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PSPSEC003 Conduct security awareness sessions_validation

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Unit application and prerequisites

UNIT CODE

PSPSEC003

UNIT TITLE

Conduct security awareness sessions

APPLICATION

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to present information and/or awareness sessions on government security management.

 

This unit applies to those working in a security environment or other generalist or specialist public sector workplaces in which they are required to conduct presentations on security awareness.

 

Those undertaking this unit would work independently and as part of a team, using support resources, with occasional supervisory responsibilities and perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

 

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative or certificate requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

PREREQUISITE UNIT

Nil

COMPETENCY FIELD

Security

UNIT SECTOR

 

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Elements and performance criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

  1. Prepare for security awareness presentation
    1. Determine the required outcomes of the presentation reflecting the identified needs of participants.
    2. Select and document presentation methods to address identified outcomes, participants’ needs, equipment and resources.
    3. Make provision for participant contribution to the session.
    4. Validate the content of materials prior to use.
    5. Include examples of instances and results of non-compliance in presentation materials.
    6. Prepare information and resources to suit specified objectives, needs of the participants, group size and venue.
    7. Link the presentation to other elements of the organisation’s security awareness campaign.
  1. Deliver session on security awareness
    1. Facilitate opportunities for discussion of broad conceptual, ethical and legal issues surrounding government security management.
    2. Explain information, activities and other aspects to participants according to their level of understanding and experience.
    3. Use materials and presentation techniques adapted to the participants.
    4. Generate a positive perspective of the organisation's security management and elicit feedback.
    5. Use case studies to address urgency and levels of risk in security management.
    6. Highlight models of excellence in government security management.
  1. Review security awareness session outcomes
    1. Encourage participant feedback on all aspects of the security awareness sessions.
    2. Review suitability of approach, content and outcomes, and consider changes required for future presentations.
    3. Review own performance against objectives and in response to participants’ feedback and comments.
    4. Give advice on possible future activities or amendments to security awareness strategy and programs, including high risk areas for security management.

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Foundation skills

FOUNDATION SKILLS

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.

SKILLS

DESCRIPTION

Oral communication skills to:

  • explain complex concepts and formal documents, including legislation, standards and codes of conduct.

UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION

Release 1: Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPSEC003 Conduct security awareness sessions.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

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Performance evidence

TITLE

Assessment Requirements for PSPSEC003 Conduct security awareness sessions

PERFORMANCE EVIDENCE

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and on at least one occasion:

  • use communication styles to suit different audiences and purposes
  • mentor culturally and linguistically diverse staff to maximise security awareness
  • design and have input into awareness sessions delivered by specialists.

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Knowledge evidence

KNOWLEDGE EVIDENCE

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • legislation, policies, guideline, standards and processes relating to government security management
  • cross jurisdictional protocols
  • organisational structure and core business
  • organisational strategic objectives related to security management
  • national strategic objectives relating to government security management
  • adult learning principles and audience requirements
  • security constraints
  • public sector values and codes of conduct
  • anti-discrimination and diversity legislation.

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Assessment conditions

ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS

Skills must be demonstrated in either a:

  • workplace environment or
  • simulated environment.

 

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where the skills and knowledge within this unit would be utilised, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • government security management guidelines and standards
  • public sector values and codes of conduct
  • legislation, procedures and protocols relating to security management
  • case studies and workplace scenarios to capture the range of security situations likely to be encountered when preparing for and conducting security awareness sessions.

 

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

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