SECURITY OFFICERS AND GUARDS – UNIT GROUP 4422

General Description

SECURITY OFFICERS AND GUARDS provide security and investigative services to organisations and individuals.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3、4、5

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor, Armoured Car Escort, Retail Loss Prevention Officer and Security Officers and Guards nec have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • ZQF Level 1 qualification or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. In the case of some Skill Level 5 occupations, a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification, or no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

The occupation Security Consultant has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

 

Task Information

    • 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

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)442211 ALARM, SECURITY OR SURVEILLANCE MONITOR
Monitors security alarms, CCTV and other surveillance equipment, and contacts supervisors, police or fire brigades if security is breached or fire is detected. Registration or licensing may be required.

(2)442212 ARMOURED CAR ESCORT
Provides armed escort for transportation and delivery of cash and other valuables. Registration or licensing may be required.

(3)442213 CROWD CONTROLLER

Alternative Title: Bouncer
Carries out crowd control duties at entertainment, sporting or recreational venues. Registration or licensing may be required.

(4)442214 PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

Alternative Title: Private Inquiry Agent
Conducts investigations for clients and prepares evidence for court proceedings. Registration or licensing is required.

(5)442215 RETAIL LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER
Detects and investigates shoplifting, fraud and other unlawful acts of employees or customers of a retail establishment. Registration or licensing may be required.

(6)442216 SECURITY CONSULTANT
Advises clients on security requirements, and recommends and designs security specifications. Registration or licensing may be required.

(7)442217 SECURITY OFFICER

Alternative Title: Security Guard
Patrols and guards industrial and commercial property, railway yards, stations and other facilities. Registration or licensing may be required.

Specialisations: Mobile Patrol Officer/Railway Patrol Officer

(8)442299 SECURITY OFFICERS AND GUARDS NEC
This occupation group covers Security Officers and Guards not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this group include: Bodyguard

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