Course Overview

QUALIFCATION CODE AND NAME

CPP20218 – Certificate II in Security Operations

DURATION AND DELIVERY

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.

Funding source

Certificate 3 Guarantee:
This Course is subsidised under the 2019-2020 Queensland VET Investment Plan administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s (DESBT). Click here to get more information about Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.

Eligibility:

  • Be aged 15 years or older
  • Be no longer at school (with the exception of school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 undertaking a VET in School (VETiS) program — see the VETiS fact sheet for more information)
    Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.
    For more information please read the Student Fact Sheet
To be eligible for a licence, you must:
  • Be 18 years or older
  • 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

https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/regulated-industries-licensing-and-legislation/security-industry-regulation/get-a-security-licence/security-manpower-licence/apply-for-an-unarmed-security-officer-licence

Application for a security provider licence

Co-contribution Fee represents the total non-government subsidised portion of essential training costs for the participant to undertake the qualification. This fee includes enrolment charges, tuition, services, materials fees and all other costs associated with delivering the training and assessment services and awarding the qualification to the participant.

Tuition fees for eligible students under the state government funding:

Course Full Fee(FFS*) Concession** Non Concession**
CPP20218 – CERTIFICATE II SECURITY OPERATIONS AUD 2500 AUD 14.00
AUD 1.00 per unit
AUD 28.00
AUD 2.00 per unit

*FFS – Fee for service

**Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

This qualification reflects the role of a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting or guarding property while unarmed, and screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises.

This qualification is intended to align with the following occupational licencing outcomes:

  • security officer – unarmed guard
  • security officer – crowd controller.

Occupational titles could include:

  • security officer
  • unarmed guard
  • crowd controller

It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings including, but not limited to:

  • armed guarding
  • cash-in-transit
  • close protection
  • control room operations
  • guard dog handling.

Security officers may work alone or work in a team environment under general supervision, operating with limited autonomy and judgement to complete routine but variable tasks, with some accountability and responsibility for their own outputs, work and learning.

Occupational licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply at the time of publication. Please refer to the CPP Companion Volume Implementation Guide for information.

 

Link to Training Package: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CPP20218

This qualification reflects the role of a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting or guarding property while unarmed, and screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises.

This qualification is for domestic students, intended to align with the following occupational licencing outcomes:

  • security officer – unarmed guard
  • security officer – crowd controller

Security officers may work alone or work in a team environment under general supervision, operating with limited autonomy and judgement to complete routine but variable tasks, with some accountability and responsibility for their own outputs, work and learning.

Learners with experience in the relevant industry or education can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. Please refer to ‘RPL / Credit Transfer’ and ‘Duration and amount of Training’ sections of this document

Core Units
CPPSEC2101 Apply effective communication skills to maintain security
CPPSEC2102 Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team
CPPSEC2103 Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security
CPPSEC2104 Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations
CPPSEC2105 Provide quality services to a range of security clients
CPPSEC2106 Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques
CPPSEC2107 Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security
CPPSEC2108 Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security
CPPSEC2109 Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises
CPPSEC2110 Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security
CPPSEC2111 Apply security procedures to manage intoxicated persons
CPPSEC2112 Apply security procedures to remove persons from premises
CPPSEC2113 Escort and protect persons and valuables
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

 

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.

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.

Queensland

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.
Qualification

On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded CPP20218: Certificate II in Security Operations, which is nationally recognised qualification.

 

TRAINING PATHWAY

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

EMPLOYMENT PATHWAYS

Students who complete this course can expect to work under the following occupational titles that could include:

  • security officer
  • unarmed guard
  • crowd controller

It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings including, but not limited to:

  • armed guarding
  • cash-in-transit
  • close protection
  • control room operations
  • guard dog handling

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes and Job Pathways Charts illustrating potential career pathways within that industry. Source: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CPP20218

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.

(Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf )

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.

(Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf)

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 ( https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.1-1.4-and-2.2 ), or a student will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the RTO.

An unarmed security officer personally guards, patrols or watches another person’s property. They do this without a guard dog or weapon.

This includes:

  • in-house security (someone who guards, patrols or watches their employer’s property)
  • a loss prevention officer
  • a security gate officer.

You need to hold a current licence to do this job. To become licensed, you must:

  • meet the eligibility criteria
  • complete your training and attach proof of qualifications
  • fill out and lodge the application form.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a licence, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • not pose a risk to public safety
  • pass the required training course.

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 the department if you have been found guilty of a disqualifying offence in the past five years, where a conviction was not recorded (this is known as an ‘unrecorded finding of guilt’). We may ask you for further information so we can assess if you are a suitable person to hold a licence.

From 21 January 2020, your training must include all 14 core modules from the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations

Source: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/regulated-industries-licensing-and-legislation/security-industry-regulation/get-a-security-licence/security-manpower-licence/apply-for-an-unarmed-security-officer-licence