Security Officer

Security Officers patrol and guard industrial and commercial property, railway yards, stations and other facilities.

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    Overview

    Security Officers patrol and guard industrial and commercial property, railway yards, stations and other facilities.

    Day-to-day

    • patrols areas and keeps watch for people acting suspiciously
    • watches for irregularities such as broken water-pipes and fire hazards and takes action to prevent fire, accidental loss or criminal activity
    • may make arrests where authorised by law
    • conveys, or guards messengers conveying, valuables to and from banks or other establishments
    • may sweep floors and supervise heating plants.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Security Officer

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

      Find a Certificate in Security Operations

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

    Skills employers are looking for

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