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Course Overview

Jointly developed by Temasek Polytechnic and the Ministry of Home Affairs, the aim of the part-time Specialist Diploma programme is to equip and enhance the knowledge and skills of participants to enable them to be competent Security Consultants.


Upon completion from the course, graduates should be able to apply:


  • risk assessment techniques to produce Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) reports.
  • building security knowledge to comply with - relevant legislations.
  • appropriate security technologies to support strategic security planning.
  • the best practices for security project management.

Entry Requirements

At least a Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Work-Learn Technical Diploma.


Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.



Who Should Attend

The Specialist Diploma in Security Consultancy is targeted at professionals currently working in the private security industry from security agencies, and in-house security personnel who would like to specialise in security assessment and consulting.

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Security Consultancy, participants are required to complete a total of 2 post-diploma certificates (PDCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each PDC.

Subject Code Subject
PSEC001 Protective Security Fundamentals

This subject covers 3 topics –
(1) Introduction to Protective Security
(2) Mitigation Measures and
(3) Quality Assurance.

It will also cover the Protective Security Framework, and its various elements such as Security Officer Operations, Video Surveillance Systems, Physical Barriers and Security Policies within the threat mitigation measures components.

PSEC002 Project Management for Security

This subject covers knowledge and practices which are widely applied in security project management. It covers topics on the project management framework, project management processes and project management knowledge areas. The subject encompasses both theory and practical skills on using project management tools. This subject analyses the environment in which the projects operate and explains how the various processes in the different knowledge areas are integrated and interrelated.

PSEC003 Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act

This subject equips participants to identify key legislative and regulatory requirements under the PDPA and will look at the role of the Data Protection Officer and how to manage data breaches.

Subject Code Subject
PSEC004 Security by Design

This subject covers 3 topics –
(1) Legislation
(2) Threats
(3) Security Risk Analysis

The subjects will cover the various legislations related to Protective Security, and the knowledge and skills to conduct risk assessments and develop robust security plans to mitigate identified risks

PSEC005 Security Technologies

This subject introduces an overview of security technologies such as security platforms, smart CCTVs, and security robotics. Fundamental requirements of such a system and the application to security planning of security technologies are discussed.

PSEC006 Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Security

This subject introduces basic application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in developing digitized models with building security parameters that meets the intended objectives. Students will learn BIM data coordination and integration of the as-built BIM for security systems.

Modes of Assessment


Assessments will be based on a combination of coursework components such as written and practical tests, case studies, assignments and projects.

Career Opportunities

Security consultancy is a new career pathway in the Skills Framework for Security. A Security Consultant conducts security audits and assesses the threats, vulnerabilities and risks to a facility. He or she will then develop security protection plans to effectively manage these risks. This can result in better security outcomes and more efficient use of manpower, especially if it is done when a building is being designed. Security Consultants can also advise their clients how to specify outcome-based security contracts, and work with security agencies to put in place measures that best meet their client’s needs by integrating technology with manpower.


Security consultants play an important role in transforming the security industry in an environment of heightened terrorist threats and slowing manpower growth. They will support owners of critical infrastructure and large scale developments incorporate security into building design, under the Security-by-Design process required under the Infrastructure Protection Act. The principles of Security-by-Design can also be applied more generally to support other buildings owners keen to adopt more technology, reduce manpower reliance and raise their level of security

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

October 2023

May 2023

1 year


Course Fees

Course Fees per Post-Diploma Certificate

Fees Type Course Fees per PDC
(w GST) 

Singapore Citizens

Aged 40 and above (Individual or SME-sponsored) S$295.32
Aged below 40 S$436.56
SME-sponsored aged below 40 S$304.56
Others & Repeat Students S$2,889.00
Non-Singapore Citizens
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,192.32
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) S$308.64
Others & Repeat Students S$2,967.84

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Course fees payable is based on per Post-Diploma Certificate.

Course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.


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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing Block 1A, 
    Level 3, Unit 81
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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