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Certificate III in Security Operations Cash-In-Transit with Firearms Course


Course Objectives

The Certificate III in Security Operations – Cash-In-Transit (CIT) is for those persons who want to extend their knowledge and experience in the field of security services in the context of their current employment or to improve future employment opportunities through formal Qualifications.

This Qualification is about providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to undertake security services as a CIT operator for companies who provide armed escort and guarding services for cash and valuables.

The Certificate 3 in Security Operations is the one of the most sought after Nationally recognised Qualifications within the security industry, due to including leadership and planning elements.

Participants receive comprehensive learning materials and trainer support and presented using a combination of in class and external study


Learning Outcomes

The aim of the Certificate III in Security Operations (Cash-in-Transit) program is to develop participant understanding in providing operational security services in the context of high risk asset protection.

In addition to the Cash in Transit role participants will also gain valuable knowledge in security and CIT planning aspects and its risk management processes.

Candidates will undertake practical application of the plans developed in the form of team oriented scenarios.


  • Understanding basic risk management process ISO 31000:2018;
  • Understanding the threat assessment process;
  • Undertake armed asset protection;
  • To undertake team leader or coordinator roles;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Assignment Instructions;
  • Coordinate team management;
  • Manage team and individual conflict; and
  • Develop and write technical documents.

Designed For

The Certificate 3 in Security Operations may be suitable for experienced security officers within the security industry who may wish to advance their career by entering high value asset protection as part of their job role.

In addition, this also relates to experienced security officers with Qualifications and skills obtained through other sources of employment or training; such as the Police Force. They may choose to formalise their experience by attaining this Qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning or Current Competency.

Prerequisites Stipulated By The RTO

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 have Certificate II in Security Operations
  • 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.

Course Structure

The Certificate III in Security Operations Cash-In-Transit with Firearms Course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. 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.

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
CPPSEC3114 Control security risk situations using firearms Elective
CPPSEC3116 Carry, operate and maintain semi-automatic pistols for security purposes Elective
or CPPSEC3115 Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes Elective
CPPSEC3118 Inspect and test cash-in-transit security equipment Elective
CPPSEC3119 Implement cash-in-transit security procedures Elective
CPPSEC3120 Load and unload cash-in-transit in secured and unsecured environments Elective
CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques Elective

Please contact the RTO for any changes in Electives that you may wish to make to suit your training requirements.


How Is The Course Delivered?

Within the WA Police Commissioner Conditions of Approval for a RTO, this program requires a minimum completion of 120 hours of face to face instruction, which is equivalent to 14 standard 8.5 hour working days for group face to face delivery of the packaged Units of Competency (UOC). Therefore the Certificate 3 in Security Operations course will be 14 days over 3 weeks (Monday – Friday).

You can opt to have a training plan put in place to complete this course over multiple courses, however it must be planned into weekly blocks starting from week 1, then 2, then week 3 consecutively. If this is something that would suit you, please contact us to discuss.

You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for some of the UoC within this qualification, however where CPPSEC3008A Control security risk situations using firearms is required; a practical demonstration of skills and knowledge, including a range shoot must be undertaken.

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.

By participating in the Certificate 3 in Security Operations 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.

Learner Responsibilities

All learners undertaking training with Core Security Training must consider the following:

Before attending the course, review information about the course to ensure that it meets your needs.

  • Advise the RTO of any restrictions which may affect your ability to successfully undertake the training course. This may include any physical restrictors, language, literacy or numeracy issues. To mitigate this, we recommend that you contact the RTO as soon as practicable to arrange for a meeting to discuss a learning plan or training delivery adjustment. to ensure your successful completion of course requirements;
  • Complete any pre-course work designated;
  • Provide all required information in the documents provided, including a Unique Student Identifier (USI). USIs can be obtained from;
  • Attend training classes as outlined in the joining instruction for the course, and participate actively and enthusiastically in all training activities;
  • Behave in a courteous and respectful manner towards your trainer and other learners at all times;
  • Complete all written activities and assessments legibly;
  • Complete any workplace assessments as directed in a timely and legible manner;
  • Work with your employer to ensure you have suitable opportunities to complete your post-course assessment;
  • If you are unable to complete your assessment within the designated timeframe, contact the RTO to discuss options;
  • Retain a copy of all assessments submitted; and
  • All work submitted is your own.


