NSW Security Licence Training

NSW Security Licence Course – Start your Career in Security

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NSW Security Licence Training
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Course Overview

Our NSW Security Licence Training Course covers the requirements of Nationally recognised qualification CPP20218 Certificate II in security operations and  compulsory requirement for obtaining a NSW Class 1AC Security license. Choosing the right training provider ensures that you learn the necessary skills and knowledge to help you in your future workplace.

Vigil Training College has helped more than 10 thousand students achieve success. Choosing Vigil Training College will empower you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in your career. We have more than seven years of experience. Our staff are highly professional and expert in the industry. We work with all our students and provide the necessary resources and knowledge to apply for their NSW security licence.

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Enrol Online
Visit us for a Pre-Enrolment Test (90 minutes)
Complete First Aid Course

Complete Online Self-Studies
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Attend 10 days of in-class Training
Receive your Certificate
Apply for your Security Licence

Course Duration and Delivery Method

This course is delivered as a blended program, which requires 10 days of classroom-based study and online self-study (completed prior to classroom based study).

Classroom Based Study

You have the option to complete Classroom Based Study either on the:

  • Weekdays: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm for 2 weeks (including 1-hour break daily)
  • Weekends: Saturday & Sunday 8am to 5pm for 5 weeks (including 1-hour break daily)
  • Evenings: Monday to Friday 5:30pm to 9.30pm & Saturday 8am to 5pm for 3 weeks (Including Breaks)

Classroom study consists of 80.0 hours and is conducted in a supervised, face to face environment over ten (10) days.

See "Course Batches" table below for upcoming course dates.

Online Self-study

The self-study consists of 45.0 hours of learning, and it aims to provide you with a better understanding of the course. On completion of your enrolment, you will be provided access to your self-study through our Online Learning Management System.

You must complete your self-study prior to commencement of the classroom-based sessions.

NSW Security Course Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for Certificate II in Security Operations. However, students enrolling in this course must meet the following requirements:

  1. Over 18 years of age; and
  2. Complete the SLED Mandated LLN Assessment (See below); and
  3. Have a current First Aid Certificate (see below); and
  4. Have the resources required in the below list and understood the "Schedule of Fees".

SLED Mandated Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment

You are required to undertake the SLED Mandated Pre-enrolment Assessment/Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test before enrolment in the course.

The Pre-enrolment Assessment/LLN test is conducted in a classroom daily at our Head Office at 10 am, Monday – Friday. There is no need to make an appointment, simply attend the test that starts at 10 am and bring your 100 Points of ID. The duration of the test is 90 minutes.

There is no cost for undertaking this assessment

If you fail to meet the minimum LLN skills required to undertake this course, you will be referred to an external provider to help with your LLN skills.

Current First Aid Requirement

You must have a current First Aid Certificate before the commencement of your Security Course.

 The First Aid Course (HLTAID011 Provide First Aid) is offered by Vigil Training College and students can enrol into this course for a fee. The unit of competency HLTAID011 Provides First Aid (First Aid) is a core unit of the qualification in CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations.

Resources Required by Students

Students enrolling in this course must have the following required resources (to complete their self-studies):

  1. Computer/Laptop (ensure that you have sufficient computer literacy)
  2. Reliable internet connection
  3. Acrobat Reader (or similar software)

If you do not have the above-required resources, call our friendly Student Support Team before enrolling in this course. 

Course Requirements

The student must complete the learning and assessment hours for each cluster to attain that cluster's competency. Students must achieve competency in all four clusters.

Attendance requirements

100% attendance is required. Any students absent from the course will require missing time to be made up at a future course, thereby delaying the issuance of qualification or statement of attainment and procurement of a security licence course.

Dress code Requirements

You must dress in smart casual attire and maintain good personal hygiene throughout the course.

The course assesses your overall dress and presentation while performing role-plays as per the security industry's standards.

Who Should Enrol for this Course?

This course is for individuals who want to obtain an NSW Security License. After the completion of this course, you may be eligible* to apply for the following NSW Security License Classes:

  1. NSW Security Class 1A License Unarmed Guard
  2. NSW Security License Class 1C License Crowd Controller

*Eligibility for the NSW Security License: The complete eligibility criteria for the NSW Security License can be found on the NSW Police Website here.

Once you receive your Security License, you can obtain employment as a Security Officer in the following roles:

  • Static Guard
  • Patrolling
  • Crowd Control
  • Watch and Protect Property
  • Loss Prevention
  • Cash in Transit (without guard dog)

Further Qualification & Employment Pathways:

This course also offers a Qualification Pathway into the following courses:

  • CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations
  • CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations

The Certificate III qualifications will allow you to obtain employment in the following roles:

  • Close Protection Operative
  • Armed Guard
  • Bodyguard
  • Cash in Transit (Unarmed)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the course, you will be awarded thirteen units of competency. Along with the completion of HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, you will be awarded a total of 14 competencies for your qualification in CPP20218 Cert II in Security Operations.

