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What does a CCTV Operator do?

A CCTV Operator uses security footage to monitor the safety of an area or premises. You might be keeping an eye on patrons or facilities or you could be checking for suspicious activity. CCTV Operators might monitor live footage and call for security or emergency services to attend if necessary. You might also watch recorded footage after a security incident has occurred to gather further details on what happened.

CCTV Operators will spend a lot of time monitoring surveillance footage so you need to be able to focus for long periods. It’s important that you have sound judgement and have excellent situational awareness. CCTV Operators should have good attention to detail and be able to monitor several screens at one time.

CCTV Operator Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a CCTV Operator.

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How much does a CCTV Operator earn?

In Australia, a full time CCTV Operator 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 CCTV Operator?

The security industry has seen a slight increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 910 people employed as a CCTV Operator in Australia compared to 770 five years ago. CCTV Operators may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a CCTV Operator?

If you’re thinking about starting a career as a CCTV Operator, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Security Operations. This qualification prepares you to work in a range of industries and explores various security topics.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within border security & customs and security. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.