Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUniversal College of Learning (UCOL)
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
UCOL Whanganui Campus
Develop the advanced skills you’ll need for higher roles in the security sector with UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Security (Advanced) (Level 4).
Career & Study Outcomes
On successful completion of the programme, graduates would be qualified to work in:
To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Security Workers.
Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology,11 UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time.
This programme consist of 60 credits. The courses include:
Subject-expert lecturers provide intense assistance to students in a classroom environment with practical, field-based and work-based components integrated into the programme. Students learn utilising the latest equipment and methods.
Pre-requisite entry requirement:
Programme entry requires unit standards 27360, 27361 and 27364 as a prerequisite and
to be eligible for a Certificate of Approval, under the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 (section 33), all applicants are required to:
English language Requirement: IELTS - General or Academic: Score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 with score of 162; no less than 154 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 3 (Applied); and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 42 with no band less than 36.
Applicants under 20 years of age:
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country).