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Certificate II in Security Operations

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CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations
Security Officer (Unarmed) & First Aid + Optional Crowd Control

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:

  • retail loss prevention
  • power stations
  • corporate security
  • building sites
  • industrial sites
  • patrols
  • plus Retail, Event and Venue Security with optional Crowd Control Units

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.

First Aid is also included in this course.

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 eligible to apply for a QLD Security Providers Licence:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have not been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the past 10 years
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold an appropriate Visa to work in Australia
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

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

Optional Additional Crowd Control Units (to be studied as part of the 8 day program)

  • CPPSEC2012A Monitor and Control Individual and Crowd Behaviour
  • CPPSEC3002A Manage Conflict through Negotiation
  • CPPSEC3003A Determine Response to Security Risk Situation
  • CPPSEC3007A Maintain Security of Environment
  • CPPSEC3013A Control Persons using Empty Hand Techniques

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

The face to face component of this course will run for 6 days (Unarmed only).  If you would like to add Crowd Control the total face to face component will run for 8 days (Unarmed and Crowd Control).

Please note, there is additional online study workbooks to be completed by you before and after the face to face workshops in order to satisfy the requirements of this course.

Delivery Locations

  • North Lakes, QLD
  • Spring Hill, QLD
  • Logan, QLD
  • Townsville, QLD
  • Toowoomba, QLD
  • Ipswich, QLD
  • Gold Coast, QLD

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

Please enquire with your closest Asset College office for RPL options.


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:

Course Fees

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


Recognition of Prior Learning*

Payment Options

Debit Success. For Brisbane Course Dates Click here to apply!


ZipMoney Interest Free Terms

3 Months Interest Free $200 – $500
6 Months Interest Free $501 – $1500
12 Months Interest Free $1501 +

Click here for further information on course fees, refunds and payment terms.

Licensing Requirements

QLD Security Providers Licence Applications are processed by the Office of Fair Trading after completing your course.

Fees are payable for the licence application, criminal history check and fingerprinting. These fees are not included in the course fee and should be paid separately to the Office of Fair Trading with your licence application.

Licensed Crowd Controllers and Bodyguards in QLD are required to complete refresher training every 3 years.

View the licensing website for more information.


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 Dates and Locations

Book now by selecting one of the following locations to view upcoming course dates and prices.

LoganNorth Lakes

Gold CoastSpring Hill


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“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