Security Licencing and Security Courses in the Gold Coast

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Published on Aug 23, 2019

The Queensland government acknowledges the validity of the modern world’s constant changes, especially in the security industry. This is why the government recognises the vital role of people working in this industry for the protection of property, community safety, companies, and even private citizens.


For different forms of protection, the Queensland private security industry employs around 12,000 licenced security personnel. The roles of these security personnel include corporate security, bodyguarding, cash in transit, crowd control, and guarding and patrolling private property.


To employ the best personnel in these roles, the Queensland government has set high standards for training along with the requirement that all security personnel be licenced. So, this is where the security courses Gold Coast of Success Training Academy (STA) come in.


Success Training Academy provides training that will enable graduates to obtain a Queensland Security Licence. These STA security courses that are offered in facilities at Woolloongabba Brisbane, Southport on the Gold Coast, Clontarf in North Brisbane, and Cairns, include:

  • CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations
  • CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations – New Guards
  • Security Licence Renewal
  • Cash in Transit
  • Bodyguard


All security courses Gold Coast in Success Training Academy are offered in partnership with APS Training Group (RTO # 31588). APS and their security training services has established itself as one of the top locally owned and operated security service providers in the country for different industries.


Certificate II in Security Operations

This course provides knowledge and practical skills to work as a security officer in places such as nightclubs, shopping centres, hospitals, hotels, events, and building sites. This certificate is the minimum requirement to apply for an Unarmed Queensland Security Licence, including a licence with Crowd Control.


Certificate III in Security Operations

This course for new guards is another entry point into the security industry without taking the Certificate II. This is also the course to move into management and supervisory roles. The knowledge and practical skills provided here is utilised to work as a security officer, or in manager or supervisor positions for such places as large corporations, shopping centres, hospitals, hotels, events, and building or facility sites.


Security Licence Renewal

To remain updated with the latest security techniques, security licence holders must complete 2 crowd control units every 3 years. The First Aid unit must also be renewed. The two crowd control units cover Manage Conflict and Negotiation and Control Persons Using Empty Hand Techniques.


Cash in Transit

To add the Cash in Transit 2-day workshop function with a security licence, a participant must at least complete the Certificate II in Security Operations, and the following units must be included to apply to add Cash in Transit:

  • CPPSEC3002A
  • CPPSEC3007A



In this security courses Gold Coast special workshop, the 2-day Bodyguard workshop is essential for Brisbane and Gold Coast-based security guards who need to have the bodyguard function added to their licence. The workshop covers the following subjects:

  • Bodyguarding industry
  • Ethical standards
  • Legal studies
  • Teamwork
  • Performance
  • Management
  • Risk management
  • Incident management
  • Communication
  • Reporting, roles, and responsibilities


With extensive experience ranging back to 1989, Success Training Academy (STA) has over 30 years under its belt to ensure that, when anyone enquires at their website at, the career advisors will be there to discuss and answer everything.