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Looking to advance your career in security?

Have you considered a national qualification?

New Zealand Diploma in Security (Level 6)

The National Diploma in Security Level 6 is intended for professional security personnel who work in roles that may include:

  • Security Risk Managers
  • Corporate Managers of security functions
  • Departmental security officers
  • Security Consultants
  • Sales role requiring security survey or risk assessment skills
  • Investigative work in corporate environment 
  • Insurance assessors who assess security risks

The qualification comprises a compulsory and an elective section to provide flexibility and allow application in a variety of industry contexts.

The compulsory section of the qualification covers the following topics:

  • Interpretation and application of law
  • Risk assessment
  • Security surveys
  • Development of operational plans and policy
  • Development of operational practice and procedure

The elective section of the qualification allows candidates to select appropriate skills for their roles in one of the following areas:

  • Security Consultant – General
  • Security Consultant – Electronic
  • Security Consultant – Special Risks (Terrorism)
  • Security Manager
  • Professional Investigators
  • Security Emergency Management/Business Continuity

The National Diploma in Security Level 6 may lead to degree programmes in security and risk management or related disciplines.

Delivery methods:
  • Distance
  • Compulsory contact day
Assessment methods:
  • Written assessments
  • Portfolio submission
  • 18-24 months part time
Course fees:
  • $5500 (incl GST) – 2019 special
  • Must be employed in the security industry
  • An interview is required prior to enrolment
  • English language skills certification

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