What will I learn?

Learn essential skills to gain employment in the security industry with UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) Level 3.

UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Security (Foundation) Level 3 will equip you with the skills, knowledge and attributes required to work in the security industry, including maintaining security and safety at sites.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Major security firms
  • Individual businesses
  • Government departments
  • Specialist security work, such as mobile patrols, event and site security, noise control, personal protection, retail security, secure transport, biosecurity and electronic security
  • Or staircase to further study

Course Information
Level 3

  • Professional conduct and NZ law - includes certificate of approval requirement
  • Confidentiality, privacy and technology
  • Personal safety, situational awareness and risk
  • Incidents, events and emergency situations

Industry Connections

  • Red Badge
  • First Security
  • Allied Security
  • CDS Security
  • Armourguard

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
NZ $10,250 for the entire course
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)

Universal College of Learning (UCOL),

18 Princess Street,

Palmerston North,

4422, New Zealand

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
NZ $10,250 for the entire course
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

UCOL Whanganui Campus

16 Rutland Street,

Whanganui,

4500, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

  • NCEA Level 1 Or
  • Equivalent academic achievement Or
  • On case by case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean

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:

  • Be 18 years of age by the end of the programme
  • Undertake a Criminal History Check (not all offences will prohibit entry)

Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible).TOEFL (iBT) score of 35 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge B2 First (for Schools), C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: B2 with score of 154; no less than 154 in each skill; OET: Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; PToE (Academic) score of 36 with no band less than 36.

In addition to this international applications under the age of 20 must have NCEA equivalency (refer to Business Development International).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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