Canada’s Terrorism threat level is “MEDIUM”, which has a meaning that a violent act of terrorism could occur. This is as defined and promulgated by our government through its federal ministry, Public Safety Canada (PSC). 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.

Our NCSP 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.


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.

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.


  • Awareness and Intuition
  • Observation
  • Adrenal response management
  • Threat overviews
  • Emerging trends
  • 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)
  • WHS compliance considerations
  • Active Physical Threat (Run, Hide, Fight modelling)
  • Introduction to Personal safety fundamentals
  • Communication considerations
  • Introduction to working with authorities and after incident management and recovery

Please note that this program is only for use by The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and should not be used by anyone who is not a part of the CIJA. This program is not for public distribution and enrolments will be monitored closely.

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

    • Awareness Print Out

    • Chapter 2 Knowledge Test

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Assessment

    • Overview

    • Lesson 1: Assessment

    • Assessment Print Out

    • Chapter 3 Knowledge Test

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Action

    • Overview

    • Lesson 1: Action Part 1

    • Action Print Out

    • Lesson 2: Action Part 2

    • Introduction to Run, Hide, Fight

    • Lesson 3: Escape Hide Tell

    • Chapter 4 Knowledge Test

  • 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...


Group CEO Risk 2 Solution

Dr Gav Schneider

Dr Gav Schneider is an acknowledged subject matter expert on Integrated Risk Management, Safety and Security with extensive senior level management and leadership experience.First Recipient of a Doctor of Criminology Degree with a Specialisation in Security Management as well as a Master of Technology Degree in Security Risk management (UNISA)CEO of the Risk 2 Solution Group, which is a group of security, safety, medical and emergency response companies that focus on innovative integration and consolidation solutions.Member of the Governance Institute of Australia Subject Advisory Committee for Applied Risk ManagementHead of Post Grad Program at Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Psychology of RiskAuthor of “Beyond the Bodyguard” a guide to protective practices success and numerous academic and advisory articles and author of "Can I See Your Hands" a Guide To Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience and SecurityNumerous high level consulting and advisory projects as well as two decades of Operational Specialised Security, Safety and Risk Management experience in over 16 countries including high level consultancy and advisory, training and protection for presidents, celebrities, government officials and senior corporate executives


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