National Certificate in Security Management (Supervision)

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Security Services

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Entry requirements

Candidates must be working in a supervisory position in a security context or be able to participate in work experience in a security related supervisory position. Candidates are required to hold a Certificate of Approval (COA) from the Registrar of Security Guards and Investigators. Internationals IELTS Score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.0 in the written band.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This certificate provides a nationally recognised qualification for those responsible for the supervision of security activities in an organisation or for the supervision of staff providing professional security services.

Award of the certificate recognises that the holder has demonstrated competence in the preparation and implementation of security plans, and in the supervision of staff working in the security area. It also recognises that the holder has demonstrated knowledge of the factors that influence the conduct and supervision of security operations.

The qualification comprises two components. Compulsory standards reflect the skills and knowledge required by all supervisors in the security industry. A range of elective standards provides flexibility within the qualification and recognises additional skills and knowledge considered by industry to be desirable but not mandatory.

Many people seeking this certificate may already be qualified as operators in the security field. They may hold the National Certificate in Security with strands in Court Security, Event Security, Mobile Patrol, Noise Control, retail Security, Secure Transport, and Site Security (Level 3) [Ref: 0227]. However, this is not a prerequisite.

People may progress from this certificate to the National Diploma in Security Management (Level 6) [Ref: 0562]. Many of the standards included in this qualification may be used to meet the requirements of the Level 6 diploma.

What graduates earn

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Eric Tate Scholarship

Provided by:

Central Hawkes Bay District Council - Trust Secretary




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BPW Hawera Second Chance Education Grant

Provided by:

BPW New Zealand - Projects Chair



The grant is up to $1000 .

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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

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