CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations Class 1AC Licence Course

This new course covers the mandatory requirements for both new entrants and those entrants returning to the sector after an absence of several years, into the security industry in New South Wales. The course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and attributes required to work as the following: security officer unarmed, crowd controller, a loss prevention officer, mobile security officer, and control room and CCTV operative.

The training course will cover the 13 units of competency as prescribed by the NSW Police Force, the Security Licensing and Enforcement Directorate (SLED).

Please Note: You MUST hold a current HLTAID003 Provide first aid certificate prior to commencing your security training. See below for details.

To obtain a full CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations you are required to complete the security training course PLUS HTLAID003 Provide first aid.


  • Students must be 18 years of age or over.
  • MUST hold a current HLTAID003 Provide first aid certificate. If you do not hold this qualification, please book into one of SECTA’s First Aid courses which are conducted regularly on Saturdays and Sundays before commencing your security training. Return to the home page and Click on Courses – First Aid.
  • Must successfully complete the SLED Mandated Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment. This LLN Assessment will be conducted on your pre-enrolment day prior to formally enrolling. The LLN Assessment will take about 2 hours to complete and covers the minimum written, listening, oral and comprehension skills required to complete the course. Should you not pass this LLN Test, then SECTA will refer you to undertake further English training before being able to resit this test at a later date.
  • You must provide 100 points of Identification on Enrolment. View Evidence of Identity, Click Here
  • 100 points of ID require you to have 1 x Primary ID and 1 x Seconday ID.
    70 point documents
    The following documents are assigned 70 points each and are called primary documents.
    Birth certificate
    Birth card issued by a State registry of births, deaths and marriages, such as the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages
    Citizenship certificate
    Current Australian or foreign passport
    Expired Australian passport which has not been cancelled and was current within the preceding two years
    40 point Documents
    Current driver photo licence issued by an Australian state or territory
    Current identification card issued by an Australian state or territory, such as the NSW Photo Card.
  • You must be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen or hold a Visa that entitles you to full work rights in Australia (persons on Student or Holiday Visa are not permitted to undergo security training
  • You must have had NO criminal convictions and NO non convictions in the past 10 years. Fact Sheet No. 6.Click Here
  • You must hold a valid NSW Drivers Licence, Photo ID Card or Customer Service Number from NSW Roads & Maritime Services.
  • You MUST has a USI (Unique Student Identifier Number) before enrolling. To obtain your USI number please – Click Here

Student Handbook link. (click here)

What is the Enrolment Process and What to Bring

  • You must register on-line to attend the SECTA Pre-Enrolment Induction Day. (Payment is not required until you complete the Pre-Enrolment Induction Day).

           This process will take approximately 4 hours.

  • At this time you will undergo the Mandated SLED LLN Assessment and
  • Have an introduction session what the course involves, what job opportunities are available to you by using the SECTA Free Job Agency and how to use the SECTA on-line self -study component of the course.
  • You will be issued with your Learner Guide, self-paced workbook and additional resources required for your studies.
  • For this enrolment process you must bring your 100 Points of ID, your 1st aid certificate (if you have one), a pen and a notebook, your USI number and a full Resume, together with any previous training certificates. (NB: These Certificates do not have to be related to the security industry.) This information will assist the Trainers and Assessors in determining your learning needs.
  • Full payment will be required at the completion of the Enrolment Process.

Course Duration and Method of Delivery

The course will be conducted over 14 days face to face from 8.00am to 5.00pm each day including a 1 hour break   - Monday to Friday for 2 weeks and the Monday to Thursday on the third week. In addition, all students will be required to undergo self-paced learning both before and during the course. Timetable (Link)

The 13 Units of Competency for CPP20218 have been grouped into 4 Clusters. It is expected that you attend and complete all sessions for the 4 clusters listed below.


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


CPPSEC2107 – Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security

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

CPPSEC2108 – Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security


CPPSEC2106 – Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques


CPPSEC2101 – Apply effective communication skills to maintain security

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

CPPSEC2105 – Provide quality services to a range of security clients

Training Location:

SECTA Training Rooms
Level 1/44 South Street GRANVILLE (3 mins walk from Granville Station – above the LJ Hooker Building)

Course Fee:   


What to Wear to the Course

You must attend the course in neat, clean and tidy clothing. There will be many simulation assessments whereby you are expected to dress as a professional security officer and will be assessed as such.

Personal hygiene is very important when you are working in a group environment for any period of time. Please ensure that you use deodorant each day.

You must attend all classes in enclosed footwear – ladies included.

SECTA can assist you with employment through the FREE Job Agency. During the course you will be offered the opportunity of undergoing a Video Job Interview which is then made available to over 600 security companies that use the SECTA Job Agency. The jobs available through this agency include mobile and static work, crowd control duties, airport and retail security, marine security, concierge work as well as schools and hospitals.

This course is a mandatory requirement for all new entrants to the NSW Security Industry. Your employment opportunities will be further enhanced through the use of SECTA's successful job agency.

Course Date 30-11-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 17-12-2020 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-11-2020 12:00 am
Course Price $950.00
Location Granville Venue