CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations

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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.

Course dates now scheduled for QLD.

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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

QLD Students

  • Have completed all 14 modules from the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations
    • Existing licensees with older qualifications will need to upgrade to the current CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations and complete this skill set to get the function added to their licence. If you are not sure of what you need to do, please contact us.
  • 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.

You 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 you may be required to undertake an LLN assessment.

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


Online plus 7 days in class.

Day 1 and 2 of this training is Crowd Control Refresher and HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid. Students who already have current versions of these units do not need to attend.


This course is delivered face to face over 3 weeks.


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Course Fees

Fee for Service

Just $1250 for a limited time only.
No further discounts or promotions apply.

Add your CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations for just $500!

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 requirements to have Bodyguard added as a function to an existing Class 1 Security Providers licence.


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


Please see 1B Bodyguard NSW.


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