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Certificate III in Security Operations


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Face to Face


Face to Face

Duration: 16 days - Monday to Friday

Course Fee:


Course Fee:

$1,500.00 pp

RPL: Available

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Please note: On 21 January 2019, the training course for Security Officers was updated. The new course CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations supersedes and is not equivalent to the previous course CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations.

On 18 December 2019, Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Commissioners agreed to extend the transition period of the CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations and CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations for learner cohorts in NSW, ACT, Tasmania and Victoria until 1 July 2020.

LRD (Licensing and Regulation Division of the Victoria Police) will continue to accept the CPP30411 when applying for a Private Security Individual Licence with the activity of Bodyguard until advised otherwise.

When the new courses become available we will immediately update the website. If you would like to be notified please send a request to

Career Options

  • Bodyguard Celebrities

  • Bodyguard Government Officials

  • Bodyguard Business Executives

  • Close personal protection of foreign diplomats


Security can provide a stable career, with a healthy income. The security industry is 24 hours / 7 days a week, and can allow you to travel the world protecting the public.


Certificate III in Bodyguard will prepare you for the role of CPP or Close Personal Protection operative. In this time of global uncertainty this role will provide a healthy income for those that gain employment within the personal protection industry.


This course is nationally accredited qualification. The purpose of this course is to ensure that all persons involved in the field of Close Personal Protection are suitably trained and qualified to perform their task in a professional manner.

The licensing regulations requires that all persons applying for a Bodyguard license complete the Certificate III Bodyguard with an accredited Registered Training Organisation.

Successful graduates are skilled to access, analyse and supply the resources needed to ensure the safety and protection of their clients. You must have completed the CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations core units and two additional CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations units as a pre-requirement for this course.

Coursework and Assessment

This is a condition of approval by the relevant state authorities. You will be professionally prepared and have confidence when confronted with the day to day duties as a security officer. This course is a competency based training program. 

Units Covered in This Course

BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBWOR301A - Organise personal work priorities and development
CPPSEC2011B - Control access to and exit from premises
CPPSEC2012A - Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC3001A - Maintain workplace safety in the security industry
CPPSEC3002A - Manage conflict through 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
CPPSEC3013A - Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC3017A - Plan and conduct evacuation of premises

HLTFA311A - Apply first aid 


Additional Unit for Licensing
CPPSEC3018A - Provide for the safety of persons at risk


Additional Requirements

On completion of the qualification, the learner will be required to complete, submit and be successful in obtaining a private security individual licence to work in the security industry.