SE­CURE A VAR­IED FU­TURE

CER­TIFI­CATE COURSE AN EN­TRY INTO SE­CU­RITY SEC­TOR

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - CLASSIFIEDS - Re­becca Dargie

FROM look­ing out for for­eign dig­ni­taries to con­trol­ling the row­dier el­e­ments of crowds at a cricket match, a ca­reer in se­cu­rity of­fers great vari­a­tion.

The en­try level is a li­cence ob­tained through a Cer­tifi­cate II and can ex­tend to a Diploma in Se­cu­rity and Risk Man­age­ment.

TAFE Syd­ney’s cour­ses cover work­place health and safety, team­work and re­solv­ing con­flict, right up to iden­ti­fy­ing threats and risks, and how to con­duct in­ves­ti­ga­tions, pre­par­ing ten­ders and le­gal risk man­age­ment for small busi­ness.

Stu­dents learn how to min­imise a con­flict sit­u­a­tion, pro­vide dis­creet se- cu­rity for VIPs and how to iden­tify threats and vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties in an or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The diploma teaches stu­dents how to how to pre­pare a se­cu­rity risk man­age­ment plan and a busi­ness plan.

To be suc­cess­ful as a se­cu­rity guard or man­ager you must have good com­mu­ni­ca­tions and ne­go­ti­at­ing skills and be able to un­der­stand com­plex leg­is­la­tion and or­gan­i­sa­tional pro­ce­dures.

Se­cu­rity staff help main­tain or­der at sport­ing events.

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