CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations

Open new doors in the security industry with the Certificate III in Security Operations upgrade available to licensed Security Officers.

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CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations

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:

  • patrolling
  • protecting and guarding property
  • screening entry
  • monitoring behaviour
  • removing persons from premises.

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.

Course Outcomes

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.

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

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.

This course is not open to international students (student visa 500).

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Completion of LLN assessment
  • Payment

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.

Core Units

  • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
  • CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation
  • CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of work environment
  • CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation
  • CPPSEC3104 Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour
  • CPPSEC3105 Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients
  • CPPSEC3106 Gather, organise and present security information and documentation
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units

  • CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • CPPSEC3108 Store, protect and dispose of security information
  • CPPSEC3109 Use and maintain security databases and compile reports
  • CPPSEC3124 Prepare and present evidence in court
  • CPPSEC3125 Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets
  • PMAOMIR210 Control evacuation to muster point

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.

Delivery Options

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.

Accelerated Learning

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.

Custom Enrolment

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:

Course Fees

Course Fees

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 – $2740

RPL – $1450

Payment Options

Online Study

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 $115 a week over 6 months

Up to 6 months interest free on zipMoney. Best for people with an existing zipMoney account.


Individualised quotes will be discussed with our RPL Manager after submission of a free skills assessment. Please read the full outline on our RPL process here.

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 payment plan

Other Information

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:

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.


“My name is Walter Hua and last year I was studying a security course with Spencer. He’s a really awesome teacher. He taught me well in the security course and answered all of my curious questions. I’m so proud to be an ASSET student. All of my classmates got a job and so did I!

I’m currently working for a great security company at a Brisbane venue. I’ve been spreading all the good words about studying security with Asset College. I would rate Asset college 100/100. I’m very impressed.”

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