What Is Involved in Completing a Certificate 3 in Security?

certifiedThe Certificate 3 in Security Operations is a nationally accredited course in Australia completed by those who already hold the Certificate 2 in Security Operations. Having completed the course it will help you to further develop your skills enabling you to bolster your professional and personal development. You should also find that your employment opportunities as well as your leadership options within the security industry are enhanced.

The course must be concluded no later than 12 months from being licensed as a crowd controller. It covers such things as:

  • Skills within a security monitoring room
  • Enhanced skills in leadership
  • The use of communication systems and operating security equipment of a specialised nature
  • Prioritising in a work schedule
  • Managing conflict
  • Controlling difficult situations by utilising open hand techniques
  • Completion of reports and other security documents
  • The preparation and presentation of court procedure evidence
  • Protection of valuable documentation
  • Maintaining safety within the workplace

The competency based course can be studied for in a variety of ways, such as online, and consists of 12 units with the estimated study time being 372 hours. It can also be done via a mixture of structured tutorials, case studies, workshops, workplace application, video, and practical assignments. During the course both group and individual assessment and work activities are carried out. Doing it in this way would involve 10 full working days and part time training in the evening for four days a week for two weeks.

The trainers and assessors are experienced professionals who will have appropriate qualifications to help you through the course. Having successfully completed the course your nationally accredited Certificate 3 in Security Operations will be presented to you.

Below is a selection of additional career opportunities within the security industry that may be available to you following your successful completion of the course:

  • Security Equipment Manager
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Body Guard.
  • Security Officer (Unarmed)
  • Parking Attendant
  • Tactical security squad member
  • Cash-in-transit
  • Security Intelligence Officer
  • Crowd Controller.
  • Security surveillance monitoring
  • Armed Guard
  • Courts and Airports

You may be interested to note that there is a Certificate 3 in Security Equipment qualification that covers the pre-commissioning set up and installing of wireless and wired security systems in multiple, commercial industrial buildings.

There is also a Certificate 3 in Technical Security that involves the modification, maintenance and installation of CCTV systems, security systems and connected cabling.

As can be seen, to get this excellent qualification, it does involve a considerable amount of both study time and course attendance time but by obtaining this further qualification it will be obvious to you that it presents a number of routes into other roles within the security industry. Many of these positions will no doubt command a higher income than you are presently receiving so, although there is obviously an expense to you to do the course and qualify, hopefully it will not take you long to recoup the course fee.

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