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Certificate III in Security Operations (Leadership Course)

Traineeship Available


Course Objectives

This Qualification is designed for those who either fulfill a Team Leader or Supervisor role or is wanting to be employed as a Team Leader or Supervisor. The Certificate III in Security Operations is based on the national training package and is designed to open up a career path in the security industry.

Successful completion of this qualification, allows learners to apply for Team Leader or Supervisor roles.

Participants receive comprehensive learning materials and trainer support. Presented using a combination of in class and external study or external only with an immediate start.



It happens every day. A high performer is promoted from team member or individual contributor to supervisor of a team. And nearly every day, that new supervisor struggles. They struggle because the job they are now doing is vastly different from the job they were doing, even though they stayed on the same team.

The Cert III in Security Operations (Leadership) is suitable for individuals who wish to deepen and broaden their skills and knowledge in security operations, lead and plan for security teams in the field and undertake screening operations.  It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings, including security risk management.


Learning Outcomes

There are no licensing outcomes for this delivery of the Qualification. This qualification does not provide the required competencies for a security officer license.

Course study areas are:

  • Leadership, coaching and development, planning, report writing and client engagement,
  • Legislation, negligence and duty of care,
  • Risk management and planning in accordance with ISO 31000:2018,
  • Team conflict resolution and performance improvement techniques,
  • Asset protection planning and risk mitigation,
  • Work Health and Safety management,
  • Supervising and planning security officer duties, mobile patrols, static guard, access control, retail security, alarm response, workplace health and safety,
  • Supervising and planning crowd controller’s duties at hotels, licensed clubs and special events.

Designed For

Those with a good understanding of leadership and management; or those persons who want to extend their knowledge and experience in the field of leadership in the context of their current employment or to improve future employment opportunities through formal qualifications.

The Cert III in Security Operations (Leadership) is about providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to undertake job roles such as Team Leaders and Supervisors. This also relates to experienced Team Leaders and Supervisors with Qualifications and skills obtained through other sources of employment or training; such as the Police Force, Corrections and Defence. They may choose to formalise their experience by attaining this Qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning or Current Competency.

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Supervisor,
  • Team Leader, or
  • Cordinator


Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • CPP21218 Certificate II in Security Operations, or
  • with vocational experience in a supervisory role but no formal qualification

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

  • BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety;
  • CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security Management; or
  • CPP41519 Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis.

This qualification is about providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to manage risk strategically; it is not intended to cover every facet of Risk Management planning and implementation.



For a learner to undertake study with this RTO, the following prerequisites are required before a learner can be enrolled or issued with a Qualification.

  • Must hold a current Security Officers licensing in the relevant jurisdiction
  • Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address;
  • Must have a USI number;
  • Have the right to work in Australia;
  • Applicants must demonstrate the basic language, literacy and numeracy required at this level. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training; and
  • Minimum age requirements is 18 years to complete this course
  • 100 points of identification

It is expected that learners:

  • Have reading and writing skills that will enable them to understand diagrams; complete written reports; and understand workplace documents
  • Are able to communicate effectively in formal situations and meetings
  • Are able to undertake basic research for workplace documents

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.

How is the course delivered?

The Cert III in Security Operations (Leadership) course can be delivered two ways. In the first instance participants can sign up under traineeship arrangements and undertake the qualification under a training contract. The training contract is valid for 12 months and attracts government incentives for both employer and employee.

The second delivery method is classroom style, face to face learning with the course delivered over a minimum of six (6) days, each with eight (8) hours of face-to-face delivery per day. Some units from this Qualification will be self-paced learning.

The amount of training hours for this Qualification will equal to 120 hours. This will be broken down into 88 hours of supervised instruction and 34 hours of unsupervised activities which includes the completion of written and scenario-based activities; building on the theory provided during the face to face sessions.

A training and assessment training plan may be completed at enrolment or on completion of the face-to-face delivery phase to ensure that you are staying on track with your course completion. The point being, you complete your much needed qualification regardless of current circumstance or time restraints from where ever you are in Australia. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

You will have access to our highly qualified industry experienced Trainers 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.

By participating in the Cert III in Security Operations (Leadership) course you challenge yourself to grow professionally. Investing in yourself and taking time to learn, practice and implement this knowledge will change your career and create more job opportunities.

Course Outline

14 units must be completed (8 core units and 6 elective units)

BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness Core
CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation Core
CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of work environment Core
CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation Core
CPPSEC3104 Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour Core
CPPSEC3105 Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients Core
CPPSEC3106 Gather, organise and present security information and documentation Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CPPSEC3107 Monitor security and coordinate response from control rooms Elective
CPPSEC3108 Store, protect and dispose of security information Elective
CPPSEC3109 Use and maintain security databases and compile reports Elective
CPPSEC3124 Prepare and present evidence in court Elective
CPPSEC3125 Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets Elective
PMAOMIR210 Control evacuation to muster point Elective


To achieve a nationally recognised qualification, participants are required to complete an assessment project, complete course readings and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

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

A testamur for the qualification CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations will be issued following successful completion of this course and can be used to seek credit transfer towards achieving an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to persons who have extensive experience in Management, Coordinator or Supervisory space or related fields. If you have over 12 months experience fulfilling a supervisory role, you should consider the RPL process by undertaking a self-assessment against the competency standards of this qualification.

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

Traineeship Model – $2,000 ($500 non-refundable deposit on booking, balance of fee to be paid by the employer in two instalments, the first at commencement/enrolment, the second at the 6 month milestone).


Fee for service – $1200 ($400 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $1000 ($400 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $250 each

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

Deposits will not be refunded 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.

See our policies on cancellation of courses and the fees incurred.

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