Airport Security Course

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Overview

AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection 

The skies are alive again with high employment opportunities for Aviation Security Officers.

The new airport security course is now ready for boarding at our Gold Coast and North Lakes offices.

Air Cargo Examination Officer, Domestic Airport Screening Officer, International Airport Screening Officer, Maritime Screening Officer

Currently only available in QLD. For all other states, please add yourself to the waiting list on the right hand side bar.

All new screeners in the aviation and maritime sectors must hold this qualification (Course code AVI20118) from 16th January 2022.

For existing screeners, your skills and experience will be recognised.

Existing screeners do not need to complete this course if you:

  • were employed or engaged as a screener at any time in the 12 months before 16 June 2021, and
  • have not ceased engagement or employment as a screening officer for more than 24 months.

More information is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

This qualification provides individuals with general and specialist skills to operate effectively in a broad range of transport security screening roles.

This qualification includes the units of competency required by Transport Security Screening Officers to perform transport security screening functions including, controlling access to security sensitive areas, undertaking physical searches, and identifying and handling weapons, explosives and prohibited items. A Transport Security Screening Officer must also apply effective communication skills to work in a broad range of transport security protection roles.

Transport Security screening personnel working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable contexts within narrow parameters.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful competition of our airport security course, you will be awarded a Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (AVI20118) qualification.

Transport Security Screening Officer roles for this stream include:

  • Air Cargo Examination Officer
  • Maritime Screening Officer
  • Domestic Airport Screening Officer
  • International Airport Screening Officer

This will allow you to work at places like airports, port facilities, court houses, cruise ship terminals and large scale screening facilities.

Not sure which security course fits your needs? Find out more about the requirements for security licensing and which course provides you your desired career outcome here!

Entry Requirements

IMPORTANT! Students enrolling into the Certificate II in Transport Security Protection must either have:

  • An ASIC Job Ready Background Check; or
  • An MSIC Job Ready Background Check

This can be obtained by submitting an application to an ASIC/MSIC Issuing Body. Some employers may be Issuing Bodies or may have existing relationships with one.

Alternatively, ASSET is a registered agent for Veritas and can assist applicants with applying for an ASIC or MSIC Job Ready Background Check. If you are ready to proceed with your check now please follow these steps:

  1. Go to asset.asic.net.au and submit an online application for a JobReady ASIC
  2. It should not prompt you to pay, just complete the online application form
  3. Once you complete the application you will get an email with a PDF copy of the application
  4. Call or email us to schedule your appointment to conduct your ID check (currently North Lakes only) or go to Australia Post with your original ID documents to do the ID verification – this is where you pay, note AusPost charge an extra admin fee.
  5. Once the application is processed (typically 8 – 16 days), you will get a JobReady certificate emailed to them, this is what you need to provide for enrolment into to the course.
  6. Contact us to enrol into your course.

For persons only performing a Cargo Screening Role, no pre-requisite qualification is required. For roles whereby personnel are required to deliver passenger screening also, student’s should hold a minimum of Certificate II in Security Operations to support the overall quality of service provided.

Before enrolling with Asset College, please ensure you are fully informed by reading our Student Handbook.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

Units of Competency

This Certificate II in Transport Security Protection includes the following units of competency to cover cargo, maritime, domestic and international roles.

Core Units

  • AVIO0015 Undertake physical search of cargo and articles
  • AVIO0009 Identify and handle weapons, explosives and prohibited items
  • AVIG0001 Work effectively in a transport security industry
  • AVIO0007 Control access to and exit from a security sensitive area
  • AVI00008 Establish and maintain a sterile sensitive area

Group A – Air Cargo Examination Officer

  • AVIO0005 Conduct screening using explosive trace detection
  • AVIO0003 Apply electronic metal detection
  • AVIO0014 Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
  • AVIF0015 Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment

Group B – Domestic Airport Screening Officer

  • AVIF0015 Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment
  • AVIO0006 Conduct vehicle search for access to security sensitive areas
  • AVIO0011 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment
  • AVIO0004 Conduct frisk search of persons
  • AVIO0005 Conduct screening using explosive trace detection
  • AVIO0012 Manage the flow of items for screening by X-ray screening equipment
  • AVIO0014 Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
  • CPPSEC3128 Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment
  • CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors
  • CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques

Group C – International Airport Screening Officer

  • AVIO0011 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment
  • AVIO0004 Conduct frisk search of persons
  • AVIO0005 Conduct screening using explosive trace detection
  • AVIO0012 Manage the flow of items for screening by X-ray screening equipment
  • AVIO0014 Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
  • AVIO0013 Operate body scanner
  • AVIO0010 Identify powders, liquids, aerosols and gels (PLAGs)
  • AVIO0006 Conduct vehicle search for access to security sensitive areas
  • AVIF0015 Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment
  • CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
  • CPPSEC3128 Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment
  • CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors

Group D – Maritime Screening Officer

  • AVIO0011 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment
  • AVIO0004 Conduct frisk search of persons
  • AVIO0012 Manage the flow of items for screening by X-ray screening equipment
  • AVIO0014 Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
  • AVIO0006 Conduct vehicle search for access to security sensitive areas
  • CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
  • CPPSEC3128 Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment
  • CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors

Units within the Groups outlined above are duplicated but listed to correctly outline the streams. Please be advised students will only need to complete each unit once.

To gain an overview of everything you will be required to learn in this course, please visit training.gov.au.

Delivery Options

Blended Training

The face to face component of the airport security course will run for 5 days in-class 8.30am – 5.00pm plus pre-course self-paced online study and assessment.

Pathways

After completing the airport security course, you may choose to extend your expertise in security, risk or leadership through one of the following qualifications:

Course Fees

Fee-for-service
$1750 plus ASIC

JobReady ASIC or MSIC Background Check is $167.20 (inc GST). This fee is non-refundable once you have completed your ID check.

Note, the ASIC or MSIC is not issued until an employer provides evidence of an operational need. At this time, there will be an additional card issuing fee payable by either the applicant or their employer. This fee is $121 (Inc GST).

The fee cannot be included in payment plans and is payable upon completion of your application and proceeding to ID check for JobReady ASIC or JobReady MSIC.

Payment Options

  • EFTPOS
  • Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa & Amex
  • Direct Deposit
  • PayPal (selected locations only)

Other Information

Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.

Assessment Re-Submission Fees

Should you be deemed not competent after 2 attempts at a unit of competency, an assessment re-submission fee of $50 will apply per assessment.

Re-Enrolment

Should you wish to cancel your course or your enrolment is cancelled by us due to no progress and you then wish to re-enrol, a re-enrolment fee of 25% of the standard course fee will apply if requested within 3 months of initial cancellation. If re-enrolment is requested within 4 – 12 months of initial cancellation, 50% of the standard course fee will apply.

Testimonial

“Just wanted to thank you Mike for all your help and letting you know that I made it through. ISS are just waiting on my ASIC and if that comes back clear I start work as an Aviation Security Officer at the Brisbane International Airport.

I am already recommending the courses with Asset College to all my friends and family. You were a great support all the way through.”

Andrea Lavell

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