NSW Security Training Course – Start your Career in Security
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CPP20218 Certificate II in security operations is a compulsory requirement for obtaining a NSW Class 1 A & C 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.
Who Should Enrol for this Course?
This course is for individuals who want to apply for a NSW security licence and work as a security officer. The course provides sufficient training to cover the following roles:
- Static Guard
- Crowd Control
- Watch and Protect Property
- Loss Prevention
- Cash in Transit (without guard dog)
After completing this course successfully, you may be eligible to apply for the following NSW security licences:
- NSW Security Class 1A License Unarmed Guard
- NSW Security License Class 1C License Crowd Controller
NSW Security Course Pre-Requisites
You are required to meet the following pre-requisites to enrol in Certificate II in Security Operations.
Formal Education Requirement
There is no minimum formal education requirement to enrol in this course.
SLED Mandated Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
You are required to undertake the SLED Mandated Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment before enrolment in the course.
You can complete the LLN test before the enrolment at our Head Office between 9 am – 2 pm, Monday – Friday, or by making an appointment.
The cost of appearing in the LLN test is FREE.
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.
First Aid Requirements
HLTAID003 Provide first aid course before enrolment in this course. A current first aid certificate is mandatory to enrol in NSW Security Licence course. The unit of competency HLTAID003 Provides First Aid (First Aid) is a core unit of the qualification in CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations.
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.
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.
ASSESSSSMENT ONLY PATHWAYS
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 assessent.
Course Duration and Delivery Method
The course is delivered as a blended program, which requires three (3) weeks of classroom-based study and self-study.
Classroom Based Study
Course Timetable: Monday – Friday, fifteen (15) days daily 8 am to 5.00 pm, including 1-hour breaks.
The course is a blended learning program, which requires both classroom-based study and self-study. Classroom study consists of 120.0 hours and is conducted in a supervised, face to face environment over fifteen (15) days.
The self-study aims to provide you with a better understanding of the course. On completion of your enrolment, you will receive course material and a workbook. You must complete the workbook before attending the classroom-based sessions.
You will be assessed through a range of assessment methods, including knowledge-based quizzes, case studies, report-writing, role-plays assessments throughout the course.
The competencies grouped in the following four (4) clusters:
|1. Security Industry Fundamentals|
CPPSEC2102 - 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
|2. Patrol, Monitor and Screen|
CPPSEC2107 - Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security
CPPSEC2109 - 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 Others||CPPSEC2106 - Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques|
|4. Manage Behaviour of Others|
CPPSEC2101 - Apply effective communication skills to maintain security
CPPSEC2110 - Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security
CPPSEC2111 - 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
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.
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.
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.
Upon completing the course, you will be awarded thirteen units of competency. Along with the completion of HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, you will be awarded a total of 14 competencies for your qualification in CPP20218 Cert II in Security Operations.
- CPPSEC2102 – 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 property and maintain security
- CPPSEC2109 – Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises
- CPPSEC2108 – Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security
- CPPSEC2106 – Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques
- CPPSEC2101 – Apply effective communication skills to maintain security
- CPPSEC2110 – Monitor and control individual and crowd behavior to maintain security
- CPPSEC2111 – 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
Receiving your certificate
Students will receive their certificate within ten (10) business days from the date of completion of the course via express post.
How to Apply for NSW Security Licence
After completing the NSW Security Licensing Training, 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).
FYI: 3 Weeks Face to Face Classroom Training + Self Study