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Certificate II in Security Operations

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CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations
Security Officer (Unarmed) & First Aid

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

Our Certificate II in Security Operations covers everything you need to know 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 as a function to your security licence).

Popular jobs for those with a Class 1 Security Providers Licence (Unarmed) include:

  • Static Guard
  • Mobile Patrol Officer
  • Corporate Security Officer
  • Shopping Centre Security

Entry Requirements

For entry to this course you 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. Please note, Asset College is not able to offer this course to international students or those on a student visa.

There are no prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

However, you will require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. You will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT prior to commencing enrolment in this course.

You must be able to read and understand organisational policies and procedures, write reports and communicate with others in plain English.

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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 and therefore units within this course cannot be changed.

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

To gain an overview of everything you will be required to learn in this course, please visit training.gov.au.

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. This can be done as part of your course and is strongly recommended.

Delivery Options

Face-to-Face Training

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

Week 1 – Monday to Saturday

During the week you will take part in:


  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Short Answer Questions
  • Case Studies & Scenarios
  • Observations


  • Role Plays
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Group Discussions

Delivery Locations

  • North Lakes, QLD
  • Spring Hill, QLD
  • Logan, QLD
  • Townsville, QLD
  • Rockhampton, QLD
  • Gympie, QLD
  • Burleigh Waters, QLD
  • Toowoomba, QLD

View course dates for all locations here. For locations outside of the above, please contact your closest Asset College to arrange training in your area.

Information for Job Active Providers

Certificate II in Security Operations can be run at your location. Minimum student numbers are required. Please contact your Asset College representative for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Asset College does not offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on courses with industry licensing outcomes. This includes the Certificate II in Security Operations.


Asset College does not offer online training for this course.


After completing this course it is strongly recommended that you go on to complete another security qualification in order to widen your employment opportunities. This may include:

Licensing Requirements

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 and options on how to submit your licence will be included.

There is a fee (not included in the cost of the course) to submit your licence. Refer to the Office of Fair Trading website for further information and current licence application fees.

To maintain your security licence you will required to undertake refresher training every three years. All security providers are required to maintain a current First Aid certificate, which is renewable every 3 years. A CPR Refresher every 12 months is also advisable.

Free Career Information Session

If you’re still undecided about undertaking a career in security, you can register for a free career information session to help you make an informed decision. These are complimentary and are run every week!

Tuesdays 10am – North Lakes
Thursdays 10am – Spring Hill
Wednesdays 10am – Logan
By appointment – Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Gympie, Toowoomba, Townsville

Want to reserve a spot? Book now.

Employment Support

Asset College 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
  • VIP access to jobs usually not advertised to the public

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Course Fees

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


Payment plans may be available


“I recently completed the Certificate II and III Security Operations course at Asset College 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 College are friendly and approachable, nothing was too much trouble and the follow up has been awesome! Highly recommend Asset College”

Jeremy Baker

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