CRICOS Registered Security Courses

(Security Course for International Students)

CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations

Unlock a world of opportunities with the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations – the gateway to your dream career in security. Our CRICOS-accredited course is tailor-made for international visa holders in Australia.

Enrol today and step into a future as a skilled security professional, ready to tackle security risks and embrace a fulfilling career.


The CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations is the official qualification needed to apply for the security licence necessary for entry-level security jobs.

As a CRICOS provider, our security licence course is perfect for international or overseas students in Australia on an international visa who want to begin a career in security. The extensive, three week security training you receive with Skills Training College will has help teach domestic and international students how to safely protect venues, property, people, and most importantly, yourself.

Once you’ve completed your training you’ll be able to handle security risk situations as a security officer, security guard, or crowd controller, among other possible jobs. The sooner you begin, the sooner you’ll open even more opportunities in your new security career pathway.

Are you an Australian resident? Enrol in our security course for domestic students.


In our CRICOS registered security courses you’ll learn the skills you need to find a job in Australia’s security industry.

Upon completion, you’ll be able to guard or patrol a property, screen people and monitor behaviour, resolve conflict, defend both yourself and others, and perform first aid.

You’ll also learn how to correctly handle and use security equipment like hand scanners and two-way radios.

Security guard monitoring crowd behaviour for intoxicated persons on an employer's property for maintaining safety - Security Course for Intenrational Students at Skills Training College


International Student Eligibility

To enrol in our CRICOS registered security course, international students must hold either a Student Visa Subclass 500 or any other temporary visa with study rights.

For Subclass 500 Visa holders the following conditions also apply:

  • The Australian Department of Education has removed the concurrent study functionality from the Provider Registration and International Student Management System (PRISMS).
  • Standard 7 of the National Code restricts student transfers in the first 6 months of their primary course of study. This provision protects the interests of both providers and students.
  • Providers will not be able to concurrently enrol students who have not completed 6 months of their principal course.
  • Standard 7 conditions for release, including the requirement for providers to approve or decline requests for release during the 6-month transfer restriction period, will continue to apply.

If you have any questions about your eligibility please contact us directly on

Enrolment Requirements

There are no previous academic qualifications needed to enrol for the security course, making it perfect for international students starting out in the industry or who are looking to do so.

There are, however, some minimum security training requirements which must be met to enrol, and it is a student’s own responsibility to ensure they meet them. All students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a basic level of physical fitness.
  • Possess adequate written and verbal English skills.
  • Have competent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Bring their own laptop, tablet, or device to class.

At Skills Training College we strongly recommend you undergo a criminal history check before enrolling in a security course. Students may not be eligible to apply for a security license if they have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the last 10 years or are a “close associate” of criminals.

Those subject to Control Orders, Firearms Prohibition Orders or custodial offences may also not be eligible for licensing. Legislation varies from state to state, so for specific information on disqualifying circumstances please check your state government website.



Skills Training College has training facilities across Australia providing high-quality training and education to domestic and international students. This CRICOS registered security course is offered at the following Skills Training College training facilities:


Security Course Adelaide

Situated in the heart of Adelaide, our Adelaide security course facility boasts excellent accessibility. It’s well-connected to public transportation, and you’ll find parking options within easy walking distance from our location.


Security Course Brisbane CBD

Located conveniently in the center of Brisbane, our security training facility in Brisbane offers easy accessibility. There is ample public parking available within a short walking distance from our venue.


Be resilient in the face of uncertainty, calm in the face of chaos and reliability in the face of unpredictability.

Take a course in security and learn what it takes to take risk out of any environment and embark on a career that trades in trust.

Screen, Patrol, Escort

Learn how to use your strength and skills to prevent unwelcome outcomes for private clients or for the public.

Respond to the Call

There are currently over 155,000 licensed security personnel in Australia, with demand increasing.

Manage Clients, Protect Assets

At night, Australians feel unsafe when in public areas, but you can change that for the better.


Successful completion of our security training course has helped international students gain employment in a number of industries from private security industry to hospitality. Some security job opportunities that could become available to you after completing this course include:

As an entry level security course, these opportunities are only the beginning of a new career in security. There will be even more opportunities down the line once you’ve built up some experience or completed additional training.

Security guard apply risk assessment and monitoring behaviour to crowd control persons for guarding property - CRICOS Security Course at Skills Training College

Security License Information

Our security course gives students the skills to succeed in their new career. Whether it’s handling delicate situations, providing physical protection, or delivering first aid, you’ll gain experience to help you not only in your new security career, but also in life.

Upon successful completion of this CRICOS provided course you’ll be certified and able to apply for a security licence in your respective state or territory.

Each state has its own licensing requirements and regulations which determine which jobs a security licence holder can perform. While applying for mutual recognition can be used to transfer a licence between states, it’s recommended  you research your state’s requirements to ensure you meet them before you start applying for jobs.


This security course is full-time and conducted entirely in person.

Starting every Monday, this course consists of two weeks of class time, which includes all practical and theoretical studying, training, and assessments. 

After the first two weeks of training, the third week is reserved to help you complete any outstanding assessments.

Spaces are limited, so make sure you book early.


For international students our CRICOS registered security course is $1,100This includes a $100 non refundable enrolment fee.

On registration you’ll be asked to pay your $100 non-refundable course fee. The remaining $1,000 in course fee is to be paid in upon course start date (your first day of training).

To view our full payment terms and conditions here.


A security guard’s responsibility is to protect their employer or their property by providing surveillance to detect inappropriate, dangerous, or criminal behaviour, and resolving any threats. Our security training course can help you learn these skills even if you have no previous experience.

No. Face-to-face learning is an essential part of security training as it is the only way you can learn the practical skills required like unarmed defence and first aid.

This security course takes three weeks of full-time training and study to complete. However, the third week is reserved to help students complete any outstanding assessments, meaning diligent students can complete their necessary training in only two weeks.

Once you’ve completed our course and received your security licence there will be a wide variety of roles which you can apply for. Specific positions you will be qualified for will differ from state to state, but some general examples include security guard, security officer, crowd controller, or loss prevention officer.

Yes. In addition to holding the relevant visa, every security guard must first undertake a mandatory criminal history check. You may not be able to apply for your security licence if you have a disqualifying offence within the last 10 years or are a “close associate” of known criminals. You may also be ineligible if you are subject to a Control Order, Firearms Prohibition Order or custodial offence. Check your state government’s website for your state’s disqualifying circumstances.

The requirements for obtaining a security licence differ from state to state, but transferring your licence is rarely an issue. If you’d like to transfer yours to another state, you can find out how to apply for mutual recognition by checking its government website.

Yes, first aid HLTAID011 is a unit of competency within the Cert II Security Operations course and will show on your qualification transcript. We also include HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support. If you require a separate certificate for first aid which includes all three of the above units, there will be a cost of $30 for this document.

Security guards are often in demand at venues which serve alcoholic drinks or permit gambling. As such, an RSA and/or RSG are both valuable qualifications for a security guard to hold.

Yes. While you may receive a reminder to renew your security licence, it is your responsibility to ensure it remains up to date. Each state has a different time frame on how soon you can renew your security licence, so ensure you know when yours is up for renewal by checking your state government website.


Choosing your course type

Not sure which course you need to enrol in? Check your eligibility below.

Domestic Student Eligibility:

Our domestic courses are available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

International Student Eligibility:

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident you will need to enrol in an International Course.