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Certificate III in Security Operations (CPP30411)

This is a nationally accredited course which is best suited to people who already have their security licence as Online Courses Australia does not offer this qualification as a licensing course. The Certificate III in Security Operations will improve the knowledge and skills of Security Officers already working within the security industry.


Career Prospects

Upon successful completion of this course, you may gain employment in the following roles or fields:

  • Security Officer (Unarmed).
  • Crowd Controller.
  • Body Guard.
  • Cash-in-transit.
  • Security surveillance monitoring.
  • Parking Attendant.
  • Operations Supervisor.
  • Tactical security squad member.
  • Security Intelligence Officer.
  • Security Equipment Manager.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered 100% online. Upon enrolment students are issued with a login and password, providing access to OCA's e-learning centre.


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Licensing Requirements

Please note: There are strict licensing conditions with regards to this security qualification. This qualification does not meet any licensing conditions -- Online Courses Australia offers this course as a higher level qualification for people who are already licensed as a Security Officer and/or those who simply require supervisor or higher level skills within the security field.


If you require a Security Officer Licence you must complete the Certificate II in Security Operations. You must also ensure

you visit your local licensing authority for the latest and most up to date information.


Recognition and Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally accredited Certificate III in Security Operations. There are no pre-requisites to this course.


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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Operational Officers and Government Staff can be assessed either by Recognition of Prior Learning or Recognition of Current Competency Assessment. Practical operational training workshop assessments may also be conducted upon approved from the director of Government & Public safety.



Please be aware that this course is only offered for residents living in QLD. Please call us on (07) 3161 6880 to discuss alternative options.

Units of Study

There are 14 Nationally Accredited Units of Competency in this course.
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Core Units - Mandatory


Maintain Workplace Safety in the Security Industry.


Manage Conflict Through Negotiation.


Determine Response to Security Risk Situation.


Prepare and Present Security Documentation and Reports.


Coordinate a Quality Security Service to Customers.


Maintain Security of Environment.


Contribute to Effective Workplace Relationships.


Organise Personal Work Priorities and Development.


CPPSEC3004A Lead Small Teams in the Security Industry.


Prepare and Present Evidence in Court.


Store and Protect Information.


Write Simple Documents.

HLTFA301B** Apply First Aid.
BSBADM409A Coordinate Business Resources.


The above units have been designed especially for 100% online training - so you can gain your qualification without practical workshops. However, if you require specialist pathways, you can enquire about our practical workshops in Brisbane.


**This unit is to be completed with a local training provider as OCA does not offer this elective. It is the responsibility of the student to enrol and participate in this unit with a registered local provider and provide OCA with a certified copy of their statement of attainment in order for the qualification to be issued on completion. Should you already hold a current first aid certificate you must send a certified copy to OCA on enrolment.



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I completed my Cert II in new Zealand last year. Can I get that accredited in QLD?

We would be happy to assess your qualification under our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program, we would look at both your education and relevant experience in the field. Given that there can be differences in the units and content delivered we will need to first assess what you've done in order to award appropriate credit/qualifications. We assess RPL once you have committed to studying with us.


How long will this course take to complete?

Total nominal hours: 372 hour | Full-time load: 25 hrs/wk; 15 weeks full-time | Part-time load: 12 hrs/wk; 31 weeks part-time

Maximum 12 months access to online course (approximately 22-30 hours to complete each unit).


This is a competency based course. Nominal hours are a guide only. If you spend more than 12 hours per week on a unit it is expected that you will complete your qualification in a shorter time frame. This course is conducted online.

I am a licenced security guard/crowd controller in WA does this extend Australia wide?

The version of Certificate III in Security Operations which we offer is recognized only in QLD and SA. WA and the other states and territories have independent frameworks determining their security qualifications. If you currently hold a WA security qualification, this would still be of use during this course if applying for Recognition of Prior Learning.


I'm from Australia but living overseas. Can I still do this course?

Yes. As long as you can provide proof of Australian citizenship, you are most certainly welcome to study this course.

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Total Cost: $1999


$50 deposit
$50/Week for 43 Weeks
Total Cost: $2200
Gympie, Qld
“I made friends with the Security Officer at the factory where I was working and he mentioned that he undertook the Nationally Accredited Certificate III in Security Operations with OCA. We now work side-by-side.”
Annerley, QLD
“Security is not a normal choice for females, but it’s something I’ve always been interested in. Completing Certificate III in Security Operations helped me to make up my mind that it was a career path worth pursuing.”
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Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Nationally Accredited Certificate III in Security Operations.


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  • Certificates I to IV – These provide you with a range of skills from introductory level through to advanced. It's not always necessary to complete a lower level Certificate to gain entry to a higher one.
  • Statements of Attainment - Certain short courses can help you develop extra skills or prepare you for further study. A Statement of Attainment is a record of completion of one or more units of competency from an AQF course.

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Short courses provide intensive training to help advance your career, update your skills and knowledge, or meet specific legislative requirements. Courses range in duration from a few hours to a number of months. This short course it NOT a Certificate (Nationally Accredited) level qualification.


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  • 18 years of age or over at the time of application
  • Currently employed and earning at least $30,000 gross p.a.
  • A permanent Australian resident
  • Not a discharged or currently bankrupt
  • No current Credit Defaults or outstanding Writs or Summons
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