Certificate III in Security Operations

The Certificate III in Security Operations (CPP30411) is a nationally accredited course designed for individuals who wish to advance their career within the security industry. Successful completion of the course can also be used as a stepping stone to advance into different security industry employment streams such as; armed guard, cash in transit, employed by company’s requiring persons to carry batons and handcuffs and bodyguard. Please be advised that this course structure is not meant to be for armed license.

  • Course Code

    Course Code: CRICOS Code:
    CPP30411 098091D

  • Course Name

    Certificate III in Security Operations

  • Delivery Mode

    Classroom: Duration:
    (Classroom-based) 7 weeks

  • Campus

    7 Clunies Ross Ct, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113



  • Course Fee

    Easy payment plans are available.
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Core Units

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships Core
BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development Core
CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry Core
CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation Core
CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation Core
CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports Core
CPPSEC3006A Coordinate a quality security service to clients Core
CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment Core

Elective Units

CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques Elective
CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour Elective
CPPSEC2011A Control access to and exit from premises Elective
HLTFA311A Apply first aid Elective
CPPSEC2015A Patrol Premises Elective
CPPSEC3012A Store and protect information Elective


  • Written Questions
  • Report Writing
  • Observation
  • Roleplay
  • Presentation

There are no specified entry requirements into this qualification within the training package however, ETI requires candidates to;

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • No minimum education standard is set as a prerequisite to entry to this course. However, general command of spoken and written English, as well as the ability to write a simple report is required. This course requires the satisfactory completion of tasks. Applicants are required to have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test.
  • Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 is required in reading, writing, learning, oral communication, and numeracy.

Training Pathway

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a range of Certificate IV or Diploma level qualifications within CPP07 Training Package.

Employment Pathway

Students who complete this course can expect to work under the following occupation titles but not limited to:

  • Security Officer
  • Crowd Controller
  • Security Patrol Officer

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes and Job Pathways Charts illustrating potential career pathways within that industry

Source: https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=CPP30411


The program, for international students, takes place as classroom-based delivery combined with theory and practical classes in simulated environment.


This course is offered over 7 weeks (20 hours per week) weeks. Students need to gain competency in 14 units (8 core units and 6 elective units) to successfully complete this course.

All students are expected to give few hours per unit as Self-Directed Study. Your trainer will update you on this before commencement of the course or you can contact ETI’s support staff to know more about this


The underlying principle of Nationally Recognised Training is that a learner does not have to repeat training and assessment that has already been undertaken.

ETI has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer Policies and Procedures and can be found at ETI’s website, which outlines in detail a processes to be followed for granting recognition and credit transfer. This is supported through the RPL guidelines for this qualification which focus specifically on all units.

Learners are encouraged to apply for RPL prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the facilitated delivery of units to ensure that they do not miss any training opportunities offered should they be unsuccessful in the RPL process.

Credit Transfer relates to the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training, and involves assessing a previously completed course or units to see if it provides equivalent learning or competency outcomes to those required within the current course of study. Learners must provide transcripts of results and/or statements of attainment for credit transfer to be assessed.

Where a learner is successful in the RPL or Credit Transfer (CT) application, the units to be undertaken and course duration will be adjusted accordingly.

Where RPL is granted, learners do not have to participate in further training and assessment for skills and knowledge that they already possess.