduates of this qualification will have demonstrated knowledge of:
the security industry and professional standards expected of the industry and those who work in it;
the law as it applies to the industry;
the application of communication skills;
health and safety requirements, and personal risk management;
dealing with emergencies as security personnel and be able to apply first aid skills;
conflict management and be able to apply communication skills and knowledge of distance, space and positioning to manage conflict; and
operational requirements, including control of entry and exit to premises, and observation and threat identification.

There is a small elective section that allows people to choose specified standards relevant to their role.

Graduates of this qualification will have the minimum qualification to enter the security industry as staff security personnel.

Holders of this certificate may progress onto the National Certificate in Security with strands in Court Security, Event Security, Mobile Patrol, Noise Control, Retail Security, Secure Transport, Site Security, and Community Security [Ref: 0227].

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Society and Culture at this level can earn:


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Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Not Available

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Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

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The John Burns Award for Courage and Perseverance

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Lower Hutt Suffrage Centennial Scholarship Fund

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SHE Trust - Suffrage Hutt Education - Hutt City Council


Approximately $1,000.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 382 0714
Fax: (04) 382 0711

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