CPP31418 – Certificate III in Close Protection Operations

Security Operations


This qualification reflects the role of a close protection operative who is responsible for providing security services to protect the safety and security of principals who may be celebrities, political figures, very important persons (VIPs) or other persons requiring close protection services.

This qualification provides an occupational licence outcome of a close protection operative.


This qualification is suitable for people within or entering the security industry who wish to specialise in the provision of close protection services. It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings, including security risk management.

Close protection operatives work in a team environment 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.

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

Occupational titles could include:

  • Close protection operative

Total number of units = 14

8 core units plus
6 elective units

Core Units
CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation
CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation
CPPSEC3105 Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients
CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC3122 Plan provision of close protection services
CPPSEC3123 Implement close protection services
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units
To be selected

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