Security Training Courses

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Explore top-notch security training at C4. If you new to the industry, start with our Certificate of Approval training. Looking to advance your career? Opt for the Certificate in Professional Investigations, or dive into specialized training for the Maritime sector – perfect for those aiming to grow in their current role.


“When I first came I was scared that I would struggle with learning the course content as I have never worked in the security industry. The instructor is an awesome instructor and I have learnt so much today that I have so much confidence regarding security employment.”
Cherie Rangirangi

“Great teaching, always used examples for a better understanding for us shy ones who don’t want to ask.

“Super friendly and made us feel more comfortable.”

Elahnna Bennett


Certificate Of Approval Training

Are you new to the security industry? Our Certificate of Approval mandatory training course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to help you find employment in the security sector. Security is a growing and varied industry – there are lots of opportunities for you to work across different sectors such as retail, mobile patrols, secure transport, courts, government agencies, events and many others. Wherever you choose to go in the industry, C4 is the place to start. So come join us and start the journey here.

This covers the mandatory training required for a security Certificate of Approval (COA) – Unit Standards 27360, 27361 and 27364. Delivery is a combination of online learning and assessment and practical classroom sessions. We also offer a complete Certificate of Approval service from licence application through to notifying PSPLA of training completion.

Price:  $300 (incl GST) Training only  $600 (incl GST) Training and licence application process


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Certificate in Professional Investigations (Foundation)

Designed for those involved or wanting to become involved in the professional investigations sector. C4 has the only NZ course endorsed by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators (NZIPI), the Private Security Personnel Licencing Authority (PSPLA) and the New Zealand Security Association (NZSA). Proof of completion can be submitted along with a letter from your employer (or an employment offer) to meet the application requirements for the PI endorsement on a security Certificate of Approval. 

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