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Bodyguard Courses

A Bodyguard provides protective security services to clients. You might attend specific events with a client or provide everyday security services. Bodyguards address security concerns and may conduct risk assessment activities. You might create security plans and evaluations and respond to any safety concerns.

Bodyguards should be safety focused and have excellent situational awareness. You’ll need to be physically fit and have strong problem solving abilities. Bodyguards require good conflict negotiation abilities and should be able to remain calm during challenging situations. You’ll need to be flexible and willing to work irregular hours when required.

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Popular Bodyguard Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Bodyguard.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Bodyguard earn?

In Australia, a full time Bodyguard generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Bodyguard?

This industry has experienced moderate employment growth over the last five years. There are currently 60,300 people working in the security industry in Australia and many of them specialise as a Bodyguard. Bodyguards may find work in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Bodyguard?

If a career as a Bodyguard interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Close Protection Operations. This course covers a range of topics including searching and securing premises, escorting a principal, maintaining situational awareness, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, responding to threats to a principal, using empty hand techniques and responding to behaviours of concern.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within security. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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