New Zealand Certificate in Security (Advanced)

Horowhenua Learning Centre Trust

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

Programme must reflect:
Good Practice Guidelines, New Zealand Security Association (2019);
NZ Government Protective Security Requirements;
Crimes Act 1961;
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015;
Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010;
Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012;
Summary Offences Act 1981;
Trespass Act 1980;
and all subsequent amendments or replacements.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand with individuals who have obtained advanced operational and technical skills, experience, knowledge and performance for the security sector.

The qualification is suitable for people who intend to operate in higher level roles within the security sector.

Graduates will be capable of carrying out security work under minimal or no supervision in the security environment.

What graduates earn

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


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Quota New Zealand Educational Scholarship

Provided by:

Quota International of Auckland Inc.



Maximum value of $5,000

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Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters Scholarships

Provided by:

Refugees as Survivors New Zealand - Scholarship Co-ordinator



Course Costs

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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: (06) 368 1095
Fax: (06) 368 2230

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