These units of competencies have been grouped into 4 clusters and consist of the following:

1. Security Industry FundamentalsCPPSEC2102 - Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a Security team
CPPSEC2103 - Apply WHS. emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security
CPPSEC2104 - Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to Security risk situations
CPPSEC2107 - Patrol premises to monitor properly and maintain security
2. Patrol. Monitor end ScreenCPPSEC2109 - Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises
CPPSEC2108 - Screen people. personal effects and items to maintain security
3. Protect Self and OthersCPPSEC2106 - Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques
CPPSEC2101 - Apply effective communication skims to maintain security
CPPSEC2110 - Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security
4. Manage Behaviour of OthersCPPSEC2111- Apply security procedures to manage Intoxicated persons
CPPSEC2112 - Apply security procedures to remove persons from premises
CPPSEC2113 - Escort and protect persons and valuables
CPPSEC2105- Provide quality services to a range of security Clients

Assessment Method

You will be assessed through a range of assessment methods, including knowledge-based quizzes, case studies, report-writing, role-plays assessments throughout the course.

Receiving your certificate

Students will receive their certificate within ten (10) business days from the date of completion of the course via express post.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We do not assess student’s competencies through RPL in this course. However, upon request, we may seek approval from the SLED to evaluate the competency of a student undertaking the course through an assessment only pathway in exceptional circumstances.

Assessment Only Pathway

We offer Assessment only Pathways. This means the student may get an exemption in learning if they have an ex-Military, ex-policing or ex-security (expired licence) background.

If a student chooses this path, we will assess their existing skills and knowledge through a competency conversation and determine if they require any gap training or can proceed by just completing the SLED summative assessments. However, the student must complete the SLED pre-enrolment assessment.

Credit Transfer

We offer First Aid Training in other training programs at Vigil. The students completing First Aid training with us will automatically receive a credit transfer.

Students who already completed this training from another RTO can apply to obtain a credit transfer for this unit. Please review our credit transfer policy for more details.

How to Apply for NSW Security Licence

After completing the NSW Security Licence Course, students will apply for their NSW Security License. Students must include the relevant documents with their licence application for NSW security license corresponding to the licence subclass.

After successfully lodging your application, you will receive fingerprint & palm-print advice, which you will need to book an appointment with your local police station for completion.

Suppose you have correctly completed your application and do not have a criminal history. In that case, generally, you can expect to receive your 'Photograph Advice' letter within approximately six weeks of having your fingerprints taken.

If the department requires further information or an ex-police officer, the process may take longer.

Once you receive your Security Licence, you can start working as a security guard under a security master license holder.

For more details, please check SLED's website.

NSW Security Licence Requirements

The potential student must satisfy the following criteria to get the NSW Security Licence:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian resident or hold a visa that entitles you to work in Australia (a student or working holiday visa are unacceptable).
  • Have a valid Driver’s Licence, Photo Card or Customer Number from NSW Roads & Maritime Services
  • Able to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the past ten (10) years since turning 16. It is only required if you are not an Australian citizen or Permanent resident.
  • Have completed any required training and assessment (i.e. NSW Security License Course)
  • You are a fit and proper person to hold the class of licence sought; and
  • You are competent to carry out the activities of a security guard.

NSW security course students are required to read and sign the NSW police P1016 declaration and Acknowledgement of Ground for Refusal of Security Licence (such as convictions, or finding of guilt, for certain declared offences and considerations such as whether the person is fit and proper to hold security licence).

Government Support

Students studying CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations (full-time) through Vigil Training College may be eligible to receive Support Payments from Services Australia.

If you require further information regarding this, you can call our Student Support Team on 1800 97 97 66."

Course Batches

Start & End Date Structure Price Enrol
April 3, 2023 to April 14, 2023 Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm (2 Weeks) $995 Add to Cart
April 3, 2023 to April 22, 2023 Evening (See "Course Duration") $1300 Batch is full
April 17, 2023 to April 28, 2023 Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm (2 Weeks) $995 Add to Cart
April 29, 2023 to May 28, 2023 Sat - Sun, 8am to 5pm (5 Weekends) $1300 Add to Cart
May 1, 2023 to May 12, 2023 Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm (2 Weeks) $995 Add to Cart
May 15, 2023 to May 26, 2023 Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm (2 Weeks) $995 Add to Cart
May 29, 2023 to June 9, 2023 Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm (2 Weeks) $995 Add to Cart
June 12, 2023 to June 23, 2023 Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm (2 Weeks) $995 Add to Cart
June 26, 2023 to July 7, 2023 Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm (2 Weeks) $995 Add to Cart
July 10, 2023 to July 21, 2023 Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm (2 Weeks) $995 Add to Cart
July 24, 2023 to August 4, 2023 Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm (2 Weeks) $995 Add to Cart

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