Skills Training College provides some of the best security guard courses Hobart has to offer.

Located at Rydges in North Hobart, our Hobart security training venue is easily accessible and has plenty of parking available for all students. 

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Interested in starting a career in the security industry? Get started with Skills Training College and enrol in Certificate II In Security Operations here in Hobart today. 


CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations is the qualification needed to apply for a security employee licence with Tasmania’s office of Consumer, Building and Occupational Services.

As one of the country’s leading CRICOS training providers, Skills Training College’s training services are available for eligible domestic students.

Completing this course is a necessary first step toward employment in entry level security industry 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 certificate issued by Skill’s Training College is the key to a bright new career in the security industry.

Upon successful completion of our security operations course, you’ll be eligible for additional training services and courses offered to further advance your new 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)

HOBART Security Training Course

Skills Training College’s security courses are the perfect way to begin your new security operations career. 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 for enrolment 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 Tasmanian government.

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

Our Certificate II in Security Operations uses a blended delivery method. We combine independent, self-paced online learning with in-person, practical training. To work effectively, 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 students have a 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 all our courses.

The fee for domestic students is a single upfront payment of $599 for the entire course, including a $100 non refundable enrolment fee.

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 security employee licence. Applying for a security employee licence comes with additional costs which are charged by the Tasmanian government and not included in your course fees.



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A security guard’s occupational services include protecting clients, venues, or personal effects. They provide services such as risk assessment, monitoring crowd behaviour for inappropriate, dangerous, or criminal activity, and 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. CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations is delivered through a blended learning mode consisting of a combination of in-person practical learning and independent online study.

After passing our security course you will be eligible to apply for a security employee licence. The average time to process an application is at least six weeks.

The application process can be begun online through the office of Consumer, Building and Occupational Services at this link. Click the Apply for a licence button to fill out your details and begin the application process. After your application form has been completed you will need to perform the following steps:

  • Prove your identity and have your photo taken at a Service Tasmania shop.
  • Have your fingerprints taken at a Tasmania police station.
  • Give consent to the Office of Consumer, Building and Occupational Services to perform a National Criminal History Check.
  • Upload your identifying documents and training qualifications to the Office of Consumer, Building and Occupational Services.
  • Pay the licensing fees.

Yes. In Tasmania a security employee licence lasts for three tears, after which it must be renewed. You will receive a renew reminder notice in the mail approximately eight weeks before your licence is set to expire. It is every licence holder’s own responsibility to ensure they renew their licence.

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. As such, both a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) or Responsible Gambling Services (RSG) qualification complement a security course and open up a wider range of employment opportunities.