CPP20212 - Certificate II in Security Operations

An experienced security operations professional? Get the recognition you deserve.

The tasks you perform working in the Security Operations field may have already taught you what you need to know to achieve formal recognition. Prove your competence by showing effective work in the security industry, responding to security risk situations, and working as part of a security team.

Whether you'd like to get certified, improve job prospects, or enter the field of Security Operations, skills like screening people and items, giving evidence in court, protecting valuables in transit, handling security dogs, and patrolling premises contribute to the qualification.

Safeguard your career in Security Operations and enjoy elevated workplace esteem.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 12 units of competency:

  • 7 core units

  • 5 elective units.

The elective units are chosen as follows:

  • 5 units from the elective units listed below
  • 2 of the units may be chosen from Certificate I, II or III qualifications in CPP07 or another current Training Package, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and no more than 1 unit is from Certificate I.

Core units 

PSEC2001A Communicate effectively in the security industry

CPPSEC2002A Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry

CPPSEC2003B Work effectively in the security industry

CPPSEC2004B Respond to security risk situation

CPPSEC2005A Work as part of a security team

CPPSEC2006B Provide security services to clients

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

Elective units

CPPCMN2001B Control and direct traffic

CPPSEC2007A Screen people

CPPSEC2008A Screen items

CPPSEC2009A Give evidence in court

CPPSEC2010A Protect safety of persons

CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises

CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour

CPPSEC2013A Protect valuables in transit

CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment

CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises

CPPSEC2016A Contribute to investigative activities

CPPSEC2017A Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques

CPPSEC2018A Monitor electronic reporting facility

CPPSEC2019A Monitor biometrics equipment and systems

CPPSEC2027A Load and unload cash in transit in a secured environment

CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation

CPPSEC3010A Manage dogs for security functions

CPPSEC3011A Handle dogs for security patrol

CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques

CPPSEC3020A Monitor security from control room

CPPSEC3021A Maintain and use security database

HLTCSD306D Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

TLIB2004A Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIE2007A Use communication systems

Not Applicable

This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

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