Certificate II in Transport Security Protection

Course Title & Code

Certificate II in Transport Security Protection

Career Outcomes

Maritime or Airport Screening Officer, Air Cargo Examination Officer

Study Method


Course Start

Enrol anytime

Course Description

This 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 screenerreform@homeaffairs.gov.au.

Licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.



Cornzal understand that employers need options and flexibility in employee training. We are committed to delivering the flexible training plans you need to get the job done. Choose from workplace training, block training, drop-in days, mobile training, or a mix of all these options.

You must already be employed to enrol as an apprentice or trainee with Cornzal Pty Ltd.


Our online learning refers to instruction that is delivered through various multimedia and Internet platforms and applications. Also referred to as web-based learning, e-learning, computer-assisted instruction, and Internet-based learning.


The benefit of face-to-face education is a great way to enjoy your studies on campus. With adult learning and an adult environment, you are respected, supported, and nurtured.

Attend a campus to learn face-to-face with a teacher in one space, such as a classroom, workshop, laboratory, or simulated environments, or interact with teachers using real-time video or web conference tools. 

Our courses delivered on campus have a combination of online and classroom-based learning. You will also be expected to undertake additional personal study to complete the course requirements.

Brisbane Campus – Level 1, 433 Boundary Street, Brisbane.

Beenleigh Campus – Level 1, 137 George Street, Beenleigh.

Blackstone Campus – 14 Hill Street, Blackstone.


AVI20118 Certificate II in Transport Security Protection 

Course Code

Course Name



Undertake physical search of cargo and articles



Identify and handle weapons, explosives and prohibited items



Work effectively in a transport security environment



Control access to and exit from a security sensitive area



Establish and maintain a sterile sensitive area






Conduct screening using explosive trace detection

Elective A


Conduct frisk search of persons

Elective B


Conduct vehicle search for access to security sensitive areas

Elective C


Identify powders, liquids, aerosols and gels (PLAGs)

Elective C


Control persons using empty hand techniques

Elective D


Conduct security screening using walk-through metal detection equipment

Elective D



Conduct security screening using hand-held metal detectors

Elective D



Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment

Elective B



Manage the flow of items for screening by X-ray screening equipment

Elective B



Operate body scanner

Elective C



Screen articles by interpreting X-ray images

Elective B



Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous substances in the transport security environment

Elective C


Individuals undertaking this qualification must have passed a valid background check prior to accessing security-restricted resources associated with AVIG0001 Work effectively in a transport security environment.

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.

Resources required

You are required to access a reliable internet connection to access Cornzal’s online systems, a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software may be available for students to use at a campus. We recommend that students have access to a laptop or mobile device that supports internet connection with USB capabilities. 

You may also be required to purchase Industry Standard uniform items, closed-in, non-slip soled shoes, the details will be provided after enrolment or during onboarding. The purchase of these uniform items may incur additional costs. 

You will also require a valid email address and access to personal stationery items.

The following course fees apply to this course: 

  • Cornzal Concession n/a 
  • Subsidised n/a
  • Full Fee $1,250.00 – $2,000.00
  • Co-contribution Fees n/a
  • Cornzal at School Subsidised Fee n/a
  • Cornzal at School Full Fee n/a

This is the cost of the training and assessment services provided by the training provider. The fee is paid to the training provider Fee for Services (FFS). Your employer may choose to pay the course fees on your behalf.

For information regarding traineeships, you can contact us or go to Traineeships Info (QLD)

Textbook and other fees may apply to this course.  For further information relating to fees, including payment methods, student loans, financial assistance and scholarships, please refer to our Fees and Refunds page for more information.

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