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This course is for those looking to apply for a Security Licence. It is the first course you must complete. Asset College’s security guard 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.
Courses run approximately every 2 weeks at all locations. We strongly recommend prior to enrolling into this course that you attend our Free Information Session first.
As a Security Officer, you may be responsible for:
One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you. The security industry is diverse and there are many job outcomes. If you attend one of our Free Information Sessions, all of these job pathways will be explained to you.
Upon successful competition of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20218) qualification.
First Aid is also included in this course.
On completion of this course, you will be able to apply to the Office of Fair Trading for a Class 1 Security Providers licence with the functions:
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:
You 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 course 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.
You will attend 8 full days of face to face training 8.30am – 5.00pm. The course schedule differs depending on the location but is usually either Monday – Friday of Week 1 and Monday – Wednesday of Week 2 or Monday – Saturday of Week 1 and Monday – Tuesday of Week 2.
You will need to undertake some pre-reading before the start of your course to make sure you are prepared. Any activities that you don’t get to complete throughout the course, will need to be completed in your own time.
You have 3 months to complete this course.
Prefer a course on the weekends? We are now taking expressions of interest for weekend security courses. Register here.
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:
Certificate 3 Guarantee Funded Co-Contribution Fees
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.
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.
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!
Gold Coast – Wednesdays 10am
Logan – Tuesdays 10am
North Lakes – Thursdays 1pm
Online – Fridays 10am
Want to reserve a spot? Book now.
Asset College offer a number of employment support options to you whilst completing our security training program. This includes:
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