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PSP30512 - Certificate III in Government (Security) (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 01/Nov/2012

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DeletedDeleted from PSP12 Public Sector Training Package06/Mar/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to PSP30504 - Certificate III in Government (Security)New release of PSP3050431/Oct/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 599212 Court Bailiff Or Sheriff 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6199-19 Bailiff Or Sheriff 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Government Security Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Government Personnel Security Officer (Basic),Government Security Officer (Basic) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 599212 Court Bailiff Or Sheriff 20/Feb/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6199-19 Bailiff Or Sheriff 20/Feb/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 20/Feb/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 01/Nov/2012 
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Modification History


TP Version 



PSP12 V1

First release. Supersedes and equivalent to PSP30504


This specialist qualification covers the entry-level competencies required for a career in the government security area of the public sector. There are two discrete streams catered for within the qualification - government security and personnel security. There are eight core units in common plus separate requirements for each stream. Where a free choice of electives is available these may be drawn from this or other Training Packages to reflect the particular work context or career plans of the individual.

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Packaging Rules

11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 8 core units
  • 3 elective units

Up to 3 elective units may be selected from the lists below including:

  • for Government Security, at least 2 units from Group A
  • for Personnel Security, at least 2 units from Group B
  • Up to 2 elective units may be selected from elsewhere within this Training Package, or  from another endorsed Training Package, or  from an Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification .

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

Core Units 


Uphold the values and principles of public service


Work effectively in the organisation


Contribute to workgroup activities


Work effectively with diversity


Use workplace communication strategies


Comply with legislation in the public sector


Contribute to workplace safety


Handle security classified information

Group A Elective Units 


Secure government assets


Respond to government security incidents


Conduct security awareness sessions


Undertake information technology security audits

Group B Elective Units 


Receive and validate data


Undertake government security risk analysis


Build and maintain internal networks


Access and use resources and financial systems


Implement change


Address client needs


Compose workplace documents


Give and receive workplace feedback

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