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Security Manager Courses

A Security Manager leads a team of security staff to ensure the safety of people, premises or valuable items. You might take on management tasks such as rostering or recruiting new security personnel or you may organise the logistics of security at large events such as festivals or sporting events. Security Managers may train new staff or provide advice to organisations on their security needs.

Security Managers need to have strong organisational skills and should be able to plan ahead. You need to be good at solving problems and must be able to multitask. It’s important that a Security Manager can communicate well with team members, the general public and others within their organisation. Confliction resolution skills are essential as you may have to deal with difficult or challenging people in your role.

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Popular Security Manager Courses

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Security Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Security Manager generally earns $1,550 per week ($80,600 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 Manager?

The number of people employed in the security industry has increased slightly in recent years. There are currently 62,500 people working in security in Australia and many of them are employed as a Security Manager. Security Managers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Security Manager?

A Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Security Manager. This course will explore topics such as identifying and assessing risks and threats and advising on security needs. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Security Management or a Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis.

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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.