Certificate II in Security Operations (VIC)

You will learn from great security trainers who will support you throughout your course.

The successful completion of this course will enable you to apply for a private security licence (unarmed guard/crowd control and control room operator).

We are focused on outcomes for our students!

Course Overview

This is a nationally recognised qualification that aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills that aims to assist in gaining employment as a security officer, responsible for maintaining safety and security by patrolling, protecting, or guarding property while unarmed, screening entry, monitoring behaviour and removing persons from premises.

After successfully completing this qualification you will have fulfilled the requirements to apply for a private security licence through Victoria Police, to perform security activities including unarmed guard, crowd control and control room operator in Victoria.

  • CPPSEC2101 Apply effective communication skills to maintain security
  • 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
  • CPPSEC2105 Provide quality services to a range of security clients
  • CPPSEC2106 Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques
  • CPPSEC2107 Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security
  • CPPSEC2108 Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security
  • CPPSEC2109 Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises
  • 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
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
There are no formal pre-requisites for students looking to enrol in this course

MA Training Academy requires learners to:

  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills to an ACSF level 2. If you require further information on this please contact us.
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate Visa to work in Australia. Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

In addition to the above to be eligible to apply for a private security licence or registration in Victoria you must be over 18 years of age, undertake a National Police Check including fingerprints and be a fit and proper person.

For full eligibility details please refer to: Private Security Authority Types, Eligibility and Training (police.vic.gov.au)

Metro Melbourne: $995.00

Regional: $1195

Group bookings are available, please call us for more information.

Pricing is subject to change.

All prospective students enrolling in the course are entitled to apply for RPL or CT. For additional information, please refer to our policies available on our website.

Our Upcoming Programs below are being held at Keilor Park (41-47 Thomsons Road), Mildura (55 Orange Ave) and Dandenong (Unit 1 314 Thomas St)

We are also taking expressions of interest for courses in:

  • Geelong 
  • Warrnambool

Please send us a message via Enquire below if you are interested. Courses will be scheduled very soon!

Course Details

Our course has been developed by industry experts, it is easy to follow, interactive and engaging. You will learn from industry trainers who will support you and you will have great hands-on experience during the course.

  • Core unit theory and essential knowledge component are delivered in the classroom.
  • Your practical skills will be developed through practical simulations under supervision.
  • Assessment will be through demonstration of knowledge through written answers and projects and demonstration of workplace skills and knowledge through practical simulations of workplace activities.

We have developed online learning resources and tools to make your learning much easier. You will be allocated a tablet for use during class time which means you won’t have to hand write everything! As part of your pre-enrolment process, we will discuss this further with you and explore any support where necessary.

Day Course:  18-days Mon-Fri (8.30am-4.30pm).


Night Course:   36-nights Mon-Fri (5.30pm-10.00pm)

Students must attend all training sessions.

Upon successful completion of this Qualification, you will be issued with an official certificate; CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations.


After the successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply for a Private Security Individual Licence. It is critical that you familiarise yourself with the eligibility requirements for a Private Security individual LIcence in Victoria prior to committing to this course. More information can be found on the Victorian Police Licencing and Regulation Division webiste

Private Security Authority Types, Eligibility and Training (police.vic.gov.au) 

There are many opportunities in the security industry including unarmed guarding, crowd controller, shopping centre guard, event security, control room operator, monitoring centre operator and mobile patrol.

This qualification can also lead to further learning and pathways to work in guarding cash-in-transit, close protection, training, guarding with a dog, security equipment installer and security advisor.

Once you complete a security course Certificates are valid for licensing purposes for 12-months in Victoria. If you have previously undertaken a Security course more than 12 months ago you may need to renew some or all of the Qualification or you may be eligible for a credit transfer for some units.

Yes, a private security license is generally valid for 3-years. Victoria Police will send you a renewal notice before your license expires to enable you to pay the required renewal fee. For this reason, it is important to keep your contact details up to date.

MA Training Academy is part of the MA Services Group which has been in the security and facilities industry since 2011. We benefit from significant industry information and intel on current practices, up-to-date equipment, safety protocols and service standards which inform our training. MA Training Academy’s Private Security Business Licence No. is Z09-754-00S.

Yes, MA Training Academy is a current member of ASIAL, the Australian Security Industry Association limited membership ID 34418.

You can call us on 1300 02 62 82 and we can provide you with information about training courses and relevant security licenses in your state.

Certificate II in Security Operations (VIC)

Course developed by industry experts.

To register for our upcoming courses send us an Enquiry Now with your details and we will be in touch!

Upcoming Programs

Course Intake Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
Mildura July 2024 Day (Mon – Fri) Course 29/07/2024 21/08/2024 $1,195.00
Keilor Park August 2024 Day (Mon – Fri) Course 12/08/2024 04/09/2024 $995.00