Suspect Item Assessment Training Suspect Item Assessment Training

Suspect Item Assessment Training

  • Duration3 Hours
  • Competency

    Statement of Completion

  • Locations


Course Overview

Suspect Item Assessment training provides a comprehensive operational framework in the assessment of an item as to whether it is suspected to be an improvised explosive device (IED), or not.The Queensland Police Service principle of Person Object Place (POP) is used as part of the assessment within this program which focuses on key areas including:

Procedures - Ensure dedicated procedures are in place to manage the location of a suspicious item

Training - Undertake training to conduct an assessment of a located item

Assistance - Have on hand and use the suspect item assessment tool

Safety - Follow response safety precautions appropriate to the situation and seek assistance

Performance Criteria

Participants will receive a statement of completion and are encouraged to participate in a range of assessment activities including but not limited to:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Discussions
  • Scenario interaction

Course Outline

At the end of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the assessment tool and how to utilise it appropriately in relation to suspect items including knowledge relating to:

  • IED components
  • Power sources
  • Initiation systems
  • Switching principles
  • Main charge
  • Packaging
  • Enhancement
  • Secondary hazards
  • Actions on IED
  • Safety distances

What are the benefits of completing this program?

  • Enhanced understanding of broader security and threat protection systems and procedures
  • Dedicated framework for appropriate response
  • More capable and skilled employees leading to a safer working environment
  • Recognition towards the WorkSafe Connect Business Threat Protection Skill Set

Who would this program benefit?

  • Business Owners
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Coordinators
  • Employees
  • Facility/Property Managers
  • Security Service Providers

Does this course form part of a larger program?

Yes. Suspect Item Assessment training forms part of our wider Business Threat Protection Skill Set that is made up of the following key training programs:

  • Current Trends
  • Active Armed Offender
  • Bomb Threat Management
  • Mail Bomb Recognition
  • Suspect Item Assessment


  • Training conducted by highly experienced and industry recognised trainers
  • Statement of completion issued to all participants
  • Key checklists and guides
  • A range of training activities are used including case studies, demonstrations, group discussions and scenario interaction



327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


Gate 1, Building 4 – Entry 5
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107

Course ID: 7423 - Suspect Item Assessment Training