Security Guard Training Course

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking to upskill your career to become a security guard, check out our FAQ’s answers to common questions on security guard training.

How much is a Security Guard Course?

Security Guard Course costs in NSW at Multisec Training course is $1100. This cost is for a Weekday course. Monday to Friday.

The Weekend Security Course run over 5 weekends costs $1400.

How much does a Security Licence Cost?

When you apply for a security licence through NSW Police, or renew your existing licence, you can choose to have a one year or a five year licence.

Application and renewal fees.
 
Application Type1 Yr5 Yr
New application$160$640
On-time renewal$140$560
 

You can only apply for a security licence once you have completed the CPP20218-Certificate II Security Operations Course.

How long does the Security Guard Course take?

We conduct our security license course over 10 days, upon completion, you will be able to apply for your 1 AC security licence. This licence is for an Unarmed Guard & Crowd Controller. The Course is fully approved by the NSW Police Force’s SLED.

Weekend Courses Available

Multisec Training is now taking enrolments for a Security Guard Course that will be run over 5 weekends, gives you even more flexibility with your training.

Check out the security license course timetable for the next enrolment dates.

How much does a First Aid Certificate cost?

This certificate HLTAID011-Provide First Aid certificate costs $150.00. Multisec Training offers a discount to students also completing the can be CPP20218-Certificate II Security Operations bringing the cost down to $100.

How often do the Security License Courses Run?

New Security License courses start every Monday at Multisec Training Rooms in Auburn. The weekday course goes from Monday to Friday.

The Weekend Course is completed over a 5 weekends.

Check out the next dates to enrol.

How much do Security Guards get Paid?

Investing in becoming a Security guard will provide a lucrative salary, the average security guard salary in Australia is $58,646 per year or $30.07 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $50,392 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $87,321 per year, easily recouping the outlay cost of a security guard course.

How do I get a 1AC Security Licence?

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.

What type of Visa Do I need to become a Security Guard?

The Visa you require must be unlimited to work in Australia, it cannot be a student or working holiday visa.

Or you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent Australian resident.

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What type of Identification is required?

Documents required for the training course CPP20218-Certificate II Security Operations.

You must provide identification equivalent to 100 points. PRIMARY DOCUMENTS

  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Australian Birth Card
  • Australian Passport that is current or no more than 2 years out of date
  • International Passport that is current
  • A national photographic identity document, Citizen card or Passport card (current or expired within the last two years but not cancelled)
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Photo identity card issued under Australian law

SECONDARY DOCUMENTS

  • Department of Immigration and Border protection issued document
  • State/territory issued proof of age card, Mobility parking scheme (MPS) card
  • A photographic identification card issued to a public employee by a Government Agency or Authority
  • Tertiary Education Institution identity card (current or expired within the last two years)
  • Seniors / Government concession card
  • Department of Veterans Affairs entitlement card or Australian Defence Force identity card
  • Centrelink card / Medicare card

OTHER

  • Utility notices such as electricity, gas, water or rental contracts or rates notice
  • Phone bills, motor vehicle registration, electoral enrolment

Do I need a First Aid Course to become a Security Guard?

Certain Occupations require a A First Aid Course certificate, of which a Security Guard is one. The certificate HLTAID011-Provide First Aid Course is a pre-requisite for the Security Guard Course.

The First Aid Course can be completed the same day.

Bookings are required for the First Aid Course and it can be completed within the same day at our Multisec Training Rooms in Auburn. A discount is offered for students whom are enrolling to also complete the CPP20218-Certificate II Security Operations

Do I need a security Licence to become a bouncer?

To become a Bouncer/ Security Guard in NSW you require a Certificate II in Security Operations, course CPP20218, this qualification is nationally recognised.

Investing in becoming a Security Officer (bouncer) will provide a lucrative salary, the average security guard salary in Australia is $58,646 per year or $30.07 per hour

Is a Security Guard a good Career?

Becoming a security guard is a fantastic career for people of all ages, with a large variety of jobs they can choose from, including Static Security Guard.

Security guard’s work is highly respected and important as they work with the police and with the client to reduce the risk of crime.

Although it is for all ages, security guards still need to be physically fit. This isn’t to say that security guards need to be Olympic athletes, but they do need to be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time and they need to possess good upper body strength. The reason for this is at times they need to be able to carry people who are injured or in harm’s way and can’t move themselves, or you may need to restrain a person who is intending to harm you or members of the public.

A female Security Guard can be a rewarding career choice, women have excellent conflict resolution skills which can aid in situations required for security resolutions. In Fact, many male security officers will say that some of the best security officers they have worked with are female. The reasons for this are many, but include what was just stated, i.e., that they have excellent skills in conflict and resolution management.

Security Guards have the option to work full or part time with a variety of shift roles.

What qualifications do I need to be a Security Guard ?

