Security Officer and Guard

Security Officers and Guards provide security and investigative services to organisations and individuals.

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$1318 per week
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    Overview

    Security Officers and Guards provide security and investigative services to organisations and individuals.

    Day-to-day

    • 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.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Irregular hours
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Security Officer and Guard

    • You can work as a Security Officer or Guard without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in security operations may be useful.

      Take a Certificate III in Security Operations

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

    Skills employers are looking for

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