Security Level 3 Youth

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Following on from Security Level 2, this National Certificate in Security (Level 3) is a physically challenging course which offers fitness training to industry requirements, lessons on various aspects of the law, electronic surveillance and terrorism, as well as the opportunity to gain credits towards NCEA Level 3.

Please note: This course is for students who have completed the National Certificate in Security (Level 2).

About This Course

This certificate is a nationally recognised qualification for candidates who are employed or are seeking employment in the security industry and other related sectors.

Over 22 weeks, you will gain a broad range of skills and knowledge common to all security offices. In particular, they will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of protective security
  • Respond to emergencies and critical situations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the threat presented by terrorism
  • Demonstrate knowledge of security staff interaction with the legal system
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and operate electronic equipment
  • Manage violence and personal safety
  • Demonstrate lawful use of force
  • Manage security incidents, breaches, and suspects


Programme and dates are subject to change.

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Key Information


National Certificate in Security


Level 3



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

22 weeks

Entry requirements

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

FREE for students aged 17-19
Available to students aged 20+ at a fee of $3,024.00
Students must have graduated the National Certificate in Security (Level 2).
While you are not required to be fit at the time of enrolment, students should be aware that physical training is a daily occurrence on the course and participation is mandatory.

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Youth Guarantee Available Yes
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Student Fees Fees apply for students aged 20+

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

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Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Auckland 15 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Christchurch 15 July 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Hamilton 15 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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