Certificate II In Security Operations

Course Description

Today, the police service is expert in investigation and arrest procedures. Rarely will a major crime remain unsolved. Policing now takes a re-active approach, seeking out, arresting and prosecuting offenders. While security officers and crowd controllers are pro-active. Surveilling, thinking, communicating and acting to deter and prevent anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Security personnel are no longer the ‘leftovers’, people who can’t get a ‘real’ job so they ‘give security a go’. The security sector offers a genuine career path for competent operators with specialisations like executive protection, cash in transit, investigations and risk management.

This qualification reflects the role of a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting or guarding property while unarmed, and screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises Security officers may work alone or work in a team environment under general supervision, operating with limited autonomy and judgement to complete routine but variable tasks, with some accountability and responsibility for their own outputs, work and learning.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be over 18 years of age before commencing studies.(It is a licensing requirement).
  • Person must not have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the last 10 years.

Study Pathway and Career Opportunities

Pathways into the qualification:

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations

Job roles and titles

Successful graduates will receive a CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations.

Learners may complete individual units of competency and receive a statement of attainments for that unit.:

Job roles and titles

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Security Officer-Unarmed guard
  • Security Officer-Crowd controller
  • Control room operations


All units of competence will be assessed using a selection of tools:

  • Observation
  • Case Scenario
  • Verbal Questions and Answers
  • Written Assessment
  • Practical Demonstration / Role Play

Course Structure

CPPSEC2101Apply effective communication skills to maintain securityC
CPPSEC2102Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security teamC
CPPSEC2103Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain securityC
CPPSEC2104Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situationsC
CPPSEC2105Provide quality services to a range of security clientsC
CPPSEC2106Protect self and others using basic defensive tacticsC
CPPSEC2107Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain securityC
CPPSEC2108Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain securityC
CPPSEC2109Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premisesC
CPPSEC2110Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain securityC
BCPPSEC2111Apply security procedures to manage intoxicated personsC
CPPSEC2112Apply security procedures to remove persons from premisesC
CPPSEC2113Escort and protect persons and valuablesC
HLTAID003Provide first aidC

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the assessment process for recognizing competencies gained through previous learning, work and life experiences. Students who have completed any of the subjects or have practical experience that can be used for RPL, can contact NYC prior to enrolment. In order to be granted RPL, candidates are required to provide evidence that they are already competent in the specific subject/ subjects and these evidences should be valid, authentic, current and sufficient.

**The Resource Fee ensures students receive printed notes and access to wifi for the duration of their course.

Course Code: CPP20218
CRICOS Course Code: 103061H
Course Duration: 8 Weeks
Tuition Fees AUD$1500.00
Enrolment Fees AUD$ 200.00
Resources Fees AUD$ 200.00

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