Certificate II in Security Operation QLD

Course Overview

This qualification is designed for the security sector 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.

They may work in a range of situations such as retail centres, airports, in a range of environments such as major events, hotels, Casinos, sporting events, aviation industry, hospitals, shopping centres, Railway stations etc

The aim of the Certificate III course is to develop a students proficiency to the next level in providing operational security services including Crowd Control and Security Guarding duties.

Certificate II is the minimum level for a security worker to be operational or on the job. Job roles include:

  • Security Officer ? Unarmed
  • Security Officer ? Monitoring
  • Security Officer ? Cash in Transit
  • Crowd Controller
  • Bodyguard

How can training benefit you?

  • A national recognised qualification upon successful completion
  • Fun and flexible delivery of training and assessment by experienced industry trainers and assessors.
  • The opportunity to choose a career path through recognised qualifications.
  • Meet new people and gain confidence in your employment skills.
  • Read more on our blog our the Security Operation Job overview

Licensing and Regulatory Requirements

The Security Providers Act 1993 specifies that an applicant for a security licence (other than a firm or restricted licence) must have successfully completed any approved training course for carrying out the functions, or the category of functions, of each type of security provider for which the licence is sought.

The Office of Fair Trading requires all Crowd Controller and Bodyguard Licence holders to complete mandatory refresher training for units of competency CPPSEC3002A, CPPSEC3013A and HLTFA311A every three years to maintain their eligibility to retain and/or renew their security licence. These units can be completed standalone if the student holds a current Crowd Controller and/or Bodyguard licence. The Office of Fair trading will not recognise RPL for these units.

It is acknowledged that the Office of Fair Trading requires all Security Licence holders to complete an annual HLTCPR211A Perform CPR refresher.
Licensing Rules ? Individual training requirements ? Unarmed Security Officer / Crowd Controller

Participants for a combined Unarmed Security Officer / Crowd Controller need to complete Fifteen (15) units of competency in total from Certificate II in Security Operations units offered by the RTO and the security licensing requirements in Office of Fair Trading are set and regulated by the Office of Fair Trading.

Qualification Structure

The standard CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations qualification is made up of 12 units of competency, consisting of 7 core units and 5 elective units. For a combined Unarmed Security Officer / Crowd Controller course as outlined below:

  • Seven (7) Core
  • Eight (8) Electives


Learning Mode

  • On campus

Assessment Method

  • Written test
  • Demonstration and Observation
  • Case Studies
  • Role Play

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this qualification are:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age or older
  2. Must complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test and complete the Pre-Training Review.

An LLN support plan will be developed for students who do not pass the LLN assessment.

Completion of the Qualification

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations issued by the Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET).

Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET) is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider Number: 121666) registered with the Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA).

Future Study Pathways

After successful completion of your Certificate II, you will have many other study options available to you. These may include:

CPP30411Certificate III in Security Operations or CPP40711
Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by supplying evidence of their previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the qualification competencies. The evidence must be valid, sufficient and authentic.

Contact ACET directly to discuss your previous experience and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by taking into account previous studies. ACET recognises Australian registered training organisations for credit transfers. Credit Transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application.

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