Transport Security is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia

Airports, cargo forwarders and maritime ports are fast paced environments with millions of people and items passing through them everyday. The role of the Transport Security Screener is integral in ensuring the safety of travelers, cargo, aircraft, sipping and facility assets.

Who can enrol in this qualification

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

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, an d bend/kneel for at least 2 minutes for CPR. A pre- training review is require to be completed.

What to bring

A Job ready background check, pen, small notepad, 100 points of ID – JP certified, your USI**

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

Licensing & Regulatory Requirements

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

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

New Entrants
All new security screeners in the aviation, air cargo and maritime sectors must hold this qualification (the above code AVI20118) from 16th January 2022.

Existing Screeners and Previous Experience
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 16th June 2021, and
  • have not ceased engagement or employment as a screening officer for more than 24 months.

Delivery is Blended

82 hours of pre-study is required to be completed prior to the commencement of the face to face training of:

  • Transport security screener: Air Cargo – 4 Days
  • Transport security screener: Airports – 5 Days
  • Transport security screener: Maritime – 4 Days


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)



  • AVIO0015 Undertake physical search of cargo and articles
  • AVIO0009 Identify and handle weapons, explosives and prohibited items
  • AVIG0001 Work effectively in a transport security environment
  • AVIO0007 Control access to and exit from a security sensitive area
  • AVIO0008 Establish and maintain a sterile sensitive area
  • AVIO0011 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference within a transport security environment
  • AVIO0004 Conduct frisk search of person
  • 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 BCI Institute?

BCI is an accredited Registered Training Organisation delivering Nationally Recognised qualifications for licensing outcomes for over 23 years to thousands of students.

We do what we train, our sister company BCI Protection has offered security services in multiple countries in all levels of security.

Course Information

LOCATION: Advised on enrolment
DAY 1:  please arrive 15 minutes early for administrative purposes.
DRESS CODE: Neat & Casual with covered shoes. No Singlets or Thongs

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