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SCEC Security Zone Consultants Briefing

BRIEFING SESSIONS FOR SCEC SECURITY ZONE CONSULTANTS

**The revised SCEC Security Zone Consultant policy and supporting documentation is now available and is effective from 1 January 2018.**

Consultants that are due for renewal in 2018 will be renewed under the new policy.

The intention of the policy has not changed. SCEC still requires consultants to have qualifications and/or lengthy experience relating to electronic security systems.

While there will be more emphasis given to the amount of work a consultant is conducting (involving Type 1/1A SAS and construction of Security Zones), the main change to the existing policy will be the requirement for SCEC Security Zone Consultants to hold a minimum NV1 clearance.

If a consultant's new/renewal application is accepted, and they do not hold a current clearance, SCEC is now in a position to sponsor consultant clearances through the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency. Consultants will be responsible for the cost of the SCEC-sponsored clearance.

The existing SCEC Security Zone Consultant Scheme Policy remains in effect until 30 December 2017.

New SCEC Security Zone Consultants:

SCEC will open the scheme to new applicants from 1 July 2018. Further details will be published in 2018.

Renewing SCEC Security Zone Consultants:

The renewal application form under the revised 2018 SCEC Security Zone Consultant scheme policy can be found here.

SCEC Security Zone Consultants whose expiry date falls between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2018 have been automatically extended to 30 June 2018.

Consultants are required to submit their renewal applications at least six months prior to their expiry date. This means that a high number of consultants will be required to submit their renewal application forms by the end of December 2017.