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Waiting for approval to deliver the new Certificate 2 Security Course
Security Course – (Basic) Certificate 2 Cannonvale
  • One of the first questions we get asked is “How long is the course?” In 2020 we have moved away from a set course to blended learning. Which means a mix of in house group training,  phone and electronic contact sessions such as skype, facetime and messenger. Every student arrives with different abilities, skill and knowledge levels. We assess these and create an individual training plan which is only as long as needed to ensure you have the ability and knowledge required by regulations to carry out your job. During the course we re-evaluate where you are at, in case your plan needs adjusting with more/less training.Our average student, about 25 old with extensive work and life experience requires a 3 week in house training course, Monday to Friday plus off site study and tutorials such as skype sessions.
  • Happens at the Training Centre, at 1/6 Commerce Close, Cannonvale
  • Next start dates are Standby for Govt approval
  • Allows work as a crowd controller, static or patrol guard
  • Allows you to apply for a Government issued licence
  • $29 Deposit, final payment $461. Payment plans available. See C3G conditions*
  • Course is team based, problem solving and working through scenarios
  • There is an assignment book to complete together

Communicate effectively in the security industry
Follow workplace safety in the security industry
Work effectively in the security industry
Respond to security risk situation
Work as part of a security team
Provide security services to clients
Control access to and exit from premises
Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
Control persons using empty hand techniques
Operate basic security equipment
Patrol premises
Manage conflict through negotiation
Maintain security of environment
Determine response to security risk situation
Apply First Aid (core subject)
ANNUAL CPR May be required


Baton & Handcuff endorsements

These are two separate units covering batons and handcuffs. This course take a mnimum three hours. This equipment cannot be used when working as a crowd controller. $190


Triennial Renewal

There are three units or subjects. Negotiation, Open hand techniques and first aid. This is held on the wednesday of the security course. If you need first aid this starts at midday. Otherwise bring a certified copy of your current first aid. (They are valid for three years) and be there at 5pm $289



*What is the Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

For an overview of what the Certificate 3 Guarantee means for students, view the Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet  FACT SHEET

Are you eligible to participate?

The program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students) and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and on the pathway to permanent residency. Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training). Students wanting to do the certificate 2 and wanting to get funding need to be disadvantaged in their ability to complete a certificate 3 course.

How to apply for an unarmed security officer licence

An unarmed security officer personally guards, patrols or watches another person’s property. They do this without a guard dog or weapon.

This includes:
  • in-house security (someone who guards, patrols or watches their employer’s property)
  • a loss prevention officer
  • a security gate officer.

You need to hold a current licence to do this job. To become licensed, you must:

  • meet the eligibility criteria
  • complete your training and attach proof of qualifications
  • fill out and lodge the application form.

Security provider application form


To be eligible for a licence, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • not pose a risk to public safety
  • pass the required training course.

You are not eligible for a licence if you have been convicted of a disqualifying offence in the past 10 years, where a conviction was recorded

You must also tell us if you have been found guilty of a disqualifying offence in the past 5 years, where a conviction was not recorded (this is known as an ‘unrecorded finding of guilt’). We may ask you for further information so we can assess if you are a suitable person to hold a licence.


When you lodge the form, you will need to attach 100 points of formal identification. These documents must be original or certified copies.

Your identification must include 1 of the following 4 documents:

  • Birth certificate or extract
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Passport
  • ImmiCard

You will need to include at least 1 (sometimes 2) of the following documents:

  • A driver’s licence
  • An ID card
  • A social security card
  • An 18+ card
  • A letter from your employer
  • Any other official letter, card or statement listed on the application form

You will need to pay certain fees when you lodge your application. These include:

  • the licence fee (as listed on the application form)
  • a criminal history check fee of $38.60
  • a fingerprinting fee of $100.

By law, the police need to fingerprint all security providers. We will contact you after you lodge your application form to explain what you need to do.

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Criminal history check

To confirm your suitability, we will submit your application for a criminal history check. This will be thorough and may be time consuming.

If you were born in New Zealand or have a New Zealand passport, you need to get a copy of your criminal history or a letter indicating you have no criminal history from New Zealand. For more information, visit the New Zealand Ministry of Justice website.

You don’t have to pay any fees to get a New Zealand criminal history check. We can only accept original documents dated within one month of the date you send them to us. Please note it takes 20 working days to process a request for a New Zealand criminal history check.

Processing time

The processing time is 4–6 weeks. This can take longer if you have not supplied us with the all the information we need or you have not paid the correct fees.


Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a partial refund if:

  • you withdraw your application
  • we refuse your application.

You may also get a refund on the fees for:

  • fingerprinting
  • your criminal history check.