CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations

CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations

Certificate II in Security Operations, this qualification reflects the varied roles of individuals across different industry sectors who apply a broad range of competencies using some discretion, judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.

Potential Careers

After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:

  • Security Officer

Entry Requirements

There are no designated entry requirements for this course.

Admission Requirements

Student must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Have completed Year 10 in the Australian school system or equivalent; and
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to ASCF Level 1.

If studying via flexible delivery mode, students must also:

  • Have sufficient computer skills to undertake online study; and
  • Have access to a computer, laptop or tablet device with an internet connection.

Course Structure

To successfully complete this qualification, you require 15 units of competence. These 15 units are comprised of 7 core units which are compulsory and 8 elective units.

The units of competence shown below have been selected by Formation Training based on the course purpose.

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Type
CPPSEC2001A Communicate effectively in the security industry Core
CPPSEC2002A Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry Core
CPPSEC2003B Work effectively in the security industry Core
CPPSEC2004B Respond to security risk situation Core
CPPSEC2005A Work as part of a security team Core
CPPSEC2006B Provide security services to clients Core
HLTFA311A Apply first aid Core
CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises Elective
CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour Elective
CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment Elective
CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises Elective
CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques Elective
CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation Elective
CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation Elective
CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment Elective

Elective units selected provide a vocational focus for the qualification and are relevant to the qualification level, job role, work outcomes and local industry needs.

The course unit selection represents a reduced suite of elective unit options that have been selected and approved for delivery by Formation Training – this may not include the full elective unit suite of options available under the national qualification packaging rules.


Total course nominal hours, depending on the state jurisdiction of delivery and elective units selected, are 284 hours.

The course can be delivered over a range of course duration’s, depending on the needs and characteristics of the student and their employer where relevant.

  • The standard course duration is 6 months full time.
  • The standard course duration for full time traineeships is 12 months.


Course tuition and related fees may vary depending on unit selections and individual student preferences.

Please Contact Formation Training’s Administration Officer for Course Cost Detail:

Phone: 1300 889 134


Related Occupations

The following occupations relate to this qualification:

Occupation Description
Security Officer Security Officers protect people and property. As security workers, they carry out basic guarding duties such as patrolling, monitoring security systems, static or mobile emergency response including alarms, issuing security passes to visitors, or providing site access.

Source: myskills


Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Security Officers and Guards visit Job Outlook