SECURITY OPERATIONS with Cash-In-Transit and Firearms

14 Units of Competency (8 core plus 6 elective units)

The 13 day course has been developed for learners who have previously completed a Certificate II in Security Operations and are looking to obtain work in the Cash in Transit field of security operations and to expand on the knowledge gained completing the Certificate II preparing them for a leadership role.

The aim of the Certificate III in Security Operations (Cash-in-Transit) program is to develop participant understanding in providing operational security services in the context of high risk asset protection.

In addition to the Cash in Transit role participants will also gain valuable knowledge in security and CIT planning aspects and its risk management processes.

Job Roles

  • Cash-in-Transit Officer

  • Team leader

Entry Requirements

Candidates considering this qualification must satisfy the following:​

  • Must have completed CPP20212 Certificate II in Security operations

  • Must have current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

  • Aged 18 years or older

  • Deemed as competent in written and spoken English by the Employer and or undergo a formal interview with the RTO prior to acceptance

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • CPP40707 Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management


Australian Quality Framework (AQF) January 2013 states that a Certificate III is typically delivered over a period of 1 – 2 years. Also within the WA Police Commissioner Conditions of Approval for a RTO, Annex A, this program requires a minimum completion of 112 hours of face to face instruction, which is equivalent to 14 standard 8 hour working days for group face to face delivery of the packaged Units Of Competency (UOC).

The Unit hours are suggested hours only but all unit hours must equal or exceed the total minimum hours. This approach allows student’s sufficient time between sessions to undertake self-directed learning, workplace projects, on the job evidence gathering and out-of-class assessment activities. Workshops involve participants in active discussion, problem-solving exercises, context specific simulation scenarios, networking opportunities, and realistic presentations related to building the skills and experience necessary for leading and managing staff.

Cash-In-Transit (CIT) specific UOC have been allocated a further 4 hours each of training delivery to achieve the minimum training delivery hours for this training package and to ensure that realistic scenario based training is delivered in sufficient time.

Core Quality Management Consultants will deliver training and assessment through partnership with the Armaguard Group. Refer to the Partnership Agreement for agreed requirements.There may be a requirement to complete additional training and assessment activities to ensure assessment validation and competency

Employability Skills

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Problem-solving
  • Initiative and enterprise

  • Planning and organising

  • Self-management

  • Learning

  • Technology

  • Program Areas

  • Legislative and organisational requirements

  • Workplace health and safety

  • Communication, social and cultural awareness

  • Teamwork and performance

  • Planning

  • Stress management

  • Conflict and response

  • Reporting and documentation

  • Maintenance

Core Units

  • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships

  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

  • CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry

  • CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation

  • CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation

  • CPPSEC3005A Prepare and present security documentation and reports

  • CPPSEC3006A Coordinate a quality security service to customers

  • CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment

Elective Units

  • CPPSEC3004A Lead small teams in the security industry

  • CPPSEC3008A Control security risk situations using firearms

  • CPPSEC3013A Control person using empty hand techniques

  • CPPSEC3050A Load and unload cash in transit in an unsecured environment

  • CPPSEC3051A Implement cash-in-transit security procedures

  • CPPSEC3052A Inspect and test cash-in-transit security equipment