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Certificate II in Security Operations

Everything you need to apply for your Class 1 Security Providers Licence (Unarmed) and begin your career as a security professional!
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CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations
Security Officer (Unarmed) & First Aid

For those wanting a basic Security Providers Licence for unarmed security security in QLD.

Our Certificate II in Security Operations covers everything you will be required to know in order to apply for your Security Officer (Unarmed) Licence. This licence allows you to undertake work in

  • shopping centres
  • retail loss prevention
  • power stations
  • corporate security
  • building sites
  • industrial sites
  • patrols

This course offers an introduction into a number of fields including, private security, legal studies, ethical standards, performance management, team work, communication skills, risk management, incident management, reporting, security officer duties and responsibilities and First Aid.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful competition of this course, a Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20212) qualification, as well as a First Aid certificate will be awarded.

Successful participants will be eligible to apply to the Office of Fair Trading for a Class 1 Security Providers Licence with the licence functions:

  • Security Officer (Unarmed)
  • Monitoring (Monitoring no longer requires additional training in order to be added a function to a security licence).

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

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

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

Prior to enrolment participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment.

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Units of Competency

The Certificate II in Security Operations includes a total of 12 units.

This qualification is based on the licensing requirements to obtain a QLD Security Providers Licence.

Core Units

  • CPPSEC2001A Communicate effectively in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2002A Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2003B Work effectively in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2004B Respond to security risk situation
  • CPPSEC2005A Work as part of a security team
  • CPPSEC2006B Provide security services to clients
  • HLTFA311A Apply first aid (will also receive a separate HLTAID003 Statement of Attainment)

Elective Units

  • CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises
  • CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment
  • CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises
  • CPPSEC2017A Protect self and others using basic defensive tactics
  • TLIE2007 Use communication systems

If you already hold a current First Aid certificate but it is more than 12 months old, you will need to complete a CPR Refresher in order to apply for or renew your licence.

Delivery Options

This course is delivered face-to-face over a one week (six days) period and is supported by a self- paced assessment workbook.

Week 1 – Monday to Saturday

The program incorporates a combination of theory and practice through presentations, group discussions, role plays and self-paced learning to ensure you get the most out of it.

Asset College does not offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on courses with industry licensing outcomes.

Course is only available at our QLD offices. Please contact us for information about courses in other states.


Suggested pathways for further study upon completion of this qualification include:


Security Providers Licence

Security Providers licence applications are administered by the Queensland Government Office of Fair Trading. The process for preparing and submitting the licence application will be covered on the course. Refer to the Office of Fair Trading website for further information and current licence application fees.

The Security Providers Act 1993 requires individuals who hold Crowd Controller and Bodyguard licence functions to undertake refresher training every three years. All security providers are required to maintain a current First Aid certificate.

Free Career Information Session

If you’re still undecided about undertaking a career in security, you can register for a free career information session at either our North Lakes or Spring Hill office!

These are complimentary and are run every week!
Tuesdays 10am – North Lakes
Thursdays 10am – Spring Hill
By appointment – Logan, Gold Goast, Rockhampton, Toowoomba

Want to reserve a spot? Book now.

Employment Support (Asset Recruiting)

ASSET offer a number of employment support options to students in the security training programs. This includes:

  • Employer Connection Events – Read more
  • Pre-Screening Sessions to prepare you for job applications and interviews
  • Assistance with resumes and cover letters
  • Industry contacts who are constantly looking to employ our graduates

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Course Fees

Course fees may vary depending on delivery location of the course.


Payment plans available


“I recently completed the Certificate II and III Security Operations course at Asset Training Australia at Spring Hill. The course design was well put together, and was presented in a manner that was easy to understand, and interesting.

Our Instructor, Craig, knew his stuff. Great teacher, good demo’s, lots of relevant info. The staff at Asset are friendly and approachable, nothing was too much trouble and the follow up has been awesome! Highly recommend Asset Training Australia!”

Jeremy Baker
Asset Training Australia Security Trainee, 2016

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