Those who successfully complete the course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned under the SSP. This knowledge shall include, but is not limited to:

  1. knowledge of current security threats and patterns;
  2. recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;
  3. recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security;
  4. techniques used to circumvent security measures;
  5. crowd management and control techniques;
  6. security related communications;
  7. knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;
  8. operation of security equipment and systems;
  9. testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems;
  10. inspection, control, and monitoring techniques; and
  11. methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and ship stores.