Checkpoint Screening (Security Screening Officer)


The screening course will be designed to provide training for existing security license holders to gain specialized employment in the security industry as a Security Screening Officer. It will assist students in undertaking routine for screening duties and to follow established practices in workplaces that have isolated areas.

What employment opportunities will students have?

Types of work you may be able to gain is the following:

  • Government Courts
  • Airport / Seaports
  • Freight / Mail Centres
  • Hotels
  • Gate House
  • Corporate Sites

Course Duration

Screening course is a four (4) day face to face program, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Evening classes run eight (8) nights, Monday to Friday from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.

All TAT instructors have years of proficiency and continue to maintain current competency in the screening industry.

What will students study?

The units of competence and nominal hours for completion are as follows:

Elective Units – Screening

Organisations that have high risk entry points require and appreciate incoming Security Officers to have prior training experience in Screening. Therefore, the Screening units delivered in our Screening program are the following unit of competencies:

Subject Code Description
CPPSEC3127 Conduct security screening using x-ray equipment
CPPSEC3128 Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment
CPPSEC3129 Conduct security screening using explosive trace detection equipment
CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors
CPPSEC2108 Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security

These units are a skill set of the Certificate II/III in Security Operations.

How much will the course cost for a full fee paying student?

The screening program will cost $800.00 during the day or $800.00 in the evenings consisting of a minimum deposit of $250.00 prior to course commencement. If you have already completed the new CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations course unit code, CPPSEC2108 Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security will be credit transferred. The checkpoint screening course will then be reduced to $700.00

How do l Enrol?

To enrol in this course you will need to attend in person to our Broadmeadows Office and complete an enrolment application together with a Pre-Training Review / Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) form.