Name of qualification Name of qualification: Varnostni tehnik/varnostna tehnicaAdd to comparison
Translated title (no legal status) Translated title: Security technician
Type of qualification Type of qualification: National vocational qualification, SQF level 5
Category of qualification Category of qualification: Vocational Qualification
Type of education Type of education: Upper secondary technical education
Duration Duration of education:
4 years
Credits Credits: 240 credits
Admission requirements Entry conditions:
  • Secondary technical education in the field of computing, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronics and at least six months' work experience with the holder of a licence to provide technical security systems; or
  • secondary vocational education in the field of computing, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronics and four years' work experience in these fields and at least six months' work experience with a holder of a licence to provide technical security systems.
  • Completed professional training as a security technician in accordance with the law governing private security.
ISCED field Field:
ISCED subfield subfield: protection of persons and property
Qualification level

SQF Level: SQF 5
EQF Level: EQF 4

Learning outcomes:

Candidates will be able to:

  • plan, prepare and check own work
  • develop entrepreneurial characteristics, skills and behaviour
  • make rational use of energy, material and time
  • study technical documentation and the requirements of the client and prepare a proposal of technical solutions for technical security systems along with a timetable for implementation
  • assemble, configure, install and set up a technical security system
  • carry out work in accordance with standards and regulations
  • communicate verbally and in writing with contracting entities, professional contractors and other competent authorities
  • work in accordance with regulations on health and safety at work, fire safety and environmental safety


Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre. Licences may be found here.

Assesment and completion:


During the counselling process, the candidate prepares a portfolio. The relevant committee assesses the portfolio and validates catalogue content in part or full. If the committee is unable to recognise all catalogue content, it assigns tasks to the candidate for verification.


Verification takes place in writing (60 minutes) and through a practical test with oral presentation.

Varnostni tehnik/varnostna tehnica



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SQF 6 / EQF 5 


Matura/vocational course, higher vocational education (SQF level 6), professional higher education (SQF level 7) and academic higher education (SQF level 7)

Conditions for obtaining a public document:

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body:

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres, chambers of commerce, etc. 


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