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 with job vacancies notified to us by our members.  Not only does this result in our providing our members with “fit for purpose” candidates who have been through our screening and assessment process, but if they are employed, the member/employer qualifies for support subsidies of up to $3,970 plus GST to assist with training and induction costs.

The results to date have been impressive with 25 candidates placed into employment with our members and a number currently in the interview process.  It is also pleasing to see placements across the country and in a range of roles including Security Officers, Patrol Officers, Monitoring Operators and Trainee Security Technicians

For members who would like to find out more about the process or would like to register, please contact Andrea Charlton on 0274 502 020 or email  andrea@security.org.nz

 

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 on on-job and off-job assessments.  Each assessment has been reviewed and, where possible, made into a smaller, more manageable format.

Those who have chosen to complete the Service strand will also complete the Electrical Workers Registration Board’s Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed) exam.

Further study:

Once learners have completed the NZC in Electrotechnology (Level 3) they can choose to continue onto one of four different strands.

  • New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Installation and Service) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Engineering (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Customer Premise Systems (Level 4)

For more information you can view the following documents:

Electronic Security Programme L3- v3

Info Sheet – NZC Electrotechnology L3- NZSA

Electrotech – Qualification changes

 

For enquiries, please contact:

Carine Vaccari

carinev@shift.org.nz

022 568 6671

 

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 Job Description outlines the essential and desired qualifications, knowledge and experience required for the role.

Appreciating that those with the required skills may already be in employment, it is envisaged that the role can be undertaken on either a fulltime or part-time contract period. An attractive hourly payment will be offered.

If you wish to apply, please complete the attached SME Profile Form and forward to Kath Williams at Kathw@skills.org.nz or for more information, contact Kath on 021 2554064.

Kind Regards
Gary

Attachments:
SME JD Electronic Security
SME profile sheet

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 and say ‘hello’.

 

For those who don’t know, Facilities Integrate is an annual trade-only event for people who make buildings smarter, safer, and more efficient. We obviously fall on the side of making buildings (and people) safer. There’s a lot to see in the security space this year such as Panasonic showcasing a new video intercom range, and ICT demonstrating a new access control system.

 

Other familiar vendor names appearing include Atlas GenTech, Assa Abloy, Channel Ten Distribution, Challenger Safes, dormakaba, First Security, Hafele, Hills, Gallagher, Geutebruck, HIKvision and LSC. Integrators also displaying their services at the show include Aotea Security, ENGIE Services, Custom Technology Solutions, Waterford Security and GDR Architectural.

 

While the big range of security operators, suppliers and vendors is a major drawcard in its own right, there’s even more to Facilities Integrate which makes it well worth marking in your calendar. Because the show gathers all the major players in one place, you can try and buy the latest equipment, source the best suppliers, network with potential business partners, and stay on top of what’s going on in your immediate industry and the many disciplines with which security must interface.

 

Facilities Integrate is free to attend with a pre-registration or $25 at the gate, so book your tickets without delay. The trade show takes place on 25 and 26 September at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland. Visit https://www.facilitiesintegrate.nz for more information.

 

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 by Justice Minister and Minister Responsible for the GCSB and NZSIS, Hon Andrew Little.

Among the articles, Dr John Battersby discusses counter terrorism in New Zealand, Dr Bryson Pain explains the expanding role of cyber in national security, Josie Pagani looks at the Pacific Reset, Dr Scott Hauger considers the security implications for New Zealand of climate change, Dr Reuben Steff weighs in on North Korea, and that’s just for starters.

This link is provided to us courtesy of Defsec Media – click here

 

New Zealand Security Awards Dinner – registrations and nominations open now!

The NZSA Security Industry Awards is on again. This time we are at Rydges in Queenstown!

The awards are an opportunity for the security industry to recognise and promote excellence and outstanding service performance among New Zealand security companies. We are once again being hosted by the gorgeous Kerre McIvor. To register or enter a nomination for this exciting event, please go to the Events Page

Rydges have a special accommodation deal for attendees, but hurry, as they will start releasing rooms back to the public from 14th May.  To take advantage of this offer, click here