A new security operations training package has been developed in consultation with the security industry and regulators. The new training aims to meet industry needs and improve the quality of the training. It also provides a consistent national approach to licensing.
These changes are taking place from 20 January 2020.
From 20 January 2020, a transitional period allows students and Registered Training Organisations to complete the training they initially enrolled in without having to undertake any units in the new training package. The transitional period ends on 1 July 2020.
Anyone with a qualification from the previous training package can apply for a licence by 30 September 2020 for these qualifications to be accepted.
From 1 October 2020, previous training package qualifications will not be accepted.
The previous training package qualifications are accepted until 30 September 2020.
All new applications from 1 October 2020 will need to provide the new training qualifications.
Current licence holders
If you currently hold a licence, you do not need to meet the new training requirements unless you are seeking to add new activities to your licence.
Examples when adding new activity to current licence
|Current licence||Activity you want to add||Training requirements from 1 October 2020|
|Security General Guarding||Monitoring Room Operator (MRO)||Complete all units from the new qualification|
|Security General Guarding||Firearms||Complete new units from Certificate III in Security Operations. You will also need to have a current firearms licence and provide proof of this when applying.|
|Security General Guarding||Baton and handcuffs||Complete all units from the new qualification|
|Security General Guarding||Security guarding with a dog||Complete all units from the new qualification|
Visit My Skills (external link) for more information and a full list of the new security training qualifications.