CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations

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CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations

This course is for those looking to apply for a Security Licence. Asset College’s security course was developed with industry, for industry and delivered by trainers with decades of experience in the industry!

Please note, we are currently only delivering this qualification in QLD, NT and TAS. The course delivery and structure outlined relates to those states. 

To view course dates select your closest location on the right hand side bar! We strongly recommend prior to enrolling into this course that you attend our Free Information Session.

This qualification reflects the role of a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting or guarding property while unarmed, and screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises.

This qualification is intended to align with the following occupational licencing outcomes:

  • security officer – unarmed guard
  • security officer – crowd controller.

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you. This qualification is Release 2 and is the most up-to-date qualification available.

Upon successful competition of this course, a Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20218) qualification.

First Aid is also included in this course.

This course provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings including, but not limited to:

  • armed guarding
  • cash-in-transit
  • close protection
  • control room operations
  • guard dog handling.

Not sure which security course fits your needs? Find out more about the requirements for security licensing and which course provides you your desired career outcome here!

Entry Requirements

For entry to this course you must:

  • Be eligible to apply for a Security Providers Licence in your state or territory:
    • 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

Students must be physically capable of responding to first aid emergency scenarios, including providing CPR to a manikin on the floor. Anyone in a wheelchair or with other disabilities that may impact their participation in these activities should contact us to discuss their individual circumstances before enrolling.

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 14 core units.

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

  • CPPSEC2101 Apply effective communication skills to maintain security
  • CPPSEC2102 Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team
  • CPPSEC2103 Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security
  • CPPSEC2104 Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations
  • CPPSEC2105 Provide quality services to a range of security clients
  • CPPSEC2106 Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques
  • CPPSEC2107 Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security
  • CPPSEC2108 Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security
  • CPPSEC2109 Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises
  • CPPSEC2110 Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security
  • CPPSEC2111 Apply security procedures to manage intoxicated persons
  • CPPSEC2112 Apply security procedures to remove persons from premises
  • CPPSEC2113 Escort and protect persons and valuables
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Delivery Options

This course requires participants to attend 8 full days of face to face training 8.30am – 5.00pm.

Please note, this course also requires students to complete pre-reading and online/external study in addition to the face to face workshop.

You have 6 months to complete 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:

Course Fees


Payment Options

Through Debit Success Direct Deposit, it can take up to 4 days for the first installment to come through to our team – depending on when you set your installment repayments to start. So, after signing up for your course it is likely you will need to wait a couple of days before your enrolment can be confirmed.

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.

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.

Concession $14
Non-Concession $42

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.

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

Click here for Co-Contribution Fee Breakdown

Submit Government Funding Application

You can also complete your application at one of our office locations.

Call us now on 1800 707 568 or email us to schedule a time.

Licensing Requirements


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).
  • Crowd Controller

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.

From 21 January 2020, for unarmed security officers & crowd controllers licences your training must include all 14 core modules from CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations for new licences.

Northern Territory

You can find more information about licensing in the Northern Territory on the Northern Territory Government Website.

South Australia

Information about licensing requirements for South Australia can be found here.

Once you have obtained your security licence, 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.

Old CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations qualifications will not be accepted for new licences after 1 August 2020.

Western Australia

We ensure our students have the knowledge and skills to not only be confident in their chosen job but also to pass the WA Police examination to get licensed in WA.

Review the steps to obtain your security licence in WA here.


Information about licensing requirements for Tasmania can be found here.

Licensing in this state continue to accept units from the old CPP20212 packages until 30 September 2020. After this date only units from the new Cert II CPP20218 will be accepted.

New South Wales

This new training is only for new licences, however if an existing licence is not renewed on time you will have to contact SLED to find out if you have to do the new training. The final date SLED will accept previous training is 31 December 2020.


As of 1 July 2020 all RTOs will be delivering the new CPP20218 unarmed guard and crowd control.

Evidence of training that has not previously been provided is valid for 12 months from the date of completion.

You do not need to do new training if renewing unless your licence expires or is cancelled for 12 months or more, you will have to reapply and you will have to provide new training certificates.

If you have been out of the industry (have not held a security licence) for more than 12 months, training qualifications or statements will not be accepted.

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 and Online
Wednesdays 10am – Online
Thursdays 10am – Spring Hill and Online
Every 2nd Thursday 10am – Gold Coast

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
  • 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