Project: Technical Security

Stage 5

On behalf of the Property Services IRC, Artibus Innovation has reviewed and developed the following training package components:

  • 2 qualifications:
    • CPP20307 Certificate II in Technical Security
    • CPP30507 Certificate III in Technical Security
  • 22 units of competency.

The Property Services IRC is updating the suite of security qualifications in the CPP training package to align with changes in technology, crime prevention platforms such as closed circuit television (CCTV), and online security platforms and to transition the components to the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

Technology is increasingly playing a key role in crime prevention, as closed-circuit television (CCTV) and online security platforms become more commonplace. The qualifications have been reviewed against the skills and knowledge needed to operate, install and maintain these technologies.

Key points/recommendations

  • the Certificate II packaging design has been updated to provide packaging options that align with the four main occupations at this entry level:  access control technician, installation technician, security salesperson and service technician:
    • the construction Whitecard unit and ICT WHS unit (which is a prerequisite for cabling registration) should be used in the core to provide maximum flexibility for technical security technicians
    • ICTTEN207 Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks has been included in the elective listing to provide coverage of internet protocol (IP) networks which is an emerging area
  • the Certificate III qualification requires the Certificate II as a new entry requirement and includes in the core: a new unit (CPPSEC3053) to cover cyber security, and an imported unit (ICTTEN416) to cover IP network
  •  the Certificate II and III qualifications do not automatically result in cabling registration, however packaging arrangements allow it if required
  • the Certificate II and III qualifications will not be equivalent to their superseded versions
  • units have been updated, developed or imported to incorporate new terminologies and technologies, eg around video surveillance systems (VSS), IP networks and cyber security
  • overall, feedback on the qualifications is supportive with only minor modifications required.

Advice on downstream effects of the change

The following six units of competency are proposed units:

  • CPPSEC3004A Lead small teams in the security industry
  • CPPSEC3034A Operate information gathering equipment
  • CPPSEC3048A Maintain effective relationships with security clients
  • CPPSEC3049A Modify and repair security equipment and system
  • CPPSEC4002A Implement effective communication techniques
  • CPPSEC5007A Assess biometrics system.

There will be a teach out period of 12-months. Training providers will have to update their scope accordingly and must not enrol or train students after this 12-month period.

Last updated: September 2019
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The following is a list of training package components under review in this project:


  • CPP20307 Certificate II in Technical Security
  • CPP30507 Certificate III in Technical Security

Units of Competency:

  • CPPSEC2021 Install security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC2022 Install electronic locks and locking systems
  • CPPSEC2023 Install video surveillance systems and equipment
  • CPPSEC2024 Monitor and respond to electronic information from security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC2025 Sell security products and services
  • CPPSEC2026 Perform routine maintenance on security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3024 Install advanced technology security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3025 Diagnose faults in advanced technology security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3035 Recommend technical security requirements to meet client needs
  • CPPSEC3036 Program and configure security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3037 Test installed security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3038 Commission and decommission security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3039 Diagnose faults in electronic security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3040 Coordinate installation of security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3041 Conduct routine service of security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3042 Diagnose faults in video surveillance systems and equipment
  • CPPSEC3043 Establish and test electronic monitoring parameters for security equipment and systems
  • CPPSEC3044 Conduct routine service of electronic locks and locking systems
  • CPPSEC3045 Assess security equipment and systems to specify required modifications
  • CPPSEC3046 Develop security system configurations and specifications for client sites
  • CPPSEC3047 Provide estimate and quote on security system installations
  • CPPSEC3053 Implement measures to secure IP networked security equipment and systems

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