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Certificate II in Security Operations

CPP20218 – Certificate II in Security Operations

General information about course​

CPP20218 – Certificate II in Security Operations is designed in consultation with the relevant stakeholders to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge required to be equipped to work in the security industry.

ASEC offers training for CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations which qualifies you to obtain an ACT Security Licence Subclass 1(a), 1(c) and 1(e).  The course consists of 7 days home based pre-course study and 8 days in class training.

Week One is mandatory self-paced home study consisting of research material and assessments. Week One materials will be available on successful completion of the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (LLN) and Information Session held at ASEC approximately 12 days prior to your in-class days commencing.  Week Two is Monday to Friday (5 days) in-class from 8.30am until 5.30pm.  Week Three is Monday to Wednesday (3 days) in-class from 8.30am until 5.30pm.  Week Two and Three follow on directly from Week One.   During Weeks Two and Three you will be expected to apply the learning and theory from Week One into practical scenarios and assessments or exams. The in-class weeks are delivered through face to face presentations, practical demonstrations of security equipment, relevant industry scenarios, group discussions and a range of other learning techniques and assessments to get the most out of each individual.

Completing your Certificate II in Security Operations which includes First Aid is part of the process in obtaining an ACT Security Licence. This licence will give you the opportunity to apply for positions in such areas as crowd control, airport security, screening, mobile patrols, static guarding, concierge duties and retail loss prevention, just to name a few.

ASEC recommends that you consider undertaking Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) as this enables you to work at sites where alcohol may be served ie cricket, football, private and government functions.  ASEC also recommends undertaking Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card) as this would allow you to do patrols or work on sites where construction is taking place. RSA and White Card are done separately to Certificate II in Security Operations including First Aid.

Training guidelines for CPP20218 : http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CPP20218

Pre-requisites for course​

  • You must be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying for your ACT Security Licence
  • You must possess a good understanding of the English language, including comprehension, written and spoken
  • Face to face information session including Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (LLN) and basic resume will be conducted prior to finalising your enrolment into the course. Once you have submitted your enrolment and paid the deposit via the website ASEC staff will email you approximately 10 days prior to your course commencement advising when your Information Session will be held.  Your interview and acceptance must be completed prior to the start of the Home Study Week (Week One) of the course you have selected
  • If you have a criminal record please refer to Access Canberra for further consultation regarding gaining a security licence



Certificate II in Security Operations including First Aid $1500.00


Other information

Included in course

  • All tuition, including access to extra assistance if required
  • Course material
  • Certificate II and First Aid manuals
  • Workbooks
  • Certificates once deemed competent
  • Professional security notebook and pen
  • Refreshments – tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Free parking 


General information about course

You must download and carefully read the Information Pack.  It contains important details about the Certificate II in Security Operations including the complete process and other necessary information to obtain your ACT Security Licence.  You will be asked questions in relation to the Information Pack as part of your Certificate II in Security Operations assessment.   It will also form part of the Language, Literacy and Numeracy testing you will undertake during your pre-course interview.

  • Delivery mode: face to face and self-paced
  • Instructors have extensive experience in the security industry
  • Dress: neat and casual with closed in shoes
  • Bring to class: pen, writing pad, highlighter, picture ID and Unique Student Identifier.

Overseas Students Please Read

As ASEC is not CRICOS Registered Overseas Students who have a subclass visa 500 are not eligible to join our Certificate II or III in Security Operations (this is a Government requirement).

You CAN however enrol into Provide First Aid, Responsible Service of Alcohol and Work Safely in the Construction Industry.  Please click on the relevant link on the home page and complete the enrolment form at the bottom of the page.

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is an Australian government register that lists all Australian education providers offering courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered.