Security Level 2 Youth

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Looking for a career in uniform? This 18 week National Certificate in Security (Level 2) will prepare you for a career in the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Service, Corrections Department, Security Services and more...

This Level 2 course is free for 17 to 19 year olds and gives students the opportunity to gain credits towards Level 2 NCEA. Plus, graduates of this course will also receive their Certificate of Approval (COA). This qualification is an essential requirement when working in the security industry in New Zealand

About This Course

This course is designed to get you to the physical fitness levels required for a uniformed role. You will cover aspects of the law, emergency procedures, radio communications, along with personal risk and unarmed restraint strategies.

Emphasis is placed on fitness and teamwork throughout the course, and personal appearance such as hair and general tidiness will be monitored in line with the security industry standards.


Programme and dates are subject to change.

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Key Information


National Certificate in Security (Level 2)


Level 2



Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

18 weeks

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

For students aged 17 to 19.
No previous qualifications at Level 2 or above.
Please note - applicants who already have any Level 2 or higher qualifications can apply for the National Certificate in Security and Events.

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Youth Guarantee Available Yes
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Student Fees FREE (conditions apply)

Note: All Key Information is the most recent available relating to domestic students. For more detailed information refer to Course Documents.

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Course Documents

Career Opportunities

Police Officer - Pirihimana

Police officers work to prevent and solve crime, keep the peace, and respond to criminal activities and emergencies.

Corrections Officer - Āpiha Whare Herehere

Corrections officers are responsible for the safe, secure and humane containment of prisoners. They manage prisoners' sentence plans and rehabilitation programmes to help reduce reoffending.

Security Officer/​Guard - Āpiha Whakamarumaru/​Tūtei Whakamarumaru

Security officers/guards patrol or guard an area or building to prevent fire, trespassing, theft or vandalism. They may also complete investigations for individuals and businesses, or provide personal protection to a client.

Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Hamilton 22 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Christchurch 22 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Pukekohe 22 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Auckland 22 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.

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