Provisional security licence

The term provisional on a licence means the person has not provided a Statement of Attainment showing they have met the full training requirements for one or more of the activities listed on their licence.

A provisional licence is valid for 1 year

Full training must be completed before the 12 month expiry period before you can apply for an amendment to a full licence.

To learn more about applying for a Provisional licence, please read the Guide to licensing services for Security Agents June 2018 (pdf, 5.6 MB).

Eligibility

You can apply for a security licence if you:

Under the Security and Investigations Agents Act 2002 (external link) people working in the security agent industry must have the appropriate licence and have completed the units of competency for each activity. These documents must be saved into a digital format and uploaded to their online licensing application.

Should your application be successful, you will receive a photographic licence card and will be able to download a paper certificate from your My Licence account.

You will receive a notification to your preferred method of contact (email address or SMS message to your mobile phone) 2 months before your Provisional licence expires, reminding you to provide the remaining evidence of training.

The average processing time for an application is 6 weeks.  Please  wait for 6 weeks from the date you submitted the application before you call 1300 654 499 to find out how your application is progressing.

You are unable to work or operate within the security industry without a current licence identification card.

Checklist

  1. Read the information on this licence page so you know what to do and what documents to provide
  2. Read the Personal Information Protection Statement
  3. Prove your identity and have your photo taken at a Service Tasmania shop, and take with you
    1. The application or payment receipt (download and print online) and your identification to any Service Tasmania shop (external link); or
  4. Give consent to and have your fingerprints checked at a Tasmanian Police station, and take with you
    1. The payment receipt (download and print online or from Service Tasmania)
    2. Signed statement of Consent and Indemnity to allow the police and finger print reports to be taken
    3. You must take photo identification and your receipt of payment (download and print) with you
    4. If you are interstate, you need to go to the Police in the State or Territory you live in.  Please attach proof of this to your online application
    5. Please note if your fingerprints have been taken previously for a licence they may still be in police records.  To check, contact Tasmania Police.
  5. Give consent for us to order you a National Police record check
  6. Scan and save (computer or storage device like a USB) a digital copy of:
    1. citizenship or permanent residency
    2. qualifications training requirements
    3. current first aid certificate
    4. If you are applying for activity ‘crowd control’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
      2. Declare that you have read the code of conduct questions – accessed online
    5. If you are applying for activity ‘security guarding general’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
    6. If you are applying for security guarding activity ‘bodyguard’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
    7. If you are applying for security guarding activity ‘security guard’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
    8. If you are applying for security guarding activity ‘Monitoring Room Operator’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
    9. If you are applying for endorsement ‘Permitted to use a dog’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units
      2. Dog training certificate
      3. Dog registration
  7. Provide online your Manager’s licence number (not mandatory)
  8. Have a credit card ready to pay for your licence fee online or pay at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Declaration

When you are completing your online application or renewal, you will need to answer a set of suitability questions. If you answer YES to any of these, you must provide a reason why.

  1. Have you ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of an offence involving assault or violence in any country?
  2. Have you ever been the subject of a restraint order / family violence order or interim restraint order / interim family violence order?
  3. Have you been charged, found guilty (without a conviction recorded) or convicted of an offence involving dishonesty, fraud or theft in any country?
  4. Have you ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction recorded) or convicted of an offence involving burglary or stealing in any country?
  5. Have you ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction recorded) or convicted of a firearms or weapons offence in any country?
  6. Have you ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction recorded) or convicted of a drug offence in any country?
  7. Have you ever been subject to a court or police diversion for any offence?
  8. Do you have any charges pending anywhere in the world? (Not traffic charges)
  9. Have you been convicted of any offence anywhere in the world? (Not traffic charges)
  10. Are you undischarged bankrupt or have you entered into any composition or arrangement with your creditors that is still continuing?

Apply for your licence

Step 1. Save documents to a computer or a storage device like a USB (see checklist)

Step 2. Select Apply Now (below)

Step 3. Pay the licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Step 4. Have a photo taken for your licence card at any Service Tasmania shop (external link) and prove your identity

Apply Now

Renew your licence

Step 1. Save documents to a computer or a storage device like a USB (see checklist)

Step 2. Select Renew Now (below)

Step 3. Pay the licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Step 4. If your licence photo has expired, have a photo taken at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Renew Now

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