Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(17 days)

Start Date(s): 24/04/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
29/04/19 Richmond Full Time
20/05/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
11/06/19 Broadmeadows Part Time
15/07/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
05/08/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
02/09/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
07/10/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
06/11/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
End Date(s): 17/05/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
21/05/19 Richmond Full Time
12/06/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
31/07/19 Broadmeadows Part Time
06/08/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
27/08/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
24/09/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
29/10/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
28/11/19 Broadmeadows Full Time
Days and Time: Full time:
Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm
Part time:
Mon to Thu 5pm - 10pm

Course Overview

If you always dreamed of working in the Security industry, then our Certificate II in Security Operations course provides the perfect starting point, enabling you to obtain a security guard licence to commence working as a Crowd Controller or Security Officer (Unarmed).

Employment opportunities within the Security industry are quite varied and offer wide-ranging opportunities. From working at sporting events through to more traditional security officer roles, a career in security is certainly an exciting and rewarding one.

Typical job roles include:

• Shopping Centre security
• Construction Site / Industrial security
• Nightclub security

Classes are delivered face-to-face and include presentations, practical demonstrations of security equipment, scenario walk throughs and group discussions.

Here’s just a few of the things that you’ll learn:

• First aid
• Respond to security risk situations
• Work effectively in the security industry

We also offer additional specialised training in the area of screening (screening people and items) which can also be undertaken as part of your Certificate II in Security Operations qualification. This involves an additional four days full time training. The screening specialisation enables you to work in areas such as airports, seaports, courthouses and other facilities where screening is undertaken. 

Our expert industry trainers provide you with nurturing support throughout our practical, hands on course. The Certificate II in Security Operations course is delivered at our Broadmeadows campus comprising current security training aids and manuals including screening equipment.

As a large educational provider, our students also have access to a wide range of student support services and resources such as the Library and Learning Centre as well as our very own Employment Centre to ensure that your study experience is a positive one.

There are however a number of prerequisites that you must meet:

• be 18 years or older
• have no recorded conviction of a disqualifying offence within the previous 10 years
• satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills

If you wish to progress your security career through additional study, this course will lead to higher studies in Certificate III in Security Operations. Credit transfers/Skills Recognition may be available.

Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our security and public safety courses.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPPSEC2001ACommunicate Effectively In The Security Industry20
CPPSEC2002AFollow Workplace Safety Procedures In The Security Industry20
CPPSEC2003BWork Effectively In The Security Industry40
CPPSEC2004BRespond To Security Risk Situation35
CPPSEC2005AWork As Part Of A Security Team8
CPPSEC2006BProvide Security Services To Clients8
CPPSEC2007AScreen People24
CPPSEC2008AScreen Items30
HLTFA311AApply First Aid18


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPPSEC1003AApply Security Procedures For The Responsible Service Of Alcohol4
CPPSEC1006AApply X-ray Image Interpretation Procedures16
CPPSEC1007AApply Walk Through Metal Detection Procedures4
CPPSEC1008AApply Hand-held Metal Detection Procedures4
CPPSEC1009AApply Explosive Trace Detection (etd) Procedures8
CPPSEC2010AProtect Safety Of Persons16
CPPSEC2011BControl Access To And Exit From Premises8
CPPSEC2012AMonitor And Control Individual And Crowd Behaviour20
CPPSEC2014AOperate Basic Security Equipment12
CPPSEC2015APatrol Premises8
CPPSEC2017AProtect Self And Others Using Basic Defensive Techniques24
CPPSEC3002AManage Conflict Through Negotiation16
CPPSEC3005APrepare and present security documentation and reports20
CPPSEC3013AControl Persons Using Empty Hand Techniques24
CPPSEC3017APlan And Conduct Evacuation Of Premises16
TLIE2007AUse communication systems20

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 know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

Please see course module listing.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

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

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
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.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
372 372 $0.10 $0.02 $3.50

^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 2019. 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.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials. Once you complete the online enrolment process, the system will tell you exactly what fees you are required to pay.

Can I apply?

It is required that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.

Where and how can I study?

You will study this course at our Broadmeadows campus on either a part-time or full time basis.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the security industry. Security officers work in many different business sectors, such as:

  • airports, seaports
  • corporate offices
  • shopping centres
  • sporting events
  • concerts
  • industrial sites
  • educational institutions

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in:

  • verbal and written communication
  • conflict management
  • defensive tactics
  • law
  • first aid

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate II in Security Operations (Crowd Control/Unarmed Guard). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised. There are also six screening units you may wish do to seek employment at airports etc.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at Certificate III or Certificate IV level. Credit transfers/Skills Recognition may be available.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill out an online application, or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course is offered several times throughout the year. Once you have completed an online application, you will be contacted by a staff member to discuss eligibility and other requirements as well as complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to enrolment. The enrolment and LLN testing processes must be completed prior to the start date of the course.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to attend an enrolment/information session on the specified dates and complete the LLN assessment and interview.