Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis

The Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis is designed for security risk analysts who specialise in applying technical security and operational knowledge within a risk management framework. These professionals have a deep understanding of the current threat landscape and are skilled in assessing risks. They provide valuable advice to clients on strategies to safeguard electronic security systems and ensure the safety of people and property in crowded places, in accordance with Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism (2017).

This qualification offers specialised tracks in electronic security and crowded places, serving as a pathway for further education and careers in security risk management.

Please keep in mind that different states and territories have specific rules and requirements for providing security solutions, strategies, protocols, and procedures. For detailed information, reach out to your local regulatory authority.

Course Details

Course Name

Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis

Course Code



6 months


12 units

Course Fee


Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, 12 units of competency must be completed comprising of 5 core units and 7 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:

  • Event security manager
  • Security risk adviser
  • Security risk analys

Course Fees


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you qualify for RPL?

Core Units

CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security needs
CPPSEC4006 Conduct security risk assessment of client operations
CPPSEC4007 Identify security threats and assess impact on client operations
CPPSEC4012 Assess security vulnerabilities of assets
CPPSEC4022 Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses

Elective Units

CPPSEC4020 Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs
CPPSEC4024 Assess security of crowded places
CPPSEC4025 Advise on operational requirements to maintain crowded place security
PSPSEC015 Communicate security awareness
CPPSEC3125 Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets
CPPSEC5004 Develop security risk management plans
CPPSEC5003 Assess security risk management options

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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