Course Overview


CPP30411 – Certificate III in Security Operations


 18 days face to face class room based and blended learning upto 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.

Certificate 3 Guarantee


AUD 28.00  TOTAL AUD 2.00  Per unit


AUD 14.00 TOTAL AUD 1.00  Per unit

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.


The Certificate III in Security Operations (CPP30411) is a nationally accredited course designed for individuals who wish to advance their career within the security industry. Successful completion of the course can also be used as a stepping stone to advance into different security industry employment streams such as; armed guard, cash in transit, employed by company’s requiring persons to carry batons and handcuffs and bodyguard. Please be advised that this course structure is not meant to be for armed license.

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This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Domestic learners who may include:

  • Current workers in the Security industry wishing to add to their career opportunities
  • Anyone who wants to progress their security career or build on their existing security knowledge
  • Students who wish to continue study after the CPP20211 to increase their employment opportunities
  • Students who wish to add to their entry level qualification and complete either partially (through this course)
  • Who are eligible for Certificate 3 Guarantee Program under the 2018-19 Queensland VET Investment Plan administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s (DESBT)
  • Full fee for service paying

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
BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development
CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry
CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict th rough negotiation
CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation
CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports
CPPSEC3006A Coordinate a quality security service to customers
CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment
Elective Units
CPPSEC3012A Store and protect information
CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC2011A Control access to and exit from premises
HLTFA311A Apply first aid
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.

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 233 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, QLD 4113 and other training facilities throughout the Queensland hired as per requirement.

Qualification Package Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.

Community Education Australia (CEA) Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • No minimum education standard is set as a prerequisite to entry to this course. However, general command of spoken and written English, as well as the ability to write a simple report is required. This course requires the satisfactory completion of tasks. Applicants are required to have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test.
  • ACSF exit levels 3 are required for enrolment into this course.

To be eligible for Queensland funding, in the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, prospective students must:

  • be aged 15 years or older (CEA accepts only 18 years or older learners)
  • 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.

On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded CPP30411: Certificate III in Security Operations, which is nationally recognised qualification.


After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a range of Certificate 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
  • Crowd Controller
  • Security Patrol Officer

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


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.


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 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.
  • complete an additional unit CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment (CEA will charge an additional fee of $20 for this unit of competency).

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

Application for Qld Security License: