CPP31318 – Certificate III in Security Operations

Security Operations


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


This qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to deepen and broaden their skills and knowledge in security operations and lead security teams in the field. It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings, including security risk management.

Security officers at this level provide leadership in a team environment, operate under limited supervision, and use discretion and judgement in known and unpredictable work contexts. They take responsibility for their own outputs in work and learning, and limited responsibility for the output of others in the work team.

Pre-requisites for this qualification:

  • Must hold a current Security Officers licensing in the relevant jurisdiction.

Occupational licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply at the time of publication. 

Each state/territory has individual requirements for licensing purposes.

ACT: Access Canberra

NSW: Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate (SLED)

QLD: Office of Fair Trading

NT: Northern Territory Government

WA: Licensing Services (Security)

TAS: Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

VIC: Licensing and Regulation Division

SA: Consumer and Business Services

This qualification does not provide the required competencies for a security officer license. Learners who hold a security license may select units as part of this qualification required for additional license endorsements in;

  • Batons and handcuffs
  • Canine
  • Cash-in-transit
  • Control room operations
  • Firearms

Occupational titles could include:

  • Security officer
  • Unarmed guard
  • Crowd controller

Total number of units = 14

8 core units plus
6 elective units

Core Units
BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation
CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of work environment
CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation
CPPSEC3104 Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC3105 Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients
CPPSEC3106 Gather, organise and present security information and documentation
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units
To be selected

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