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Certificate II in Security Operations, SA

Become a licensed Security Officer in South Australia.

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

Suitable for those wanting a basic Security Providers Licence for unarmed & crowd control security jobs in SA.

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
  • event security
  • venue security

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 including Crowd Control, as well as a First Aid certificate will be awarded.

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

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 with Crowd Control includes a total of 16 units.

This qualification is based on the licensing requirements to obtain a SA Security Providers Licence and therefore units within this course cannot be changed.

Core Units

  • CPPSEC2001A – Communicate effectively in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2003B – Work effectively in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2002A – Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2004B – Respond to a security risk situation
  • CPPSEC2005A – Work as a part of a security team
  • CPPSEC2006B – Provide security services to clients
  • HLTFA311A – Apply First Aid

Crowd Control Units

These units are in addition to the Certificate II in Security Operations units above.

For employment in Crowd Control you must undertake the following elective units.

  • CPPSEC2010A – Protect safety of person
  • CPPSEC2012A – Monitor and control Individual and crowd behaviour
  • CPPSEC3002A – Manage conflict through negotiation
  • CPPSEC3013A – Control person using empty hand techniques

Elective Units

  • CPPSEC2015A – Patrol Premises
  • CPPSEC2011B – Control access to and exit from premises
  • CPPSEC2014A – Operate basic security equipment
  • TLIE2007A Use communication systems
  • CPPSEC2017A – Protect self and other using basic defensive tactics

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 is delivered over 9 days incorporating the crowd control units as standard.

During the face to face component you will take part in:


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


  • Role Plays
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Group Discussions

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.


Asset College does not offer online training for this course.


Once you have obtained your security license (including Crowd Control) you are required to complete an additional unit in order to gain employment at a licensed premises.

When competent you can apply to the Commissioner of Liquor and Gambling for additional licensing.

Course Fees

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


Payment Options

ZipMoney Interest Free Terms

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

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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“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