National Diploma in Security

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Security Services

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Relevant security industry experience or have completed the Certificate in Security (Level 3) or National Certificate in Security Management (Supervision) (Level 5). Internationals IELTS Score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.0 in the written band.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This diploma is intended for professional security people who work in roles that may include: security risk managers; corporate managers of security functions; departmental security officers; security consultants; sales role requiring security survey or risk assessment skills; investigative work in corporate environment, usually within a security team; and insurance assessors who assess security risks.

For managers of people and business functions in the security industry refer to the National Diploma in Security Management (Level 6) [Ref: 0562].

The qualification comprises a compulsory section, and an elective section, to provide flexibility within the qualification and allow application in a variety of industry contexts.

The compulsory section of the qualification covers knowledge and skills required for the security industry in relation to interpretation and application of law, risk assessment, surveys; and for the development of operational plans and policy, practice, and procedure.

The elective section allows candidates to select appropriate skills for their role from the security management domain, such as: management of security principles, practices and procedure; security interviews; application of security techniques, hardware, and systems; critical incident management; security investigations; and advice on special security risks.

This diploma may lead to overseas degree programmes in security and risk management or related disciplines.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Society and Culture at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 525 2590
Fax: (09) 525 2591

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