Enabling officials to conduct counterintelligence operations to regional and international standards. The Counter-Intelligence Operations Course (CIOC) combines foundation and advanced surveillance, investigation, security and counter-intelligence courses with specialist counterintelligence informant handling and analysis, counter-terrorism and anti-terrorism programmes as prescribed by the international and regional curriculum. Students learn offensive
and defensive counter-intelligence techniques, an advanced counter-intelligence agent handling, surveillance, security and investigation suitable for countering state-level actors.

The course draws particular focus to regional and international law, ethical standards, security, and policy. Introducing students to counterintelligence, the course takes students with existing knowledge of intelligence to the position of recognised counterintelligence practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Security: Understand security risks to covert operations and the role of the team leader. Report counter-intelligence and security activity as appropriate. Understand conventional threats and the nature of emerging threats such as open source and cyber intelligence.

Production & Technology: Conduct intelligence analysis to produce counterintelligence products and provide security advice and assistance. Employ modern technologies in physical, technical, personal and material security to international and regional standards.

Investigation: Understand the principles of investigation and operations in a law-enforcement and intelligence context. Liaise with other organisations in the conduct of counter-intelligence activity. Legally arrange for an investigative search, seizure, and surveillance activities in relation to a counter-intelligence case. Collect, handle, and report evidence admissible as such at court. Plan investigations, collect information from open and closed sources and conduct interviews with well-trained deceptive targets to prove or disprove allegations.

Agent Handling: Use counter-intelligence agents in denial, deception, technical and other covert and special activities. Understand the process of escalation and how to extract personnel overseas. Conduct advanced technical and physical surveillance under cover and employing firearms. Understand how to process walk-ins, defectors and verify and validate intelligence acquired from other potentially deceptive sources.