Certificate III in Technical Security

Not Applicable


Packaging rules

To achieve recognition at the Certificate III level, the candidate must demonstrate competency in the ten core units, plus four electives (total fourteen units). Up to two of the required electives may be selected from otherqualifications aligned at the Certificate II, III or IV level in this Training Packageor from other relevant endorsed Training Package qualifications aligned at the Certificate II, III or IV level.

Core units

add topic CPPSEC3001A

Maintain workplace safety in the security industry

add topic CPPSEC3006A

Coordinate a quality security service to customers

add topic CPPSEC3035A

Identify technical security requirements

add topic CPPSEC3036A

Program security equipment and system

add topic CPPSEC3037A

Test installed security equipment and system

add topic CPPSEC3038A

Commission and decommission security equipment and system

add topic CPPSEC3039A

Identify and diagnose electronic security equipment and system fault

add topic CPPSEC3040A

Plan and coordinate installation of security equipment and system

add topic CPPSEC3041A

Maintain and service security equipment and system

add topic ICTCBL2137A

Install, maintain and modify customer premises communication cabling: ACA Open Rule

Elective units

add topic BSBFLM306

Provide workplace information and resourcing plans

add topic CPPSEC3004A

Lead small teams in the security industry

add topic CPPSEC3005A

Prepare and present security documentation and reports

add topic CPPSEC3024A

Install biometrics equipment and systems

add topic CPPSEC3025A

Identify and diagnose biometric system fault

add topic CPPSEC3042A

Identify and diagnose CCTV equipment and system fault

add topic CPPSEC3043A

Establish and set up electronic monitoring parameters

add topic CPPSEC3044A

Maintain and repair mechanical lock and locking system

add topic CPPSEC3045A

Determine security equipment and system modifications

add topic CPPSEC3046A

Configure a security system

add topic CPPSEC3047A

Provide estimate and quote on security system

add topic CPPSEC3048A

Maintain effective relationships with security clients

add topic CPPSEC3049A

Modify and repair security equipment and system


    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 the following facets:


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:

record and collate accurately

undertake basic computations

ask for advice, feedback and clarification where appropriate

communicate demonstrating social and cultural sensitivity and respect

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

draw security system schematics and specifications

explain OHS requirements to others

handle customer complaints sensitively and courteously

interpret and follow a range of documents including relevant legislative, regulatory, licensing and organisational requirements; codes and standards; plans, designs and specifications; work orders; manufacturers' specifications; charts and diagrams; and occupational health and safety (OHS)

interpret data, information and specifications

prepare and complete routine business documentation including security assessment reports; test reports; work logs; orders, invoices and supply requisitions; and quotes

provide feedback to others

report and record faulty security equipment, tools and systems

understand technical industry terminology and meanings of symbols

use interactive communication techniques to elicit and clarify information


apply interpersonal skills including cooperation and flexibility

build and maintain effective working relationships with team members

implement procedures to encourage others' contributions to OHS management

lead, supervise, coach and mentor team members and monitor performance

provide assistance to team members as required

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

seek assistance where appropriate

understand own and team members' roles and responsibilities

Problem solving

identify and manage risks and hazards and applies emergency control measures

identify, diagnose and rectify a range of malfunctioning security equipment

perform various calculations relating to pricing estimates for labour, equipment and materials, time and quantities

resolve conflict

resolve customer service problems

solve routine problems

Initiative and enterprise

adapt service to meet customer requirements

apply analytical skills

customise equipment and systems to client requirements

evaluate security equipment and system design options

interpret and act upon available information using discretion and judgement

recommend improvements to policies and procedures

Planning and organising

gather information to assist in designing modifications

maintain records and information systems

organise and allocate resources and schedule work

plan and adhere to OHS requirements

plan, schedule, coordinate and supervise installation of a range of security equipment and systems

prepare for programming and testing work, commissioning and decommissioning, fault diagnosis and maintenance work

prepare work orders and plan for contingencies

update and maintain relevant information and records

Self management

organise work methodically

present a professional image

prioritise daily activities

understand limitations of own role and responsibilities

use personal protective equipment according to OHS guidelines

use time management skills


identify and provide advice on individuals' and teams' OHS training needs

update skills and knowledge to accommodate changes in:

client enquiries

technical security services and products

equipment installation, maintenance and operating procedures


check equipment to ensure it is in safe working order

operate appropriate equipment according to task requirements and manufacturer specifications

organise repair work for unsafe or faulty tools and equipment

program, configure, test, commission and decommission a range of security equipment and systems

understand electrical concepts

use and check a range of tools and equipment

use computers and understand relevant computer software types and functions

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.