Courses for Security in 2020
2020 has seen a lot of changes for the security industry, especially for the education and training requirements of Security Officers. Particularly, courses for security have changed with the emergence of new training packages.
What does this mean for new entrants to the security industry?
You can no longer enter a Certificate III in Security Operations directly
With the introduction of the new CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations course, the Certificate III has become somewhat invalid for new security entrants. This change to courses for security means that all new entrants must complete the CPP20218 first, resulting in the ability to apply for a Security Providers Licence for unarmed, crowd control and monitoring. Specific training in monitoring is not required for this to be added to a Security Licence.
The Certificate III in Security Operations licensing outcomes have changed
Previously, new entrants studying courses for security could enrol into the Certificate III in Security Operations which contained the Cert II units and come out with the ability to apply for a licence that includes the functions outlined above but also the bodyguarding function. No longer does the new CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations include a bodyguarding module which results in this licensing outcome.
For anyone looking to have bodyguarding added as a function to their licence they will need to complete the CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations. The training requirements for bodyguards has increased dramatically.
So, if you are looking for courses in security and have no previous experience, you should be looking at providers who offer the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations as this is the latest qualification.
Asset College offers this course at our Townsville, North Lakes, Spring Hill, Gold Coast, Logan and Tasmania locations.
What does this mean for existing workers in the security industry?
Refresher training requirements have changed
The courses for security for licensed Security Officers has also changed. Pre-2020, licensed Security Officers were required to complete Crowd Control Refresher training plus HLATID003 Provide First Aid to maintain their licence every 3 years.
In 2020, the requirements for training have been strengthened and refresher training now requires completion of HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid. This is a higher level first aid course which requires 2 days of face to face training and extra learning to be completed prior to attendance at the course.
With this addition, security officers now have 3 full days of face to face training in order to maintain their licence.
Those who have not kept their licence current may get a shock
Any Security Officer who has previously completed security training but has NOT kept their licence current should contact the Office of Fair Trading for advice on what is required moving forward.
Some may only be required to complete the new refresher training but depending on how far back you completed your original security training, if you did not keep your licence current you may need to complete the new CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations again in full.
In addition to the above, there is a new training package available for those looking to attain their Occupational Firearms licence for Cash in Transit too! Our advice is to check in with the licensing body in your state before enrolling in any new training. While the above information is aimed at Security Officers in QLD, the new requirements across Australia are similar.
Asset College continues to be a leading provider of courses for security. If you are new to the industry you can attend one of our free information sessions.