Code:
CPP31318
Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
Duration:
6 weeks
Starting Date:
08/08/2022
07/08/2023
Location:
Yallourn
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Course Overview

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.

Times

Monday–Friday 8:30am–4:30pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Security Operations.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to employment as a security supervisor in several security  environments:

  • Mobile patrols/alarm responses guard.
  • Security at Educational institutions.
  • Security at Major shopping centre/complexes
  • Security or guard at Critical infrastructure such power, gas and mining.
  • Security at Hospitals.
  • Security at Major events.
  • Security or Guard at Industrial complexes
  • Security at Airports
  • Security at Seaports.
  • Security at logistics hubs.
  • Security or guard at a Variety of retail complexes.

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described in Certificate III Security Operations are representative of the security industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. This Qualification does not provide all of the required units to vary a security licence in order to be employed as an armed guard or Cash in Transit.

In order to apply for a variation in licence with Victoria Police, you will be required to have successfully completed the following elective units for the listed job role:

ARMED GUARD:
All 8 core units including the following 6 elective units.

  • CPPSEC3125Implement Security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets
  • CPPSEC3111Restrain Persons Using handcuffs
  • CPPSEC3110Control Persons using Batons
  • CPPSEC3116Carry, operate and maintain semi automatic pistols for security purposes
  • CPPSEC3115Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes
  • CPPSEC3114Control Security Risk Situations Using Firearms

CASH IN TRANSIT:
All 8 core units including the following 6 elective units.

  • CPPSEC3116Carry, operate and maintain semi automatic pistols for security purposes
  • CPPSEC3115Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes
  • CPPSEC3114Control Security Risk Situations Using Firearms (pre requisite required)
  • CPPSEC3120Load and Unload Cash In Transit in Secured and Unsecured Environments
  • CPPSEC3119Implement Cash in Transit Security procedures
  • CPPSEC3118Inspect and Test Cash in Transit Security Equipment

COMBINED ARMED GUARD & CASH IN TRANSIT
All 8 core units including the following 6 elective units.

  • CPPSEC3125Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets
  • CPPSEC3111Restrain Persons Using handcuffs
  • CPPSEC3110Control Persons using Batons
  • CPPSEC3120Load and Unload Cash In Transit in Secured and Unsecured Environments
  • CPPSEC3119Implement Cash in Transit Security procedures
  • CPPSEC3118Inspect and Test Cash in Transit Security Equipment
    Including the Following 3 units as Fee for service delivery (Actual additional cost will be provide on the enrolment quote)
    1. CPPSEC3116Carry, operate and maintain semi automatic pistols for security purposes
    2. CPPSEC3115Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes
    3. CPPSEC3114Control Security Risk Situations Using Firearms

    Persons seeking to vary a security licence within the state of Victoria must:

    1. Successfully complete a Certificate III in Security Operations, which has been approved by the Chief Police Commissioner, with all relevant elective units.
    2. Apply to vary a security licence via Victoria Police website.
      Completion of the course DOES NOT guarantee a security licence or employment in the security industry.

After successfully completing the training course the graduate is required to apply to Victoria Police vary their security licence to add the sub activities of Armed Guard & Cash in Transit.

To ensure the safety of all Victorians, there are minimum standards that all licence applicants are required to meet before they are eligible to perform work within the various segments of the private security. These requirements are outlined in the relevant Victoria Police Application to Vary Security Licence form.

To be eligible for a private security licence in the State of Victoria, you must:

  • be 18 years or over,
  • be a resident of Australia or be the holder of a current visa (with relevant work rights)
  • be subject to a National Police Check which requires the taking of your fingerprints to include firearms licence,
  • provide certified copies of International Police Checks from any other country resided in for a period of more than 12 months over the previous 10 years since turning 16 years of age
  • not be a prohibited person
  • be a fit and proper person – this includes not having any medical condition or history with police that would hinder your employment within the industry
  • demonstrate competency for working in the security industry by completing training relevant to the private security activity or activities you wish to be licensed for with a training organisation approved by the Licensing and Regulation Division
  • provide a letter from a prospective employer as evidence of employment as an Armed Guard or Cash in Transit operative within the private security industry.
  • successfully complete all requirements for licensing for a general category handgun for the purposes of working in the security industry.

Opportunities for Further Study

  • Certificate IV in Security Management - CPP40719 (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
  • Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis - CPP41519 (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
  • Diploma of Security Risk Management - CPP50619 (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements:
A completed certificate II in Security Operations with evidence of a current Security Officers licensing in the relevant jurisdiction.

Recommended entry requirements:
Learners should have a genuine interest in progressing to a supervisory role within their existing or new work role within industry.

Limitations to entry:
Learners should be medically fit in order to complete the self defence tactics training and assessment. Learners should research and have a good understanding of the industry requirements, and Licencing requirements set out by the Victorian police in order to achieve an extension of licence.

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Learners must 18 years of age.

To work as a security officer in industry, you will need to apply and have successfully been issued a security licence by the Victorian police. Eligibility requirements apply to all applications.

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Sample course units

Course units
CPPSEC3116 Carry, operate and maintain semi-automatic pistols for security purposes
CPPSEC3115 Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes
CPPSEC3114 Control security risk situations using firearms
CPPSEC3118 Inspect and test cash-in-transit security equipment and rectify faults
CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks using negotiation
CPPSEC3125 Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets
CPPSEC3120 Load and unload cash-in-transit in secured and unsecured environments
CPPSEC3119 Implement cash-in-transit security procedures
CPPSEC3106 Gather, organise and present security information and documentation
CPPSEC3105 Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients
CPPSEC3104 Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation
CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of work environment
CPPSEC3111 Restrain persons using handcuffs
CPPSEC3110 Control persons using batons
BSBFLM312 Contribute To Team Effectiveness
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Assessment

Observation, Questioning and Tests/Quizzes