National Certificate in Security

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Security Services

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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This certificate is a nationally recognised qualification for candidates who are employed or are seeking employment in the security industry and other related sectors.

Graduates of this qualification will have a broad range of skills and knowledge common to all security officers. In particular, they can:
. demonstrate knowledge of protective security;
. respond to emergencies and critical situations;
. demonstrate knowledge of the threat presented by terrorism;
. demonstrate knowledge of security staff interaction with the legal system;
. demonstrate knowledge of and operate electronic equipment;
. manage violence and personal safety;
. demonstrate lawful use of force;
. manage security incidents, breaches, and suspects.

This certificate also offers strands to match the particular type of service in which candidates are engaged. The graduate will have skills and knowledge particular to one of the following strands:

Court security represents competence in maintaining security and safety in law court.

Event security represents competence in maintaining security and safety at events by controlling access of persons, vehicles, materials, and substances, and by patrolling to detect abnormal safety or security issues.

Mobile patrol represents competence in conducting mobile security patrols, providing security for a range of separate sites or locations on scheduled visits, and responding to alarm activations or other warnings.

Noise control represents competence in monitoring, assessing, and responding to breaches of noise regulations.

Retail security represents competence in maintaining security and safety at retail outlets, minimising retail theft and customer fraud, managing access, and protecting stock and cash.

Secure transport represents competence in transporting cash, bullion, or other high value consignments in special purpose vehicles.

Site security represents competence in maintaining security and safety at sites by controlling access of persons, vehicles, materials, and substances, and by patrolling to detect abnormal safety or security issues.

Community security represents competence in providing security services to designated communities, in close cooperation with other agencies.

After qualifying for the certificate in one strand, candidates may qualify for additional strands by completing the requirements of the additional strands.

This qualification builds on the prerequisite, the National Certificate in Security (Level 2) [Ref: 0176] and may lead onto the National Certificate in Security (Level 4) with strands in Senior Security Officer, and Team Leader [Ref: 1479].

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Hauraki Greenland Scholarship

Provided by:

Ministry of Justice

Website:

https://www.justice.govt.nz/justice-sector-policy/

Value:

$5,000 pa

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Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary

Website:

http://www.blsst.co.nz

Value:

Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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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: (09) 525 2590
Fax: (09) 525 2591
Email: support@skills.org.nz
Web: http://www.skills.org.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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