CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of a close protection operative who is responsible for providing security services to protect the safety and security of principals who may be celebrities, political figures, very important persons (VIPs) or other persons requiring close protection services.

This qualification provides an occupational licence outcome of a close protection operative. 

Occupational titles could include:

  • close protection operative.

This qualification is suitable for people within or entering the security industry who wish to specialise in the provision of close protection services.  It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings, including security risk management.

Close protection operatives work in a team environment 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.

Please refer to the CPP Companion Volume Implementation Guide for information.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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.

Units

Core Units

CPPSEC3101

Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation

CPPSEC3103

Determine and implement response to security risk situation

CPPSEC3105

Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients

CPPSEC3121

Control persons using empty hand techniques

CPPSEC3122

Plan provision of close protection services

CPPSEC3123

Implement close protection services

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

Elective units

BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

CPPSEC3102

Maintain operational safety and security of work environment

CPPSEC3104

Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour

CPPSEC3106

Gather, organise and present security information and documentation

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

CPPSEC3124

Prepare and present evidence in court

CPPSEC3125

Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets

CPPSEC3126

Defend persons using spray

CPPSEC3131

Select, use and maintain body armour for security purposes

HLTAID007

Provide advanced resuscitation

PMAOMIR210

Control evacuation to muster point

TLIB0002

Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIC1051

Operate commercial vehicle

TLIC3036

Apply safe car driving behaviours

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