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.

Obtaining a security license

When you do this, ensure you supply SLED 100 points of identification. The types of documents that can be used and how many points they are worth can be found at

  • 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.

The Security Guard Training Course is held in the Multisec Training Office in Sydney.

The easiest way of obtaining a CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations in NSW is to do the course with Multisec Training.

It is the easiest because our course only runs for two weeks, we have the smallest classes in the State, we are the most economical in the State, and we have some of the most talented and experienced trainers in NSW.

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