Security course graduates may work in a variety of roles in the security, intelligence and law enforcement sectors.
If you seek employment in the intelligence sector, you’ll work as a security analyst, performing tasks like:
- Planning, organising and implementing security measures to protect the security networks and systems of a business or organisation;
- Testing, hacking and challenging the integrity of existing computer security functions;
- Reviewing and documenting security threats; and
- Conducting risk analyses and mitigating potential security threats.
If you choose to work in the risk or counter-terrorism sector, you’ll likely work in an analytics role. In a role like this, you may perform tasks like:
- Researching, collating and interpreting data;
- Viewing, collating and organising surveillance information;
- Managing surveillance operations;
- Conducting risk assessments and mitigating risks; and
- Drafting reports and evaluations and contributing to publications and policy documents.
You may also choose to pursue employment as a security manager, security guard, or police officer. In a role like this, you can expect to work to maintain public order and safety by patrolling areas, investigating accidents and complaints, engaging with law enforcement officers, and managing and filing reports.