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Skills Training College (RTO#45654 | CRICOS #03884A) has the professional staff and industry connections to help launch your security career. Learning with us is both affordable and rewarding.

Security Course Details

CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations is the qualification you need to be a crowd controller or an unarmed security guard. The course will teach you how to guard or patrol a property. As well, you will learn what to do in licensed venues. For instance, there is screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons when necessary.

Other Options

Since Certificate II in Security Operations is only an entry-level course, not all security work options are covered. But it can lead to further training in areas such as:

  • cash-in-transit
  • armed guard
  • close personal protection (bodyguard)
  • operations in control rooms
  • guard dog handling

Although Certificate II in Security Operations is a nationally recognised qualification, be aware that different states have different licensing requirements. Check with your state’s security licensing authorities or contact us for details.


Eligibility & Entry Requirements for Certificate II in Security operations

You don’t need any academic qualifications to do this course, but you do need to be at least 18 years old with basic literacy and numeracy.

Most importantly, you must be eligible for a Security Providers Licence in your territory or state. You are not eligible if you have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the last 10 years.

Requirements for International Students

Skills Training College is a CRICOS provider, so international students with English language competence and appropriate visas can take the course with us. International students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a principal CRICOS course
  • Have a student visa that permits enrolment in a secondary short course (check with the Department of Home Affairs)
  • Meet  English language requirements

Units of Competency

You don’t need physical fitness beyond being able to kneel and perform CPR on a manikin in the first aid unit of competency to do Certificate II in Security Operations. That’s because the training focuses on communication rather than confrontation. If you have a disability, contact us to discuss your needs. There are 14 units that you must complete to get the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations. You’ll learn everything from screening people and personal effects to dealing with people who have had too much to drink.

CPPSEC2101 – Apply effective communication skills to maintain security

CPPSEC2102 – Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team

CPPSEC2103 – Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security

CPPSEC2104 – Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations

CPPSEC2105 – Provide quality services to a range of security clients

CPPSEC2106 – Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques

CPPSEC2107 – Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security

CPPSEC2108 – Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security

CPPSEC2109 – Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises

CPPSEC2110 – Monitor and control individual and crowd behavior to maintain security

CPPSEC2111 – Apply security procedures to manage intoxicated persons

CPPSEC2112 – Apply security procedures to remove persons from premises

CPPSEC2113 – Escort and protect persons and valuables

HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

Work Opportunities with the Certificate II in Security Operations

Graduates of Certificate II in Security Operations opens up opportunities in a variety of roles. As well as guarding premises, you can work in crowd control at licensed venues and events. A role in retail loss prevention is possible. To get a start, there are casual roles such as security checking at football games that are always in demand. Screening passengers at airports is another role for which you need Certificate II in Security Operations. It’s a course that can open up opportunities and establish a career path.

Practical Skills

Our training is designed to have you job-ready with practical skills. That means learning how to use security equipment such as two-way radios and hand wand scanners. Even better, we provide job referral support and advice about finding employment.

How long does Certificate II in Security Operations take?

The CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations course is full-time for six days which is delivered via using a combination of class time including homework assessment activities after hours. Blended mode only -combination of external study and face-to-face.

Course Pre-requisites?

Persons wishing to apply for a security license need to be “fit and proper persons’ to obtain a Security licence. Persons with any criminal convictions or those that are “close associate” of criminals and those that are subject to Control Orders, Firearms Prohibition Orders or custodial offences may not be eligible for licensing.

Refer to offences and convictions for detail about these types of offences. 

Course Security Licensing?

Regulator: Consumer and Business Services
Phone: 131 882
Email: occuptional@sa.gov.au
Business address: 91 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Postal address: GPO 1719, Adelaide SA 5001


How much does the Security Course cost?

CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations is offered by Skills Training College for only $885.

So it’s affordable to get a start in security with our experienced trainers.


For Enquiries

For more information, contact us on below numbers:

Geoff (RTO Manager): 0498 468 072