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Furthering knowledge and industry-recognized certifications (Australia)

Posted by goclifford on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 07:16

G'day,

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?
 
 
Cheers


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Certification and Risk Management in Australia

Goclifford

I am from Australia currently based in Queensland. Previously however I was a licence instructor in NSW. I currently work in local government as Security risk, mitigation and emergency management. 

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?

The NSW licence scheme for "advisors" is not what it used to be. The completion of a Risk management course as outline in your question 2 is all that is required to obtain this licence level. However industry experiance is paramount to back up the knowledge learnt in the courses. At this time there is no specific mitigation type courses to direct you on what should be used where etc. 

Must haves in my opinion for the employment market

Cert IV Security Risk Management

Cert IV Workplace training and assessment

Cert III Security Operations or equivilant under NSW licencing. 

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?
 

18 years worth of experiance including self employment for 10 years. Have doen this course and instructed it in NSW.  

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?

Unable to comment. However unlikely to be recognised by NSW licencing at this time.
 

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?
 

Bsc Security Risk Management at Edith Cowan in WA or similiar.

Diploma project management whilst not essential is handy to have as well.

 

Feel free to email me if you require more information etc.

 

Bconnors@internode.on.net

 

There are certified security risk assessors.

There are security risk assessors and there are certified security risk assessors. Interestingly, many security companies take the time to adequately explain the difference to potential clients (a difference which is apparent as soon as you realize this is something someone should be certified to act as, but many clients don’t know about the certification in the first place.)

Home Lighting

 

the number to potentiality

the number to potentiality clients a number which is manifest as soon as you realize this is something someone should be registered

 




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