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What does a Security Officer do?

A Security Officer ensures the safety of an area, person or valuable item they have been assigned to. You may look after crowd control at a large event, manage the entry point to a premises or keep watch at a place where there are security concerns. Security Officers also conduct patrols and attend to any suspicious activity. You may also have to travel with an important person or item to keep them protected.

Security Officers need to have excellent awareness of things going on around them. It’s important that you can communicate with people from all backgrounds and you may be called on to deal with a difficult or challenging person. It’s important that you can focus for long periods of time and can remain physically fit for the job.

Security Officer Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Security Officer.

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How much does a Security Officer earn?

In Australia, a full time Security Officer 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 Officer?

The number of people employed in the security industry has increased slightly in recent years. There are currently 39,900 people working as a Security Officer in Australia compared to 38,100 five years ago. Security Officers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Security Officer?

A Certificate II in Security Operations is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Security Officer. This course will prepare you for work in a range of industries and will 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 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.