CPP30411 Certificate III Security Operations

CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations is now superseded as at 20 Jan 2019 by CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations.

Bodyguard Variant

CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations Is Offered In Two Variants: Cash-In Transit and Bodyguard

Course Objectives

The Certificate III in Security Operations – Bodyguard is for those persons who want to extend their knowledge and experience in the field of security services in the context of their current employment or to improve future employment opportunities through formal Qualifications.

This Qualification is about providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to undertake security services as a Bodyguard operator for companies who provide personal protective escort and guarding services for clients.

This qualification is the one of the most sought after Nationally recognised Qualifications within the security industry, due to including leadership and planning elements.

Participants receive comprehensive learning materials and trainer support and presented using a combination of in class and external study.



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

In addition to the Bodyguard role participants will also gain valuable knowledge in security and Close Protection planning aspects and its risk management processes.

Candidates will undertake practical application of the Close Protection plans developed in the form of team oriented scenarios.

We provide 6 days of practical application of the course, where you will be exposed to Close Personal Protection (CPP) of a VIP in real time execution

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding basic risk management process ISO 31000:2009;

  • Understanding the threat assessment process;

  • Undertake Close Personal Protection;

  • To undertake team leader or coordinator roles;

  • Undertake counter-surveillance tasks

  • Undertake CPP tactical driving techniques;

  • Assist in the development and implementation of Assignment Instructions;

  • Coordinate team management;

  • Manage team and individual conflict; and

  • Develop and write technical documents.

Designed For

This Qualification may be suitable for experienced security officers within the security industry who may wish to advance their career by entering Close Personal Protection as part of their job role.

This also relates to experienced security officers with Qualifications and skills obtained through other sources of employment or training; such as the Police Force or Military. They may choose to formalise their experience by attaining this Qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning or Current Competency.

Prerequisites Stipulated By The RTO

  • Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.
  • Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy required at this level. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training
  • Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification
  • Have completed CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations
  • It is expected that the candidate has a good background working in the Security Industry (minimum one (1) year) as this qualification is directed towards team leader and planning roles.
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification.
  • 100 points of identification

USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.  https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi

Course Structure

The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.

We provide 6 days of practical application of the course, where you will be exposed to Close Personal Protection (CPP) of a VIP in real time execution.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

Course Outline

14 units must be completed (8 core units plus 6 elective units)

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

  • CPPSEC3013A Control person using empty hand techniques

  • CPPSEC3017A Plan and conduct evacuation from premises

  • CPPSEC3018A Provide for the safety of persons at risk

  • CPPSEC2011B Control access and exit from premises

  • CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour

  • CPPSEC3014A Control persons using baton.

How Is The Course Delivered?

The course will be delivered over a minimum of 13 days, each with 8 hours of face to face delivery with external/personal study, equaling 104 hours of delivery.

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). Eight hours may be reduced where HLTAID003 Apply first aid is not delivered as part of the course.

You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for some of the UoC within this qualification.

You will have access to our highly qualified industry experienced Trainer who can provide you with guidance to assist you with completion timeframes for each unit to suit your study goals! You also have access to the Trainer throughout your study period to answer any questions you may have or help you overcome any stumbling blocks you may encounter.

By participating in this course you challenge yourself to grow professionally. Investing in yourself and taking time to learn, practice and implement this knowledge will change your career and create more job opportunities.


To achieve a nationally recognised qualification, participants are required to complete an assessment project, complete course readings and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Assessment due date – as agreed with the learner and outlined within the training and assessment plan.

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to persons who have extensive experience in security, Policing, Military and related fields. If you have over 1 year’s experience in the field of security operations, you should consider the RPL process by undertaking a self-assessment against the competency standards of this qualification.

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessor. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee)

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Bodyguard (unarmed)

  • Coordinator

  • Supervisor

  • Team Leader


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • CPP40707 Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management
  • BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Course Fees

Fee for service – $1,000 ($100 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $600 ($100 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $75 each

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

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Cancellation policy

Deposits will not be refunded for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

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Course cost: $1000