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AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection 

Air Cargo Examination Officer

All new screening officers and examination officers will be required to hold the AVI20118 Certificate II Transport Security Protection.

This qualification provides individuals with general and specialist skills to operate effectively in a broad range of transport security screening roles.

This qualification includes the units of competency required by Transport Security Screening Officers to perform transport security screening functions including air cargo examination. A Transport Security Screening Officer must also apply effective communication skills to work in a broad range of transport security protection roles.

Transport Security screening personnel working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable contexts within narrow parameters.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful competition of this course, a Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (AVI20118) qualification.

Transport Security Screening Officer roles for this stream include:

  • Air Cargo Examination Officer

Entry Requirements

IMPORTANT! Students enrolling into the Certificate II in Transport Security Protection must apply for:

  • An ASIC Job Ready Background Check; or
  • An MSIC Job Ready Background Check

Individuals undertaking this qualification must have passed a valid background check prior to accessing security-restricted resources associated with AVIG0001 Work effectively in a transport security environment. This can be obtained by submitting an application to an ASIC/MSIC Issuing Body. Some employers may be Issuing Bodies or may have existing relationships with one.

Alternatively, ASSET is a registered agent for Veritas and can assist applicants with applying for an ASIC or MSIC Job Ready Background Check. If you are ready to proceed with your check now please follow these steps:

  1. Go to and submit an online application for a JobReady ASIC
  2. It should not prompt you to pay, just complete the online application form
  3. Once you complete the application you will get an email with a PDF copy of the application
  4. Call or email us to schedule your appointment to conduct your ID check (currently North Lakes only) or go to Australia Post with your original ID documents to do the ID verification – this is where you pay, note AusPost charge an extra admin fee.
  5. Once the application is processed (typically 8 – 16 days), you will get a JobReady certificate emailed to them, this is what you need to provide for enrolment into to the course.
  6. Contact us to advise us of the outcome of your background check.

Before enrolling with Asset College, please ensure you are fully informed by reading our Student Handbook.

Units of Competency

This stream of Certificate II in Transport Security Protection includes the following units of competency relevant to cargo screening roles.

Core Units

  • AVIO0015 Undertake physical search of cargo and articles
  • AVIO0009 Identify and handle weapons, explosives and prohibited items
  • AVIG0001 Work effectively in a transport security industry (Restricted unit)
  • AVIO0007 Control access to and exit from a security sensitive area
  • AVI00008 Establish and maintain a sterile sensitive area

Group A – Air Cargo Examination Officer

  • AVIO0005 Conduct screening using explosive trace detection
  • AVIO0003 Apply electronic metal detection
  • AVIO0014 Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
  • AVIF0015 Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment

Delivery Options

Blended Training

Online + 1 day in class

The online component of this course will run for 5 days 8.30am – 4.30pm. This will be an instructor-led online workshop via Microsoft Teams.

Participants will then be required to complete 1 day in class for practical observation at either our North Lakes, QLD office or Parramatta, NSW office.

Asset College are able to provide on-site training for this qualification anywhere in Australia, combined with recognition of prior learning for existing personnel where applicable.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Asset College are able to assist existing screeners currently working for an employer to attain this qualification through recognition of prior learning.


After completing this course you may choose to extend your expertise in security, risk or leadership through one of the following qualifications:

Course Fees

$990 + ASIC


Certificate 3 Guarantee Funded Co-Contribution Fees – QLD Only
Concession $9
Non-Concession $27
plus ASIC

JobReady ASIC or MSIC Background Check is $200.20 (inc GST). This fee is non-refundable once you have completed your ID check.

Note, the ASIC or MSIC is not issued until an employer provides evidence of an operational need. At this time, there will be an additional card issuing fee payable by either the applicant or their employer.

The fee cannot be included in payment plans and is payable upon completion of your application and proceeding to ID check for JobReady ASIC or JobReady MSIC.

Payment Options

Certificate 3 Guarantee Funded Co-Contribution Fees – Queensland Only

Skills Assure

Eligible students in Queensland may receive government subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.

You can view more information about eligibility requirements here.

Please note the co-contribution fee may change after a review of your circumstances prior to enrolment in the qualification but will not exceed the above stated fees.

Please be advised that you will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program once you complete this qualification.

You can view the co-contribution fee breakdown per unit here.

You can review the Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet produced by the Department of Employment, Training and Small Business on their website.

Start funding application now!

If you need help with your application, please call us on 1300 731 602 or email us.

Other Information

Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.

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.


“I would like to take this opportunity to profess that I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I found it to be highly informative, and met some wonderful people along the way.

In hindsight, Lynn was a profound teacher, an expert in her field, and disseminated the course with intuitive intelligence, vast security experiences, legislation examples, pragmatic situations examples, and panache, regarding to her teaching style.

Moreover, I would like to wish everyone the best of luck with their job search! Additionally, well done Asset College, for devising such a sterling, highly valuable Aviation Transport course! Lynn was a formidable teacher, and highly recommend this Aviation Transport course to anyone who wants to get in this industry.”

Darren Capalb

State Winner

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