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Training and Qualifications

Training and qualification requirements for security agent licence activities will vary depending on whether the application is for a new applicant or a current licence holder. The training units that are required to be completed will vary depending on the type of activity. There is recognition of prior learning and qualifications must be assessed by a recognised training organisation. 

There is a minimum level of training required to get a provisional licence. Further training must be completed to get a full licence.

Current licence holders must supply evidence of completed units when re-applying for a licence.

In this section

Security general guarding

Security guarding with dog

Security guarding with firearm

Monitoring room operator


Crowd control

Inquiry agent

Commercial agent