CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations.

This course is funded under the Certificate 3 guarantee program for eligible participants.

Student contribution fees : $50.00 

Fee for service price (not eligible for funding ) $1500

Boost Funding may also be available for this program (Ask us today)

Get your QLD Security License after completing this course.

 Please call our office on 07 55283591 to book now.

There are no formal prerequisites or entry requirements for enrolling into this course. However, you must be eligible to apply for a security license which means you must not have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the past 10 years, where a conviction was recorded.

CPP20218 is the compulsory course from 2020 to gain a security license. This is a national qualification.

This qualification reflects the role of a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting or guarding property while unarmed, and screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises.

This qualification is intended to align with the following occupational licencing outcomes:

  • security officer – unarmed guard
  • security officer – crowd controller.

Occupational titles could include:

  • security officer
  • unarmed guard
  • crowd controller
  • monitoring officer


Gold Coast Training College provides security training that is nationally recognised in all states and territories of Australia.


The Certificate II in Security Operations includes a total of 14 core units.

CPPSEC2101 Apply effective communication skills to maintain security

CPPSEC2102 Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team

CPPSEC2103 Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security

CPPSEC2104 Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations

CPPSEC2105 Provide quality services to a range of security clients

CPPSEC2106 Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques

CPPSEC2107 Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security

CPPSEC2108 Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security

CPPSEC2109 Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises

CPPSEC2110 Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security

CPPSEC2111 Apply security procedures to manage intoxicated persons

CPPSEC2112 Apply security procedures to remove persons from premises

CPPSEC2113 Escort and protect persons and valuables

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Using a blended learning approach there is face to face study opportunities along with additional home study. Students are fully supported with home study options. Computers are also available at the College for students use while undertaking this course. Hardcopy resources may be purchased at additional cost.

Students may enrol and start anytime and have 24hr access to learning materials.

This course has workshop days allocated which will total 6 days completion. This includes 1 day first aid training and up to 3 days defensive tactics training.


Course fees

Fee for service $1500 Boost funding may also be available

Funded under Certificate 3 Guarantee

$50.00 Student Contribution Feee ($3.57 per unit)


Additional Funding information can be found here 


Security License fees are not included in the course.

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 II 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 II 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 2 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 2 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 II 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 2 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.


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.


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.

  • 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.


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 II in Security Operations to the participant.