Security Officer

Training under JobTrainer is FEE - FREE and fully funded by the NSW GOVERNMENT.

SECTA and Jobpedal recruit for well over 600 security companies and those companies are desperately seeking to hire security officers.

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must have full Australian work rights.
  • Must successfully complete the SLED Mandated Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment.
  • Complete HLTAID003/HLTAID011 Provide First Aid unit.
  • You will need to provide your 100 points of Identification.
  • You must have had NO criminal convictions and NO non convictions in the past 10 years
  • You MUST provide a Unique Student Identifier Number(USI)
  • You must read and acknowledge SLED Fact Sheet 6 – Am I Eligible for a NSW Security Licence
    • You must be a resident of NSW and
      an Australian/NZ Citizen or Permanent
      Resident or a Humanitarian Visa Holder.
    • You must be aged between 17 and 24 years of age OR
    • You must be in receipt of a Centrelink benefit OR
    • You are unemployed OR
    • You are about to become unemployed

You will require documentary proof of your eligibility such as:

  • Pension Card
  • Income Statement from Centrelink
  • Evidence of employment termination or redundancy
  • Australian/NZ Passport or NSW Drivers Licence
    PLUS you must provide original copies of previous qualifications achieved both in Australia and overseas.
  • Check Eligibility and then Register On-Line.
  • One of our representatives will contact you within 48 hours to reassess your eligibility.
  • You will then be invited by to book in to a 5 hour Pre-Enrolment Session where you will have to:

1. Undergo the Mandatory NSW Police SLED LLN test. This LLN test will take about 2 hours of the pre-enrolment session. If you do not pass this LLN test, you will not be able to proceed further.
2. Proceed to the pre-enrolment process only once you have passed the LLN Test..
3. Make sure you have read the Student Handbook beforehand.
4. Make sure that all documents that you bring with you on the pre-enrolment day are ORIGINALS.
5. Make sure you have the required documentary evidence to satisfy the requirements for Smart and Skilled.
6. Complete all the pre-enrolment forms and undergo a pre-training Interview.
7. You will then receive a confirmation letter of your commencement date. You will receive all your Learning Materials upon enrolment together with the SECTA Moodle On-Line learning Log-In details.

NB: All relevant Information and Forms relating to NSW Smart and Skilled Subsidised Training are located in our Downloads Section in the FAQs.

  • Attend the course for 16 Days- including HLTAID003/HLTAID011 Provide 1st Aid as per your Training Plan.
  • Remember: You must enrol before  31st December 2022.
  • Once you have successfully completed the course your will receive your qualifications which will allow you to apply for your NSW security licence.
  • Register with Jobpedal and find your job quickly.


  • Instruction by Highly Qualified Trainers
  • Unique Learning Environments
  • Simulated Control Room
  • Simulated Bar Scene
  • Virtual Reality Training for Warehouse Security
  • Disco Music with Flashing Lights and Music
  • All students issued with Hi Vis Security Vests for Scenarios
  • The latest Motorola 2-way radios issued to all students for scenarios
  • Professional “Head Shots” for Security Interviews
  • Security Employers arranged to Visit Students during course
  • Unlimited Opportunities for Employment

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Documents for 100 points

70 point documents
The following documents are assigned 70 points each and are called primary documents.

  • Birth certificate.
  • Birth card issued by a State registry of births, deaths and marriages, such as the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
  • Citizenship certificate.
  • Current Australian/NZ passport.
  • Overseas Passport together with your PR VISA.

40 point Documents

  • Current driver photo licence issued by an Australian state or territory
  • Current identification card issued by an Australian state or territory, such as the NSW Photo Card.
How to obtain HLTAID003/HLTAID011 First aid certificate?

HLTAID003/HLTAID011 Provide First Aid is included in your SECTA security training course under NSW Smart and Skilled. This will be considered as your first day of enrolment. You will receive your First Aid Manual and Workbook once you have completed your Pre-Enrolment Session. SECTA will then book you into the next available course which must be conducted prior to commencing the core thirteen Security Units of Competency. The face-to-face component is course is from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Course Duration and Method of Delivery

The course will be conducted over 16 days face to face (including 1st aid)from 8.30am to 5.30pm including a 1 hour break – Monday to Friday for 3 weeks with 1st Aid Training being conducted over 1 day in the week preceding the 15 days of security training. In addition, all students will be required to undergo self-paced learning both before and during the course.
The 13 Units of Competency for CPP20218 have been grouped into 4 Clusters with HLTAID003 being the 14th Unit of Competency to complete your full CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations. It is expected that you attend and complete all sessions for the 4 clusters listed below.

NB: For those student who have already achieved HLTAID003/HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, then you will be given a Credit Transfer prior to enrolment.

What to Wear to the Course

You must attend the course in neat, clean and tidy clothing. There will be many simulation assessments whereby you are expected to dress as a professional security officer and will be assessed as such.

Personal hygiene is very important when you are working in a group environment for any period of time. Please ensure that you use deodorant each day.

You must attend all classes in enclosed footwear – ladies included.

What is a Unique Student Identifier?

It is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence (eg passport or driver’s licence) used when creating your USI, eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used. Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.

A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) can only issue a VET qualification or VET statement of attainment to a student who:

  • has a USI; or
  • has been granted an exemption from the requirement to have a USI.

If you are granted an exemption from having a USI:

  • you will not be able to obtain an authenticated VET transcript (or an extract of a VET transcript) through your USI account which provides consolidated information about any VET courses, modules or units of competency undertaken since 1 January 2015.
  • Your transcript will not include information on any VET study you did while you had the exemption if you decide to get a USI in the future, you won’t be able to provide your transcript to your RTO which may assist with enrolments and credit transfers.

If you wish to apply for an exemption from having a USI, you can apply here. You will need to outline your reasons for why you wish to be exempt from having a USI and that you understand the consequences of not having a USI.

Course Fee

This course is being subsidised by NSW Smart and Skilled should you meet the Eligibility requirements.

Training Locations

Western Sydney Training Rooms
Level 1/44 South Street, GRANVILLE (5 mins walk from Granville Railway Station – above the LJ Hooker Building)

Sydney CBD Training Rooms
136 Chalmers Street, SURRY HILLS (5 mins walk from Central Railway Station)

How do I get a Job Through SECTA

SECTA can assist you with employment through the FREE Job Agency. During the course you will be offered the opportunity of undergoing a Video Job Interview which is then made available to over 600 security companies that use the SECTA Job Agency. The jobs available through this agency include mobile and static work, crowd control duties, airport and retail security, marine security, concierge work as well as schools and hospitals.

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