Security Short Courses
C4 has developed a range of short courses and programmes designed to meet the professional development needs of the security sector. Whether you are looking to enhance the skills and knowledge you already have, gain new skills, or just out of interest, C4 has the course for you. From Defensive Tactics and Control and Restraint through to ASP Baton and Handcuff training we have New Zealand’s largest range of security training courses available. The content of some of these courses may count towards credits for Unit Standards. Have a look – you just might find something that interests you.
The C4 Defensive Tactics programme provides participants with high-level strategies and techniques to be able to manage violent and potentially violent situations. It is recognised as being one of the best in NZ and is benchmarked against Australian and British standards. Our instructors all hold international qualifications in this field and maintain currency by revalidating internationally on an annual basis.
This course is designed for those security staff who are not required to hold a security Certificate of Approval e.g. in-house retail loss prevention and in-house District Health Board staff. It covers the cause and effect of conflict, how security personnel can have an effect on conflict escalation, de-escalation techniques, conflict resolution and tactical withdrawal.
Armed Robbery Survival
Would your staff know what to do in the event of an armed robbery? Research has shown that decisions made in the first 3 seconds will determine whether the person being robbed will live, die or be seriously injured. One of our most popular courses, it covers offender profiles and behaviour, personal response triggers and psychological self-care after an event.
A practical programme designed to equip staff with knowledge and skills allowing them to safely plan for and react in emergency situations involving suspicious packages or an actual threat. The course covers telephone threats, suspicious packages and anti-terrorist strategies that will support your staff in the event of a threat. Personal response triggers and psychological self-care after an event are also covered.
Control and Restraint
This course provides participants with basic skills in Control and Restraint techniques. It follows on from the Defensive Tactics course and is designed to provide skills in managing situations where Defensive Tactics have been unsuccessful in modifying violent behaviour. Focusing on NZ law underpinning the use of force, it teaches participants safe and effective techniques to manage these challenging situations.
Active Armed Offender
An Active Armed Offender is someone who is actively engaged in killing, attempting, or threatening to kill people. This session is designed to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to remain safe in an Active Armed Offender situation. Delivered by experienced ex- Police Armed Offender Squad members, this course includes the newly released Police guidelines for protecting crowded places.
Active Threat Management
This course is a combination of some of our most popular courses and can be developed to complement your organisation’s emergency planning procedures. It includes scenarios around Active Armed Offender (Active Shooter), Armed Robbery Survival, Bomb (IED) Threat and Terrorism Awareness/Crowded Place Safety. This course includes the newly released Police guidelines for protecting crowded places.
Terrorism Awareness/Crowded Place Safety
Recent events have shown that NZ is not immune to terrorist attacks and events management planning must now include terrorist risk-profiling. This course is based around the newly released Police guidelines – Protecting Our Crowded Places from Attack: New Zealand’s Strategy, and includes the four important principles being to understand, work together, prevent and be ready to respond and recover.