Diploma of Security Risk Management

Is Diploma of Security Risk Management right for you?

The Diploma of Security Risk Management is designed for individuals aspiring to excel in the role of a security risk consultant. These experts specialize in guiding others on how to effectively reduce risks to people, property, and assets, including busy public places, in line with Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism (2017).

In this program, you’ll learn to work independently, taking charge of evaluating the current threat landscape, analysing risk management options, and creating and implementing security risk management plans and communication systems to respond to real-time threats.

By completing this qualification, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of security risk management. If you’re looking to advance your career and provide crucial risk-reduction strategies, this program offers comprehensive training and expertise.

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

Diploma of Security Risk Management

Course Code



12 months


10 units

Course Fee


Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, 10 units of competency must be completed comprising of 5 core units and 5 elective units.

Course Entry Requirements

There are formally prescribed course entry requirements for this qualification. Candidates wishing to undertake the training must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • CPP40707 Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management, or
  • CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security Management, or
  • CPP41519 Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis.

It is also 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 12 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:

  • Security risk specialist
  • Security consultant
  • Security policy analyst
  • Security strategist

Course Fees


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you qualify for RPL?

Core Units

CPPSEC5003 Assess security risk management options
CPPSEC5004 Develop security risk management plans
CPPSEC5005 Implement security risk management plans
CPPSEC5008 Analyse threat environment and devise strategies to respond to active threats
CPPSEC5009 Implement communication systems to respond to active threats

Elective Units

BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service
BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
BSBWOR501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CPPSEC5002 Coordinate security operations

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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