Skills Training College provides the best security guard courses Gold Coast has to offer. 

Our Southport security training facility is easily accessible for Gold Coast’s prospective security workers with free parking and access to public transport.

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Interested in getting started in the security industry? Start today by getting in touch with us and enrolling in Certificate II In Security Operations right here on the Gold Coast.


CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations is the qualification needed to apply for a security licence with the Queensland Office of Fair Trading.

As a CRICOS provider, Skills Training College’s training services are available for eligible domestic and international students.

Completing this course is a necessary first step toward employment in entry-level security roles. Among the possible job opportunities available upon completing this course are the following:

  • Security guard or security officer
  • Licensed crowd controllers venues or major events
  • Control room operator
  • Unarmed guard

A security training certificate issued by Skills Training College is the key to a bright new career in the security industry.

Upon successful completion of your security operations course, you’ll be eligible for additional training services and courses to further advance your security career. You’ll open pathways to further learning and new employment opportunities such as a cash in transit officer or a guard dog handler.


Price: $599
Delivery: Blended (Online & In Person)
Duration: 1 Week (In-person)

Gold Coast Security Training Course

Skills Training College’s security courses are the perfect way to begin your new security operations career on the Gold Coast. Through extensive security guard training we’ll teach you security procedures including how to:

  • Conduct risk management to protect persons and security clients such as individuals, venues, major events, or establishments.
  • Control access to and monitor property.
  • Resolve conflict and security risks.
  • Enact evacuation procedures.
  • Safely remove intoxicated persons if necessary.
  • Provide emergency response first aid skills.

There are no academic prerequisites or prior learning required to enrol in CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations.

However, there are requirements students must meet before they can enrol in security courses, and it is each student’s personal responsibility to ensure they meet them. To be eligible to enrol in our Gold Coast security training course you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Possess basic physical fitness.
  • Possess effective communication skills via written and verbal English skills.
  • Possess competent numeracy skills.
  • Have your own laptop, tablet, or other device to bring to class for the face-to-face training components.

It is also strongly recommended you first complete a criminal history check. Students may not be eligible to apply for Certificate II in Security Operations if they have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the last 10 years or are a “close associate” of criminals. A list of offences serious enough to automatically disqualify potential applicants is available from the Queensland Government.

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

For domestic students, our Certificate II in Security Operations uses a blended delivery method. We combine independent, self-paced online learning with in-person, practical training. We strongly recommend completing the online portion first to prepare for your face-to-face training. Practical classes run over fulltime hours, beginning 9am and continuing until 5pm each weekday over five days, with additional self-paced exams for you to complete at home.

If any student has first aid certificate they have completed prior to this security course and they can provide evidence, they will have one fewer days in-person classes needed to attend.

Book early, as space is limited for both our domestic and international Gold Coast classes.

The fee for domestic students is a single upfront payment of $599 for the entire course. 

For all students there is a cancellation fee of $100. Terms and conditions for cancellation and rescheduling fees can be found here.

After completing Certificate II in Security Operations, your will be eligible to apply for a QLD security licence. Applying for a security licence comes with additional costs and fees which are charged by the Queensland government and not included in your course fees.



If you’re ready to start your new career as a security officer, beginning is as easy as enrolling in an upcoming security course near you! 



Security guards provide quality services to protect security clients, persons, clients, venues, or personal effects. They enact security procedures such as risk assessment, monitoring crowd behaviour for inappropriate, dangerous, or criminal activity, and using effective communication skills to manage conflict to resolve security risk situations which could threaten the safety of people or a person’s property while complying with legal and procedural requirements.

No, not entirely. For domestic students security courses are delivered through a blended learning mode consisting of a combination of in-person practical learning and independent online study.

For international students, a security course must be completed entirely in-person.

After passing out security training course you will be eligible to apply for a QLD unarmed security officer licence. The total time to process an application is at least six weeks.

You can apply online with the Department of Fair Trading at this link, or download the application form here and lodge it either in person or via mail. Your application must include 100 points of formal identification including at least one of the following:

  • Passport
  • ImmiCard
  • Driver’s licence
  • or a photo identification card

An application fee will be charged when you lodge your form; the amount is subject to change due to changes in legislation, however the current cost can be found here.

Legal and procedural requirements dictate the police need to fingerprint all security providers. After your form as been lodged the Department of Fair Trading will contact you to explain and begin the fingerprinting process. Your application will then be submitted for a criminal history check.

If you decide to withdraw your application or if it is rejected, you may be entitled to a partial or full refund of any fees paid. This includes additional fees for your fingerprinting or criminal history check.

Yes. After completing CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations, you can apply to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading for a security licence lasting for six months, one year, or three years. Approximately six weeks before your security licence is due to expire, the Queensland government will contact you with a reminder to renew your licence so you can continue to work as a security officer. Renewing your licence does not require refresher training.

Yes, in most circumstances it is possible to transfer your security licence to a different state. This is done through a process known as mutual recognition, of which the details and costs are different for each state. You can find out how to apply for mutual recognition by checking the government website of the state you are looking to transfer to.

Security officers are in high demand in the hospitality industry on the Gold Coast. As such, both a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) or Responsible Gambling Services (RSG) qualification compliment a security training course and open up a wider range of employment opportunities for a prospective security officer.