Security Officers and Guards

Snapshot

Security Officers and Guards provide security and investigative services to organisations and individuals.
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Security Officers and Guards
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
55,900
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1065
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.
  • 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

Job Titles

  • Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor
  • Armoured Car Escort
  • Crowd Controller
  • 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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