PSP40316 Certificate IV in Government Security (Personnel Vetting)

For course enrolment, please contact AFSI directly, online enrolment is not available for this course. 



About this Qualification

This qualification allows for the attainment of occupational specific competencies for those working in operational roles undertaking government security related functions, with a particular focus on meeting the ethical and legislative requirements of the public service. It is suitable for individuals who need to apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in specific contexts within the security environment.

The personnel vetting specialisation covers the skills required for working without supervision within a personal security area.


You must be employed or sponsored by a government agency or a registered independent vetting provider.

Units of Competency

Core Units

  • PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of the public service
  • PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPSEC009 Handle sensitive information

Personnel vetting Specialisation Units

  • PSPSEC008 Conduct personnel security assessments
  • PSPGEN003 Use advanced workplace communication strategies
  • PSPGEN038 Identify and treat risks
  • PSPGEN043 Apply government processes
  • PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews
  • PSPGEN034 Compose complex workplace documents

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • PSPREG015 Receive and validate data
  • PSPGEN027 Gather and analyse information
  • PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients
  • PSPCRT007 Compile and use official notes


Course Information

Course Code


Delivery & Duration
Blend of self-paced online learning complimenting an intensive five-day scenario-based workshop.

Eligible candidates can commence the online component of the training at any time.

Please note that we do not offer full RPL for this course. Eligible partial RPL will be assessed as part of the course assessments.

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