The aim of this course is to provide the security industry with individuals who have introductory knowledge of identification, analysis and management of security risks, security operational requirements, and the standards and legislation that apply to security consultants in New Zealand.

This course is registered as a micro-credential at Level 4, 20 Credits, on the NZ Qualification Framework. It is accepted by the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) as evidence that a person has done the training required to be licensed as a Security Consultant.

Security Consultants have knowledge on the management of security risks and overall operational requirements, they can give advice on or sell security systems such as burglar alarms, warning devices, special locks, cameras and guarding services.

Trainees have told us that:

  • It’s good to have all the relevant materials supplied.
  • I found the study guides extremely helpful and full of good information.
  • Thorough marking of assignments helps you think more widely about the subject.
  • The prompt response, guidance and encouragement on assessment work is helpful. 

See NZSA’s information about the certificate here:

Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered through 3 online modules and assignments. The assignments are emailed to learners in sequence, learners must complete the assignments for a module before commencing the next one. There will be ongoing support from our tutors. Tutors will provide one-to-one support through email, text message, phone calls or other suitable means.

The course can be completed in 12 weeks, but the time frame is flexible, learners who are working full-time can choose to complete it within 12 months.

The 3 learning modules and 5 related assessments are:

Certification Process

After you have completed this course and meet other requirements, you can apply to the PSPLA for a Security Consultant Licence.

See more information about Security Licenses here:

See more information about the requirements of the requirements of getting a Security Consultant License here:

Enrolment Procedures

To learn more about this programme please contact us by email or call +64 20 422 4488

To enrol, please talk to your employer or contact us directly.