CPP31318 – Certificate III in Security Operations

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting and guarding property, and screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises. 

Occupational titles could include:

  • security officer
  • unarmed guard
  • crowd controller.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to deepen and broaden their skills and knowledge in security operations and lead security teams in the field.  It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings, including security risk management.

Security officers at this level provide leadership in a team environment, operate under limited supervision, and use discretion and judgement in known and unpredictable work contexts.  They take responsibility for their own outputs in work and learning, and limited responsibility for the output of others in the work team. 

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

Occupational licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply at the time of publication. This qualification does not provide the required competencies for a security officer license. Learners who hold a security license may select units as part of this qualification required for additional license endorsements in;

  • Batons and handcuffs
  • Canine
  • Cash-in-transit
  • Control room operations
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Entry Requirements

Must hold a current Security Officers licensing in the relevant jurisdiction.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 14 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 6 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • a minimum of 4 elective units must be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2 units may be chosen from the elective units listed below, or elsewhere from the CPP Property Services Training Package or other current Training Packages.

Electives selected from outside this qualification must be relevant to the occupational outcome.

An asterisk against a unit code listed below indicates that there is a prerequisite.

Units

Core Units

BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

CPPSEC3101

Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation

CPPSEC3102

Maintain operational safety and security of work environment

CPPSEC3103

Determine and implement response to security risk situation

CPPSEC3104

Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour

CPPSEC3105

Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients

CPPSEC3106

Gather, organise and present security information and documentation

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

Elective units

CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

CPPSEC2114

Monitor electronic security equipment and respond to alarm events

CPPSEC3107

Monitor security and coordinate response from control rooms

CPPSEC3108

Store, protect and dispose of security information

CPPSEC3109

Use and maintain security databases and compile reports

CPPSEC3110

Control persons using batons

CPPSEC3111

Restrain persons using handcuffs

CPPSEC3112

Manage training and wellbeing of dogs for security functions

CPPSEC3113

Handle dogs for security patrols

CPPSEC3114 *

Control security risk situations using firearms

CPPSEC3115

Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes

CPPSEC3116

Carry, operate and maintain semi-automatic pistols for security purposes

CPPSEC3117

Carry, operate and maintain shotguns for security purposes

CPPSEC3118

Inspect and test cash-in-transit security equipment

CPPSEC3119

Implement cash-in-transit security procedures

CPPSEC3120

Load and unload cash-in-transit in secured and unsecured environments

CPPSEC3121

Control persons using empty hand techniques

CPPSEC3122

Plan provision of close protection services

CPPSEC3123

Implement close protection services

CPPSEC3124

Prepare and present evidence in court

CPPSEC3125

Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets

CPPSEC3126

Defend persons using spray

CPPSEC3127

Conduct security screening using x-ray equipment

CPPSEC3128

Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment

CPPSEC3129

Conduct security screening using explosive trace detection equipment

CPPSEC3130

Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors

CPPSEC3131

Select, use and maintain body armour for security purposes

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

HLTAID007

Provide advanced resuscitation

PMAOMIR210

Control evacuation to muster point

TLIB0002

Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIC1051

Operate commercial vehicle

Queensland Crowd Controller Refresher

The modules for ongoing training for crowd controllers (Queensland) each three years are:

  • CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation
  • CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid.

 

CPR Requirements

CPR training (Queensland)

It’s also a requirement that during the currency of a first aid certificate you have completed a CPR component that is refreshed every 12 months.  The CPR module is:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Queensland Firearms Requalification

You must complete the following unit, (including any prerequisites) each year prior to the expiry date.

CPPSEC3114 Control security risk situation using firearms

Licence Endorsements

CPPSS00059 Batons and handcuffs

Skill Set Requirements

CPPSEC3110 Control persons using batons

CPPSEC3111 Restrain persons using handcuffs

CPPSS00060 Canine

Skill Set Requirements

CPPSEC3112 Manage training and well-being of dogs for security functions

CPPSEC3113 Handle dogs for security patrols

CPPSS00061 Cash-in-transit

Skill Set Requirements

CPPSEC3118 Inspect and test cash-in-transit security equipment

CPPSEC3119 Implement cash-in-transit security procedures

CPPSEC3120 Load and unload cash-in-transit in secured and unsecured environments

CPPSS00062 Control room operations

Skill Set Requirements

CPPSEC3107 Monitor security and coordinate response from control rooms

CPPSEC3108 Store, protect and dispose of security information

CPPSEC3109 Use and maintain security databases and compile reports

CPPSS00063 Firearms

Skill Set Requirements

CPPSEC3114* Control security risk situations using firearms

  • The unit in this skill set includes the following prerequisite requirements:
  • CPPSEC3115 Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes, or
  • CPPSEC3116 Carry, operate and maintain semi-automatic pistols for security purposes, or
  • CPPSEC3117 Carry, operate and maintain shotguns for security purposes, or
  • Firearms training course approved in the relevant State/Territory jurisdiction.

CPPSS00062 Control room operations

Skill Set Requirements

CPPSEC3107 Monitor security and coordinate response from control rooms

CPPSEC3108 Store, protect and dispose of security information

CPPSEC3109 Use and maintain security databases and compile reports

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