CPP50611 Diploma of Security and Risk Management
Are you interested in earning the CPP50611 Diploma of Security and Risk Management through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? You may be eligible to receive this qualification based on the work you’ve already done. And, you could do it without having to complete any additional study.
Have you had 2+ years experience in:
- Establishing and maintaining an occupational health and safety system?
- Coordinating security operations?
- Assessing security risk management options?
- Ensuring team effectiveness in a security/risk management environment?
Fill in the form on this page and our Skills Recognition Advisors will conduct a free preliminary assessment to confirm your eligibility.
Also consider the CPP40707 Certificate IV in Security Management.
Security Risk Management Industry
The Security Risk Management (SRM) sector is expanding rapidly as demand from both government and private enterprise grows. So too is the range of roles available within this industry.
At one end of the spectrum there will always be straight forward security guard and personal protection roles, however increasingly security and risk careers have evolved into the realm of data protection and corporate IP security, with opportunities both domestically and internationally.
Security Risk Management careers represent a prime civilian industry for ex-militaryand ex-police personnel. However it is also an industry that values a wide range of life and work experience, particularly business skills. You will find a lot more information in our SRM Industry Report.
What is the Diploma of Security and Risk Management About?
The role of a Risk Manager sits at a Diploma level, as a general rule. Risk Managers are responsible for communicating risk policies and the overall policies and procedures for an organisation that minimise and manage risks.
This includes development of risk models, monitoring and improving controls to ensure there is effective risk management at an operational and strategic level. To achieve these outcomes, a Risk Manager is going to need to ensure extensive and appropriate research and quantitative and qualitative analysis has occurred.
Risk Managers must have the business skills to communicate effectively through a range of reports, negotiations and educational presentations, balanced with savvy business and operational knowledge.
To complete the Diploma of Security Risk Management through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), you need to demonstrate at least two years experience in:
- Establishing and maintaining an occupational health and safety system
- Coordinating security operations
- Assessing security risk management options
- Ensuring team effectiveness in a security/risk management environment
The Diploma of Work Health and Safety has 12 units of competency, seven of which are core (or mandatory) units, and five elective units of competency. The core units address skills and knowledge in these areas:
- Establish and maintain an occupational health and safety system
- Coordinate security operations
- Assess security risk management options
- Manage quality customer service and people performance
- Manage personal priorities, professional development and team effectiveness
As with the Certificate IV, elective units can be chosen according to the direction you want to take your SRM career – be that risk management, biometrics, financial security, network security or business, marketing and HR management.
Examples of Position Titles relevant to Diploma level work:
- Security and Risk Manager
- Security Advisor
- Risk Consultant (Security)
- Investigations Manager
Wondering how others have used a Diploma of Security and Risk Management to get ahead in their careers?
GLENN – War zones to celebrity personal protection
From protecting ambassadors in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, to managing security for the Australian Cricket Team, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and global celebrities, Glenn Upson is a great example of the opportunities available in the Security Risk Management Industry.
Read Glenn’s story here
KEN – Transitioned from the Military into a Civilian Career
After 30 years of military service, Ken was medically discharged. He used RPL to convert his defence career into nationally recognised qualifications including a Diploma of Security and Risk Management. Ken’s qualifications helped him to move into a satisfying civilian role.
Read Ken’s story here
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL is a process through which the experience, skills and knowledge that you already have can be converted to nationally recognised qualifications.
Getting qualifications through RPL means that you don’t have to sit in a classroom and learn about things that you already know. You can just show evidence that you’ve covered it in your job.
You may need official qualifications (that piece of paper!) to meet government regulations for certain jobs, or to progress into higher-paying roles.
A minimum of two years of relevant experience is required and the experience cited as evidence must be from the last five years.
How does the RPL process work?
- We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report
- You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence
- You receive nationally recognised qualifications!
Let’s step this out a bit more:
Step 1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report.
The RPL process begins with a conversation with one of our Skills Advisors.
- You tell us what you’re looking for and where you want to go
- You provide a few easily accessible documents
- You’ll be sent a report within 48 hours. This will include a breakdown of costs involved and lists the qualifications:
- you could be eligible for right now;
- you could be eligible for if you are able to provide some further evidence (and we’ll share with you what the gaps are and the evidence we’d need); or
- if training would be your best option. We don’t offer the training so we’ll give you some information about how to locate a training organisation who delivers what you are looking for.
This is cost-free and obligation-free.
Step 2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence
You can make an informed decision about which qualifications are best for you and your career. Once this is confirmed, we can complete the process.
- We tell you exactly what evidence we need to establish your competency in the units that make up a qualification
- You provide your evidence, then you can sit back and relax!
- We match the evidence to the units. This is called mapping. Other providers may get you to do this yourself.
Step 3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!
Congratulations! Your experience has been validated and translated into nationally recognised qualifications.
- To save you time, we submit all the paperwork to the government for you. This formalises your qualifications.
- You receive your qualifications though both email and post, within 14 days. Or, with our VIP Fast-Track Service, you can have them in just 7 days.
Apply for CPP50611 Diploma of Security and Risk Management through RPL by filling in the form on this page.