Security Officers and Guard (other)

Also known as Bodyguard.
This occupation group covers Security Officers and Guards not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $51,151
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 14,700

What does a Security Officers and Guard (other) do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Security Operations
Certificate III in Security Operations