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Certificate III in 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 behavior 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.


Course Specifications

Next Course Dates

Cert III 1F in security operations –

Entry Requirements

As stipulated by SLED NSW, candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old to apply for security license with SLED.
  • Be a Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen or have work rights to apply for a security license with SLED.
  • Provide 100 Points of Approved Organisation Student Evidence of Identity at enrolment. Click to check (SLED Approved Identification requirements).
  • Read (Fact Sheet 6), Am I Eligible for a NSW Security Licence.
  • Sign SLED Acknowledgement of Fact Sheet 6 at enrolment (Form P1016).
  • A statement of attainment or qualification / supporting transcript recording HLTAID114 Advanced First Aid MUST be completed or provided by learner prior to join CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations.
  • Meet prescribed Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as per SLED requirements, prior to commencing training. You must attend in person with required identification in order to complete the LLN testing, complete registration, read and sign Fact Sheet 6 and declaration from NSW Police Force. This must be done before the course commences. You will not be enrolled unless LLN test & registration has been completed prior to the first day of training. If you book and paid for a course via our website, you are still required to attend  prior to your course for skills testing. If you do not attain the required skills level prior to the course and have paid upfront, you will be refunded in full.
  • Have a strong command of the English language, as good written as well as verbal communication are key components of the course.
  • Have your USI ready prior to course attendance from the USI website. To create USI number, please visit here 
Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:


  • 14 units of competency:
    • 8 core units
    • 6 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:


  • a minimum of 4 elective units must be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2 units may be chosen from the elective units listed below, or elsewhere from the CPP Property Services Training Package or other current Training Packages.


Electives selected from outside this qualification must be relevant to the occupational outcome.


An asterisk against a unit code listed indicates that there is a prerequisite.

Potential Careers

Occupational titles could include:


  • security officer
  • unarmed guard
  • crowd controller.
Licensing, Legislative, Regulatory or Certification Requirements

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.
Firearms Training
  • firearms full accreditation 3 day course to qualify you for your Cat H firearms licence for security
  • firearms annual accreditation 

        CPPSEC3114 Control security risk situation using firearms

        CPPSEC3115 Carry, operate & maintain revolvers for security purposes

        CPPSEC3116 Carry, operate & maintain semi auto for security purposes

Core Units of Competency

Core units


Contribute to team effectiveness


Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation


Maintain operational safety and security of work environment


Determine and implement response to security risk situation


Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour


Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients


Gather, organise and present security information and documentation


Maintain work health and safety


Elective Units

Elective units


Respond effectively to behaviours of concern


Monitor electronic security equipment and respond to alarm events


Monitor security and coordinate response from control rooms


Store, protect and dispose of security information


Use and maintain security databases and compile reports


Control persons using batons


Restrain persons using handcuffs


Manage training and wellbeing of dogs for security functions


Handle dogs for security patrols

CPPSEC3114 *

Control security risk situations using firearms


Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes


Carry, operate and maintain semi-automatic pistols for security purposes


Carry, operate and maintain shotguns for security purposes


Inspect and test cash-in-transit security equipment


Implement cash-in-transit security procedures


Load and unload cash-in-transit in secured and unsecured environments


Control persons using empty hand techniques


Plan provision of close protection services


Implement close protection services


Prepare and present evidence in court


Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets


Defend persons using spray


Conduct security screening using x-ray equipment


Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment


Conduct security screening using explosive trace detection equipment


Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors


Select, use and maintain body armour for security purposes


Provide advanced first aid


Provide advanced resuscitation


Control evacuation to muster point


Carry out vehicle inspection


Operate commercial vehicle


Duration & Structure

Please contact our office for any details.

Course Fees

Please contact our office for any details.

What To Wear

To attend and participate in any of our courses individuals must attend the course in neat, clean and tidy clothing. As our courses are very hands-on, and there will be many simulation assessments in which you will be expected to dress in a professional manner, as a professional security officer and will be assessed as such. Please ensure that you are keeping up with your personal hygiene, as it is very important when working in any group environment for any given period of time. Please note that enclose footwear is essential for all of our courses – ladies included.


Our Local Trainers and Assessors

At Precision Training Academy our Trainers and Assessors are fully qualified and licensed for all courses being delivered on our scope of registration.

All of our courses are regularly updated and revised, ensuring they comply with the latest regulatory and industry standards.

Sonya and Darren are also qualified firearm instructors and maintain their currency of security industry experience with Precision Protection Group.

Sonya Pritchard and Darren Upson are also the proprietors of Precision Protection Group, a local Newcastle based security company which is a fully qualified, licensed and experienced company.

Precision Training Academy is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), our RTO Code is 31555, details of our organisation can be found on training.gov.au.

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