Course Overview


CPP20212 – Certificate II in Security Operations


18 days face to face class room based and blended learning up to 12 months. Students can work at their own pace and take advantage of ongoing classes that they may attend as needed. The RTO is mindful that most learners are probably already engaged in the workplace and will need as much time as necessary to complete the course.


AUD 1200.00

This qualification covers workers who are unarmed security officers in Queensland. An unarmed security officer personally guards, patrols or watches another person’s property, without a weapon.
Link to Training Package:

This qualification will create the opportunity for employment in the area of security. Anyone wishing to work a security officer in Queensland must undertake this course as a minimum requirement.

  • New entrants seeking to start their career as a Security Officer and are required to know in order to apply for a Security Officer (Unarmed) License.
  • Students who have attained any unit of CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations will be entitled to Credit Transfer on certain Units of Competency
  • Students with existing skills in the security industry wanting to create pathways to new roles.
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older for the purpose of licensing laws
  • It is recommended that applicants have a good standard of general health and fitness to suit industry requirements. Due to nature of course with a plenty of practical exercises, students should have a reasonable level of fitness since working in this industry can be physically demanding.
Core Units
CPPSEC2001A Communicate effectively in the security industry
CPPSEC2002A Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry
CPPSEC2003B Work effectively in the security industry
CPPSEC2004B Respond to security risk situation
CPPSEC2005A Work as part of a security team
CPPSEC2006B Provide security services to clients
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Elective Units
CPPSEC2017A Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques
CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises
CPPSEC2012A Monitor control individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment
CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises


Should the student successfully complete only one or more of the Units of Competency, but not the required all Units of Competency, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment at the time of completion or withdrawal.

Study Load:

Students will be required to undergo the intensive training and assessment activites. students will be attending 6 days (for 8 hours per day) per week for three weeks. Students are also recommended to devote 200 hours at minimum to complete the course successfully.

Amount of Training:

Amount of training may be adjusted depending upon the learner cohort according to their experience and achieved qualifications. For example; learners with significant industry experience or competency already gained in any unit of competency to be delivered in the course, may be eligible for RPL or Credit Transfer. This will shorten the length of the course for particular students who are granted RPL or Credit Transfer (refer to Recognition of prior learning and Credit transfer section below). Please contact CEA for further details if required.


Level 1, 7 Clunies Ross Ct, Eight Mile Plains, Queensland 4113

Other training facilities throughout the Queensland hired as per requirement

Qualification Package Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.


CEA Entry requirements

CEA has the following admission requirements:

  • Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered.
  • In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. ACSF exit levels 3 are required for enrolment into this course.
  • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.

On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded CPP20212: Certificate II in Security Operations, which is nationally recognised qualification.



After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a range of Certificate III, IV or Diploma level qualifications within CPP07 Training Package.



Students who complete this course can expect to work under the following occupation titles but not limited to:

  • Security Officer (Control Room)
  • Security Officer (Mobile Patrol)
  • Security Officer (with Dog)
  • Security Screener

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes and Job Pathways Charts illustrating potential career pathways within that industry. Source:

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

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Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.


You could be granted RPL or CT full or part qualification based on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Please contact us to find out if you’re a candidate for RPL or CT.

Notes: Payment of no more than $1,500 from each individual student prior to the commencement of the course.

  • Regarding payment plans – Monies for an individual client will not exceed $1500 at any given time.
CEA does not guarantee that:

Student will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration, or a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of clause 1.1 and 1.2 of SRTOs 2015 ( ), or a student will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the RTO.

This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

QLD Licensing Requirement: Security Providers Licence applications are administered by the Queensland Government Office of Fair Trading. Refer to the Office of Fair-Trading website.

To be eligible for a licence, you must:

  • be 18 years or olderr
  • not pose a risk to public safety
  • You are not eligible for a licence if you have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the past 10 years, where a conviction was recorded.
  • You must also tell Office of Fair Trading if you have been found guilty of a disqualifying offence in the past 5 years, where a conviction was not recorded (this is known as an ‘unrecorded finding of guilt’). The department may ask you for further information so they can assess if you are a suitable person to hold a licence.

For detailed information on Security Licence QLD – please check with Office Fair Trading ((

Application for Qld Security License: