CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations

Course Overview 

Take a Certificate II in Security Operations Course with us and make your first move to join the security industry, you can work as an unarmed guard or a crowd controller in the major events to protect people. To get started with a career in Security, all you need to do is take a 17 day (or 34 nights or weekend classes) Certificate II in Security Operations course.We offer Certificate II in Security Operations course to get started with your career in the security industry. In general, the entry-level job prospects in the security industry can be as a security guard or security officer. In particular, this course offers the skills required to work in the security industry. However, you need a Victorian private security licence to start a career in the fast-growing Security Industry in Victoria. Also, we assist our students in the process of obtaining a security licence in Victoria.The Certificate II in Security Operations course offered by GSTA is nationally recognised and complies with the necessary standards in Australia. Moreover, our trainers are industry experts which means you learn from the best in the field. In addition, we assist our students in the security licensing process. Furthermore, we provide career opportunities to the students after successful completion of the course with us. We have access to a labour-hire company to provide employment opportunities to the successful candidates. All you need to do is take the first step and register your interest in the security course.

Entry Requirements 

There are no formal entry requirements for seeking to enroll into this qualification. However, it is expected that students will have sound literacy and numeracy skills. Global Skills Training Academy requires that all learners seeking enrollment into this qualification have an appropriate level of written and spoken English suitable for employment within the private security industry. These skills are assessed by way of a Pre-Training Review during the enrollment process. The Pre-Training Review complies with the appropriate levels of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in accordance with the CPP07 Training Package requirements. The framework stipulates appropriate LLN levels for:

  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Numeracy

Licensing requirements

  • Must be 18 years or above at the time of applying for admission at GSTA.
  • Be an Australian Resident or hold a valid Visa (with relevant work rights)
  • Be subject to a National Police Check which requires the taking of your fingerprints
  • Provide certified copies of International Police Checks from any other country resided in for a period of more than 12 months over the previous 10 years since turning 16 years of age
  • Be a fit and proper person which implies not having any medical condition or history with police that would hinder your employment within the industry.
  • Complete the training (relevant to the private security activity or activities you wish to be licensed for) to demonstrate competency for working in the security industry.
  • Provide 2 written references outlining your suitability for employment within the private security industry.
  • In general, entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 10 qualification or equivalent. However, the selection is not based purely on academic performance. (Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered).

Course Duration and Structure

We offer Day Classes and Night Classes. See the table below for more information.

Day Class Night Class
Description: Course runs for 17 days;

Nominal hours are 136 and

must be done in class.

Course runs for 34 nights;

Nominal hours are 136 and

must also be done in class


Breakdown of units to meet individual licensing requirements of Unarmed Guard and Crowd Control in Victoria.

Unit Code Unit Title

Core Units

CPPSEC2001A Communicate effectively in the security industry

CPPSEC2002A Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry

CPPSEC2003B Workplace effectively in the security industry

CPPSEC2004B Respond to security risk situation

CPPSEC2005A Work as part of a team

CPPSEC2006B Provide security services to clients

HLTFA311A Apply First Aid

Elective Units

CPPSEC2010A Protect the safety of persons

CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises

CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual crowd behavior

CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment

COOSEC2015APatrol Premises

Additional Units for Licensing

CPPSEC1003A Apply security procedures for the responsible service of alcohol

CPPSEC2017A Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques

CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation

CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports

CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques

CPPSEC3017A Plan and conduct evacuation of premises

TLIE2007 Use communication systems


The delivery will be face to face. You will be professionally prepared and have confidence when confronted with the day to day duties as a Security Officer. The course is a competency training program and will include presentations, practical demonstrations of security equipment, scenario walk through and group discussions

Here’s just a few things you will learn:

  • Respond to security risk situations
  • First Aid
  • Work effectively in the security industry

Qualification and Certificate

At GSTA, we are committed to providing high-quality training and assessment in accordance with the standards for Registered Training Organizations (RTOs 2015). However, there are 3 main things to consider regarding the Certificate II in Security Operations course:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL recognises skills, knowledge of experience you have gained outside of formal education and training system and how they may meet the requirements of your qualification

  • Credit Transfer

Recognises your previously completed study, which may a provide credit towards the qualification

  • Certificate

The certificate details for the Certificate II in Security Operations are as follows:


Testamur- A certificate for successful course completion.

In particular, you will be awarded a “Testamur” upon successful completion of the Certificate II in Security Operations course.

Records of Results

Record of Results- A certificate highlighting the units of competency completed.

Furthermore, along with the Testamur, the students will receive a “Record of Results” which provides the details related to the units of competency completed in the course CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations.

Statement of Attainment

Statement of Attainment- A certificate that highlights the eligibility for the additional 7 units required for a private security license in Victoria.

In addition, all the students will be awarded a separate “Statement of Attainment ” to allow them for the additional seven units as required for licensing through Victoria Police.

However, if you complete only a part of the course, then a “Statement of Attainment” will be awarded (which only includes the Units of Competency that you have achieved within the course)

Employment Options

Employment outcomes associated with this qualification relate to the Unarmed Guard/ Crowd Control. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Retail Security
  • Shopping Center
  • Concierge
  • Airport
  • Mobile Patrol
  • Hospital Security
  • Corporate Security
  • Main Events

Furthermore, GSTA has access to a variety of support services to assist students in gaining employment after completing the Certificate II in Security Operations. In addition, we provide career support for our parent company, to successful candidates and arrange interviews with our reputed clients in the industry.

Course Cost and Locations

Certificate II in Security Operations Cost: $995

We have various training locations which include:

  • South Melbourne
  • Sunshine
  • Albion
  • Lilydale
  • Fitzroy
  • Glen Waverly
  • Dandenong
  • Geelong

 How to Apply?

Call us on 1300 317 532 or send us an email