Who is this course for?

The course is designed for candidates that are seeking to gain employment within the Security Industry as a licensed security officer performing 1A Unarmed security worksuch as mobile and static patrols and 1C crowd control. Employment opportunities may include: working at bars, clubs, vehicle patrols, shopping centres, airports, functions, and music and sporting events.

What qualification will I receive?

At the successful completion of the training program, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification, CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations. This course is the Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate (SLED) mandated qualification to receive a 1AC NSW Security Licence. New entrants must complete the training program in full to apply for a 1AC NSW Security Licence. This qualification must be completed in line with the SLED mandated training and assessment program.

Students may apply to complete an assessment only pathway by completing home study and then attending assessment days to demonstrate competence via knowledge tests and skills via simulation activities.

What will I learn?

Cluster One - Security Industry Fundamentals

  • 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.

Cluster Two - Patrol, Monitor and Screen

  • CPPSEC2107 - Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security
  • CPPSEC2109 - Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises
  • CPPSEC2108 - Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security.

Cluster Three - Protect Self and Others

  • CPPSEC2106 - Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques

Cluster Four - Manage Behaviour of Others

  • CPPSEC2101 - Apply effective communication skills to maintain security
  • 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
  • CPPSEC2105 - Provide quality services to a range of security clients.

Eligibility and Prerequisites

  • All candidates must supply a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Available at www.usi.gov.au.
  • All candidates must be either an Australian Citizen, permanent resident, NZ citizen, or a humanitarian visa holder
  • All candidates must provide 100 points of Identification
  • All candidates must hold HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • All candidates must complete the SLED Pre-Enrolment Assessment Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test (ACSFLevel 3/4)
  • All candidates must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a NSW Security Licence.

All applicants will be interviewed by a senior RTO representative to determine their eligibility. Applicants with Overseas Students Visa’s are not permitted. To ensure you are eligible for this course please read the SLED Fact Sheet 6 Am I Eligible for a NSW Security Licence?

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered as mixed learning:

  • Online pre-learning and reading throughout the course
  • Face-to-face training,knowledge tests, assessment tasks and simulated activities.

Course Duration

Full face-to-face programs are 15 days. You are required to complete pre-reading and learning online. Assessment only pathways are 12days. You are required to complete pre-reading and learning online.


This is a fee-free, NSW Government Smart and Skilled subsidised program for eligible students.

The standard fee of $1250 is 100% subsidised for course participants. Employment is subject to successful attainment of a 1AC Security Licence and successful completion of the course. A security licence fee applies – 1year $160.00 / 5yr $640.

How to Apply

100 points of ID and your USI number will be required to complete the online course registration.

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