The Certificate IV in Securityand Risk Management (SRM) is a sought after qualification. Many of us are involved in Risk management on a daily basis as we identify risks to ourselves, our families and our colleagues; whether in the home, in the car, at the shops or in the workplace. A Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management is designed to help you identify risks in the workplace and to implement risk management controls to reduce or rectify them. This qualification is based on the principles of ISO 31000:2009, providing an understanding of the risk management process with a background in business management and security operations.


This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • managing your risk adequately
  • assess your risk adequately
  • ensure risk and security management is based on the principles as laid out in ISO 31000 Risk management standard
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This course would benefit people with a previous work history in the specialist allied fields i.e. military, police, corrections and security personnel who are moving to a management or supervisory role. Also experienced managers within the security and risk management sector may choose to formalise their experience by attaining this qualification.

Learning Outcomes

This course is relevant to people responsible for security and who require the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate the security vulnerability and assess the risks and develop cost effective security measures for their organisations.

The program is organised to provide candidates with a background in business management and security operations principles, additional knowledge and skills in more specific risk management principles. This Qualification is gained through the completion of eleven (11) core units and four (4) elective units. The alignment of the course format and content meets the specific areas of the industry in the areas of:

  • Risk Management
  • Business Management
  • Applied Industry Skills

USSA Training provides 6 days of tutorials to support the skills and knowledge required for this Qualification.

Participants will be expected to complete all assessment tasks which include case scenario tasks, practical activities in their own time. While the time taken to complete this qualification will vary between units and individual participants the volume of learning required for a Certificate IV is typically 0.5 – 2 years.

Topics studied

  • Advise on security needs
  • Assess risks
  • Assess threat
  • Identify and assess security of assets
  • Monitor and review security operations
  • Establish effective workplace relationships
  • Promote team effectiveness
  • Develop work priorities
  • Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • Implement continuous improvement
  • Manage people performance
  • Manage a safe workplace in the security industry
  • Facilitate workplace briefing and debriefing processes
  • Implement effective communication techniques
  • Manage quality customer service

Learning Pathway

Completion of the Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management will leave candidates only needing to complete four (4) additional unit of competency in order to be awarded a BSB40807 Certificate IV in Frontline Management.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the process where USSA Training undertakes to recognise your existing skills, knowledge and experience regardless of how they were acquired. Recognising your current skills and knowledge in the area of Security and Risk Management may lead to a complete qualification or the issuing of a Statement of Attainment recognising those competencies.

Benefits of RPL

  • Previous experience and skills will be recognised
  • No need to repeat learning skills
  • Reduction of time spent on the qualification

We will talk to you about your experience and identify whether or not the RPL supports the completion of all or some of a qualification through RPL.

Course costs

Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management – $1800

RPL costs- $ 895 for the complete course.

Where to book

Option 1- Book your course online here and download a course brochure. Following this our Client Services Coordinator will email you a copy of our Course Enrolment Form.

Option 2- If you have considerable experience in the security industry and or management and consulting experience you should consider the RPL option.  Contact a USSA Training staff member to arrange a time to speak with a trainer and Assessor about you suitability for this option.

For further enquiries please phone us on 1800 256 488 or send us an email at

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