New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation)

People Potential Limited

Subject area

Security Services



20 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the security sector with individuals who have obtained the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work as a security officer.
This qualification is suitable for individuals who want to operate as a security officer in the security industry or for individuals already operating in the security industry who would like to gain recognition for current experience.
Graduates will be capable of carrying out a broad range of tasks under limited supervision and will demonstrate transferable skills in a security work environment.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry requirements to this programme: Open to learners aged 16 years or above who have left school. Must be able to demonstrate an ability to study at Level 3. Must have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skill to study at Level 3, the minimum standard expected from learners to enrol on this programme is the literacy and numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 1, or equivalent. ? Selection interview to ensure they are able to meet the programme requirements. Must have an interest in working in the security industry and show commitment to completing the qualification and gaining employment, or moving to higher level education. No criminal convictions however some exceptions can apply so discussion around this will take place during the selection interview.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


20 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$0 $0
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$2,787 $2,787
Total $2,787 $2,787

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 437 7593
Fax: (09) 437 7693

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

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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