Security Officers and Guards provide security and investigative services to organisations and individuals.
Security Officers and Guards
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- patrolling property and checking doors, windows and gates for unauthorised entry
- watching for irregularities such as fire hazards, malfunctions of machines and equipment, lights left on, leaking water pipes and unlocked security doors
- issuing security passes to authorised visitors and giving directions
- monitoring alarms and contacting supervisors, police and fire brigades by radio or phone if security is breached or fire is detected
- picking up and ensuring the safe delivery of cash, payrolls and valuables
- operating coin and currency counting machines, and carrying out cash counting and packaging functions
- maintaining order at venues where there are large gatherings of people
- conducting investigations for clients and preparing evidence for court proceedings
- detecting and investigating theft and other unlawful acts carried out in retail establishments
- advising clients on security requirements and designing security specifications
- Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor
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- Private Investigator
- Retail Loss Prevention Officer
- Security Consultant
- Security Officer
- Security Officers and Guards
VET (Vocational Education And Training)
- Certificate II in Security Operations
- Certificate III in Security Operations
- Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management
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