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October Tenders – latest update!

For member interest please find the latest Security Tenders as issued by Defsec Media (NZ Security Magazine) click here
15/10/2018 09:34

Wanted – Electronic Security Subject Matter Expert

Skills Organisation, the ITO for the Security Industry, are seeking a subject matter expert (SME) for Electronic Security who can assist the Skills resource developers to produce materials that both match the qualifications and unit standards and are fit for purpose. The work will be on the new apprenticeship qualification for Security Technicians. The attached […]
10/10/2018 12:05

Awards Winners 2018!

Congratulations to all winners of the NZ Security Awards 2018!!! Security Workplace Trainer of the Year – Peter Fillet from Red Badge Group Outstanding Security Training Initiative of the Year – NZDF Security Training Framework and Upskilling from Contact Training Systems Ltd Electronic Trainee of the Year – Carl Durrant from Fortlock Manpower Trainee of […]
20/09/2018 08:53

Security bonanza makes Facilities Integrate a ‘must attend’

With more than twenty of the top names in security exhibiting at the upcoming Facilities Integrate trade expo, the event is a must-attend for New Zealand Security Association members. In fact, NZSA itself along with fellow industry body ASIS are among the exhibitors and we’d love to see our members there, so do pop along […]
22/08/2018 13:29

Awards Finalists Announced!

New Zealand Security Industry Awards Congratulations to our 2018 Awards Finalists All finalists presented in alphabetical order Manpower Trainee of the Year Bruce Downs – First Contact Ltd Hollis Knight – First Contact Ltd Electronic Trainee of the Year Joe Dewes – Red Wolf High Level Security Carl Durrant – Fortlock Security Trainer or Workplace […]
02/08/2018 14:25

Certificate of Approval information for In-House Crowd Controllers and Bar Staff

Here’s some updated advice from the Authority on In-House Crowd Controllers and Bar Staff. If you are a crowd controller, you must have a certificate of approval. For example, if you work as a crowd controller for a bar, rather than a private security company, you need a certificate. If you hold a COA in […]
17/07/2018 13:51

Awards nominations closing this Friday 20th July 2018!!

Nominations for our Annual Awards Dinner at Rydges in Queenstown will close this Friday 20th July 2018.   There will be no extensions to this date, so click the link below and get those nominations in! Finalists will be announced on Friday 3rd August 2018. Nominate someone here
16/07/2018 09:55

The winter issue of Line of Defence magazine is out now!

In this National Security Conference special issue of Line of Defence, we feature a specially curated collection of articles arising from presentations at the recent National Security Conference hosted by Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies. Special issue guest editor Dr William Hoverd has brought together a fantastic line-up headlined with an address […]
12/07/2018 10:21

Physical Security Professional

The PSP® is designed for persons involved in the application, design, installation and consultancy of security measures being implemented throughout the community. As with the PCI®, this brings an internationally recognised programme designed to add credibility to professionals involved in the security world. The PSP® tests your knowledge and skills in the following fields:

  • Physical security assessment
  • Selection of integrated physical security measures, and
  • Implementation of physical security measures

Eligibility

Candidates wishing to take the PSP® examination must first satisfy the following requirements:

Experience and Education

  1. An earned Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education AND four (4) years of progressive physical security experience OR.
  2. An earned High School Diploma, GED equivalent or Associate's degree AND six (6) years of experience in the physical security field.
  3. The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification programme.

All ASIS programs are non-discriminatory. Eligibility for PSP® certification and recertification is denied only when an applicant does not meet relevant security-related criteria or when an applicant has committed an act that would reflect negatively on ASIS and the PSP® programme.

Definition of Terms

  1. "Physical Security" means the various physical measures designed to safeguard personnel, property, and information.
  2. "Experience" means that the individual has been personally engaged in the physical security field on a full-time basis, or as his or her primary duty. Included is:
    1. Experience as a security practitioner in the protection of assets in the public or private sector.
    2. Experience with companies, associations, government, or other organisations furnishing services or equipment, including consulting firms, provided the duties and responsibilities substantively relate to physical security.
    3. Experience as a full-time educator on the faculty of an accredited educational institution provided the responsibilities for courses and other duties relate primarily to knowledge areas pertinent to the operation of physical security programme in the public or private sectors.

Successful Completion of Exam

An examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and education criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the PSP® designation.

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