Security and Events - one year

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Wanting a career in uniform? Our Security and Events programme will teach you the ins and outs of the security industry.

This National Certificate in Security and Events (Level 3) is 40 weeks long and offers the opportunity to gain NCEA credits at Levels 2 and 3. Plus, graduates of this course 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

Security and Events covers aspects of law, emergency procedures, radio communications, along with personal risk and unarmed restraint strategies. There is an emphasis on the importance of teamwork.

During the course you will:

  • Gain knowledge to operate electronic security equipment
  • Gain knowledge to manage violence and personal safety
  • Write incident reports
  • Gain knowledge of various threats from terrorism in NZ and other countries
  • Gain a basic knowledge of the various aspects of the Security Services Industry such as Retail Security, Cash in Transit, Document Destruction, Mobile Security, Static Guarding, Communication Centre Operators and liaison with the different Emergency Services.

Personal appearance such as hair and general tidiness will be monitored in line with the Security Industry standards.

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Key Information


National Certificate in Security and Events (Level 3)


Level 3



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

40 weeks

Entry requirements

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

For students aged 17 to 19 (with prior qualifications at Level 2 or above) and students aged 20+
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 No
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Student Fees $5,185.00 + Course Related Costs

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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Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Hamilton 15 July 2019 $5185.00 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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