Certificate III in Security Operation QLD

Course Overview

This qualification is designed for those in the security sector who are looking to undertake more senior security guard functions and supervise others.

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
  • Security Guarding duties.
  • Armed guard
  • Cash in transit Officer
  • Employment by companies who require to carry batons and handcuffs

The key content of the program includes legislative requirements in relation to the Security Industry, Customer Service, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Risk Management, Reporting security incidents and Incident Management, Occupational Health and safety, and emergency procedures.

Participants may include

Current workers in the Security industry wishing to upgrade their skills and advance their career path.
Students who wish to continue study after the CPP20212 to increase their employment opportunities
Assessment Methods

A wide variety of assessments methods will be employed to assess student competence in each unit

Qualification Structure


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 successfully pass 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 CPP30411 Certificate III 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).

Qualification Availability

ACET has regular intakes for each of its qualifications. Please contact ACET for confirmation of the commencement date for the next available intake.

Future Study Pathways

After successful completion of your Certificate III, you will have many other study options available to you. These may include 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 on (07) 3847 8471 or 1300 308 795 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 recognizes Australian registered training organisations for credit transfers. Credit Transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application.