AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (Domestic Airport Screener)

New Courses Starting February 2022

Course Overview

This Qualification is suitable for those seeking to enhance their career through professional development and gaining more skills and knowledge to ensure a career path within their industry.

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.

All new screeners in the aviation and maritime sectors must hold this qualification (Course code AVI20118) from 16th January 2022.

For existing screeners, your skills and experience will be recognised.

Existing screeners do not need to complete this course if you:

  • were employed or engaged as a screener at any time in the 12 months before 16 June 2021, and
  • have not ceased engagement or employment as a screening officer for more than 24 months.

More information is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Learning Outcomes

  • Domestic Airport Screening Officer
  • Effective communication techniques,
  • Report writing in compliance with the Aviation Act,
  • Teamwork,
  • Safe work practices, including the handling of weapons, explosives and prohibited items,
  • Undertake operational activities in accordance with assignment instructions,
  • Provide client services,
  • Conduct screening operations,
  • Establish and maintain sterile sensitive areas,
  • Control access to and exit from a security sensitive area and
  • Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference.

Designed For

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.

Career Outcomes

  • Transport Security Screening Officer roles include:
  • Air Cargo Examination Officer
  • Domestic Airport Screening Officer
  • International Airport Screening Officer
  • Maritime Screening Officer

Pathways

Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations,
  • CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations,
  • CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security Management, or
  • Other specialist elective Group within the Qualification

Prerequisites

IMPORTANT! Students enrolling into the AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection must apply for:

  • An ASIC Job Ready Background Check; or
  • An MSIC Job Ready Background Check

Individuals undertaking this qualification must have passed a valid background check prior to accessing security-restricted resources associated with AVIG0001 Work effectively in a transport security environment. This can be obtained by submitting an application to an ASIC/MSIC Issuing Body. Some employers may be Issuing Bodies or may have existing relationships with one.

Core Security Training can guide you with this process to a provider.

To be employed as a security screener at Perth Airport, you are encouraged to complete CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations on top of AVI20118 as this can give you a far greater skillset and role flexibility in job roles within the airport. Please see https://coresecurity.wa.edu.au/security-courses/cert-ii-security-operations/ for further information and course dates. If you do not complete the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations you are limited to the role of a security screener only.

Participants may be a minimum age of 18 years to attend.

Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.

Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy as our courses combine plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing the skills that will be needed in their job role.

If you believe you will need assistance due to your LLN skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training.

All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar). 100 points of identification

USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.  https://www.usi.gov.au/students/get-a-usi

Course Structure

The course comprises of six (6) days (8 hour per day) in-class practical course with homework.

Homework study takes on average 10 hours depending on the individual student and their personal circumstances and other commitments). This training involves reading modules and then using the knowledge learnt to complete a final exam. Homework is to be completed during the week of the 6 day face to face course – outside of course hours.

The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application where available. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

Core Security Training has been delivering security screener training around WA; and are able to provide on-site training for this qualification anywhere around WA, combined with recognition of prior learning for existing personnel where applicable.

Course Outline

You must complete 5 core units of competency and the relevant electives as listed below

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

 

Assessment

To achieve a nationally recognised qualification, participants are required to complete the assigned , written and practical assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

The program may allow for some flexibility with time and include suggested work activities which can be conducted on-site, or in a simulated work situation if needed; this will be done in consultation with stakeholders prior to commencement

You will have access to our highly qualified industry experienced Trainer who can provide you with guidance to assist you with completion timeframes for each unit to suit your study goals! You also have access to the Trainer throughout your study period to answer any questions you may have or help you overcome any stumbling blocks you may encounter.

Assessment due date – as agreed with the learner and outlined within the training and assessment plan

The RTO will issue the learner Qualification:

  • AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessor. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee).

Course Fees

Fee for service – $1,250 ($200 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $900 ($200 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $150 each

Group bookings – please contact us for pricing.

Fees include all assessments and resources required in the classroom (and for pre-course online training). Students should wear appropriate clothing to kneel and bend in to complete the practical.

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Cancellation Policy

We are unable to refund monies for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.