National Certificate in Security – Level 2

This programme covers unit standards required to attain Certificate of Approval (COA security licence) which is mandatory to undertake security work.

Course Features

Level

2

Duration

17 Weeks

Credits

50

Eligibility

NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident

Campus

Mangere, Papakura, Kelston

Starts

May 27th, June 24th, July 22nd, August 26th, Sep 23rd, Oct 21st, Nov 25th and Dec 9th

Fees

Zero Fees* (conditions apply)

Course Details

This programme comprises underpinning knowledge and skills common to security personnel and is a prerequisite for higher level qualifications for personnel in specific areas of the security industry such as site security, event security, retail security, mobile patrol etc.

The programme comprises of unit standards in law relevant to security personal, first aid, personal risk management, responding to incidents and situations and workplace health and safety.

This programme covers unit standards required to attain Certificate of Approval (COA security licence) which is mandatory to undertake security work.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
  • Suppress fire with hand extinguishers and fixed hose reels
  • Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
  • Demonstrate knowledge of law relevant to security personnel
  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal and professional requirements of security personnel
  • Provide first aid for life threatening conditions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of interpersonal communication skills in a security context
  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal risk management in a security context
  • Demonstrate knowledge of response to emergencies as security personnel
  • Demonstrate knowledge of managing conflict situations in a security context
  • Manage conflict situations in a security context
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of operational communication skills in a security context
  • Demonstrate knowledge of observation skills and threat identification in a security context
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the security industry in the pre-employment context
  • Demonstrate knowledge of customer service in a security context
  • Demonstrate knowledge of operational requirements of security personnel
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of entry and exit control in a security context
  • Students must be 16 years of age or over
  • Students must be able to demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to NCEA Level 1
  • There may be further restrictions when this course is offered under a Tertiary Education Commission contract

Academic Pathways

Holders of this certificate may progress onto the National Certificate in Security (level 3) with strands in Court Security, Event Security, Mobile Patrol, Noise Control, Retail Security, Secure Transport, Site Security, and Community Security.

Holders of this certificate may progress onto the New Zealand Certificate in Security (Advanced) (Level 4).

Employment Pathways

Graduates of this qualification will have the minimum qualification to enter the security industry as staff security personnel.

Accreditation

Growth. Innovation. Trust

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