Armoured Car Escorts provide armed escorts for transportation and delivery of cash and other valuables.

    You can work as an Armoured Car Escort without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Armoured Car Escorts often complete a certificate III or IV.

    Tasks

    • Picks up and ensures the safe delivery of cash, payroll and valuables.

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    • $1,318 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Armoured Car Escorts

    • 570 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 11% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Armoured Car Escorts (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 540 in 2011 to 570 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Armoured Car Escorts work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in the Public Administration and Safety industry.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (74%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 11% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Public Administration and Safety92.5
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing4.7
    Education and Training1.4
    Financial and Insurance Services0.7
    Other Industries0.7

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateArmoured Car EscortsAll Jobs Average
    NSW31.831.6
    VIC30.725.6
    QLD19.220.0
    SA5.97.0
    WA9.410.8
    TAS1.22.0
    NT1.21.0
    ACT0.51.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketArmoured Car EscortsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-241.6-9.39.3
    25-3422.6-22.922.9
    35-4426.7-22.022.0
    45-5427.4-21.621.6
    55-5911.5-9.09.0
    60-646.5-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.7-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationArmoured Car EscortsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.6-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree5.1-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma8.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV42.1-21.121.1
    Year 1218.0-18.118.1
    Year 115.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below20.0-12.512.5

    You can work as an Armoured Car Escort without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Armoured Car Escorts often complete a certificate III or IV.

    Registration with the relevant state or territory board is needed to work as an Armoured Car Escort.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • firearms licence
    • driver's licence
    • national police check
    • security clearance

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    Employers look for Security Officers and Guards who can connect with others, are trustworthy, responsible and reliable.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and personal service

      55% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Public safety and security

      54% Skill level

      Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

    3. Psychology

      45% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    4. English language

      45% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    5. Education and training

      35% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Indoors, heat controlled

      94% Important

      Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

    2. Contact with people

      89% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    3. Face-to-face discussions

      89% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    4. Being exact or accurate

      88% Important

      Be very exact or highly accurate.

    5. Telephone

      87% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

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