The first step towards vetting in the public and private sectors.

The PSP30512 Certificate III in Government (Security) is a specialist qualification that covers the competencies required to undertake personnel vetting in both public and private organisations. It is suitable for those who are looking to work in the vetting industry, or those who wish to formalise existing skills.

Participants will learn what constitutes best practice in the industry while developing an understanding of the legislative context for their work, including the Protective Security Policy Framework.

Did you know that you may be able to complete your qualification even quicker with our Recognition+ service? Just like Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), your prior formal study can count towards a new qualification. Contact our recognition coordinator for more information.

Course Overview



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Delivery Mode

Blended (Face to Face & Online) and Recognition of Prior Learning


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Haydon Dr, Bruce, ACT
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PSP30512 Certificate III in Government (Security)

  • Successfully identify policy-relevant legal and ethical issues.
  • Contribute to personnel risk management strategies.
  • Interpret, analyse and verify data presenting during a suitability assessment process.
  • Generate factually-based analytical reports.


Pre-course assignment, scenarios on vetting files, assessment activities, third party reports.

Awarded by

Canberra Institute of Technology

Units of Competency

To gain this qualification you must successfully complete all 11 units of competency.

  • PSPREG415A Receive and validate data
  • PSPGOV313A Compose workplace documents
  • PSPSEC401A Undertake government security risk analysis
  • PSPGOV302B Contribute to workgroup activities
  • PSPETHC301B Uphold the values and principles of public service
  • PSPLEGN301B Comply with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPGOV301B Work effectively in the organisation
  • PSPGOV308B Work effectively with diversity
  • PSPOHS301A Contribute to workplace safety
  • PSPGOV312A Use workplace communication strategies
  • PSPSEC405A Handle security classified information

The course consists of pre-course reading and assessments, as well as five consecutive face-to face sessions.


You must be working (or about to commence work) in a relevant government or private sector position to enrol in this course.  Sponsorship from a government agency or approved independent vetting provider is mandatory.  Assessment is contingent on access to specific work practices, so as to demonstrate the particular competencies required.  Participants should hold a current government security clearance.

How to apply

We know that finding the right course can be a tricky decision, so you can contact us for assistance at any time during your course selection or enrolment. To speak to a member of staff please telephone or email one of our specialised training centres, or visit us at our Bruce Campus Mon to Fri 8.30am to 5pm.

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