Certificate II In Security Operations


Certificate II in Security Operations

Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
JobTrainer, Security
Course Length
Full-time(21 Days)

Start Date(s): 11/07/2022
End Date(s): 21 days from commencement
Days and Time: Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Course Overview

Delivery of this qualification is now being delivered face to face. This training is in-line with the new security licensing requirements.

If you always dreamed of working in the Security industry, then our Certificate II in Security Operations course provides the perfect starting point. This qualification may lead you to obtain a security guard license 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
  • Concert security
  • Nightclub security
  • Mobile Patrol Guard

Whether you want to work full time, casual, part-time, weekends or shifts, security is the only industry that offers you this flexibility. If you want to earn additional income, you can do part time security over weekends or nights.

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
  • Escort and protect persons and valuables
  • Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team 

Our expert industry trainers provide you with nurturing support throughout our practical, hands on course. The Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20218) course is delivered at our Broadmeadows and Cremorne campuses comprising current security training aids and manuals.

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

Successful students are required to apply to Licensing Regulation Division (LRD) for a licence upon completion of the course. They are also required to do a fingerprint and police check before applying for a licence. LRD will only issue a licence once all documentation has been received and upon completing due diligence. To find out the eligibility requirements for a Private Security Licence go to: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/private-security

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.


If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
HLTAID011Provide First Aid (HLTAID011)18
CPPSEC2101Apply effective communication skills to maintain security (CPPSEC2101)20
CPPSEC2102Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team (CPPSEC2102)50
CPPSEC2103Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security (CPPSEC2103)16
CPPSEC2104Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations (CPPSEC2104)8
CPPSEC2105Provide quality services to a range of security clients (CPPSEC2105)8
CPPSEC2106Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques (CPPSEC2106)24
CPPSEC2107Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security (CPPSEC2107)8
CPPSEC2108Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security (CPPSEC2108)60
CPPSEC2109Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises (CPPSEC2109)25
CPPSEC2110Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security (CPPSEC2110)45
CPPSEC2111Apply security procedures to manage intoxicated persons (CPPSEC2111)4
CPPSEC2112Apply security procedures to remove persons from premises (CPPSEC2112)8
CPPSEC2113Escort and protect persons and valuables (CPPSEC2113)24

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.

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

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

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. 

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

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
318 318 $0.78 $0.16 $7.00

^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 2022. 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 the Contact Centre 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.

Can I apply?

It is required that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills and obtain a Level 3 in Literacy and a Level 2 in Numeracy in the BKSB English and Maths assessment to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience and life experience to successfully undertake the course.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Broadmeadows or Cremorne campuses with blended learning on either a full or part-time basis.

There are three study options for you to begin your journey in studying this course.

Our main and most popular option is 21 days face to face including 3 extra study days if required on consecutive, excluding weekends.  Courses run Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Study Option 1

  • Study over five consecutive weeks.
  • 18 days from 8.30am to 4.30pm (totalling 21 days face to face).
  • This allows 4 weekends to do reading and out of class learning.

Study Option 2

  • Study over eleven consecutive weeks.
  • 18 days -1 day per week from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
  • With assessment and revision totalling 21 days face to face.
  • 10 weekends to do reading and out of class learning and revision.


Study Option 3

  • Study over twenty consecutive weeks – Saturday Classes.
  • 18 days - 1 day per week from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
  • This includes 20 weekends to do reading and out of class learning and revision-weekend.

*Option 2 and 3 will be scheduled on demand*

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 qualifications will I receive?

You will gain skills in:

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

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate II in Security Operations (Crowd Control/Unarmed Guard) (CPP20218). 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.

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 apply via our website or by calling the department on 13 TAFE (13 8233) and attend an information session at either our Broadmeadows or Cremorne campuses.