This qualification is registered on the NZQF and is awarded by Skills to people who have demonstrated that they have the core skills and knowledge to work as security officers. It leads on to higher level Security qualifications.

The unit standards required for the COA are also required for this certificate.

We work with you on the job and in training sessions to develop and assess the skills and knowledge you need to gain the certificate.

New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) (Level 3)

It is expected that from January 2020, this new certificate will replace the National Certificate in Security (level 2). After that, those who are still working on the Level 2 certificate course will be allowed until December 2021 to complete it. Alternatively, they will be able to use some of their existing unit standards towards the Level 3 course.