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Certificate III in Security Operations (New Worker)

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CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations (New Worker)
Security Officer (Unarmed) + Crowd Control + First Aid

For those who have never worked in the security industry and are wanting a Security Providers Licence with multiple functions.

Our Certificate III in Security Operations (New Worker) course covers everything you will be required to know to apply for a Security Licence with multiple functions. This licence allows you to undertake work in:

  • unarmed security
  • monitoring
  • crowd control

You will be trained by a team of professionals with extensive experience in all areas of the security industry and a reputation for providing quality training and employment outcomes. Our instructors work in the industry to ensure that you learn the most up-to-date skills.

The security industry knows no barriers – there are opportunities for people of any age and gender!

Government funding for CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations (New Worker) is available for eligible participants under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program. For more information and eligibility requirements, please click here.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate III in Security Operations (New Worker) (CPP30411).

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

A First Aid certification is also included in this course.

Entry Requirements

For entry to this course you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have had no criminal convictions in previous 10 years
    Note; driving offences (e.g. speeding, drink driving, etc.) are not normally disqualifying offences. 
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold an appropriate Visa to work within the Security Industry in Queensland. 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. If you have not previously completed a Certificate II qualification or any other vocational training you may be required to undertake an Online LLN TEST 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.

Find out your LLN level now!

Units of Competency

The Certificate III in Security Operations (New Worker) includes a total of 14 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

  • BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development
  • CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry
  • CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation
  • CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation
  • CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports
  • CPPSEC3006A Coordinate a quality security service to customers
  • CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment

Elective Units

  • CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises
  • CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
  • CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises
  • CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques
  • CPPSEC3019A Operate specialised security equipment
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

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. We advise that you complete the First Aid training as part of this course to ensure you are up to date.

Delivery Options

This course is delivered face-to-face over two weeks (11 days) and is supported by a self-paced assessment workbook.

Week 1 – Monday to Saturday
Week 2 – Monday to Friday

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.

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

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 Sessions

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 the location and delivery mode of the course

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

Certificate 3 Guarantee Funded Co-Contribution Fees

Concession $14
Non-Concession $42

Click here for Co-Contribution Fee Breakdown

You can Apply Online Now for the government funded course.
You can also complete your application at one of our office locations. Call us now on 1300 731 602 to schedule a time.


Payment Plans may be available



“I just completed my Certificate II and III in Security Operations at North Lakes. I was immediately impressed the moment I picked up the phone to call the North Lakes office to enquire. Within 10 minutes I was enrolled into the next Certificate II class. I felt exhilarated that my new career was suddenly underway at such short notice. I couldn’t wait to start that Monday.

The trainers were very experienced security professionals, that blended the curriculum with real life security examples and the right amount of humour to enhance the learning experience.

I was so impressed with the Certificate II class I went on to do my Cert III and my Firearms & Defensive Tactics course as well. During the course they assist you in the application process for getting your security licence and and I can’t wait to start work in the industry.

Thanks to James, Craig, Glenn, Peta, Brooke and the rest of the Asset College team for a fantastic experience and to the new friends I met on the way!”

Keith Holman

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