Certificate III in Security Operations


Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(3 weeks)

Start Date(s): TBC
End Date(s): 18 days from commencement
Days and Time: Monday to Friday
8.30am - 4:30pm

Course Overview

Delivery of this qualification is currently on hold and a new qualification will commence shortly. Commencement date and prices will be confirmed via email in response to your initial application via our on-line enrolment. This training is in-line with the new security licensing requirements and is not the old qualification. Please note, you must hold a current security license to undertake this qualification.

If you wish to progress your security career or build on your existing security knowledge, then our Certificate III in Security Operations is geared towards a supervisory role within the security industry. This qualification can also be used as a stepping stone to advance into different security industry employment streams such as:
 • armed guard
• cash in transit
• employed by company’s requiring persons to carry batons and handcuffs
• control room operator


Our nationally recognised Certificate III in Security Operations course runs full time, with classes commencing at 8.30am and finishing at 5.00pm. 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:

  • Law
  • operational procedures for de-escalation of violence
  •  advanced communication and defensive tactics


Batons and handcuffs training is also offered over additional days full time as are, Control room operator and firearms and cash in transit. This course includes extra electives to provide outcomes for Control Room Operator and Armed Guard licence from Victoria Police.

Our expert industry trainers provide you with nurturing support throughout our practical, hands on course. The Certificate III 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.

Whilst we prefer you to have completed a Certificate II Security Operations, we also encourage mature age applicants with sufficient work experience to apply.


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

• be 18 years or older
• pass a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment
• hold a current Private Security Individual Licence


If you wish to progress your security career through additional study, this course will lead to higher studies at a Certificate IV level qualification. Credit transfers may be available.

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

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBFLM303CContribute To Effective Workplace Relationships40
BSBWOR301AOrganise Personal Work Priorities And Development30
CPPSEC3001AMaintain Workplace Safety In The Security Industry30
CPPSEC3002AManage Conflict Through Negotiation16
CPPSEC3003ADetermine Response To Security Risk Situation24
CPPSEC3005APrepare and present security documentation and reports20
CPPSEC3006ACoordinate A Quality Security Service To Clients16
CPPSEC3007AMaintain Security Of Environment20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPPSEC2012AMonitor And Control Individual And Crowd Behaviour20
CPPSEC3004ALead Small Teams In The Security Industry10
CPPSEC3008AControl Security Risk Situations Using Firearms40
CPPSEC3009APrepare and present evidence in court24
CPPSEC3013AControl Persons Using Empty Hand Techniques24
CPPSEC3014AControl Persons Using Baton30
CPPSEC3015ARestrain Persons Using Handcuffs30
CPPSEC3017APlan And Conduct Evacuation Of Premises16
CPPSEC3018AProvide For The Safety Of Persons At Risk40
CPPSEC3050ALoad And Unload Cash In Transit In An Unsecured Environment30
CPPSEC3051AImplement Cash-in-transit Security Procedures40
CPPSEC3052AInspect And Test Cash-in-transit Security Equipment30
HLTFA311AApply First Aid18

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.

Additional comments

The Certificate III in Security Operations is broken down into three sections:

  • Core
  • Armed guard, Cash in Transit
  • Control room operator

What will I study?

For a full list of related course subjects, please click on the course module listing in the course overview.

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

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

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 2021 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. 

2020 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 2020: $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
488 488 $0.11 $0.02 $6.32

^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 2020. 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?

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 mandatory. Some exclusions may apply.  Please contact the teaching staff to discuss further or discuss your pre-training review.  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 5.00pm.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in as an:

  • armed guard
  • cash in transit officer
  • employment by companies who require persons to carry batons and handcuffs.
  • Control room operator

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in:

  • law
  • operational awareness
  • safe operation of a firearm
  • 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 Certificate III in Security Operations

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

A Statement of Attainment in Batons and Handcuffs (Certificate III in Security Operations) will be issued on completion of the Baton and Handcuffs units only.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students may wish to go on to complete the Certificate IV Security and Risk Management.

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.