Are you looking for a career in the security industry?

Government Funding under the QLD Certificate 3 Guarantee Program is available for this course.

  • The premium security training company on the Gold Coast.
  • Government funded security course available for eligible Queenslanders.
  • Funded provided by the QLD VET Investment plan Certificate 3 Guarantee
  • 100% Accredited Trainers with over 20 years industry experience
  • High percentage student employment rate
  • We offer the latest course material for Certificate III in Security Operations
  • We are the security training providers for the Gold Coast City Council contracts.

Complete your Certificate III in Security Operations training for your license with the Gold Coast Training College:

We can offer you a quality training experience , with the added bonus of direct referrals to our local employers.

These courses fill quickly. Bookings are essential to secure your place.

Bookings can be made Online

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If you are eligible for funding under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program  you could complete this course for as little as $10. See below pricing.

Concessional co-contribution fee price $10
Non-Concessional co-contribution fee price $15
Fee for Service $1200

6 Months Interest Free Finance Available

Direct debit options available

Payment Plans Available

We have Employers visit our Certificate III in Security Operations courses

Distance Education and Blended Classes Now Available with Face to Face support tutorials available at no extra cost,

Due to high demand we have added new Southport courses.

Bookings are now open for the following dates:

4 November 2019 at Southport

2 December 2019 at Southport






Interest free payment plans can be made by Zippay. Apply Here

The Gold Coast Training College provides training to several major security firms on the Gold Coast. These firms include First Response Manpower Security  and Prosek Security. The Gold Coast Training College also trains the Gold Coast City Council Protective Services team.

We are the training provider for the Gold Coast City Council security divisions and external contracts.

We are the recommended training provider for Prosek, and the list goes on…..

We do help YOU find employment upon successful completion of OUR program and licensing with our dedicated employer referral program.

Our reputation is second to none and we are the premium Certificate III in Security Operations security training company on the Gold Coast.

Call today – You wont be disappointed with your decision to train with us. 

Our Certificate III in Security Operations  qualifications are far more than a piece of paper. 

Some of our latest Testimonials from this class:

Michelle F

I just completed the Cert III in Security Operations at the Southport branch, with Paul Hartley as our trainer, and could not be happier with the outcome. Paul was extremely thorough, very patient and made sure everyone was keeping up throughout the course. Although we had a lot to learn, Paul made it very interesting (and humourous) relating his experiences within the industry. They catered for ages (in my class) from school leavers to mature aged adults, and all enjoyed themselves. I would highly recommend this College for Further Education.

Liam A

I have recently completed my Cert 3 in Security Operations. I didn’t expect much going into it, but after the 1st day my opinions were changed completely, due to the trainer. The knowledge and experience that Josh had was impressive and admirable. Not only was he professional throughout the duration of the course, he made the course interesting and enjoyable, just by being the kind-hearted and helpful person he is. Wouldn’t recommend anywhere else to do this course. Cheers Josh.

Leah F

I just completed my cert 3 in security operations, it was such a great experience they train really well and make sure you completely understand all concepts, my trainer was Josh at Ipswich he was amazing! Very experienced & delivers a great course and such a nice guy! Thanks so much!

Sean E

I highly recommend the Gold Coast Training College, I recently completed a Certificate III in Security Operations, the instructors are excellent and have decades of experience, the course is filled with excellent information that’s based on real world scenarios, also the course is very detailed and includes information that you won’t find with other RTO’s, I feel totally prepared to enter the Security industry after completing the course at GCTC.

Do yourself a favour and train with them, you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks Paul and Ian

Rick R

I have finished my certificate 3 in security picked up my certificate on Thursday. Josh is a great trainer makes it fun and interesting through out the course.

Mathew C

Would love to thank Gold Coast Training College for delivering a well structured, informative and solid course. The trainer Joshua Rice is helpful and well experienced, and I learned a great deal from Paul Hartley during the control and restraint training. Would ABSOLUTELY recommend Gold Coast Training College to anyone looking for a professional and well executed training provider.

Mathew B

Great course love it, thanks Joshua Rice your a great teacher and Gold Coast Training College RTO 40816
Paul Hartley for the great control restraint training

Rasa D

Great training, a lot of knowledge was acquired and have laughs as well! Couldn’t ask for a better course!

Nicki O

Thank you so very much Paul. Absolutely brilliant classes…very professional and honest. Would highly recommend this organization for your security training.

Jade H

Awesome course very professional and understanding. I Would recommend them to everyone interested in upskilling and starting a career in security.

Zahn T

Great environment, excellent training and awesome staff, Gold Coast Training College is for sure setting the standard.


Eligibility and enrolment details are listed below.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Details:

As part of the Queensland Government reform plan, the Certificate 3 Guarantee is designed to give eligible Queenslanders access to a government subsidised training place, leading to employment outcomes or to enhance career progression.

This course is heavily subsidised by the Certificate 3 Guarantee however all students will be responsible for payment of the student co- contribution fee.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive subsidised training, participants must meet the Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, residing in Queensland
  • Be over the age of 15
  • Not be a secondary or full time student
  • Not already hold a post-school Certificate 3 qualification or higher
  • Not be currently enrolled in a post-school Certificate III or higher qualification.

*Certificate III qualifications completed at school are not counted.
*Employment status does not matter, eligible students may be jobseekers, or currently employed on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.

Concessional Students
  • Holder of a Health Care concession card
  • Partner or dependant of a person holding a Health Care or concession card
  • Holder of a Pensioner Concession card and your name appears on the card

It is important that potential participants are aware that the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised training is being provided for one qualification only.

Participants are advised to investigate the Course Outlines in order to make an informed choice about using the funding for the courses we are offering.

Participants will no longer be eligible for a subsidised training place under this program once they have completed a Certificate III level qualification.

Payment Information

The Student co- Contribution fee represents the total non-government subsidised portion of essential training costs for the participant to complete the qualification.

These co-contribution fees include tuition fees, cost of resources, and all other costs associated with delivering the training and awarding the Certificate III in Security Operations to the participant.

CPP30411 Certificate III Security Operations Concession $10 = $0.71 unit
Non-Concession $ = $1.07 unit
Student factsheet

To obtain a security license in QLD a small number of units from the Certificate II Security Operations qualification are required. These units are not funded by the Queensland Government and are available separately by the Gold Coast Training College.

Statements of attainment will be issued for these units.

Courses are workshop based with participants allowed a maximum of 1 year to complete the course. This course can be completed over multiple workshops, please contact the college for further details.

#Certificate III in Security Operations

CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety
CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation
CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation
CPPSEC3004A Lead small teams in the security industry
CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports

CPPSEC3006A Coordinate a quality security service to customers
CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment
CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC3017A Plan and conduct evacuation
CPPSEC3018A Provide for the safety of persons at risk
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development