Certificate III in Security Operations.

PLEASE NOTE: The Certificate III in Security Operations is delivered by face to face learning in the New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. This is a mandatory requirement of the regulatory bodies of these States.  The course duration in the three States is a minimum of 113 hours. Please contact us for all licensing requirements for each state .  This qualification can be obtained in all other States and Territories by RPL or is available through the Westbourne College on-line learning platform.  Please be aware that you cannot be a resident of the regulated States to qualify for these learning streams. 

This qualification will create the opportunity for employment in specialist areas of security. This course is recommended for those currently working in or aspiring to work in the security industry.

FAST FACTS – ‘75.3% of those completing training were employed or in further studies’.*

About this qualification

This qualification will create the opportunity for employment in specialist areas of security


Assessment methods may include:

  • Projects / Research

  • Written Assignments & Case Studies

  • Scenarios

Delivery & Duration

  • 6 – 12 months or three weeks intensive

  • Blended mode learning or On-line

Your career

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake jobs roles such as:

  • Security Team Leader

  • Security Guards

  • Security Supervisors

Type of study

Classroom-Blended, Blended, Workplace or On-line. It is required for licensing in Western Australia that you must complete the course on a face to face basis consisting of a minimum 113 hours


After achieving the CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations, candidates may undertake a range of other Diploma qualifications.

What you will learn

You will gain critical skills required in developing and carrying out general security operations.

One of Australia’s leading training providers

Westbourne is one of Australia’s leading training providers for individuals, businesses, community groups and Government with a record of success in designing and delivering nationally recognised training qualifications.

Fees & Payment options

  • Option one –initial $250 administration fee and less than $3 a day up to 10 months – total payable $1,100*. Note, we cannot issue your qualification until payment has been received in full.

  • Option two – Pay up front and receive a 10% discount – total charge $1,000

Entry Requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.

  • Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.

Units of competency

The CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations requires 14 units of competency:

  • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships

  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

  • CPPSEC3001 Maintain workplace safety in the security industry

  • CPPSEC3002 Manage conflict through negotiation

  • CPPSEC3003 Determine response to security risk situation

  • CPPSEC3005 Prepare and present security documentation and reports

  • CPPSEC3006 Coordinate a quality security service to customers

  • CPPSEC3007 Maintain security of environment

  • CPPSEC2011 Control access to and exit from premises

  • CPPSEC2012 Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour

  • CPPSEC3004 Lead small teams in security industry

  • CPPSEC3017 Plan and conduct evacuation of premises

  • CPPSEC3018 Provide for the safety of persons at risk

  • CPPSEC3051 Implement cash-in-transit procedures

* Statistics sourced from the National Centre for Vocational Research.