To apply for a 1AC Security Licence in NSW, to become a security guard, you must first complete a Certificate II in Security Operations.

You need to apply for the IAC security licence through the NSW Security Licence Enforcement Directorate.


To enroll into a security Licence course with Multisec Training, you first must be either an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or possess a visa that gives you unlimited work rights. Unfortunately, if you are on a Student Visa, you are not able to complete a security course with Multisec or any other security training organization in NSW.

If you are eligible to apply, then you can contact Multisec Training to book a time to enroll. You then attend our training rooms and fill out an enrolment form and complete a Literacy, Language and Numeracy test. A Literacy, Language and Numeracy test assesses basic language and writing skills that you must possess to successfully pass the NSW Security Licence Course.

Pre Qualifications

You must also possess a HLTAID011 Provide First Aid certificate, which you are able undertake with Multisec Training. Once you successfully complete a Literacy, Language and Numeracy test you will be enrolled into a Security Licence Course.

A security Licence Course with Multisec Training starts every Monday morning and takes 10 days of face-to-face training to complete. You will also be required to complete a pre-course learning program that is self-paced but should take approximately 63 hours.

Completion of Course

At the completion of the Security Course with Multisec Training you apply for a 1AC Security Licence through the NSW Government portal. At the time you apply you should attach the certificate that Multisec Training awards you for passing the course, as will as 100 points of ID and your visa, if you have one. You also currently pay for the 1ac security licence.

Time Frame to Get 1AC Security Licence

You will then be asked to attend a police station to have your fingerprints taken and then attend a Service NSW outlet to have your photo taken. All this take approximately eight weeks.

Your 1ac security licence will be mailed out to the address you provided on your application to the NSW Government.

Other Available Courses

Certificate II in Security Operations

Training for a career as a Security Guard. To become a Security Guard in NSW you require a Certificate II in Security Operations, course CPP20218, this qualification is nationally recognised.

First Aid Course

This course has been designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to provide initial life support through CPR. This course is to be completed prior to starting Certificate II Security Operations course.

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