AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection

Qualification Description

This qualification provides individuals with general and specialist skills to operate effectively in a broad range of transport security screening roles.

Transport Security Screening Officer roles include:

  • Air Cargo Examination Officer
  • Domestic Airport Screening Officer
  • International Airport Screening Officer
  • Maritime Screening Officer

This qualification includes the units of competency required by Transport Security Screening Officers to perform transport security screening functions including, controlling access to security sensitive areas, undertaking physical searches, and identifying and handling weapons, explosives and prohibited items. A Transport Security Screening Officer must also apply effective communication skills to work in a broad range of transport security protection roles.

Transport Security screening personnel working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable contexts within narrow parameters.

Individuals seeking accreditation as a Transport Security Screening Officer should check industry specific accreditation requirements with the Aviation and Maritime Security Division of the Department of Home Affairs.

Licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

Individuals undertaking this qualification must have passed a valid background check. A valid background check for the purposes of an individual undertaking the qualification is a background check on an applicant for, or the holder of an aviation security identification card or maritime security identification card.

Packaging Rules

A minimum number of 9 units of competency comprising:

5 core units listed below; plus

Selecting all listed specialist elective units from either Group A, B, C or D below.

  • Air Cargo Examination Officer, All elective units from Group A; or
  • Domestic Airport Screening Officer, All elective units from Group B; or
  • International Airport Screening Officer, All elective units from Group C; or
  • Maritime Screening Officer, All elective units from Group D

Where a defined specialist elective Group is selected, the resultant qualification should be titled;

Group A – Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (Air Cargo Examination Officer)

Group B – Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (Domestic Airport Screening Officer)

Group C – Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (International Airport Screening Officer)

Group D – Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (Maritime Screening Officer)

Qualification

Air Cargo Examination Officer

Domestic Airport Screening Officer

International Airport Screening Officer

Maritime Screening Officer

Core Units

5

5

5

5

Specialist Elective Units

4

10

12

8

Total

9

15

17

13

NOTE: Attendees must possess a Job Ready ASIC, or an ASIC (NSTA Pty Ltd Can issue these please contact us for more information).

Core Units
AVIO0015 Undertake physical search of cargo and articles
AVIO0009 Identify and handle weapons, explosives and prohibited items
AVIG0001 Work effectively in a transport security industry
AVIO0007 Control access to and exit from a security sensitive area
AVIO0008 Establish and maintain a sterile sensitive area
Group A - Air Cargo Examination Officer
AVIO0005 Conduct screening using explosive trace detection
AVIO0003 Apply electronic metal detection
AVIO0014      Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
AVIF0015      Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment
Group B - Domestic Airport Screening Officer
AVIF0015 Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment
AVIO0006 Conduct vehicle search for access to security sensitive areas
AVIO0011 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment
AVIO0004 Conduct frisk search of persons
AVIO0005 Conduct screening using explosive trace detection
AVIO0012 Manage the flow of items for screening by X-ray screening equipment
AVIO0014 Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
CPPSEC3128 Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment
CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors
CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
Group C - International Airport Screening Officer
AVIO0011 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment
AVIO0004 Conduct frisk search of persons
AVIO0005 Conduct screening using explosive trace detection
AVIO0012 Manage the flow of items for screening by X-ray screening equipment
AVIO0014 Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
AVIO0013 Operate body scanner
AVIO0010 Identify powders, liquids, aerosols and gels (PLAGs)
AVIO0006 Conduct vehicle search for access to security sensitive areas
AVIF0015 Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment
CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC3128 Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment
CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors
Group D - Maritime Screening Officer
AVIO0011 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment
AVIO0004 Conduct frisk search of persons
AVIO0012 Manage the flow of items for screening by X-ray screening equipment
AVIO0014 Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
AVIO0006 Conduct vehicle search for access to security sensitive areas
CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC3128 Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment
CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors

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