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

The RTO will issue the learner Qualification:

  • CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations

Where learners have undertaken UoC electives which exceeds the training package requirements, such crowd controller or control room operator electives for security licensing purposes, those students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for those UoC electives.

Subject to payment of fees; the learner will receive this either on completion of the course in person or in the mail within 28 days of the course completion.

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to persons who have extensive experience in security, Policing, Military and related fields. If you have over 1 year’s experience in the field of security operations, 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 assessors. 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).

It is likely for this qualification, that the units for RPL can be broken up in three ways;

  1. Cert III in Security Operations – the leadership component of the course (typically delivered face to face over 8 days) – also please note that some of these units also go towards part of the Close Protection course if that is something you may wish to add on.
  2. Firearms – includes a day at the range to pass the shoot. Depending on your work history and recent experience you may also have to sit a single day in the classroom too.
  3. Cash in Transit (CIT) –  This is typically delivered face to face over 3-4 days in the classroom and may or may not include empty hand techniques.

We recommend that you send through your request for RPL via our RPL page enquiry. We will request a number of things from your before determining a way forward for your RPL.



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

  • CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations, or
  • CPP41519 Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis, or
  • CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security Management, or
  • BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Course Fees

Fee for service – Normally $1,800, but for a limited time $1,600. A $500 non-refundable deposit on booking is required to secure your seat on the course (and range) and full fees are required to be paid prior to the course commencement.  

RPL Course Fees – depending on what is required and what experience and evidence is provided;

  1. Cert III in Security Operations only -$1000
  2. Firearm in-class training and range shoot (ie: no experience or history with a firearm) – $500
  3. Firearm Shoot (sufficient evidence provided – therefore only one day on the range required) – $350
  4. Cash in Transit (including Empty hand techniques) – $300

Refer to the Payment Schedule of Student fees for courses  in the drop down button above, and for a more detailed look at the fees policy including the refund policy, please download a copy of the Student Handbook at the bottom of this page.

The Certificate III in Security Operations 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!

Sometimes, depending on circumstance, it can be difficult to come up with a lump sum the moment you decide to enter into your new security career so we have made available ZipPay payment plans to enable a swift start! Contact us today to find out how to apply for ZipPay.

Secure My Place In The Course Now

Option 1 – Secure My Place for $1,600 (normally $1,800) – ($500 non-refundable deposit on booking/enrolment)

*We will contact you in the next 1-2 business days to help you get started with your investment and training.

Option 2 – Payment plan using Zip Pay – either Zip Pay the full amount or the remainder after the $500 non-refundable deposit

Cancellation policy

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are required to adhere to a strict regime that specifies how they can collect student fees. These prescribed conditions determine the amounts and frequencies of payment.

The minimum option for payments towards the CPP30318 Certificate III in Security Operations course that you must agree to undertake are:

  • Stage 1: Enrolment and pre-commencement, you pay a $500 deposit
  • Stage 2: All remaining fees are due prior to the course commencement date and on the last business day before ie: If a course starts on a Monday, the course fees are due the Friday before the course starts.

If a cancellation must occur and is before 10 business days of a course’s commencement date there will be a $300 retention of the fees paid to cover our administration costs and time.

If a cancellation must occur and is within 5 business days of course commencement the $500 deposit is non-refundable.

Once a course begins, there is zero refund.

Your booking is not transferable to another person unless discussed and approved with Core Security Training Administration and Accounts Staff.

If a learner wishes to defer or transfer their original course booking date before 10 business days of course commencement, an alternative date will be provided for an additional booking/transfer fee of $100 which will be payable at time of re-booking. Core Security Group will hold the initial $500 deposit and this will be used towards the new course date booked.

If a learner wishes to defer or transfer their original course booking date within 5 business days of course commencement, an alternative date will be provided for an additional booking/transfer fee of $200 which will be payable at time of re-booking. Core Security Group will hold the initial $500 deposit and this will be used towards the new course date booked.

An agreed deferral may only occur once and must be utilised within 2 months of the original booking. If a second transfer of date is requested, the original deposit and the previous additional booking/transfer fee will then be forfeited and a new booking deposit of $500 will be required.

Your course fees will be held in a holding account to ensure reimbursement of fees can be managed until training is completed. Core Security Training endorses this fee payment system as it protects the learner from the possible loss of fees and will encourage sound financial management from RTOs

Please refer to the Student Handbook downloadable from the website for a more detailed fee policy.

Course cost: $1,600

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