Course Details

Alarm Installation Course

Alarm Install
Course Outline

This training course will take a trainee Technician or Electrician through the technical requirements that are needed to install a modern electronic security system in a domestic or small commercial application.

The course content was developed to help the technician to understand the concept of electronic security through various stages from design through to final handover.

Technicians will work on products from different manufacturers to gain a broad range of experience and proprietary knowledge of common commercial systems within the Australian security industry.

One of the primary outcomes is to enable a technician to install and maintain a system that will carry out the functions for which it was designed to do with the minimum amount of disruption to either the customer or the security services resulting from false alarms or total malfunctions.

Course content

This alarm installation course incorporates the following units of competency:

1. CPPSEC2021 Install security equipment and systems
2. CPPSEC3037 Test installed security equipment and systems
3. CPPSEC2026 Perform routine maintenance on security equipment and systems

Note: These three units form part of the following qualification CPP20319 Certificate II in Technical Security

Assessments include:

  • Online knowledge-based test
  • Practical demonstrations and observations such as install and test and alarm system, perform maintenance. 
  • Activities which may include completing documentation, verbal questioning, simulation or a range of other assessment methods. 

Please note there is a self-study, online component to this course that must be completed prior to attendance. 


There are no prerequisites to attend the course but an applicable cabling Registration is required to install Security Cabling under the ACMA Cabling Provider Rules.
To install IP enabled CCTV systems an Open Registration plus endorsements is required. 
An Open Registration can also be obtained at Comtech Training. Click here to find out more

Course Delivery

This course is normally combined with the CCTV Training Course making it a 5 day course, but if you require just the alarm course it comprises of a one-day theory webinar and two days in a workshop to complete the theory practical and assessments. If you are an experienced technician then you can do the online delivery method mentioned in the next section.

Online option for experienced technicians

If you are a technician that has let your license lapse or you are an experienced technician that is from interstate or overseas who now requires accreditation to work, then this course may be better suited for you. Click here to fill out the work experience declaration.


On successful completion of this course, the student will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency above. It may be used to contribute to a Certificate II in Technical Security (CPP20319).
Please note it may take 1-2 weeks after course attendance and assessment submission for your trainer & assessor to mark your work and our administration to issue you with your Statement of Attainment. 

Security Licensing

Security licences may apply to technicians to installing, maintaining or repairing security equipment. This is regulated independently by each state, the RTO is not responsible for licensing. Information regarding licensing can be located on the ASIAL website. Click here for more details.

Course cost

$800 (GST not applicable) 

Upcoming Programs

There are currently no dates available for this course.