The Courses offered at this location

  • CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations
  • CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations
  • CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations
  • CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services




Suite 7/137 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba QLD 4557


Parking & Accessibility  

  • Plenty of parking available


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This course has a blended delivery mode of online and face-to-face, with the face-to-face component of the course being delivered over a five consecutive day workshop, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. The five day workshop consists of practical sessions delivered by an experienced security professional in the following conditions:

  • Classroom based learning
  • An exciting environment where you will learn invaluable skills such as defensive tactics, conflict negotiation, crowd control, and more

As part of the online component of the course, online assessment activities must be completed prior to commencing the face-to-face component of the course. The online assessment activities consists of:

  • Interactive learning modules
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Reading materials

Please note: if you currently hold a current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid certificate and can provide evidence, your attendance is only required in five out of six of the scheduled days.

Course Details

Pre-Requisites and Entry requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites or entry requirements for enrolling into this course. However, you must be eligible to apply for a security licence which means you must not have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the past 10 years, where a conviction was recorded.

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 this course. 

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.


We recommend giving yourself the best chance of finding employment by adding qualifications to the Certificate II in Security Operations. Qualifications 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

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

Completion of the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations can unlock the following more specialised avenues of security training*:

  • CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations
  • CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations
  • Cash in Transit
  • Security K9 Handler Course
  • CPP20319 Certificate II in Technical Security
  • CPP30519 Certificate III in Technical Security
  • CPP41519 Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management

In addition, the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings including, but not limited to:

  • Acting as a guard for a business or other private property
  • Crowd control at licenced venues and large events
  • Preventing theft of merchandise for retail businesses
  • Checking bags at concerts and sporting events
  • Screening passengers at airports

The opportunities offered by this course – both for immediate employment and for ongoing specialist training within the security field – can be genuinely life-changing.

* Please take note that these training modules are not yet available through Skills Training College as accredited training courses.

Units of Competency

In this course, there are 14 core modules you must complete to receive your certificate.

  • 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
Licensing Information


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.

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