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Security Guard Courses

A Security Guard looks after the safety of people, property or valuable items. You might be assigned to stand guard at an area where there are security concerns or you might keep watch over a large group of people to manage crowd behaviour. Security Guards may patrol unattended areas at night to check everything is in order or you might travel with an important person or an item of high value to ensure they are safe.

A Security Guard needs to be fit and able to keep up with the physical demands of the job. You’ll need to have excellent situational awareness and be able to focus for long periods of time. Security Guards should be good communicators and able to negotiate conflict or challenging behaviours during their work.

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Popular Security Guard Courses

There are 11 courses available for people who want to become a Security Guard. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

CPP20218
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Security Guard earn?

In Australia, a full time Security Guard 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 Security Guard?

The number of people working as a Security Guard has increased slightly over the last five years. There are currently 39,900 people working in this role in Australia. Security Guards may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Security Guard?

If you’re thinking of becoming a Security Guard, you could enrol in a Certificate II in Security Operations. This qualification will prepare you to provide security services in a range of industries and explore topics such as conducting patrols, crowd control and dealing with intoxicated people. You could also consider a Certificate III in Security Operations or a Certificate II in Transport Security Protection.

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Job Pathways

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