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Certificate III in Security Operations


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Security Guard



Duration: Self-Paced

Course Fee:


Course Fee:

$750.00 pp


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 course caters to those who have already completed other entry level studies relevant to the security industry, as well for entry level into specialised streams the security industry which comprises of people and companies mainly engaged in providing security, protection and private enquiry services - other than units of police forces and government security agencies.

CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations is from the Property Services Training Package. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to provide intermediate security services including basic risk management and the formulation of security response options.


Participants may include:

  • Current workers in the Security industry wishing to add to their career opportunities

  • Students who wish to continue study after the CPP20212 to increase their employment opportunities

  • Students who wish to add to their entry level qualification and complete either partially (through this course) or fully (through the additional optional units) the required units for the security licence categories of;

           - Armed Guard

           - Cash in Transit

           - Combined Armed Guard & Cash in Transit

           - Bodyguard

           - Guard with Dog

RPL: Available

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Coursework and Assessment

This qualification forms the basis for meeting specialist occupational requirements for the private security industry. The content includes customer service, workplace safety, leadership and teamwork skills, presenting evidence in court and maintaining the security of premises.


This qualification does not provide you with a licensing outcome within the jurisdiction of South Australia.


Units Covered in This Course

BSBFLM312 - Contribute to team effectiveness
CPPSEC3102 - Maintain operational safety and security of work environment
CPPSEC3101 - Manage conflict and security risks through negotiations
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
CPPSEC3121 - Control persons using empty hand techniques

CPPSEC3124 - Prepare and present evidence in court
CPPSEC3125 - Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets
PMAOMIR210 - Control evacuation to muster point

TLIB0002 - Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIC1051 - Operate commercial vehicle


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 in particular jurisdictions..