Operate Basic Security Equipment – Access Control Management

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SkillsFuture Credit / Mid Career Eligible
PSEA Eligible

Course Overview

Operate Basic Security Equipment (OBSE)

Operate Basic Security Equipment (OBSE) is a mandatory course for Senior Security Officers (SSO) under the Progressive Wage Model (PWM). OBSE course will equip security officers with essential knowledge and application skills to operate and utilise various security equipment and apply them to their workplace in many ways such as:

  1. Operate access control equipment
  2. Operate alarm monitoring equipment
  3. Operate CCTV monitoring equipment

Another mandatory SSO course is the Manage Disorderly Conduct & Threatening Behaviour (MDCTB).

*Please Note: From 1 July 2023, OBSE will be part of the Security Officer Mandatory training course

Check out our Frequently Asked Question – Enhanced Training Requirements for Security Officers page to clear your doubts.

Course Title

Access Control Management (Operate Basic Security Equipment)

Course Objectives

This unit specifies the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a security personnel to operate an access control, alarm monitoring and closed circuit television (CCTV) monitoring equipment.

Operate Basic Security Equipment – Access Control Management

Course Outcome

  • Able to identify the access points of entry for different levels of authorized entry
  • Able to operate the access control equipment in accordance to organization
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Able to report the location of unauthorized entry
  • Able to identify the nature of unauthorized entry
  • Able to carry out basic troubleshooting and report any equipment fault to the supervisor
  • Able to complete relevant documentation relating to the access control equipment

For whom

Security Personnel

Entry Requirements

  • Able to listen, read, write and speak English at WPLN Level 2 or equivalent
  • Those that do not meet the entry requirements will be subjected to interview before acceptance.

Learners should also be able to read a computer monitor and see at a distance and possess basic skills in operating a computer

Course Duration and Timings

  • 2 days (17.5 training hours), 0800hrs to 1900hrs daily
  • Summative Assessment by POLWEL – 2nd day (2 hours)
  • Assessment method : Oral with Role play


Participants who fulfil all requirements will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Before you can take the SSO courses, you need to first complete the 3 compulsory basic licencing courses for Security Officer (SO).  These 3 compulsory security courses for Security Officer (SO) are Provide Patrol & Guard (PGPS)Incident Response (HSIS) and Threat Observation (RTT).  After completing these 3 basic security modules, you can then Apply for the Security Licence.

The following links provide additional information about the security industry which may be of interest to you :

Course Feature

Course Feature

Course Provider: Ariel Security Academy Pte. Ltd.
UEN: 200617156R
Course Reference Number: TGS-2021004843
Mode Of Training: Classroom
Funding Validity Period: 13 May 2021 – 12 May 2025

Singaporean 40 yrs and above$146.25
Singaporean 21-39 yrs / PR$221.25
Duration2 days
(17.5 hours)

Available in: English

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