Certificate III in Security Operations


Certificate III in Security Operations

Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(23 days from commenc)

Start Date(s): 20/04/2022
End Date(s): 23 Days from commencement
Days and Time: Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to face-to-face training; where safe and practical to implement. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

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/specialist roles 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 4.30pm. Classes are delivered face-to-face and include presentations, practical demonstrations of security equipment, scenario walk throughs, group discussions and written assessments.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPPSEC3104Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour (CPPSEC3104)16
CPPSEC3105Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients (CPPSEC3105)16
CPPSEC3106Gather, organise and present security information and documentation (CPPSEC3106)20
CPPSEC3102Maintain operational safety and security of work environment (CPPSEC3102)20
CPPSEC3101Manage conflict and security risks using negotiation (CPPSEC3101)16
CPPSEC3103Determine and implement response to security risk situation (CPPSEC3103)24
BSBFLM312Contribute To Team Effectiveness (BSBFLM312)40
HLTWHS003Maintain Work Health And Safety (HLTWHS003)40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPPSEC3116Carry, operate and maintain semi-automatic pistols for security purposes (CPPSEC3116)20
CPPSEC3115Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes (CPPSEC3115)32
CPPSEC3110Control persons using batons (CPPSEC3110)30
CPPSEC3118Inspect and test cash-in-transit security equipment and rectify faults (CPPSEC3118)30
CPPSEC3125Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets (CPPSEC3125)60
CPPSEC3119Implement cash-in-transit security procedures (CPPSEC3119)40
CPPSEC3120Load and unload cash-in-transit in secured and unsecured environments (CPPSEC3120)65
CPPSEC3111Restrain persons using handcuffs (CPPSEC3111)30
CPPSEC3114Control security risk situations using firearms (CPPSEC3114)40
CPPSEC3124Prepare and present evidence in court (CPPSEC3124)24

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessments 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.

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

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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 such as the Student Support Fee. 

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).


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
539 539 $0.52 $0.10 $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?

A completed Certificate II Security Operations and proof of Security licence is mandatory. Please contact our admin 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 can study this course at our Broadmeadows campus on a full-time basis.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment 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 completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited Certificate III in Security Operations (CPP31318)

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

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

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above. For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.