CPP40719 – Certificate IV in Security Management

Qualification Description

This qualification is for security supervisors and security business managers who may engage in sub-contracting arrangements for personnel and clients.  Security supervisors lead teams to coordinate and implement a range of security operations and functions such as control room, monitoring centre, electronic security and guarding.  Security business managers coordinate security manpower and services to clients while operating under complex regulatory and contracting arrangements.

Occupational titles may include:

  • control room manager
  • event security supervisor
  • monitoring centre manager
  • security business manager
  • security operations supervisor
  • technical security manager.

Legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply in some states and territories to the provision of advice on security solutions, strategies, protocols and procedures. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 12 units of competency
  • 4 core units
  • 8 elective units.

Electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • all units within Group A or all units within Group B
  • up to 4 units within Groups A, B or C not already selected
  • an elective unit may be selected from Group D or from any training package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.


Core Units
BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships
BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness
BSBWOR404A Develop work priorities
CPPSEC4001A Manage a safe workplace in the security industry
CPPSEC4002A Implement effective communication techniques
CPPSEC4003A Advise on security needs
CPPSEC4004A Monitor and review security operations
CPPSEC4005A Facilitate workplace briefing and debriefing processes
CPPSEC4006A Assess risks
CPPSEC4007A Assess threat
CPPSEC4012A Identify and assess security of assets
Elective units

Group A: Business Management

BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CPPSEC4023 Implement contracting arrangements for security businesses

Group B: Supervision

BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
CPPSEC4004 Supervise security operations

Group C: Specialist

CPPINV4013 Undertake case management of investigations
CPPSEC4008 Assess and prepare security tender submissions
CPPSEC4009 Interpret electronic information from advanced technology security systems
CPPSEC4010 Manage monitoring centre operations
CPPSEC4011 Manage field staff activity and incident response from control room
CPPSEC4014 Commission and decommission networked security systems
CPPSEC4015 Maintain networked security systems
CPPSEC4016 Install networked security systems
CPPSEC4017 Design security system configurations and specifications
CPPSEC4018 Program and configure networked security systems
CPPSEC4019 Diagnose faults in networked security systems
CPPSEC4020 Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs
CPPSEC4021 Develop standard operating procedures for advanced technology security systems

Group D: General

BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBITS411 Maintain and implement digital technology
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
BSBWRK411 Support employee and industrial relations procedures
PSPREG017 Undertake compliance audits

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