Certificate II in Security Operations
This course prepares clients to work in a variety of industries and sectors in a range of security contexts. The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills required by workers to work in the security industry as a security officer (unarmed). Clients who successfully complete the course are able to apply for a security license unarmed officer/ guard) and seek employment.
This course is delivered over 26 weeks. Face to face classes are offered two evenings a week of 4 hours each or 8 hours in one day at the weekend.
A blended delivery mode is employed including independent study and face-to-face training that will take place at ThinkPoint training facility. Some units of competency have common content so we therefore adopt a ‘clustered’ approach to assessment where units are delivered in conjunction with others. Some units of competency are stand-alone units and are delivered independently of others.
The following delivery methods are employed during face to face training depending on the subject matter: trainer presentations and demonstrations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations and group work.
Simulated workplace environments will be incorporated into delivery methodologies. Depending on the unit content and context the classroom environment is adapted to recreate security environments. Clients learn and practice how to complete activities associated with the unarmed security officer’s role and complete tasks to appropriate workplace standards.
During Independent study clients will read course texts, undertake their own research, undertake homework activities and practice applying knowledge and skills developed in appropriate contexts. Clients will also be provided support via telephone and e-mail by our trainers.
Clients who are employed in the security industry while undertaking the course may develop and apply knowledge and skills learned in security industry workplaces. This is not a course requirement and is purely at clients’ discretion to facilitate developing and applying knowledge and skills in security workplaces. Security industry licensing requirements must be addressed. Refer to the Licensing section in this flyer for further details.
Some units of competency have common content so we therefore adopt a ‘clustered’ approach to assessment where units are assessed in conjunction with others. Some units of competency are stand-alone units and are assessed independently of others.
Assessment methods include short answer questions, practical activities/ projects, demonstrations/ observation, role-plays and written assessments. Simulated workplace environments will be used as assessment contexts for clients to demonstrate competency. Clients will undertake tasks normally associated with unarmed security officers job roles in simulated security industry contexts.
Clients will undertake assessment at the ThinkPoint training facility and in their own time. Clients will demonstrate competency on completion of face-to-face training throughout the course. Clients are provided with opportunities for re-assessment if they fail to demonstrate competency during assessment tasks.
Clients Language, Literacy and Numeracy ability is assessed in conjunction with their knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications in accordance with Learning and assessment strategy. On completion of the assessment ThinkPoint determines if the course is suitable for the client and addresses their learning needs. The Pre Training Review form (incorporating LLN assessment) is employed for this purpose.
Clients who successfully complete this course may progress onto the CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations or other relevant security courses.
Clients who successfully complete this course address the security industry qualification requirements to gain a security license and access employment opportunities in the following job roles:
Security officer (unarmed)
Security guard (unarmed)
Security industry licensing requirements (unarmed security officer/ guard)
On successful completion of the course clients who wish to gain employment as an unarmed security guard/ officer must apply for a security license.
In Queensland, the Office of Fair Trading issues the license for Security Officers. Applicants must provide a copy of their qualification, undergo a criminal history check, fingerprinting and must be over 18 years old at the time of application.
Further information on security industry licensing in Queensland is available at: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/regulated-industries-and-licensing/regulated-industries-licensing-and-legislation/security-industry-regulation/get-a-security-licence/security-manpower-licence/apply-for-an-unarmed-security-officer-licence/
Restricted security license
Clients may wish to apply for a restricted security license at any time while undertaking the CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations course at Thinkpoint. This is not a course requirement and is purely at clients’ discretion to facilitate developing and applying knowledge and skills in security workplaces. It is the clients’ responsibility for implementing such an arrangement with employers and securing the restricted license.
In Queensland, the Office of Fair Trading issues Restricted licenses. Further information on the process and criteria for application can be accessed via the link above.
Thinkpoint responsibilities for clients addressing licensing requirements
Thinkpoint delivers the CPP20212 Certificate II in Security operations course. If successfully completed this course enables learners to address the qualifications requirements to apply for an unarmed security officer licence. Thinkpoint will take all reasonable steps to ensure we provide a course in accordance with client, security industry and VET Quality Framework requirements.
Thinkpoint does not undertake any role or responsibility with respect to clients applying for a restricted or full security license at any time. Thinkpoint does not undertake any role or responsibility for arranging or supervising learning activities undertaken by clients on restricted or full licenses in the workplace pre, during or post completion of their studies at Thinkpoint.
Thinkpoint provides a range of support services and takes all feasible and reasonable steps to assist clients successfully complete the course within the scheduled duration. Clients who do not successfully complete all the units within their course by the scheduled duration may have the course length extended in accordance with their learning needs.
Course Start Dates
ThinkPoint offer courses throughout the year to suit clients’ requirements.
Training and assessment will take place at the Thinkpoint training facilities at 38 Blackwood Road Woodridge QLD 4114 and 2/41 Station Road Logan Central Queensland 4114.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)
All clients are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed and gain recognition for this. Clients who have successfully completed whole units of competency with a Australian registered Training Organisation that are identical to any of those contained within this course can apply for Credit Transfer.
On successful completion of this course, clients will receive a CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations. A Statement of attainment will be provided to clients to indicate the units they have successfully completed if they do not successfully complete all units in the course.
In order to achieve the CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations e clients must satisfactorily complete the following units of competency:
CPPSEC2003B Work effectively in the security industry
CPPSEC2004B Respond to security risk situation
CPPSEC2012A Monitor individual & crowd behaviour
CPPSEC2017A Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques
CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment
CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises
CPPSEC2006B Provide security services to clients
CPPSEC2005A Work as part of a security team
CPPSEC2001A Communicate effectively in the security industry
CPPSEC2002A Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry
CPPSEC2011B Control access to and exit from premises
HLTFA311A Apply First Aid
The total fee charged for this course is $1,450 (includes text books). This can be paid in installments over the duration of the course.
Recognition of prior learning fee $100 per unit.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to the following website for further information: http://training.gov.au.