Take the leap into an exciting career path securing the nation’s borders in international airports. You’ll develop the skills required to become an airport screening officer and learn to identify and prevent potential security risks and protect airports and passengers.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Security screen using different methods
Identify and understand dangerous goods
Undertake searches of cargo and articles
Work effectively in a security environment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Opportunity to practice simulating live site transport security applications
Experience using hand-held metal detectors and X-ray operations on a broad range of items including prohibited items, simulated weapons, organic items and metal objects
The qualification needed to work in transport security protection
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You'll need to successfully complete a Literacy, Language and Numeracy assessment
You'll need a Job Ready Certificate.This background check provides you with clearance for the industry. More information can be found on the Aviation Security Identification Card website.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to adjust to, and be available for, a variety of shift times
Good communications skills to interact with a broad range of customers
The ability to use actual and peripheral observation techniques to identify unusual or suspicious items and/or activity
The ability to work as part of a team
A reasonable level of physical fitness
Note: To complete this course and receive the qualification, you must also have the ability to differentiate and recognise colours. This is required to complete certain subjects, and the inability to complete this will be a barrier to entering the industry. Students who are unable to meet this requirement are still welcome to undertake this course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Other Inspectors and Regulatory Officersinclude jobs like Dog Catcher, Technician Preventative Medicine (Army), Trade Mark Examiner, Travel Accommodation Inspector, and Weights and Measures Inspector.
Other jobs include: international airport screening officer, domestic airport screening officer, air cargo examination officer, maritime passenger and cargo examination officer and security access point officer.
To be employed in the aviation and transport security industry, you will need to apply for an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC). This allows you access to secure areas of security controlled airports, and is valid for up to two years. Visit the ASIC website for more information. Some screening authorities and contractors will require that you have a minimum 1AC security licence. The licence is not necessary for this course, however, it may be required by potential future employers. Visit the NSW Police website for more information and a list of currently approved security licensing training organisations. Licensing requirements may vary between states.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (International Airport Screening Officer) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (International Airport Screening Officer) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (International Airport Screening Officer) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Transport Security Protection (International Airport Screening Officer) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 units of competency , including 5 core and 12 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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