Certificate II in Transport Security Protection

AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (International)



Aviation Security is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia

Airports are a fast paced environment with millions of people traveling through them each day. The role of the aviation security officer is integral in ensuring the safety of travelers, cargo, aircraft and facility assets.

Who can enrol in this qualification

Any member of the public wishing to enter a career as a Transport Security Screening Officers to perform transport security screening functions including, controlling access to security sensitive areas, undertaking physical searches, and identifying and handling weapons, explosives and prohibited items.

All new screeners in the aviation and maritime sectors must hold this qualification (Course code AVI20118) from 16th January 2022.

For existing screeners, your skills and experience will be recognised.

Existing screeners do not need to complete this course if you:

  • were employed or engaged as a screener at any time in the 12 months before 16 June 2021, and
  • have not ceased engagement or employment as a screening officer for more than 24 months.

More information is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Suitabilitiy Requirements

Participants must have sufficient skills to read, write and communicate in English and have basic computer skills. Participants must also be  physically fit enough, to perform defensive techniques, and bend/kneel for at least 2 minutes for CPR.

What to bring

A pen, small notepad , 100 points of ID – JP certified, your USI**

Licensing & Regulatory Requirements

Students enrolling in the Certificate II in Transport Security Protection must obtain and supply:

  • A clear ASIC Jobready Background Check or
  • A clear MSIC Jobready Background Check
  • Proof of Australian Work Rights

NOTE: ASIC & MSIC certificates usually take about 2-3 weeks to process and be returned. This must be completed prior to enrolment.


All training & assessment is face to face with a minimum of 136 hours, with an additional 12 hours of recommended home study/revision.** Course times start at 830am – 5pm Monday to Friday **


Assessment is conducted by the below methods:

  • Theory Questions
  • 2 Closed booked examinations
  • Practical Assessments:
    Scenarios in X-ray Operation, Explosive Trace detection, body scanners managing conflict, controlling access, defensive tactics, health & safety, mobile and foot patrolling and the law.


On successful completion participants will be issued:
AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (Typically within 7-14 days, but may vary)

*Additional Training Required
**USI – Unique Student Identifier is a Commonwealth Gov’t  Reference, available from www.usi.gov.au



  • AVIO0015 Undertake physical search of cargo and article
  • AVIO0009 Identify and handle weapons, explosives and prohibited items
  • AVIG0001 Work effectively in a transport security industry
  • AVIO0007 Control access to and exit from a security sensitive area
  • AVI00008 Establish and maintain a sterile sensitive area


  • AVIO0011 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment
  • AVIO0004 Conduct frisk search of persons
  • AVIO0005 Conduct screening using explosive trace detection
  • AVIO0012 Manage the flow of items for screening by X-ray screening equipment
  • AVIO0014 Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
  • AVIO0013 Operate body scanner
  • AVIO0010 Identify powders, liquids, aerosols and gels (PLAGs)
  • AVIO0006 Conduct vehicle search for access to security sensitive areas
  • AVIF0015 Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment
  • CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
  • CPPSEC3128 Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment
  • CPPSEC3130 Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors

Why choose Executive Training Group?

ETG is an accredited Registered Training Organisation  delivering Nationally  Recognised qualifications for licensing outcomes for 23 years to thousands of students. We do what we train our directors own 2 security businesses

LOCATION: Advised on enrolment DRESS CODE: Neat & Casual. No Singlets or Thongs

FIRST DAY:  Please arrive approximately 1/2 hour early to complete any outstanding paperwork. 

Don’t wait book your place now!

ETG trainers impart their expertise, skills and knowledge to you, so you are fully prepared to enter the industry. Classes fill quickly, so be sure to enrol early to secure your place.


Melbourne 2022

Albury/Wodonga 2022


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Security Aviation Course: $1495
ASIC or MSIC Jobready Check: $195

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