Asset College

Certificate II in Transport Security Protection - AVI20118

Asset College

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 04208G

This qualification provides individuals with general and specialist skills to operate effectively in a broad range of transport security screening roles. Transport Security Screening Officer roles include:Air Cargo Examination OfficerDomestic Airport Screening OfficerInternational Airport Screening OfficerMaritime Screening OfficerThis qualification includes the units of competency required by 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. A Transport Security Screening Officer must also apply effective communication skills to work in a broad range of transport security protection roles.Transport Security screening personnel working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable contexts within narrow parameters.Individuals seeking accreditation as a Transport Security Screening Officer should check industry specific accreditation requirements with the Aviation and Maritime Security Division of the Department of Home Affairs.This qualification contains one not for public access (NFPA) restricted unit of competency. Content of NFPA units of competency is not published on the National Register. Access to this unit of competency is critical to security screening operations. Content of this unit is maintained separately and is only available to Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) authorised by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor). To gain access contact the department at, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Apply electronic metal detection
  • Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment
  • Identify and handle weapons, explosives and prohibited items
  • Conduct vehicle search for access to security sensitive areas
  • Work effectively in a transport security environment
  • Conduct screening using explosive trace detection
  • Control access to and exit from a security sensitive area
  • Identify powders, liquids, aerosols and gels (PLAGs)
  • Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images
  • Operate body scanner
  • Manage the flow of items for screening by X-ray screening equipment
  • Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors
  • Control persons using empty hand techniques
  • Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment
  • Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment
  • Establish and maintain a sterile sensitive area
  • Conduct frisk search of persons
  • Undertake physical search of cargo and articles

Standard entry requirements

Individuals undertaking this qualification must have passed a valid background check. A valid background check for the purposes of an individual undertaking the qualification is a background check on an applicant for, or the holder of an aviation security identification card or maritime security identification card.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Lakes No
  • Flexible Delivery : 5 days
Parramatta No

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