Course Overview


CPP31318 – 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.

Course Fee

Please contact one of our friendly Student Support Officers for the updated fees.

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

Occupational titles could include:
  • security officer
  • unarmed guard
  • crowd controller

This qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to deepen and broaden their skills and knowledge in security operations and lead security teams in the field. It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings, including security risk management.

Security officers at this level provide leadership in a team environment, operate under limited supervision, and use discretion and judgement in known and unpredictable work contexts. They take responsibility for their own outputs in work and learning, and limited responsibility for the output of others in the work team.


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

  • Current workers in the Security industry wishing to add to their career opportunities.
  • Students who wish to continue study after the CPP31318 to increase their employment opportunities.

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
BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation
CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of work environment
CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation
CPPSEC3104 Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC3105 Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients
CPPSEC3106 Gather, organise and present security information and documentation
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units
CPPSEC3108 Store, protect and dispose of security information
CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CPPSEC2104 Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations
CPPSEC2105 Provide quality services to a range of security clients


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.


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: Must hold a current Security Officers licensing in the relevant jurisdiction.

CEA Admission Requirements:

  • Applicant must be 18 years or older.
  • 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.

Occupational titles could include:

  • security officer
  • unarmed guard
  • crowd controller.

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.