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CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations

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


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.

Course code


Course name

Certificate III in Security Operations (Release 4)

Study area

Security Operations


28 Days

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are the skills, knowledge and experience required to enter a qualification. These requirements may be expressed in terms of competency from a lower level qualification or vocational expertise – including job roles – or both. When entry requirements apply, they must be achieved prior to entering the qualification or being issued the qualification.
Students seeking enrolment into this qualification must:
• hold a current Security Officer license in State of Victoria.
• hold CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations
• have level of English Speaking and Writing suitable for employment within Security Industry.

These levels of written and spoken English are assessed by way of a Pre-Training Review process conducted during the enrolment process.

Practical Work Placement

Students are expected to undertake practical placement of six hours in a Security Company licensed with LRD Victoria police. Optimistic Futures have contracted with the host employers to provide practical placement services.

Possible Career Outcomes

Unarmed Guard security officer
crowd controller

Further Studies

Upon successful completion of the course CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations, students may wish to enrol into CPP40719 Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management and CPP50619
Diploma of Security Risk Management.

Course Structure

This course comprises of 14 units(• 8 Core units • 6 Elective units)

Core Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours
BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients
Gather, organise and present security information and documentation
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 40
CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation 16
CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of work environment 20
CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation 24
CPPSEC3104 Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour

Elective Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Sheduled Hours
CPPSEC3125 Implement security procedures to protect critical infrastructure and public assets
CPPSEC3124 Prepare and present evidence in court
CPPSEC4006 Conduct security risk assessment of client operations
BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Control evacuation to muster point
  • Note: Optimistic Futures has chosen these Electives based on industry consultation.

Assessment Marking System

We use competency-based assessment; our assessments include a range of different assessment types to determine competency as well as required practical demonstrations.

The Trainers are given a marking guide and instructions, which is used across the board to ensure quality and provide a benchmark for marking assessments.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning recognises a Student’s previous formal and informal learning and experiences. This education provider will ensure that an individual’s learning and skills are recognised, irrespective of how or where they have been acquired. Candidates may apply for recognition of their learning and skills by supplying evidence of:
• Previous recognised training undertaken.
• Work and life experiences.
• Non-formally recognised training undertaken.

Students are encouraged to notify Optimistic Futures of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment.

Student Information

Detailed student information is provided in our Student Handbook, which is supplied with the enrolment package. This Booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations, such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment, right to complaint or appeal an assessment decision, meeting course progress requirement and maintaining appropriate student behaviour. It is important that person applying for enrolment must have had reviewed this information first.

Students are expected to bring along notebook and pen to take notes, may also bring a laptop.

Cooling Off Period

Students are eligible to cancel their enrolment by placing a formal notice of cancellation in writing to the CEO (Letter or email) within 10 business days of enrolment, without attracting a cancellation fee, unless the student has already commenced the training.

Refund Policy

For information about the refund policy please refers to the student handbook, find it on our website under ‘Student Information’ section or speak to one of our friendly customer services staff.

Assessment Requirements

Showing Competence in all assessments is a necessary part of this qualification to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge set out in the competency standards. Optimistic futures will be conducting realistic workplace tasks, project, knowledge tests, case studies, feedback from supervisors.

Mode of Delivery


Note: For the avoidance of doubt face to face includes both in-class and online (due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions) delivery.

Unique Student Identifier

It is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow an individual’s USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection, allowing individuals to see all of their training results from all providers, including all completed training units and qualifications. The Student Identifiers Act 2014, Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations (RTO) 2014 and Student Identifiers Regulation 2014 require that the training Organisation: Collect a USI from each student, verify a USI supplied by a student and ensure a student has a valid USI before conferring a qualification or statement of attainment on that student. As of 1 January 2015, students will need to give their USI to each new training Organisation they are enrolling in. This will typically happen at enrolment.

Complaints and Appeal Process

If student has any complaint against Optimistic Futures’s policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain a complaint form, from the reception of the Optimistic Futures, and submit as soon as possible for an early action

For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.

(P) (03) 9359 1084

(M) 0425 853 732

Email: info@of.edu.au