Certificate III in Security Operations (Unarmed / Crowd Control)

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About this Course

The combination of units included in this 10-day Certificate III in Security Operations course, enables you to apply for your Unarmed and Crowd Control licence without having first completed a Certificate II. While it is similar to the Certificate II (either course will enable you to apply for your Unarmed & Crowd Control licence), completing this Certificate III course will also prepare you for middle management, and supervisory positions in the industry, and can reflect a more in-depth and higher level of learning than the Certificate II.

If you are wanting to add extra functions to your licence, on top of Unarmed and Crowd Control, such as Cash in Transit or Bodyguarding, you can do this by completing our 1-day courses for each function.

Throughout this course, you will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively as a security officer in areas including:


  • Shopping centres,
  • Nightclubs,
  • Events,
  • Building sites, and
  • Patrol.

Through a combination of theory and practical training, including role-plays and defence techniques, you will learn to perform the responsibilities of a security guard in a lawful, ethical and highly effective manner.




Why Study With Us?

Elite Venue Operations in partnership with RAM Training Services not only offer the highest quality training by experts in their chosen field, but all of our students also receive free access to our fantastic Student Portal which includes a Job Board, interview tips, resume and cover letter templates, and much more!

Elite Venue Operations run monthly Certificate III in Security which is a 10-day face-to-face course offered in our facility in Clontarf - North Brisbane.

NOTE: Government funding is available for this course! Eligible participants will pay as little as $80 for concessional students, or $100 for non-concessional students. That’s a total saving of up to $850! Click on the More Info button below for further information on the Certificate 3 guarantee funding available. Conditions apply. Huge discounts also available for Cert II and III combo package!

Core units:


  • BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development
  • CPPSEC3001A Maintain workplace safety in the security industry
  • CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation
  • CPPSEC3003A Determine response to a 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:


  • CPPSEC2011B Control exits to and exits from premises
  • CPPSEC2012A Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
  • CPPSEC2014A Operate basic security equipment
  • CPPSEC2015A Patrol premises
  • CPPSEC3013A Control persons using empty hand techniques
  • CPPSEC3020A Monitor security from control room
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid





Who Should Do This Course?

On successful completion of the course, providing you are 18 years of age at the time of applying, you will receive a Certificate III in Security Operations. You will then be eligible to apply for your Security Officer (unarmed and crowd controller) Licence for security work such as shopping centres, patrol, and crowd control for working in licensed venues such as nightclubs and bars, and/or events.

Key Points

To apply to obtain your security licence you need to contact the Office of Fair Trading and submit your application with the certificates from RAM Training Services. The Office of Fair Trading will charge you an additional amount for your license (approx $475 for a 1 year multi-function licence), and will conduct a criminal history check and fingerprinting prior to approval of your application. This process will take between 2 and 6 weeks.

Any criminal convictions in the last 10 years will mean you will be ineligible to receive your security licence.



  • Pay upfront unfunded fee: $1100 (10 Day Course)
  • Funded concessional fee: $80
  • Funded non-concessional Fee: $100

Call us for full eligibility details and conditions.


There are no pre-requisites to complete this course.

We recommend a Year 10 level (or equivalent) of English reading and writing.

Course Dates

Please Note: We are not currently taking enrolements for this course.


Night Courses available on request. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.