Certificate IV in Security Management

The Certificate IV in Security Management is a specialised program designed for security supervisors and security business managers. It’s ideal for those seeking to advance their careers in the security industry, whether you’re aspiring to become a security manager or already in such roles.

This comprehensive qualification equips professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills for effective leadership in security operations, such as control room management, monitoring centre operations, electronic security, and security guarding. It’s tailored for individuals working in security across all states and territories, offering formal validation of skills and expertise for those already in security leadership positions.

This qualification is a prerequisite for individuals in the state of Victoria who aspire to establish and manage a security company. It is noteworthy that there are no additional licensing or regulatory obligations associated with this course in any other state or territory.

Course Details

Course Name

Certificate IV in Security Management

Course Code



6 months


12 units

Course Fee


Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, 12 units of competency must be completed comprising of 4 core units and 8 elective units.

Course Entry Requirements

No formal prerequisites are necessary for enrolling in this course. However, it is expected that candidates possess sound English reading and writing skills. Additionally, students must have access to a computer, the internet, and an active email address. Proficiency in computer usage and typing is essential for the successful completion of assignments

Duration and Structure

The course duration is 6 months and self-paced, with access to our online Learning Management System. You will be assigned a trainer/assessor who will assist throughout your course completion.

Assessment methods include:

  • Short answer questions/written responses
  • Demonstrations/observations
  • Written assessments
  • Third-party reports
  • Practical activity/projects

Potential Careers

Potential job roles on completion of this program include:

  • Biometrics Security Consultant
  • Security Provider
  • Security System Installer
  • Investigations Coordinator
  • Security Coordinator

Course Fees


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you qualify for RPL?

Core Units

CPPSEC4001 Manage work health and safety in the security work environment
CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs
CPPSEC4005 Facilitate security operations briefing and debriefing processes
CPPSEC4022 Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses

Elective Units

BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
BSBOPS401 Coordinate business resources
BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
CPPSEC4004 Supervise security operations
BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement

Why Choose Westbourne?

Westbourne is one of Australia’s leading training providers for individuals, businesses, community groups and Government with a record of success in designing and delivering nationally recognised training qualifications.

Westbourne College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #41084).

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