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Certificate II in Security Operations

NATIONAL CODE: CPP20212     CRICOS CODE: 095095B
Course Duration: 6 Weeks
FEES- Tuition: $1,400
Application: $250

Course Description
As described in the CPP07 Property Services Training package, this course equips individuals with the entry level occupational licensing requirements for the private security industry in Victoria. Australian College of Trade will deliver this training for licensing purposes as a holder of a Private Security Business Licence for the licence activity of Private Security Trainer (As per qualifications rules as outlined in the Property Services Training Package)

Course Entry Requirements
Individuals seeking enrolment into this course have an appropriate level of written and spoken English suitable for employment within the private security industry. These skills are assessed by way of a Pre-Training Review during the enrolment process. The Pre-Training Review complies with the appropriate levels of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in accordance with the CPP07 Training Package requirements. The framework stipulates appropriate LLN levels for:

  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Numeracy

This qualification is available to international applicants who are:

  • 18 years of age and older, and
  • Have achieved a satisfactory result for the Australian equivalent of Year 12 or higher and
  • Demonstrate evidence of English language competency at IELTS 5.5 or Equivalent or above (exemptions listed following Course Structure)

Academic Pathways
Individuals may gain direct entry to this course at Australian College of Trade with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.
Students are told that although there is no age limitation on completing this course yet they will be unable to apply for a security licence in Victoria until they reach 18 years of age.
After achieving CPP20212 individuals could progress to CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations

Career Opportunities
There is scope for individuals that complete this course to apply to Victoria Police Licensing and Regulation Division (LRD) for a Private Security Individual Licence for the categories of:
Crowd Controller and Security Guard (Unarmed Guard).

Course Structure
This course is delivered as face to face training in the following locations:
Classrooms located at our Thornbury campus.
To achieve competency for the course a student must satisfactorily complete 12 units of competency. The units in the course as taught at the Australian College of Trade comprise of:

  • 7 core units plus
  • 5 elective units

To meet the licensing requirements as set by Victoria Police Licensing and Regulation Division for a Private Security Individual Licence with the Licence Activities of Crowd Controller and Security Guard (Unarmed Guard), 12 specified elective units of competency in addition to the seven core units must be completed. While this exceeds the packaging rules of the qualification, it is required for a licence to be granted.

Core units
CPPSEC2001A Communicate effectively in the security industry
CPPSEC2002A Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry
CPPSEC2003B Work effectively in the security industry
CPPSEC2004B Respond to security risk situation
CPPSEC2005A Work as part of a security team
CPPSEC2006B Provide security services to clients
HLTFA311A Apply first aid

Elective Elective units
CPPSEC1003A Apply security procedures for the responsible service of alcohol
CPPSEC2010A Protect safety of persons
CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises
CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment
CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises
CPPSEC2017A Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques
CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation
CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports
CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC3017A Plan and conduct evacuation of premises
TLIE2007A Use communication systems

*International Students, please note:

  • If one of the following applies, you do not need to provide evidence of an English Test score:
    you are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange program, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students
  • you have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
  • in the two years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

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