Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management

Qualification Overview

This qualification is designed for individuals seeking to use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in security and risk management. The course applies these skills to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and improves the ability to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

The course covers the application of management practices and methods aimed at monitoring, controlling and minimizing risk and potential impact of an unforeseen event on a government corporation and small business.

Job Opportunity

  • Security Supervisor/manager
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Co-ordinator
  • Retail and Hospitality Supervisors
  • Business Owner
  • Government Supervisor / Team Leader
  • Australian Defence Forces
  • Emergency Services

Licensing and Regulatory Requirements

Victoria Police’s Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD) regulates the private security industry and is responsible for:
? Issuing private security licenses & registration
? Renewal of private security licenses & registration
? Monitoring private security license & registration holders
? Approval of training
? Accreditation of training organizations.

Licensing and Regulation Division (LRD), does not require granting approval for the CPP40707 Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management.

Qualification Structure


Learning Mode

  • On campus
  • Blended
  • Distance
  • Online

Assessment Method

  • Written test
  • Demonstration and Observation
  • Case Studies
  • Role Play
  • Individual Assessment
  • Group Assessment

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements to this qualification stated in the training package, however, the ACET has developed its own entry requirements:

  1. Applicants 18 years and above with no formal qualifications who can be assessed for skills that would qualify to undertake this training. or
  2. Completion of the certificate II and/or III in security operations
  3. Must complete literacy and numeracy test and the pre-training review. As a result of the pre-training review, any learners with identified barriers will be referred to the appropriate support services/office with or referred externally where required. If a learner is unable to, meet the inherent requirements of the qualification, even with reasonable adjustment, ACET will offer counselling regarding alternative training and/or career path options

Completion of the Qualification

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification CPP40707 Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management issued by the Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET).

Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET) is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider Number: 121666) registered with the Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA).

Qualification Availability

ACET has regular monthly intakes for each of its qualifications. Please contact ACET for confirmation of the commencement date for the next available intake.

Future Study Pathways

After successful completion of your qualification, you will have many other study options available to you. It may include the CPP50611 Diploma of Security and Risk Management.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by supplying evidence of their previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the qualification competencies. The evidence must be valid, sufficient and authentic.

Contact ACET directly to discuss your previous experience and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Note: ACET is Not an Approved RPL provider under the Victorian Training Guarantee funding

Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by taking into account previous studies. ACET accepts and provides credit to learners for units of competency and/or modules (unless licensing or regulatory requirements prevent this) where these are evidenced by:
? AQF certification documentation issued by any other RTO or AQF authorised issuing organisation, or
? authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar.

Credit Transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application and prior to the commencement of training.