Course Code
Study Area(s)
Security and Public Safety
Course Length
Full-time(5 days)

The Certificate III in Security Operations (Core Units) course is five days. We offer a Bodyguard specialisation which is an additional two days. Batons and handcuffs training is an additional 3 days to the Certificate III Security Operations five day course. The Cash in Transit Firearms component runs for an addiitional five days. The courses run on the following dates: The core Certificate III in Security Operations 13 October 2014 - 17 October 2014 Batons and handcuffs 20 October 2014 - 22 October 2014 Bodyguard 23 October 2014 - 24 October 2014 Cash in transit firearms

Course Overview

This course is designed for those interested in working as an armed guard or a cash in transit officer. Additionally, crowd controllers who wish to improve their defensive tactics, or those who wish to train in this area of expertise prior to joining the police force. This course includes seven extra electives to provide outcomes for Bodyguard and Armed Guard licence from Victoria Police. A further three units are available as a short course to provide employment opportunities as Cash-in-transit guards.

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How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with this information.

What will I study?

Law, operational procedures for de-escalation of violence, advanced communication and defensive tactics, batons and handcuffs officer safety. Please see course module listing.

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You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

Please note: the fees listed below relate to only 2014 courses.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Enrolment type
Goverment Subsidised
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# Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

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2014 Student Support fee

Fee type Award Concession/Indigenous students Non-Concession students
Student Support All courses $120 $200
Student Support (Workplace-based apprentices & trainees) All courses $80

*Minimum non-tuition fee charged for all concession card holders and Indigenous students.

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
486 486 $2.10 FIXED FIXED

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2013. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

A completed Certificate II Security Operations is preferred. We run courses regularly at our Broadmeadows campus. Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills are recommended in order to undertake this course. Alternatively, mature age applicants with sufficient work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in as an armed guard, cash in transit officer, or for employment by companies who require persons to carry batons and handcuffs.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in law, operational awareness, advanced de-escalation techniques and lawful application in the use of force for batons and handcuffs. You will also gain skills to reduce the likelihood of violence escalating.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment in Batons and Handcuffs (Certificate III in Security Operations). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students may wish to go on to complete the Certificate IV Security and Risk Management, Certificate III in Security Operations (Bodyguard, Cash in Transit, or Armed Guard).

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in an online application form. Alternatively, call the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au to receive a copy of the enrolment form.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants must be enrolled to be selected for this course.