CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations

Embark on a rewarding security career with our CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations. This nationally recognised certification is your gateway to entry-level security roles equipping you with the skills and knowledge to handle security risk situations with confidence.

Join us today and take the first step towards a fulfilling career as a security officer, guard, or crowd controller.


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

Our security licence course is perfect for domestic students who want to begin a career in security. The extensive security training you receive will help you learn the ins and outs of safely protecting venues, property, people, and most importantly, yourself.

Once you’ve completed our 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 up even more opportunities further on down the line of your new security career pathway.

Not a Permanent Australian resident? Enrol in our security course for Non-Australian residents.


In this security course you’ll learn the skills you need to start a career in the security industry.

Upon your successful completion, you’ll know how to guard or patrol a property, screen people for entry, monitor for inappropriate behaviour, remove persons when necessary, enact conflict resolution, use unarmed defence for both yourself and others, use Workplace Health and Safety, and provide first aid.

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

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

There are, however, 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.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • 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:


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.


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.


Located in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania, our security training facility is easily accessible. You’ll discover ample public parking within a short walking distance from our venue.


Situated in the vibrant area of Southport on the Gold Coast, Queensland, our security training facility is designed for accessibility. You’ll find convenient public parking options within a short walk of our venue.


Nestled in the heart of the South Brisbane suburb of Logan, our security training facility is conveniently placed with ample public parking and public transport options just a short stroll away from the venue.


Strategically located in Morphett Vale, South Australia, our security training facility offers exceptional accessibility. There are convenient public parking options within a brief walk from our venue.


Conveniently situated in Salisbury, South Australia, our security training facility is very easily accessible. You’ll find ample public parking within a short walking distance from our venue as well as public transport options nearby.


Positioned in Launceston, Tasmania, our security training facility offers easy accessibility. Ample public parking is available within a brief walk from our venue. 


Located on The Esplanade, our Darwin Security Course Venue is conveniently located with plenty of parking and public transport options nearby for ease of access. 


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.


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

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

Security officer surveilling crowd control security procedures from a control room - Security Course - Skills Training College

Security License Information

Upon successful completion of this course you’ll be 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 a good idea to research your state’s requirements to ensure you meet them before you start applying for jobs.


This security course uses a blended delivery model, combining an in-person, practical class with independent online learning. 

The online component consists of 26 chapters of multiple-choice questions which we recommend completing first. 

The practical component is full-time and runs over five consecutive days Monday’s at 9am. These in-person sessions are critical for you to gain the security skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your new career path. 

Book early, as space is limited.


For domestic students, course fees for CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations are one simple upfront payment of $599.

This includes a $100 non refundable enrolment fee.

To view our full payment terms and conditions here.

*To enrol in our domestic security course you must be an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident. Visa holders not on permanent resident visas must undertake our international security course.


A security guard’s primary role is safeguarding their employer or property. They conduct surveillance to detect any inappropriate, hazardous, or criminal activities and take action to mitigate identified threats.

No, while certain components of the course can be done online, face-to-face learning is integral to security training. Practical skills such as unarmed defense and first aid can only be acquired through in-person instruction.

Our security course follows a blended delivery approach. Domestic students attend five days of full-time, in-person training and complete an online theoretical segment comprising 26 chapters of self-paced multiple-choice questions. The completion time for the security course varies based on the student’s progress in the online section.

Upon successful course completion and obtaining your security license, you’ll have access to a wide range of job roles. Specific positions may differ by state, but common examples include security guard, security officer, crowd controller, or loss prevention officer.

Yes, all aspiring security guards must undergo a mandatory criminal history check. Eligibility for a security license may be affected if you have certain disqualifying offenses within the last 10 years, affiliations with known criminals, or are subject to specific orders. Refer to your state government’s website for disqualifying criteria.

Licensing requirements vary across states, but transferring your license is usually feasible. You can find information on applying for mutual recognition on the state government website of your desired transfer location.

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 often work in venues serving alcohol or permitting gambling. Consequently, holding Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and/or Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RSG) qualifications can be advantageous.

Yes, your security license will expire. While renewal reminders may be sent, it’s your responsibility to ensure your license remains valid. Renewal timeframes differ by state, so consult your state government’s website to determine when your renewal is due.

No. Upon successful completion of this course you will need to consult with your respective states licensing body to acquire a security license and begin work in the security industry.


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.



Enrol in our CRICOS registered security course designed for International Students!