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CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations

At a glance


Level M, 51 Queen Street, VIC 3000


18 days (8am – 5pm)
36 Nights (5:30pm – 10pm)
9 Weekends (Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 5pm)


AUD $1100 Includes $100 Application Fee


This qualification reflects the role of a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting or guarding property while unarmed, and screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises.

Private Security Business License Number Z04-653-20


Participants who successfully complete the qualification can apply for a license leading to jobs as security officers, unarmed guards and crowd control officers. In this course, participants will learn to apply effective communication skills to maintain security, patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security and provide first aid to individuals


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. For International Students:
Entry Requirements
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and above
  • Successful completion of the Pre-Training Review (PTR)
  • Completion of year 11 or equivalent (subject to the assessment and approval of AVETA staff)
  • English requirements TOEFL PB 506, IBT 62, PTE Academic 46, CAE & CPE (from 2015) 152 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score if only one of the following applies:

  • You are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange program, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students
  • You have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • You are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
  • In the two years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.


To apply for enrolment into an AVETA course, download and complete the International Student Enrolment Form. Before you apply, make sure you have read and understood the Pre-enrolment Information Sheet of the course you are wishing to enrol in, as this sheet will provide you with the relevant information relating to this course.

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To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

Units of Competency
  • 14 core units of competency
Study Areas

Individuals with this qualification will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Units
  • 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
  • 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


AUD $1100 Includes $100 application fee. For more information about our fee structure, please contact us on info@aveta.edu.au


Weekdays: 18 days (8am – 5pm)

Nights: 36 Nights (5:30pm – 10pm)

Weekends: 9 Weekends (Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 5pm)


    AVETA will determine any prior learning of each student with regard to their existing skills, knowledge and experience that that the student may have acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning related to Units of Competency in this qualification in order to determine the amount of training AVETA will provide to each student (as per Clause 1.2, ASQA RTO Standards 2015). If RPL credit is granted, this may result in a shorter course duration for this qualification.


    Examples of assessment techniques may include, but not limited to observation of performance, questioning, workbooks, practical tasks, simulation, interviews, third party reports, etc.


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