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New look Kiwi Access card to replace 18+ card from January 2019

The new Kiwi Access Card has enhanced security features, which makes it a secure and reliable form of identification (like the 18+ Card currently). The updated features of the Kiwi Access Card include the use of embossing, micro text, and also braille. To give you a full insight into all the security features and unique […]
18/12/2018 14:26

Summary of key changes to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018

Below is a summary of the key changes contained in the Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018 that was passed by Parliament last week. The most significant change that came into effect on 13th December 2018 (being the day after Royal Assent) is that businesses must now enter into bargaining for multi-employer collective agreements if asked […]
18/12/2018 14:22

Update on MSD Work Broker Pilot Programme

This ground breaking initiative commenced on the 1st October and sees the NZSA act as the national work broker for the security industry.  Effectively the NZSA works as a recruitment agent – we work with MSD to find candidates with the interest and ability to work in the security industry and then match those candidates […]
07/12/2018 10:24

Two more candidates looking for security work

We have posted two more candidates in our careers page. One through Active Plus looking for a security technician role; and an NZSA  member whose employer is doing a restructure.  He is looking to get into Investigations, Compliance and/or health and safety. Check out their details here!  
15/11/2018 10:33

NZSA Work Broker Programme

Progress in out pilot programme in association with the Ministry of Social Development is going well. To 13/11/18, we have placed 14 MSD clients into employment with our members.  Given the contract commenced 1st October, this is a very pleasing result and one which has exceeded MSD’s expectations and targets. There are a number of […]
13/11/2018 11:37

Candidate looking for security work

We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Job Match and Active Plus to advertise candidates looking for security work. We have a new candidate just listed – check out his details here!  
08/11/2018 11:36

Launch of the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3)

The New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) has been updated to be more versatile and fit-for-purpose. In collaboration with industry, the new qualification has been modernised, taking into account the new technologies in the market.  This course has now integrated recommended pre-learning unit standards giving learners a well-rounded education. The qualification is still based […]
29/10/2018 08:55

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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