CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations

Successful candidates are trained to assess, analyse and supply the resources needed to ensure the safety and protection of their clients. A “live” practical exercise will reinforce the core skills learnt in the classroom. These skills include the role of the bodyguard, escort formations and basic protection techniques.


Easy Payment Plans Available

Full-Time & Part-Time Options

Nationally Recognised Training

Course Fee: $2195

Additional fees for CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations
may include:

$150.00 administration fee for processing credit transfer application
$135.00 per unit of competency if the student is required to complete additional classroom-based training

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Course fees include face-to-face training and assessment, all your course material and manuals, as well as the printing of your certificate/statement of attainment.

Click here to view the statement of fees.

Career Outcomes

  • Bodyguard Celebrities
  • Bodyguard Government  Officials
  • Bodyguard Business executives
  • Bodyguard Witness Protection members

Course Duration

Full-time: 24 days (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) Weekdays

Licensed Outcomes for Victoria

In addition to meeting the requirements for CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations, completing this training program will contribute towards licensed outcomes in Victoria for Bodyguard.

Breakdown of Units to meet individual licensing requirements of Bodyguard in Victoria


CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation
CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to a security risk situation
CPPSEC3105 Coordinate provision of quality security services to clients
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
CPPSEC3121 Control persons using empty hand techniques
CPPSEC3122 Plan provision of close protection services
CPPSEC3123 Implement close protection services
TLIC1051 Operate commercial vehicle
BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of work environment
CPPSEC3104 Coordinate monitoring and control of individual and crowd behaviour
CPPSEC3110 Control persons using batons
CPPSEC3111 Restrain persons using handcuffs

Click here to find out the eligibility requirements for an Armed Guard/Cash in Transit Licence.



CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations (Bodyguard) will prepare you for real life experiences and will provide a healthy income for those that gain employment within the Security Industry.

Bodyguards can expect and income of $25 – $150 per hour.

Course Venues

  • Melbourne
    Level 11, Tower 4/18-38 Siddeley St, Melbourne VIC 3008

  • 1300 134 782
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    I Just completed my Certificate II with a good group of people. An eye opener into the industry and I am thankful to trainers and the staff at ISTA for the training and gaining some great advice and experience.

    Robert Ceke

    ISTA has been an outstanding organisation to complete my course with. Their professionalism and course structure has been at excellent standard. I recommend ISTA as a training provider to do your security course with. Staff are fantastic and very supportive. Trainers were absolutely amazing. A BIG THANKS TO ISTA!

    Nisarg Dave

    If you want to become a Security Guard I can definitely recommend ISTA. The trainers have a wealth of information…. Thank you for helping me become a better person and more self-aware.

    Brian Evans

    I did my Certificate II at the Geelong Campus. I highly recommend it for those who live in the Geelong or Ballarat areas!

    Ben Harriage

    I’d like to say a big thank you to all the ISTA crew. You are all so lovely and helped out to the fullest and if anyone is looking to do a Certificate II in Security Operations I believe this is the organisation you should go to. I’m continuing on to do my Certificate III in Security Operations in a few weeks. It has be wonderful and I have learnt a lot and gained so much confidence within myself. Thank you so much for all that each and everyone of you have done!

    Rhee Peters

    I would 100% recommend ISTA, the staff are lovely, caring and so helpful.
    Best decision I ever made, it’s an amazing environment, so family-oriented and everyone is just so focused and wanting the best for you and for you to succeed, instructors are so passionate and give such a great insight, from textbook to their own personal experience.
    Thank you so much for everything.

    Rachel Catherine, International Security Training Academy


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