Course Description

  • Overview

    With Australia's current National Terrorism Threat Level being at PROBABLE. The need for a shift in security awareness has become an urgent requirement. This cannot be achieved without meeting the need to uplift individual behaviour to a more innovative, holistic, inclusive and proactive level of security and safety awareness so that this becomes a cultural norm.

  • Compliance

    The need for compliance with Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism means that all stakeholders need to have a fundamental understanding of GSSAT so that they can contribute effectively to creating a safer environment for all.

  • Pathway

    Our GSSAT Express program is an intensive, condensed version of our full 'Switch-On' GSSAT Online program and has been designed based on years of research as a unique ‘switch on’ training program and offers a clear pathway to achieve fundamental safety and security awareness. This is achieved by offering a proven hands-on approach, underpinned by industry expert experience and leading academic research.

  • Goal

    The primary goal is to provide the fundamental knowledge needed to assist in identifying potential threats and risks and to enhance the safety and security by creating a mindset of realistic and proactive security awareness.

  • Objective

    Whilst our express online version is no substitute for face to face training or our intensive, online version, it is designed to deliver a comprehensive training approach which will equip participants with the skills, training and tools required to identify, predict and ideally prevent the safety and security risks and threats that they may be exposed too.

  • Course Duration

The following topics will be covered:

  • Awareness, Intuition and Observation

  • Adrenal response management and Threat overviews

  • Emerging trends and Understanding Criminal and Terrorist MOs

  • Attacker ritual and target hardening

  • Introduction to Scenario planning and response

  • Fundamentals of emergency and crisis response

  • Suspicious Items (Relevant to Basic Bomb and IED awareness) and WHS compliance considerations

  • Active armed offender response (Escape, Hide, Tell modelling)

  • Introduction to Personal safety fundamentals and Communication considerations

  • Introduction to working with authorities and after incident management and recovery

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to GSSAT Express

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    • Chapter Overview

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to GSSAT

    • Chapter 1 Print Out

    • Chapter 1 Knowledge Test

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Awareness

    • Chapter Overview

    • Lesson 1: Awareness

    • Lesson 2: Suspicious Objects and Items

    • Chapter 2 Knowledge Test

    • Awareness Print Out

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Assessment

    • Overview

    • Lesson 1: Assessment

    • Chapter 3 Knowledge Test

    • Assessment Print Out

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Action

    • Overview

    • Lesson 1: Action Part 1

    • Lesson 2: Action Part 2

    • Introduction to Escape Hide Tell and Run Hide Fight & Communicate

    • Lesson 3: Escape Hide Tell

    • Chapter 4 Knowledge Test

    • Action Print Out

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Conclusion

    • Overview

    • Lesson 1: Conclusion

    • Lesson 2: GSSAT General Overview Cartoon Video

  • 7

    Next Steps...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

Cost

Instructor

Group CEO, Risk 2 Solution

Dr Gav Schneider

Acknowledged Risk Leader 

Dr Gav is the Group CEO of Risk 2 Solution and is an acknowledged subject matter expert on human centric and integrated risk management. He has a broad background in safety and security, emergency management and incident response, with extensive senior level management and leadership experience. 

He has led numerous, high-level consulting and advisory projects and has two decades of Operational Specialised Risk Management, Cultural Change, Security and Safety experience in over 16 countries. Dr Gav has a National Security Clearance NV1 and is a fellow of ARPI, ISRM, GIA, IML as well as a RSecP and CPP. He is considered Australia’s leader in the field of Psychology of Risk. 

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Criminology
  • Certificate in Disruptive Strategy (Harvard Business School) 
  • Master of Technology in Security and Risk Management 
  • Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning) & Strategic Leadership 
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrated Risk

Recent Projects

  • 2019 - Department of Defence – Risk Appetite, Tolerance and Risk Intelligence project
  • 2019 – QLD Police Counter-Terrorism Command – Capability development
  • 2018/19 - QLD Department of State Development’s Special Projects Unit – Risk Expert
  • 2018 – Federal Dept. of Home Affairs – Risk and situational awareness project consultancy


Switch on and create a mindset of realistic and proactive, personal safety and security awareness with this intensive, short course.