This is more specific to those in Australia - However, obviously I'm more than happy to look into Internationally recognized certifications also - I.e. CPP, and the others offered by ASIS International. As it stands I have a Class 2BF NSW Security Licence, and a (still pending) membership with ASIS International, as part of the NSW Chapter (#227). I am permanently based in Sydney, Australia, and 95% of my business is within the boundaries of NSW/ACT. I'm looking to further my development and education into the sector, I have a sound existing knowledge of cash management products (note validation banking units, change dispensers etc.).
However, I'd like to improve in these areas:
1. I'd like to improve my qualifications to encompass Electronic Security products & services also, that is CCTV, alarms and access control (conventional & biometrics). At the moment I'm feeling a little "restricted" to safes. Are there any particular courses or certifications, that govern sales/consultancy specific to these products, or if any certifications or qualifications are looked upon as "must haves" in the Australian security job market?
2. As part of my role, I'd like to have the freedom to offer independent security risk assessments. A colleague of mine has recently completed the Cert IV course in Security and Risk Management - You may read more about this here (click) - Has anyone else completed this course, or does anyone have experience as a Security Risk Assessor?
3. ASIAL offer "online training" (click) which I am not sure whether would be of any real benefit, or whether any particular "qualification" is awarded upon completion of the training. I also do not know of any individual that actually has an "individual" membership to ASIAL - Only corporations. Can anyone comment on any of the services that ASIAL offer?
4. Considering that the CPP and other ASIS-driven courses (click) are internationally recognized, I'd like to pursue this at a later date (as I do not have the nine years required to complete the qualification yet - four still to go). During this time, are there any other courses that may be worth looking at?