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CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations

Don’t have an existing security licence?
Start with the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations.

This course is currently only available in Perth, Western Australia. Please contact us to add your name to the waiting list for other locations.

This qualification reflects the role of a close protection operative who is responsible for providing security services to protect the safety and security of principals who may be celebrities, political figures, very important persons (VIPs) or other persons requiring close protection services.

This qualification provides an occupational licence outcome of a close protection operative.

This qualification is suitable for people within or entering the security industry who wish to specialise in the provision of close protection services. It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings, including security risk management.

Close protection operatives work in a team environment under limited supervision and use discretion and judgement in known and unpredictable work contexts. They take responsibility for their own outputs in work and learning, and limited responsibility for the output of others in the work team.

If you have never held a Security Providers Licence, please see our Certificate II in Security Operations course.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Close Protection Operations (CPP31418).

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

Participants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have had no criminal convictions in previous 10 years
    Note; driving offences (e.g. speeding, drink driving, etc.) are not normally disqualifying offences.
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold an appropriate Visa to work within the Security Industry in Queensland.

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

Participants must display sufficient language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to read and understand organisational policies and procedures, write reports and communicate with others in plain English.

Prior to enrolment participants will be required to undertake an LLN assessment.

Students must be physically capable of responding to first aid emergency scenarios, including providing CPR to a manikin on the floor. Anyone in a wheelchair or with other disabilities that may impact their participation in these activities should contact us to discuss their individual circumstances before enrolling.

Find out your LLN level now!

Units of Competency

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in a total of 14 units consisting of 8 core units and 6 elective units.

Core units

  • CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation
  • CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation
  • CPPSEC3105 Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients
  • CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
  • CPPSEC3122 Plan provision of close protection services
  • CPPSEC3123 Implement close protection services
  • HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units

  • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
  • CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of work environment
  • CPPSEC3104 Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour
  • CPPSEC3106 Gather, organise and present security information and documentation
  • CPPSEC3125 Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets

Delivery Options


This course is delivered face to face over 3 weeks.


Mix of face to face and online learning.

ASSET can provide gap training/assessment for people who successfully complete Elite Australasia’s Highfield Level 4 International Bodyguard (PSD) Accreditation to gain the Certificate III in Close Protection Operations for licensing in QLD. This will be carried out on a case by case basis.


Course Fees

Fee for Service

Payment Plans

Other Information

Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.

Extension Request Fees

Should you require an extension on your study, the following applies:

Full Qualification
One Month $150
Six Months $300
Single Unit
One Month $50
Six Months $150

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.


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.



This course meets the requiremenets for a Security Bodyguard’s Licence (Unarmed).


“Great! Absolutely amazing. Spencer and Lynn went above and beyond to share their knowledge in the industry to get us up to speed with what we’ll face within the industry. I feel if you want to learn and be around great people, ASSET is the one for you 😀

Jordan Brown

State Winner

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