CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations

Course Overview

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 predictable 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Occupational licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply at the time of publication. This qualification does not provide the required competencies for a security officer license. Learners who hold a security license may select units as part of this qualification required for additional license endorsements in;

  • Batons and handcuffs
  • Canine
  • Cash-in-transit
  • Control room operations
  • Firearms

Please refer to the CPP Companion Volume Implementation Guide for information.

Entry Requirements

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

Training Pathway

After achieving this qualification, Applicants may undertake Certificate IV or higher level qualifications within CPP Training Package.

Employment Pathway

Students who complete this course can expect to work under the following occupational titles that could include:

  • Close Protection Officer
  • Control Room Operations Coordinator
  • Dog Patrol Security Officer
  • Factual Investigator
  • Security Equipment Installer
  • Surveillance Investigator
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Please contact Admin Staff for more information at 1300 GO SITS (1300 467 487).

Course Fee


Total number of units: 14

8 Core Units 6 Elective Units
Unit Code Unit Name
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
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern.
CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques.
CPPSEC3122 Plan Provision of close protection services
CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand held metal detectors
CPPSEC3108 Store protect and dispose of security information
CPPSEC3123 Implement close protection services
  • Duration : 3 weeks
  • Total Fees : $2000
  • Mode of Delivery : Face to Face
  • Campus :
    QLD: Logan Central;
    Brisbane City;

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