Certificate III in Security Operations

CPP31318

This qualification reflects the role of a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting and guarding property, and screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises.

Occupational titles could include:

  • security officer
  • unarmed guard
  • crowd controller.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to deepen and broaden their skills and knowledge in security operations and lead security teams in the field. It provides a pathway to further learning and work in various security roles and settings, including security risk management.

Security officers at this level provide leadership in a team environment, operate 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. This qualification does not provide the required competencies for a security officer license. Learners who hold a security license may select units as part of this qualification required for additional license endorsements in;

  • Batons and handcuffs
  • Canine
  • Cash-in-transit
  • Control room operations
  • Firearms.

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

Sample outcome learnings

  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation
  • Maintain operational safety and security of work environment
  • Determine and implement response to security risk situation
  • Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour