CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations

CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations

Certificate III 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:

  • Airport Security Officer
  • Cash in Transit Security Guard
  • Control Room Operator
  • Security Team Leader
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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 2.

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 14 units of competence. These 14 units are comprised of 8 core units which are compulsory and 6 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
BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships Core
BBSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development Core
CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry Core
CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation Core
CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation Core
CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports Core
CPPSEC3006A Coordinate a quality security service to clients Core
CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment Core
CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises Elective
CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour Elective
CPPSEC3004A Lead small teams in the security industry Elective
CPPSEC3009A Prepare and present evidence in court Elective
CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques Elective
HLTFA311A Apply first aid 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 372 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
Airport Security Officer Airport Security Officers undertake higher level security functions and may supervise other guards at an airport. They oversee security screening; conduct foot patrols; and detect suspect behaviour and unattended goods.
Cash in Transit Security Guard Cash in Transit Security Guards supervise the movement of cash and other property in unsecured environments, using firearms and transit security equipment.
Control Room Operator Control Room Operators monitor security from a control room using closed circuit TV systems, computerised alarm systems, biometric systems and/or mobile radio units.
Control Room Supervisor Control Room Supervisors monitor security from a control room using closed circuit TV systems, computerised alarm systems, biometric systems and/or mobile radio units. They may supervise small work teams.
Dog Handler (Security) Dog Handlers in security industries manage and use dogs for security patrols and security guarding functions.
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.
Security Team Leader Security Team Leaders undertake higher level security functions and are directly responsible for the activities of a security team. They supervise and train small teams of security staff and deal with human resource matters.

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