Open new doors in the security industry with the Certificate III in Security Operations upgrade available to licensed Security Officers.
If you are new to the industry you need to start with CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations which is currently available for enrolments.
The Certificate III in Security Operations course does not provide you with additional functions that you can add to your existing security licence. This qualification is for those in the industry who wish to gain further skills and for professional development.
This course will provide you with extra knowledge in the areas of:
This qualification is suitable for Security Officers who wish to deepen and broaden their skills and knowledge in security operations and lead security teams in the field. It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings, including security risk management.
Security officers at this level provide leadership in a team environment, operate 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.
On completion of this course you will be awarded a CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations.
|Online (Australia wide)||This course is suitable for personal interest, professional development and traineeships. It does not lead to a licence outcome in any State or Territory.|
|QLD||We deliver skill sets from the Certificate III in Security Operations which meet the requirements for Cash-in-Transit, Firearms, Batons and Handcuffs face-to-face at our QLD campuses. The remaining units to complete the Certificate III can be completed online.|
|NSW||Coming soon – we are authorised to deliver the SLED-Approved Class 1F Security Licensing Course in NSW and will have courses scheduled when COVID restrictions and border closures permit.|
|VIC||Coming in 2022 – we are not currently approved to deliver the Certificate III in Security Operations for licensing in VIC but are working on it, join our mailing list to find out when it is available.|
|ACT||Coming in 2022 – we are authorised to deliver Security Licensing Courses in the ACT and will have courses scheduled when COVID restrictions and border closures permit.|
|SA||Coming in 2022 – we are not currently approved to deliver the Certificate III in Security Operations for licensing in SA but are working on it, join our mailing list to find out when it is available.|
|NT||The Certificate III in Security Operations is not aligned with licensing outcomes in NT. Our online course is available for NT Security Officers.|
|WA||Coming soon – we are authorised to deliver the Security Licensing Courses in WA and will have courses scheduled at our new campus when COVID restrictions and border closures permit.|
|TAS||Contact our Launceston branch directly on 03 6331 8046 to discuss Certificate III in Security Operations courses in TAS.|
For entry to this qualification you must hold a current Security Providers Licence in the state or territory in which you are operating.
You will also require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.
Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. You can check your LLN level right now.
If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with wthe Microsoft Office Suite, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.
Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa in this course. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.
Units of Competency
To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 14 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of the security sector at this level.
You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on training.gov.au.
*If you wish to change one or more of your elective units please contact us. While we endeavour to be able to provide all options, changes to elective units cannot be guaranteed. The cost for custom unit packaging is $500 per qualification for full study or $250 for RPL.
Standard Online Delivery
1 unit per month for 12 months. Includes regular contact with a trainer. Should allow 20 – 25 hours per week to study.
For people with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. 2 units per month for 6 months. Should allow 30 – 40 hours per week to study.
Assessment Only / RPL
For people with evidence of their extensive experience.
We aim to have all RPL assessments finalised within 12 weeks but it is usually much quicker. The actual timeframe depends on the course you are seeking RPL for, how long it takes you to supply the evidence and how long it takes us to verify your evidence.
You can complete our Free Skills Assessment right now to determine if this is the right option for you.
If you wish to customise your course, change your elective units or study load please contact us to request an individual learning plan.
The number of hours outlined is a guide only and each individual will learn at a different pace. Students may request an extension or submit their assessments early as required to suit their individual learning needs.
After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:
This qualification is available through online study or RPL. You can also opt to complete some units by RPL and some units through online study.
Online Study – $2500
RPL – $1450
1. Pay as you go
Pay for each unit of your course as you commence it. Please view our Course Fees brochure to see first payment required plus fee per unit for your specific qualification.
2. zipMoney – From $104 a week over 6 months
Up to 6 months interest free on zipMoney. Best for people with an existing zipMoney account.
3. Study Pay – From $48 a week over 12 months
Interest free weekly or fortnightly instalments. Best for people looking for a low-fee direct deposit payment plan option.
1. 2 split payments
Pay 50% of the course fees to begin your RPL, with 50% due on completion before your certificate is issued.
2. zipMoney or Study Pay payment plans (as outlined above).
Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.
For information about studying this qualification under a traineeship arrangement please click here.
Extension Request Fees
Should you require an extension on your study, the following applies:
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.
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