Training for security licences ≠ Certificate II in Security Operations

Most of us tend to think that to get a security licence, you just need to complete the Certificate II in Security Operations. But, is that the case?

Currently in Australia, the licencing requirements vary from state to state. Completing the a standard Certificate II in Security Operations with 12 units does not necessarily mean that you satisfy the training requirements. In this article, we will explain in detail the training requirements to get a security licence in some states.

QLD

To get an unarmed security officer licence, you need to complete 11 units of study (less than what is required to get a full Certificate II in Security Operations). Details can be accessed HERE.

To get a licence with both unarmed guard and crowd controller functions, you need to complete 15 units of study. Details can be accessed HERE. Upon course completion, you will be issued a full Certificate II in Security Operations and a Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Security Operations.

TAS

To get a provisional licence in general guarding, you need to complete 5 units. To get a full licence, you need to complete 16 units. See HERE. Upon course completion, you will be issued a Certificate I in Security Operations, a Certificate II in Security Operations and a Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Security Operations.

To get a provisional licence in crowd control, you need to complete 5 units. To get a full licence, you need to complete 17 units. See HERE. Upon course completion, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment in Certificate I in Security Operations, a Certificate II in Security Operations and a Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Security Operations.

To get a full licence with both general guarding and crowd control functions, you need to complete 21 units. See HERE. Upon course completion, you will be issued a Certificate I in Security Operations, a Certificate II in Security Operations and a Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Security Operations.

WA

To get a static guard licence, you need to complete 12 units of study. Upon finishing the course, you will be issued a Certificate II in Security Operations.

To add the crowd control function, you need to complete 4 extra units of study. Upon finishing the course, you will be issued a Certificate II in Security Operations and a Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Security Operations. See HERE.

NT

To get a general guard licence, you need to complete 13 units of study. Upon course completion, you will be issued a Certificate II in Security Operations with 13 units.

To get a licence with both general guard and crowd control functions, you need to complete 16 units. Upon course completion, you will be issued a Certificate II in Security Operations with 16 units. See HERE.

SA

To get a static guard licence, you need to complete 12 units of study. Upon finishing the course, you will be issued a Certificate II in Security Operations.

To add the crowd control function, you need to complete 4 extra units of study. Upon finishing the course, you will be issued a Certificate II in Security Operations and a Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Security Operations. See HERE.

NSW and VIC

To get a security licence in NSW and VIC, the training needs to be done through an organisation that is approved by the police in those two states. For details, you can visit the following two links.

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