Security (COA) Certificate of Approval

Key Information

Duration: Blended Learning (Online Theory + 8 Hour Practical)

Minimum attendees: 4
Maximum Attendees: 14

Training available at your own workplace.

Price (excl GST)

$340 Per Person

Price (excl GST)

$3740 Company Booking

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This course is a combination of Online and Face to Face Training.

Complete your theory component online in your own time (60 days provided), followed by an 8 Hour practical component.

Looking for security training? Our Certificate of Approval (COA) training course is specifically tailored to offer a comprehensive understanding of the New Zealand Security industry, COA process, and professional standards expected of security personnel. This in-depth training encompasses three NZQA unit standards: US 27364, US 27360, and US 27361, providing a solid foundation in essential knowledge and skills.

Throughout the course, you will delve into licensing requirements, relevant legislation, and the critical responsibilities of security officers. A key component focuses on the COA application process, documentation, and record-keeping practices, including incident and hazard reports, and removal registers.
Emphasising effective communication, our training covers the use of brevity codes for clear and efficient information exchange in high-pressure or time-sensitive situations.

Designed for individuals seeking to establish or enhance their career in the security industry, this course is essential for acquiring or renewing a COA licence in New Zealand. Completing our training equips you to embody professionalism and integrity, setting the standard for excellence in the security sector.

Please bring along your ID - We need to verify the identity of students in attendance, please bring ID with you on the day of training.

Students must complete theory content online before booking 1 day face-to-face practical.
Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for their COA through the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) and can move into employment in a range of security roles. The cost of applying for your COA through PSPLA will be $187 (This is an additional cost that is paid by the student to PSPLA).
  • Unit Standards - COA








    Demonstrate knowledge of the security industry in the pre-employment context.




    Describe conflict management in a security context.




    Manage conflict situations in a security context.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the security industry in the
    pre-employment context.

  2. Describe conflict management in a security context.

  3. Manage conflict situations in a security context.

Entry Criteria:

  1. All students are required to have a level of written and oral English equivalent to NCEA level 1 (year 11) or IELTS 5.5 or higher, to be eligible to attend our courses. The person responsible for making bookings or authorising attendance on the course must agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to acceptance of their student(s) onto the course. Where a student does not meet our English language requirement a reader/writer must be supplied by the student or the person responsible for authorising the student’s attendance. The reader/writer cannot be another student attending the same course.