You can work as a Security Officer or Guard without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in security operations might be helpful.
Registration with the relevant state or territory board is needed to work as a Security Officer or Guard.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
- security licence
- firearms licence
- driver's licence
- national police check
- first aid certificate
Thinking about study or training?
Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.
- Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
- Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
- Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
- You might be interested in Property Services and Public Sector VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.
Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.
Useful links and resources