Certificate I in Security Operations

Not Applicable


Packaging rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

4 units of competency:

3 core units

1 elective unit.

Core units

add topic CPPSEC2001A

Communicate effectively in the security industry

add topic CPPSEC2002A

Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry

add topic CPPSEC2003B

Work effectively in the security industry

Elective units

add topic CPPSEC1001A

Identify and report security risk situations

add topic CPPSEC1002A

Apply retail security procedures

add topic CPPSEC1003A

Apply security procedures for the responsible service of alcohol

add topic CPPSEC1004A

Apply health care security procedures

add topic CPPSEC1005A

Apply critical infrastructure protection procedures

add topic CPPSEC1006A

Apply x-ray image interpretation procedures

add topic CPPSEC1007A

Apply walk through metal detection procedures

add topic CPPSEC1008A

Apply hand-held metal detection procedures

add topic CPPSEC1009A

Apply Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) procedures


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Qualification Summary

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


apply literacy skills to:

assess and use workplace information

interpret and understand basic legal, financial, procedural and technical requirements

process workplace documentation

read and record data

apply numeracy skills to accurately record and collate and to undertake basic computations

assess and record information from varied sources

communicate demonstrating social and cultural sensitivity and respect

communicate in a clear and concise manner, in written and verbal modes

follow procedures and instructions as they relate to legal and regulatory requirements, occupational health and safety (OHS), industry standards and codes of practice, and emergency procedures

process routine workplace documentation

report hazards, potential hazards and risks

research and access routine sources of security data

understand meanings of safety signs and symbols

understand workplace safety procedures

use basic workplace documents and user manuals


assist in gathering basic security information

develop effective personal relationships and discusses career opportunities with relevant people

participate in OHS management

relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities

seek feedback and clarification where appropriate

share information with others to achieve individual and team goals

use interpersonal skills such as cooperation and flexibility

work effectively as part of a team

Problem solving

follow workplace procedures for dealing with incidents and emergencies

identify and apply industry information

identify and research existing data sources for suitability

use basic problem-solving techniques

Initiative and enterprise

identify opportunities for vocational development in consultation with appropriate persons

Planning and organising

estimate time to complete activities and prioritise tasks

source, record and organise information

Self management

demonstrate a commitment to complying with applicable legislative and procedural requirements

estimate time to complete work

identify and discuss career opportunities

prioritise tasks


identify and access future career opportunities

identify terms and conditions of employment


use computers and other information technology to complete tasks

Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described above for each Employability Skill are representative of the property industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

This table is a summary of Employability Skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.