PSP50316
Diploma of Government Security

Government security practices are at the centre of roles in policing, military, corrective services and other key government positions.  Have your experience recognised today!

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Have you been working in the public sector?  Have you been exposed to government security practices as part of your role?  Are you responsible for a security and risk environment in the public sector?  This is most commonly seen amongst current and former police, military, corrective services officers, detention centre officers, as well as an array of government employees in areas such as DFAT and ASIC.  If so, you may be eligible for recognition for the PSP50316 Diploma of Government Security.

Apply for RPL today and the CLET RPL Team will assist you through the process and advise you on options for securing a nationally recognised qualification such as the PSP50316 Diploma of Government Security.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Diploma of Government Security
Course Code: PSP50316
Application Completion Time: 28 Days
Delivery Mode: RPL or Study options available
Awards for RPL:
Diploma or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 11
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 promote ethical standards to assist staff in avoiding conflicts of interest and to model and foster integrity.

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 work independently, as part of a team and with 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 promote compliance with legislation in the public sector. It includes modelling compliance with legislation.

This unit applies to those with responsibility for encouraging and assisting others to comply with public sector guidelines and procedures.

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 with 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 assess government security risks. It includes establishing the risk context, gathering and analysing information and identifying, analysing, assessing and prioritising risks.

This unit applies to those working to develop a security plan or implementing or following an existing plan.

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 assessing security risks.

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

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

This unit describes the skills required to treat security risks through the development of a security risk management plan. It includes identifying security countermeasures and developing a plan with schedule for implementing, monitoring and evaluating security strategies.

This unit applies to those working in a security role with some responsibility for addressing organisational 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 developing risk management plans.

Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously occasionally accessing and evaluating support from a broad range of sources. 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 implement and monitor a security risk management plan. It includes implementing the plan, monitoring the risk environment and evaluating the plan.

This unit applies to those working in a security role with some responsibility for addressing organisational 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 implementing risk management plans.

Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, occasionally accessing and evaluating support from a broad range of sources, while performing complex tasks in a range of contexts.

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

This unit describes the skills required to perform an organisation’s ongoing protective security function through implementing security procedures and systems. It includes providing advice and support to others, monitoring and coordinating security, and liaising with specialist security services.

This unit applies to those with day-to-day responsibility for an organisation’s protective security function.

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 security and privacy legislation and security standards when coordinating protective security.

Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, occasionally accessing support from a range of sources, while performing complex tasks in a range of 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 establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

This unit applies to managers working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS legislation, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by relevant legislation.

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 and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks.

It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others as managers at this level are role models in their work environment.

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

This unit describes the skills required to manage conflict. It includes identifying and assessing conflict situations, implementing strategies to resolve conflict and monitoring conflict situations.

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 refine complex written workplace communication at a level where preliminary research or documents may have been prepared by others as input, and final documents are being prepared. It includes critical analysis of workplace information, composition, revision and refinement to meet workplace requirements.

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 autonomously 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 coordinate risk management in the organisation. It includes maintaining infrastructure and processes, supporting staff to manage risk, facilitating risk recovery, and monitoring and reviewing risk management.

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, with supervision responsibilities, 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.

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

  • Police Officer/Detective
  • United Nations
  • Protective Services Manager
  • Government Security Manager
  • Public Sector Supervisor/Manager
  • Public Sector Security and Risk/WHS Manager

RPL FEES - $1600 (Full RPL Fee)

Initial RPL Review: NO FEE (Free of charge) - This is conducted when RPL Application and evidence received.

PROCEED TO AWARD: $1600 - 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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