Looking to advance your career in security? 


New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) Level 3 Bridging programme

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.

Do you already have your National Certificate in Security Level 2?

The National Certificate in Security Level 2 has been replaced by the New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) Level 3.

Although some unit standards remain the same, there are some that have changed. To support those who would like to have the  New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) Level 3 awarded, C4 have put together a bridging programme that will allow you to achieve this.

Our programme covers:


The bridging programme consists of the following Unit Standards:

  • 21110 – Electronic security
  • 17279 – Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS 2) – emergency management
  • 29315 – Health and Safety representative
  • 6523 – Responding to emergencies, incidents and events in a security context
  • 31604 – protective security requirements

    Once you have completed the five modules you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) Level 3


Delivery methods:
  • Distance
  • Work-based learning
Assessment methods:
  • Written
  • Workplace verification
  • 3-4 months part time
Course fees:
  • $400 (incl GST)
  • Payment plan available
  • Must be employed in the security industry
  • Must have employer’s written approval to enrol for the programme
  • English language skills verification (certificate required)

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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 Lagoki