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Sample Literacy and Numeracy Test

Welcome to your Sample Literacy and Numeracy Test

Disclaimer: This sample test is for educational purposes only; this does not represent the actual literacy test that is required for all prospective security students. Passing this test does not guarantee that a prospective student will pass the actual test. This test does not carry out any points forward for the actual test or the course.

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Question 1Please explain why you wish to become a security officer?
Question 02List some of your strengths?
Question 03List some of your weaknesses?
Question 04What action should you take when you see a person stealing from a shop?
Question 05What powers do the police have?
Question 06List briefly the procedures you would follow if you found a wallet in a shopping centre?
Question 07Why is effective communication as a security officer important?
Question 08Why does the public need “effective” security?
Question 09Describe the procedure that may be followed when you suspect that an intruder is in your house?
Question 10What power do you have to search a person you suspect has stolen items from your house?
Question 11What steps do you take when you hear a fire or safety alarm call?
Question 12Which emergency services or persons would you contact in the following situations?
  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Casualty suffering a suspended heart attack.
  • Fire stairs blocked with cardboard boxes
  • Gas leak
Question 13Describe four conflict situations a security officer may come across in the course of their duties?
Question 14How can conflict be avoided when security officers deal with the public?
Question 15What types of communication equipment does a security officer use?
Questio 16Generally how much force can a security officer use when making an arrest?
Question 17Give four (4) examples of an assault?
Question 18As a Security Officer in what ways can you present a professional image to your employer, the client and the public?
Question 19Describe how you would deal with the following situations?
a. A child comes up to you crying and stating that she has lost her mother and father:
b. You find a fire door blocked by some cardboard boxes.
c. You see an adult male take a t-shirt from the souvenir shop and leave without paying.
Question 20Why do you think that you would make a “good” security officer?
Question 21Why do all applicants have to have a criminal history check prior to receiving a security licence?
Question 22Write a short description of a current news item you have heard about in the past week giving sufficient detail so that the reader can understand the event.
Question 23You go shopping and buy:   A bottle of apple juice for $1.95. and fruit to the value of  $2.75.  What is the total cost of your purchase?
Question 24On what coast of Australia is Perth? East, North, West or South
Question 25Fill in the missing number :   1 +  8  +  14  +   ____  =  30
Question 26A person weighed in at 85 kilograms. How much less is their weight from 120 kgs?
Question 27Two numbers have a sum of 70 and a difference of 10. What are the numbers?
Question 28Write the correct spelling of these words.
  1. Hospital, Hosiptal, Hospitale, Hopistal
  2. Securyti, Securiti, Security, Sucurity, Sacurity
  3. Polisi, Policia, Poleci, Paulice, Police
  4. Ambulence, Ambalence, Ambulance, Ambalance
Question 29The farmer ______________ anxious when he could not find his cows.
Question 30The cat______________ the mouse.
Question 31Correct grammatical (punctuation, capital letters etc) errors in the following sentence.
but i want something to show for the Marathon other than a visit to the Chiropractor so I summon a last effort,
Question 32Read the following article and make a summary of the article in your own words. 

We Footy fans are being urged to drink responsibly over the finals series with the new
“Just Think in September” campaign backed by all the top eight clubs’ captains. The
campaign, launched in the Herald Sun last week will support the fight against the
alcohol-fuelled street violence that has gripped Melbourne’s streets.
Prime Minister Abbott yesterday attended the official MCG launch of the
campaign, which is being supported by the players’ union and the AFL. Mr. Abbott
threw his weight behind the campaign, warning that one in five men between 18 and
24 years drinks alcohol to dangerous levels at least once a week.
Hawthorn captain Sam Mitchell admitted he would prefer to be preparing for the finals
but stressed the campaign was aimed at encouraging people to enjoy a drink, but take
responsibility for their actions.
“We are not saying don’t drink, just think,” he said.”

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