Diploma of Security. Recognition of prior learning, qualifications assessment and competency performance based training. National Security Training Package. Ideal for security guards, investigators, security consultants, private inquiry agents, security managers, workplace trainers and asset maintenance (cleaning operations) and cleaners.
Introduction to the new
Training Package for the Security Industry
and the Cleaning Industry leading to qualifications up to Diploma Level
There are two packages which we will discuss
What is a Training Package and why is it needed? (in a nutshell)
Safecity leads the way
Many years before the advent of formalised training for the Australian Security Industry, Safecity recognised the urgent need for structured and standardised training in the security and investigative industry.
we were the first security training providers to
produce, and submit for accreditation, a Certificate II in Security to the ACT
Accreditation and Registration Council.
The advice and guidance we received from ARC enabled us to produce a high quality course which met the needs of the workplace and paved the way for future programs.
The Minister for Education and Training Mr. Bill Stefaniak MLA officially opened the first course at the Australian National University on 22 of August 1996. The event was featured in PRIME and WIN news.
II in Security was well received by security professionals despite the fact
that, at the time, completion of our course was not a requirement to obtain a
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Findings of the Industrial Commission Cash in Transit (CIT) Inquiry sends shock waves throughout the industry
The Government inquiry in the NSW security industry revealed that the industry was poorly managed, legislation was inadequate, training standards were appalling and that trainers lacked basic competence in adult education.
As a result the NSW Police Security Industry Registry Unit was formed, and legislation was passed to attempt to improve the industry's overall standards.
One of the most significant factors that occurred was that approval of security training providers and training courses was delegated to VETAB, a respected Government Authority which regulates vocational training.
As a result of this requirement, a large number of "old trainers" in the Security Industry simply disappeared. Moreover, the much maligned "two day" mandatory induction course for security licence applicants was replaced with a competency based training course at Certificate II Level.
Whilst this prerequisite has not successfully eliminated all the unethical training providers in the industry, it has certainly created a positive atmosphere in which ethical, professionals training providers can flourish.
Safecity is totally
committed to the competency based training model of education.
The structure for the trainers is in place and a training package is developed.
One of the common complaints among professional security training providers was the absence of national standards for qualifications and training. By adopting the competency based training model, and by achieving legislative support in all states of Australia, authorities took the first step towards achieving national standards in training and qualifications recognition for security professionals.
Following extensive research a Training Package has been put together to provide easy-to-use resources to improve the quality of assessment and training in Security Services nationally.
Training Packages contain materials for:
• candidates (people
wanting to be assessed against the competency standards);
• learners (people working through a training process to develop competence);
• assessors, trainers and enterprises.
These materials include:
Standards have been developed for Security Services. These standards say what you need to know and what you need to be able to do at the required level in the workplace. They are called competency standards.
National qualifications have been created by packaging groups of competencies together.
Assessment and learning materials.
Information is provided about:
• how to self assess
• how to become competent in the competency standards if required
• how to be assessed against the competency standards
• assessment of your competence against the endorsed competency standards
• greater choice in how you learn
• options to develop your career
• a national industry recognised qualification
How do you gain a qualification?
Units of competency are packaged together into qualifications. If you decide that you want to gain a qualification you will need to think about what level of qualification you want to work toward.
This will depend on the sort of work you do or want to do in Security Services, and on the competencies you already have. The Personal Planner in Safecity's Candidate's Starter Kit will help you sort this out.
People to support you
There are a number of people who can support you:
Safecity will work with you to help you achieve the competencies and qualifications needed to obtain a good job in security or improve your career prospects.
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Our staff are competent security professionals
and qualified educators who understand the difficulties
and hurdles which confront modern employers.
What we are doing to help you -- our valued client
The training package may initially appear to be a daunting experience---there are cryptic codes and new buzz words.
To help you navigate easily through all the
qualification we have included the full titles for each numeric code given.
The training package comes with many excellent resources--we have included these
in all our starter kits.
How you can help us help you.
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us so we can fix it! (:þ)
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achieve your goals!
Who recognizes these qualifications and training?
The courses and qualification are recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Licensing Authorities may require additional (or lesser) qualifications. There is a conscious effort at present to eliminate all obstacles to national qualification standards.
Explain the principle of Recognition of Current Competency (or Recognition of Prior Learning).
The principle takes into account competencies you have achieved through other studies, formal and informal courses and life experience. These competencies are evaluated and credits are awarded towards your course.
Competency based training is structured to help students enjoy the maximum value possible from training activities. This is an intelligent way of providing only the training skills you need.
You will find all the resources and tools you need to conduct a self-assessment in our Safecity's Starter Kit Page.
You Safecity Coach will help you prepare your submission. Safecity's Assessors will inform you if there are differences between the required competencies and those you have already achieved. You then complete the necessary modules.
RCC can considerably shorten your class attendance and save you time.
Click on the package that interests you
Qualifications available Certificate I through to Diploma
Obtain detailed information and download starter kits by clicking on the buttons below
Security Guarding & Control Room Operations
(Guards, Operation Managers)
(for Alarms & CCTV Sales, Technical Installers)
(for Security Managers, Consultants)
Investigative & Risk Assessment
(for Private Agents, Managers, Bankers, Consultants)
(Certificate II, II and IV (for Management)
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finalist in the 1998 ACT Registered Training Organisation of the Year Award
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