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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:
One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.
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:
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!
For entry to this course you must:
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.
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:
Click here for further information on course fees, refunds and payment terms.
Certificate 3 Guarantee Funded Co-Contribution Fees – Queensland Only
Eligible students in Queensland may receive government subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.
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.
You can also complete your application at one of our office locations.
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.
You can find more information about licensing in the Northern Territory on the Northern Territory Government Website.
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.
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.
Asset College offer a number of employment support options to students in the security training programs. This includes:
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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”