Looking to advance your career in security? 

Have you considered a national qualification?


New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) Level 3

The New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) Level 3 prepares you for a career in the security industry. It will give you foundation level security skills and knowledge, making you a valuable asset to your employer. There are two options for this programme – Manned Guarding and Maritime.

Already have your Level 2?

Click here for the Level 3 bridging programme.

NZQA programme approval is currently pending and we will be offering this programme from January 2020. Please register your interest for this programme via admin@c4group.co.nz

What You Will Learn


Both Options

  • Communication skills
  • Professional conduct
  • NZ law
  • Security equipment and technology
  • Managing security client requirements
  • Managing emergencies (including First Aid and Fire certification)
  • Health and safety

Maritime Option

The maritime option includes the International Maritime Organisation’s model course for those with designated port security duties and includes:

  • National and international maritime law
  • Threats to the maritime transport industry
  • Port specific security roles
  • Port security incidents
  • Implementation of port and ship security plans
  • Searching a ship in a security incident



Delivery methods:
  • Distance
  • Classroom (First Aid and Fire)
Assessment methods:
  • Written
  • Practical (First Aid and Fire)
  • Workplace verification
  • 6 months part time
Course fees:
  • $800 (incl GST)
  • External funding is unavailable, however C4 are able to offer a payment plan
  • Must be employed in the security industry
  • Must have good English skills (conditions apply)

Get in Touch

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C4 has the motto “Learners for Life” and in 2011 I joined the C4 family. During this time, I was working as a Security Officer for a large Auckland security company and anyone with a Certificate of Approval was considered a Security Officer.

However, as I wanted to take my career forward, I embraced the opportunity to learn and to take away as much knowledge as I could through the coming years. I have now gone on to complete my National Certificate in Security Levels 2,3 and 4 with an ambition to one day become a trainer. The security industry knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that C4 trainers deliver to their students is second to none and I have really enjoyed being part of the C4 team.

Working in the hospitality industry, their training gave me the confidence to work in any situation where it could be calm one moment to extremely volatile the next.

I have no hesitation in referring my friends to C4. I thank Chris, Kathy and the rest of the team for their help over the years and wish C4 every success in the future Quentin Lagocki