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This qualification is designed for those who are seeking employment in the private security sector, including crowd control, mobile patrols, hotel security, shopping centre security, festival security, concierge duties, festival, pub and club security and more.

The certificate course is comprised of Crowd Control and Unarmed Guard, and is the first step in your security training to take if you’re looking to apply for a Security Licence.

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QUALIFICATION – Nationally Recognised

CPP20218 – Certificate II in Security Operations

COST: $1000 Day and Evening Classes

      $1100 Weekend Classes


The course is conducted via online training and some in-person attendance, which can be done on five consecutive days, or scheduled separately to suit your convenience.

Weekday Class:

Five days of in-person training

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 

Evening Class:

Five evenings of in-person training

Monday to Friday ?? to ??

Weekend Class:

??? days of in-person training

Saturday or Sunday 9am to 5pm

Locations: Domestic Students Only

Level 2-45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

6/89 John Street, Salisbury, South Australia, SA 5108

Unit 3, 368 Main South Road, Morphett Vale, SA, Australia, 5162

If you wish to enquire about other training locations and to arrange your training so it suits your current schedule, please contact us today so we can work out the best options for you.

Course Start date:

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Pre-Requisites and Entry requirements:

There are no pre-requisites for enrolling in this security certificate course Adelaide. 

Minimum Age:

The minimum age at commencement of this course is 18 years of age.

Language, Learning & Numeracy

Students will need to have an appropriate level of written and spoken English as well as numeracy skills suitable for employment within the private security industry. At your pre-training review, you will be provided with an LLN Assessment to determine if you have a sufficient level of literacy and numeracy in order to undertake the security course Adelaide. 

Physical requirements:

Students should be physically fit with good vision and hearing, and the ability to respond quickly to cues. You will need to be able to stand on your feet for extended periods of time – sometimes many hours – and be able to perform a range of physical tasks every day.

International Students Australia

If you are in Australia on a permanent visa, you can apply to study Level 2- 45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia, SA, 5000

International students on a student visa are subject to different rules than domestic students. Click HERE for more information.

Course Outline:

You must demonstrated competency in 14 core units in order to receive your security qualification:

CPPSEC2101 Apply effective communication skills to maintain security

CPPSEC2102   Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team

CPPSEC2103   Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security

CPPSEC2104   Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations

CPPSEC2105   Provide quality services to a range of security clients

CPPSEC2106   Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques

CPPSEC2107   Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security

CPPSEC2108   Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security

CPPSEC2108   Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security

CPPSEC2109   Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises

CPPSEC2110   Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security

CPPSEC2111   Apply security procedures to manage intoxicated persons

CPPSEC2112   Apply security procedures to remove persons from premises

CPPSEC2113   Escort and protect persons and valuables

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Course optional extras

Consider an RSA and RSG certificate course as an optional extra, if you are seeking employment at a licenced premises:
RSA – SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
RSG – SITHGAM001 Provide responsible gambling service

This Security certificate course meets the Consumer and Business Service (CBS) licensing requirements for the following:

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will have the competencies necessary to apply to South Australia Consumer Business Services, CBS Police Licensing and Regulation Division for a Private Security Individual Licence for the categories of Crowd Controller, Security Guard (Unarmed Guard), Control Room Operator. 


We recommend giving yourself the best chance of finding employment by adding qualifications to this Certificate II in Security Operations. This may include:

  • AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection

  • Firearms and Defensive Tactics for the Security Industry – QLD only

  • Industry Skill Sets – Bodyguard, Cash-in-Transit, Batons and Handcuffs – QLD only

  • CPP30619 Certificate III in Investigative Services

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (required for crowd controllers) – Available in QLD only

  • OHS White Card (required for a number of static guard positions) – Available in QLD only

Licencing Requirements
South Australia

Please click here for information about licensing requirements for South Australia.

As noted above, if you wish to gain employment at a licenced premises, you will need to complete one additional unit of training.

When competent you can apply to the Commissioner of Liquor and Gambling for additional licensing.

The old CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations qualifications will not be accepted for new licences after 1 August 2020.

Licensing Information - Australia Wide


Successful participants will be eligible to apply to the Office of Fair Trading for a Class 1 Security Providers Licence with the licence functions:

  • Security Officer (Unarmed)

  • Monitoring (Monitoring no longer requires additional training in order to be added as a function to your security licence).

  • Crowd Controller

After completing your course, your QLD Security Providers Licence application will be processed by the Office of Fair Trading.

Please note: You will incur additional fees from the Office of Fair Trading for your licence application, criminal history check and fingerprinting. These fees are not included in the course fee. 

In Queensland, licensed Crowd Controllers and Bodyguards are required to undergo refresher training every three years.

View the licensing website for more information.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Government Website has more information about licensing in the Northern Territory.

You must complete an NT Police fingerprint check for the purpose of security through SAFE NT.


Click here for information about licensing requirements in Tasmania.

New South Wales

You can view more about security licensing on the NSW SLED website here.


Upon completion of your training course You will need to do a National Police Check which requires the taking of your fingerprints.

More about Victoria’s security licence requirements here.

Western Australia

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.