Certificate II Security Operations

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Overview: This security training course is the minimum entry level course for those who wish to gain employment in the security industry and apply for a Queensland Class 1 Security License with licence functions – Unarmed and Crowd Controller. Those that gain a Queensland Security license are required to complete re-validation training every 3 years and hold a current first aid certificate. Those who successfully complete the course would be suitable to gain employment as a:

  • 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.
  • Crowd Controller
Keeps order at a public place they can: screen the entry of people into a place, monitor or control their behaviour while inside, remove people for bad behaviour. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites to gain entry into this course under the training package, however participants must have sufficient skills to read, write and communicate in English. Licence & Regulatory Requirements: All Queensland Security Licenses are administered by Office of Fair Trading. All participants are encouraged to read through the requirements of a Queensland Security License application, as there is additional requirements & fee’s payable to Office of Fair Trading. e.g. Must be over the age of 18, must be a fit and proper person, cannot have had any disqualifying offences under the criminal code in the last 10 years.

Certificate issued by RTO 30200


On successful completion participants will gain a Statement of Attainment with the following units: 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
CPPSEC2005A Work as part of a team
CPPSEC2006B Provide security services to clients
HLTFA311A Apply first aid Elective Units CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises
CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment
CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises
CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation Additional units delivered to meet licensing outcomes: (SOA will be issued for the below units)
CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation
CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment
CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques


This course is run as a blend of distance learning and face-to-face. Pre-course work: Online/self-paced training- this involves reading, activities, watching videos and exams. These activities must be completed prior to the face-to-face training. Face-to-face work: 3 days face-to-face (30 hours) – your trainer will deliver activities, case scenarios and practicals before you complete closed book exams. Post-course work: Upon commencement of your face-to-face training, you will be given access to case scenarios. These must be completed prior to receiving your certificate.


$595 Fees include all assessments and resources required Note for international students – we are not CRICOS registered, please check your visa requirements for enrolment. We cannot accept international students who are on a student visa if your visa specifies that you must study with a CRICOS provider.

Security Providers Act 1993 Security Firm (Class 1 and 2)

Licence number 3417266

National Security Association of Australia (QLD) Incorporated Member certificate numbers C4847

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