Close Personal Protection Officer


v4 27 Jan 2013

Close Personal Protection is a highly sought-after specialisation within the Private Security Industry. An accreditation and certification from a reputable security company can make all the difference when it comes to future employment within the highly competitive world of Close Personal Protection. Completing a two-day bodyguard course is just not enough to be competitive in today’s market. TALON Education and Training has partnered with Alternative Options Security Group (AOSG) to provide an intensive Close Personal Protection (Bodyguard) and Protection Security Detail course alongside an intensive Advanced Trauma Management and Tactical Combat Casualty Care course to ensure our students are skilled and qualified enough to compete for those valued positions within the security industry in Australia or overseas.

Why is our course different from the rest?

In Australia, if you hold the Certificate II in Security qualification, then all you need to do to become a licensed bodyguard is to complete a two-day bodyguard course to meet the minimum licensing requirements.

We do not believe a two-day bodyguard course is enough to train a student to a competency level required to operate as a Close Personal Protection Specialist in today’s extremely competitive market. As a student and future practitioner, you need to prove yourself worthy and capable of meeting the high standards your future employer is going to expect of you and a two-day course will not give you the exposure to the necessary training to fulfill that expectation.

At TALON, we aim to teach our students to become highly skilled and qualified Close Personal Protection (CPP) officers that can operate both domestically and overseas in challenging and hostile environments by putting them through an intensive four-week course that not only teaches them the skills to protect their principal, but to also provide advanced trauma medical assistance in the event of a medical emergency.

Combat medic courses or equivalent are almost mandatory skills to have to be considered for roles when applying for CPP positions in hostile environments. Even in Australia with the increase of terrorist related incidents, it is crucial a CPP officer has the skills and knowledge to competently provide advanced trauma medical care if required.

Due to the nature of some of the skills being taught, prospective students are vetted to ensure they do not have any criminal convictions and are not associated with any criminal or terrorist organisations. Students must also hold a current manual driver’s licence for their state or country with a minimum of two years driving experience.

On the first day of the course, students are expected to pass a standardised fitness test before continuing the course. This test consists of:

· Level 8 on a beep test
· 50 Push Ups
· 50 Sit Ups
· 7 Chin Ups

· Level 8 on a beep test
· 20 Push Ups
· 30 Sit Ups
· 4 Chin Ups

During our course, you can also expect to be assessed on your attitude, professionalism and commitment to ensure you continually meet our high standards as well as of those of any potential employer.

What separates our training team from the rest?

Our Close Personal Protection training team consists of experienced ex-Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) personnel with years of real world operational experience performing Close Personal Protection and Protection Security Detail operations overseas in hostile environments as well as experienced Australian law enforcement tactical operators and firearms instructors.

Our medical training team is comprised of a combination of serving New South Wales and Queensland Paramedics and ex- Australian Special Air Service Regiment personnel.

The quality of the training and the real-world experience of the trainer can make all the difference, which is why you should choose TALON for your next Close Personal Protection course.

Course outline

Our four-week intensive course is designed to prepare and train you to a very high level of competency and during the course you will experience and learn:

· Advanced Trauma Management and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care training with multiple scenarios designed to prepare you for operating in dangerous and hostile environments.
· Advanced Weapons Handling.
· Driver Training and Tactics.
· Tactical Movement and Formation Drills.
· Route and Venue/Event Planning.
· Self Defence Tactics and Weapon Retention Drills.

After the course, you will have the opportunity to conduct continuous training in the fields of para medicine and precision shooting under the continued guidance and tuition of our specialist medical and tactical training staff.

Course location

Our courses are conducted on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. Accommodation is included in the course fees. To receive more information and to register your interest for our November 2018 course please contact us NOW!

What will I learn in the course?

TALON’s Close Personal Protection course will teach individuals the skills and knowledge required to work in a specialised team. You will also learn to work with a diverse range of people possibly in the role of a Team Leader. The training focuses on close protection operations within the domestic and high risk environments. You will develop the organisational skills to plan and implement operational procedures. The skills needed to identify and assess risk and to develop and implement the necessary controls required to minimise the threat to a Principal.

The individual will develop the ability to maximise their performance, as well as that of their team.

The Close Personal Protection course covers the knowledge and skills required to manage people and projects effectively in a variety of situations and environments.

Students will undergo training in the varied skills required to be a member of a Close Protection Team. From surveillance and counter surveillance techniques to unarmed and armed defensive tactics and techniques.

TALON’s Close Personal Protection course is for individuals who are serving or ex-defense members, serving or ex-Federal or State Law Enforcement or those who already hold a current Security Provider Licence or III in Security operations with a minimum of 5 years experience.

You are required to successfully complete the course, to add the bodyguard function to your Queensland Security Provider Licence. This course is designed for those individuals wanting to seek employment in the domestic and international Close Protection Industry.

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1 Day plus some pre-reading

Description - Security Bodyguard

Pre Requisites

Individuals wanting to participate in this course must have either already completed a Certificate II or III in Security Operations or be the holder of a current Queensland Security Providers Licence.

Be 18 years of age or older

Have had no criminal convictions in previous 10 years

Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold an appropriate Visa to work within the Security Industry in Queensland.

Participants must demonstrate sufficient language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to read and understand legislation, organisational policies and procedures, write reports and other workplace documentation and communicate with others in plain English.


This course is delivered face to face over 4 weeks.

Required Student Equipment

A list of items students will require to provide will be sent out on confirmation of your enrolment. All other materials and equipment to complete the course will be supplied.

Cost, Course Dates & Bookings

The cost for this course is $8,000.00.

Course date 2nd -26th of November 2018.

  • Duration:1Day plus some pre-reading.