PSP40316
Certificate IV in Government Security (Personnel Vetting)

If you have been working in a government security or personnel screening role, consider RPL and achieve a qualification to reflect your experience.

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Have you been working in Government security?  Perhaps you are current or former police or military?  The CLET PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security (Personnel Vetting) is a sought after qualification in the public sector workplace at the moment.

With experience in this area, you can undergo a RPL assessment and possibly receive full RPL for this qualification.

if you believe that this is an area that reflects your employment experience, and is a qualification that can benefit you in future job searches, then apply for RPL today and let the CLET RPL Team guide you through the process.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Certificate IV in Government Security (Personnel Vetting)
Course Code: PSP40316
Application Completion Time: 28 Days
Delivery Mode: RPL or Study options available
Awards for RPL:
Certificate IV or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 14
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
Core Units

This unit describes the skills required to contribute to an ethical workplace and participate in ethical decision making.

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently and as part of a team, where they may have some supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to encourage colleagues in the workplace to comply with legislation. It includes assisting others to comply with legislative requirements, and taking action on non-compliance.

This unit applies to those working in generalist or specialist work activities where they need to identify, understand and comply with the legislative environment within which they work.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit may be working independently with some supervisory responsibilities while performing complex tasks in familiar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to receive, deal with, maintain and dispose of sensitive information.

This unit applies to those working in a security role where they would receive, deal with and maintain sensitive information.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently, as part of a team and with occasional supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.



Possible Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs as part of a small work team.

The unit applies to individuals who have a key role in maintaining workplace safety in an organisation. In their role they closely monitor aspects of work associated with the safe delivery of products and services, and they have a responsibility for influencing safety in the workplace.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to identify client needs, deliver a service, monitor through feedback and then review the service.

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would be working under supervision, performing routine tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to handle difficult interpersonal situations and address the conflicts that may arise in day to day work activities. It includes identifying the cause of conflict, establishing and implementing strategies for dealing with conflict and evaluating the response and outcomes.

This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to use advanced workplace communication strategies. It includes dealing with complex enquiries and/or complaints, giving directions, managing meetings and giving presentations.

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit will be working independently, with possible supervisory responsibilities, performing complex task in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to apply government processes. It includes applying information relating to the machinery of government and knowledge of organisations protocols and functions.

This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to gather information through interviews. It includes preparing for and conducting interviews and reviewing and correlating information.

This unit applies to those working in regulatory roles within the public sector involved in information gathering through interviews.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently as part of a team, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to cover activities involved in analysing and matching data from a range of sources. It includes analysing information, and documenting outcomes of the analysis.

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles conducting regulatory activities.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently and/or in teams, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to analyse risk against an organisation's operational environment. It includes establishing the security risk context and compiling a security risk register by identifying, analysing and evaluating risk against a security plan.

This unit applies to those working at an operational level, in specialist or generalist roles across all areas within an organisation.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to the security plan.

Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently and as part of a team using support resources as required. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to confirm risk decisions, identify risk treatments, implement countermeasures and monitor and review the security risk management process.

This unit applies to those working in a security role where they will be required to confirm, identify, implement and review risk.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to the security plan.

Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently and as part of a team using support resources as required. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to collect, analyse and evaluate personal information, make recommendations on security assessment outcomes and record and report on personnel security assessments.

This unit applies to those working in the security sector required to make assessments.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would generally work independently and as part of a team using support resources as required. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to promote security issues to improve government security management. It includes planning and designing awareness-raising activities, promoting security management and developing and nurturing cooperative client relationships.

This unit applies to those whose roles include promoting and conducting security awareness activities and evaluating their success.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to ethical and security management standards, guidelines and codes of conduct when communicating security awareness.

Those undertaking this unit would normally work independently, initiating support from a range of established resources, while performing complex tasks in a range of contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Police Officer
  • Justice Support Roles (justice agencies)
  • Police Administrative Support Roles
  • Corrective services in custodial and support roles
  • Department of Justice and Attorney General including courts
  • Legal offices
  • Border Force
  • Security industry in support/administration areas
  • Local law enforcement officer (Councils)
  • Prison Officer
  • Watch House Officer
  • Private investigations in support/administration areas
  • Department of Transport 
  • Youth justice roles
  • Crime and Misconduct Commission in support/administration areas
  • Community legal centres
  • Other State and Federal Government Departments in compliance
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Security
  • Government Personnel Vetting

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PROCEED TO AWARD: $995 - This fee is only due after initial review is completed, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment is conducted and decides to proceed to be awarded with the qualification. If candidate does not proceed to award, no fee is payable.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT - FEE adjusted accordingly. This occurs when initial review is conducted, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment and is awarded PARTIAL RPL for selected units.

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