Although there are no specific entry requirements to become a security guard, a good level of education is an advantage.
Also, the NSW Police Force and most employers will carry out background checks and although not all criminal charges will rule you out of all security guard jobs, there are certain offenses that will prohibit you from getting your security licence. If you have a criminal conviction and are not sure if you still qualify for a security licence, call Multisec Training on 1300 891 503 to discuss.

To be a security guard in NSW, you need a security licence. The most common way of obtaining a security licence in NSW is to apply to the Security Licencing Enforcement Directorate (SLED) for the issue of a licence. You do this via the Service NSW Website. The correct web page for this is easiest found by searching “Apply for an NSW Security Licence” online.

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a NSW Security Licence and to commence this course
  • You must provide identification equivalent to 100 points
  • The Pre-Course Literacy Assessment assessment must be successfully completed
  • The required pre-course volume of learning and training must be completed prior to commencement of face to face training
  • You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent Australian resident or a holder of a Visa that entitles you to work in Australia (other than a student or working holiday visa)
  • No criminal history
  • Requirements from NSW Police Force.

You will also need a copy of a current First Aid Certificate that a Nationally Recognised Training Provider has issued. The copy of your First Aid Certificate must also be certified by a justice of the peace.

Can I do the Security License Course on a Weekend?

Multisec Training is now taking enrolments for a Security Course that will be run over 5 weekends, Study to become a Security Office with premium security training.

Check out the course dates

What is the age requirement to be a security guard?

You must be at least 18 Years of age to become a security guard.

Although there are no specific entry requirements to become a security guard, a good level of education is also an advantage.

Can Females become Security Guards?

Training to be a security guard is not a male dominant occupation, female security guard is becoming a more popular career choice, in recent years there has been a positive shift to the number of females working in the security industry. 

A female Security Guard can be a rewarding career choice, women have excellent conflict resolution skills which can aid in situations required for security resolutions. In Fact, many male security officers will say that some of the best security officers they have worked with are female. The reasons for this are many, but include what was just stated, i.e., that they have excellent skills in conflict and resolution management.

How do you get a Security License?

To get a security licence in Sydney you must first complete a CPP20218-Certificate II Security Operations, pre-qualifications including being 18 years old, a fit and proper person to hold the class of licence, no criminal record.

The security guard course comprises of fourteen (14) units of competency including the prerequisite unit  Provide First Aid which must be possessed before you enrol.

Combined with outstanding support both during and after your course, you will be supported to gain the knowledge and qualifications to apply for a Class 1A security licence, to become a security guard.

How much is a Security Risk Analysis Course?

Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis CPP41519

  • Standard Online Delivery $1950
  • Blended Learning $1950
  • Assessment Only /RPL $1700

Is a Crowd Controller the same as a Security Guard?

To become a Crowd Controller you will be required to complete a certificate CPP20218-Certificate II Security Operations, then apply for a Security Licence 1C Crowd Controller, you can also apply for 1A Unarmed Guard License once the course is completed.

Do Security Guards Carry Weapons?

In NSW some security guards carry firearms, however they must possess a firearms licence and also possess a security guard’s licence that authorises them to carry a firearm. For this license you will require a IF Armed Guard License.

For this licence you require the CPP20218 Certificate III in Security Operations course with a training college that is authorised to deliver this course.

Where is the Security Guard Course Located?

 The Multisec Training Rooms are located in Suite 15, 191 Parramatta Road, Auburn.

What course requirements are there?

Security Guard Course- prerequisites

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a NSW Security Licence and to commence this course.
  • You must provide identification equivalent to 100 points
  • You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent Australian resident or a hold a visa that entitles you to work in Australia (other than a student or working holiday visa)
  • No criminal history

What units are covered in the Security Training Course?

The security guard course comprises of fourteen (14) units of competency including the prerequisite unit Provide First Aid which must be possessed before you enrol.

  • CPPSEC2101 Apply effective communication skills to maintain security.
  • CPPSEC2102 Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team.
  • CPPSEC2103 Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security.
  • CPPSEC2104 Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations.
  • CPPSEC2105 Provide quality services to a range of security clients.
  • CPPSEC2106 Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques.
  • CPPSEC2107 Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security.
  • CPPSEC2108 Screen people, personal effects, and items to maintain security.
  • CPPSEC2109 Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises.
  • CPPSEC2110 Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security.
  • CPPSEC2111 Apply security procedures to manage intoxicated persons.
  • CPPSEC2112 Apply security procedures to remove persons from premises.
  • CPPSEC2113 Escort and protect persons and valuables.
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid (credit transfer).

How do I get a 2A Security Licence?

To apply for a 2A Security Licence in NSW, to become a security risk analyst, you must first complete a Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis and have been in the security industry for a minimum of 5 years.. You will then need to apply for the licence through the NSW Security Licence Enforcement Directorate.