CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations Training and Assessment Strategy

Course Description

Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and competencies would cover selecting, adapting and transferring skills and knowledge to new environments and providing technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specified problems. This would be applied across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available.

Performance of a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the section of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.
Applications may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams
including group or team co-ordination may be involved.


The CPP30411 course will be delivered over a duration of 14 days’full time study of 40 hours per week (37.5 not including breaks), 8.30am – 5pm. This will ensure 105 student contact hours in a classroom based learning environment.

Where students wish to continue study with an approved training provider to meet the security licence category of Combined Armed Guard & Cash in Transit an additional 6 days would be completed. This would result in 20 days’ delivery and would meet the minimum training hour requirements of 128 hours set by LRD through the licensing requirements for Combined Armed Guard & Cash in Transit.

Course Delivery Location

Level 2, 376 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051, Australia

Course Structure

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
14 units of competency:

  • 8 core units
  • 6 elective units

The elective units are chosen as follows:

  • 6 units from the elective units specified
  • 2 of the units may be chosen from Certificate II, III or IV qualifications in CPP07 or another current Training Package, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and no more than 1 unit is from Certificate II.

It must be recognised that the CPP30411 Training Package allows for greater flexibility in the options for elective units then simply those listed below.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name Hours Pre-requisites
BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships(AG) (CIT) 40 No
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development(AG) (CIT) 30 No
CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry(AG) (CIT) 30 No
CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation(AG) (CIT) 16 No
CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation(AG) (CIT) 24 No
CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports(AG) (CIT) 20 No
CPPSEC3006A Coordinate a quality security service to customers(AG) (CIT) 16 No
CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment(AG) (CIT) 20 No

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Name Hours Pre-requisites
CPPSEC3009A Prepare and present evidence in court(AG) 24 No
CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques(AG) (CIT) 24 No
CPPSEC3017A Plan and conduct evacuation of premises(AG) 16 No
HLTFA311A Apply first aid(AG) (CIT) 18 No
CPPSEC3004A Lead small teams in the security industry
Not required for licensing purposes but required as electives to meet CPP30411 qualification
10 No
CPPSEC2017A Protect self and others using basic defensive tactics
Not required for licensing purposes but required as electives to meet CPP30411 qualification
24 No

Entry Requirements

Students are advised that they may gain direct entry to this qualification “with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification”. However, Certificate II is the minimum level for a security worker to be operational or “on the job” as required by Victoria Police, Licensing and Regulation Division (LRD).

Students are told that although there is no age limitation on completing this course yet they will be unable to apply for a security licence in Victoria until they reach 18 years of age.

Note: Training and assessment staff who deliver training to persons under 18 years of age must hold a current Working with Children Check.
For students wishing to study firearms after the completion of this CPP30411 course it should be remembered that The Firearms Act 1996 provides that certain individuals or ‘prohibited persons’ may be barred from:

  • Possessing a firearm
  • Obtaining a firearm licence or
  • Retaining a firearms licence.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

Students are required to be competent in written and spoken English to gain entry to the course.A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment is a mandatory requirement prior to enrolment. The LLN Assessment used must comply with the appropriate levels of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in accordance with the CPP07 Training Package requirements. The framework stipulates appropriate LLN levels for

  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Numeracy

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning recognises a student’s previous formal and informal learning and experiences. This education provider will ensure that an individual’s learning and skills are recognised, irrespective of how or where they have been acquired. Candidates may apply for recognition of their learning and skills by supplying evidence of:

  • Previous recognised training undertaken.
  • Work and life experiences.
  • Non-formally recognised training undertaken.

Pathways from the Qualification

Training Pathway

Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma
Certificate II in Security Operations
Certificate III in Security Operations
Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management
Diploma of Security and Risk Management

Employment Pathway

Although this course itself does not meet any security licensing category requirements, In Victoria a range of Security Licence Categories exist with each having set units of competency that must be completed as found at www.police.vic.gov.au

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