Desired Attributes

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Analytical

Able to analyse things from all angles and provide suitable solutions to solve problems

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Communicative

Able to communicate with stakeholders in a professional manner

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Decisive

Takes appropriate action upon analysing the situation in challenging scenarios

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Observant

Pays attention to details and has high awareness of surroundings

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Resilience

Highly adaptive to changes

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Cooperative

Able to work with stakeholders to achieve common goals


Extracted from Skills Framework for Security


Career Pathways

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Selected Job Roles and Relevant Training


Chief Security Officer

Role Requirements

Some Key Functions:

  1. Leads and sets strategic directions for the security agency
  2. Oversees responses to incidents, designing contingency plans and developing security plans

Some Key Technical Skills Required:

  1. Security Event Management
  2. Manpower Planning
  3. Marketing Management
  4. Strategic Planning

Some Key Generic Skills Required:

  1. Leadership
  2. Decision Making
  3. Developing People

Relevant Training Programmes

WSQ Diploma in Security Management

  1. Apro Training Centre Pte Ltd (Modular basis, about 6 months)
  2. Security Industry Institute (Modular basis, 240 to 306 hours)

Diploma in Police & Security Studies

  1. Temasek Polytechnic (Part time, 2.5 years)

Diploma in Security & Fire Safety Studies

  1. Temasek Polytechnic (Part time, 2.5 years)


Senior Security Supervisor


Role Requirements

Some Key Functions:

  1. Plan, deploy and conduct security operations audits
  2. Assess and mitigate security risks
  3. Coach and assess performance of security personnel

Some Key Technical Skills Required:

  1. Information Collection
  2. Manpower Planning
  3. Security Event Management
  4. Security Risk Analysis

Some Key Generic Skills Required:

  1. Developing People
  2. Decision Making
  3. Problem Solving

Relevant Training Programmes

WSQ Advanced Certificate in Security Supervision

  1. Apro Training Centre Pte Ltd (About 19 days)
  2. Security Industry Institute (About 19 days)
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Security Consultant


Role Requirements

Some Key Functions:

  1. Conduct security audits and risk assessments
  2. Recommend security measures and develop security protection plans

Some Key Technical Skills Required:

  1. Security Risk Analysis
  2. Security Threat Research
  3. Conflict Resolution Management
  4. Robotics and Automation Application

Some Key Generic Skills Required:

  1. Interpersonal Skills
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Digital Literacy

Relevant Training Programmes

WSQ Manage and Resolve Conflict in Security Environment (Module)

  1. Apro Training Centre Pte Ltd (21 hours)
  2. NTUC LearningHub (24 hours)

WSQ Manage Security Operations (Module)

  1. Apro Training Centre Pte Ltd (45 hours)
  2. NTUC LearningHub (43 hours)

Officer Commanding/ Operations Manager


Role Requirements

Some Key Functions:

  1. Lead a department of Auxiliary Police Officers
  2. Mitigate security risks, prepare operations orders and oversee responses to incidents and emergencies

Some Key Technical Skills Required:

  1. Information Collection
  2. Security Event Management
  3. Performance Management
  4. Manpower Planning

Some Key Generic Skills Required:

  1. Developing People
  2. Decision Making
  3. Resource Management

Relevant Training Programmes

Bachelor of Science in Management and Security Studies

  1. Singapore University of Social Sciences (3 to 4 years)

Diploma in Police & Security Studies

  1. Temasek Polytechnic (Part time, 2.5 years)

Auxiliary Police Officer Supervisor/ Team Leader


Role Requirements

Some Key Functions:

  1. Lead security team to protect assigned premises, assets and personnel
  2. Conduct team briefings and make critical decisions during operations

Some Key Technical Skills Required:

  1. Environmental Observation
  2. Manpower Planning
  3. Security Event Management
  4. Capability Development

Some Key Generic Skills Required:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Interpersonal Skills

Relevant Training Programmes

WSQ Perform Supervisory Duties within Legal Framework(Module)

  1. Certis Cisco Security Pte Ltd (about 18 hours)

WSQ Diploma in Security Management: Develop a Manpower Deployment Plan (Module)

  1. Apro Training Centre Pte Ltd (29 hours)

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