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Certificate III in Security Operations ( Screening / Control Room / Baton & Handcuffs )

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The CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations (Control Room, Screening and Baton & Handcuffs) course is the direct pathway for students who have completed the CPP20212 course.

Majority of security organizations will require and appreciate the qualification of a Certificate III in Security Operations as a mandatory part of their employment requirements because it is an extension of your knowledge in additional fields for example, Control Room Operations, Screening people at checkpoints and determining a response to security risk situations using baton and handcuffs. These are the critical components to the course and on the job.

The above will definitely broaden your career pathway and increase your opportunity of applying for higher skilled security positions. This qualification is definitely an employment attraction.

What employment opportunities will students have?

Working as a Control Room Operator, Screening Officer or Patrol Guard in any of the following environments:

  • Airports / Seaports
  • Freight Security
  • Government Courts
  • Hotels and Casino's
  • Mobile Patrol
  • Gate House Security
  • Monitoring / Control Room Centres

Course Duration

The Certificate III in Security Operations (Control Room, Screening and Baton & Handcuffs) course will consist of 25 days full-time attendance Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Evening classes will run for 50 nights Monday to Friday from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.

If you have already completed the updated Certificate II in Security Operations (Crowd Control / Unarmed Guard) course your attendance for the Certificate III in Security Operations (Control Room, Screening and Baton & Hansdcuffs) course will be reduced to 19 days full-time attendance Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Evening classes will be reduced to 38 nights Monday to Friday from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.

All TAT instructors are fully recognised by the Licensing and Regulation Division of Victoria Police. Further, they have years of proficiency and maintained current competency in security industry thus providing ongoing industry skills and knowledge to potential security officers.

What will students study?

The units of competence and nominal hours for completion are as follows:

CPP30411 Core Units

Subject Code Description
BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development
CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry
CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation
CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation/td>
CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports
CPPSEC3006A Coordinate a quality security service to customers
CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment

CPP30411 Core Electives

Subject Code Description
CPPSEC3009A Prepare and present evidence in court
CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC3017A Plan and conduct evacuation of premises
HLTFA311A Provide first aid
CPPSEC3004A Lead small teams in the security industry
CPPSEC2017A Protect self and others using basic defensive tactics

Additional Elective Units – Baton and Handcuffs

Subject Code Description
CPPSEC3014A Control persons using baton
CPPSEC3015A Restrain persons using handcuffs

Additional Elective Units – Control Room

Subject Code Description
CPPSEC2018A Monitor electronic reporting facility
CPPSEC3012A Store and protect information
CPPSEC3020A Monitor security from control room
CPPSEC3021A Maintain and use security database

Additional Elective Units – Checkpoint Screening

Subject Code Description
CPPSEC1006A Apply x-ray image interpretation procedures
CPPSEC1007A Apply walk through metal detection procedures
CPPSEC1008A Apply hand-held metal detection procedures
CPPSEC1009A Apply explosive trace detection (ETD) procedures
CPPSEC2007A Screen people
CPPSEC2008A Screen items

The Checkpoint Screening units are a skill set of the Certificate I/II in security operations.

How much will the course cost for Government Funded eligible students?

Students eligible for Government Subsidised Training as part of the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) for the Certificate II in Security Operations is only required to pay:

  • VTG Eligible Concession $30 (including all workbooks) OR
  • VTG Eligible Standard $150 (including all workbooks)
  • Please click here  about VTG Eligible Concession Card Holders and VTG Eligible Standard Non Concession Card Holders
  • Please click here  for further information course prices for VTG Eligible Students and Full Fee paying students.
  • Please click here  VTG eligibility information or click on the link below to see if you are eligible:
  • Please click here Victorian Skills Gateway

How much will the course cost for a full fee paying student?

For full fee paying students the CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations course will cost $2100.00 during the day or $2500.00 in the evenings consisting of a minimum deposit of $150.00 prior to course commencement for securing your enrolment position.

On enrolment you will also be required to pay a non-refundable $150.00 deposit.

How do l Enrol?

To enrol in this course you will need to attend in person to our Broadmeadows Office and complete an enrolment application together with a Pre-Training Review / Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) form.


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