FAQ

Q.Do I need a First Aid Certificate to be a Security Guard?

A. A certified copy of the statement of attainment/qualification recording HLTFA311A (Apply first aid) or HLTFA301C (Apply first aid) must be included in your licence application to SLED  for the following Class 1 security activities: Unarmed Guard Bodyguard Crowd control Guard Dog Handler Armed Guard First aid training remain current for three years from the […]

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Q. How do I apply for Security Work?

A. There is a number of websites you can use to apply for security work, some of these websites are: seek.com.au gumtree.com.au employersconnect.com.au careerone.com.au jobs.com.au  

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Q. Do I need a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) card to work as a Security Guard?

A. You will require a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) card if you are planing to apply for work anywhere that alcohol is served. If you work as a crowd controller at clubs, pubs, sporting events and concerts you will require an RSA Card.

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Q. Once I have my 1AC Security Licence what job can I get?

A. Once you have your 1AC Security Licence you will be eligible to work as: An unarmed static guard A mobile patrol guard A loss prevention officer working in retail A crowd controller at clubs, pubs, sporting events and concerts A control room operator simply As a concierge

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Q. I have a criminal record, will I still be eligible for a Security Licence?

A. You are not eligible to be granted a NSW security licence if you have: within the previous 10 years, been convicted in NSW or elsewhere of an offence prescribed by the regulations; within the previous 5 years, been found guilty (but with no conviction recorded) by a court in NSW or elsewhere of an offence […]

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Q. How much does it cost for the Security Licence?

A.  Effective 1 November 2012 the application fee for a 1ACE Security Licence is $160 for 1 Year or $640 for 5 Years. You will also be required to pay a  finger/palmprint fee of $40, additional to the application fee.

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Q. Who is eligible to apply for a security licence in NSW?

A. If you wish to apply for a NSW security licence, you must: be 18 years of age or over; be a fit and proper person to hold the class of licence sought; have the relevant competencies and experience required; have successfully completed the required training (including assessment); be competent to carry on the security activity […]

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Q. How do I become a Security Guard in NSW?

A. The first step is to successfully complete Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20212) and have a current First Aid Certificate. You will then be required to complete and submit the Application for a CLASS 1 and/or CLASS 2 LICENCE. Your application will be assessed and only once you have received your physical Security Industry Licence are you able […]

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