Security licences

Training for security officers and crowd controllers

If you want to become a licensed security officer or crowd controller in the Northern Territory (NT), you need to do a training course.

Training can only be delivered by a registered training organisation.

If you are offered work before you have finished your training, you can apply for a provisional licence.

Training

To get your certificate II in Security Operations, security officers and crowd controllers must complete all of the following units of competency:

  • apply effective communication skills to maintain security (CPPSEC2101)
  • apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team (CPPSEC2102)
  • apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security (CPPSEC2103)
  • apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations (CPPSEC2104)
  • provide quality services to a range of security clients (CPPSEC2105)
  • protect self and others using basic defensive techniques (CPPSEC2106)
  • patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security (CPPSEC2107)
  • screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security (CPPSEC2108)
  • monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises (CPPSEC2109)
  • monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security (CPPSEC2110)
  • apply security procedures to manage intoxicated persons (CPPSEC2111)
  • apply security procedures to remove persons from premises (CPPSEC2112)
  • escort and protect persons and valuables (CPPSEC2113)
  • current provide first aid (HLTAID003).

If you have statements of attainment for the old CPP202112 training package, you can get this recognised.

Read below to find out which units you need to have completed.

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You need to have completed the following units:

  • communicate effectively in the security industry (CPPSEC2001A)
  • follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry (CPPSEC2002A)
  • work effectively in the security industry (CPPSEC2003B)
  • respond to security risk situation (CPPSEC2004B)
  • work as part of a team (CPPSEC2005A)
  • provide security services to customer (CPPSEC2006B)
  • give evidence in court (CPPSEC2009A)
  • operate basic security equipment (CPPSEC2014A)
  • screen people (CPPSEC2007A)
  • screen items (CPPSEC2008A)
  • protect valuables in transit (CPPSEC2013A)
  • patrol premises (CPPSEC2015A)
  • current first aid training (HLTAID003).

You need to have completed the following units:

  • communicate effectively in the security industry (CPPSEC2001A)
  • follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry (CPPSEC2002A)
  • work effectively in the security industry (CPPSEC2003B)
  • respond to security risk situation (CPPSEC2004B)
  • work as part of a team (CPPSEC2005A)
  • provide security services to customer (CPPSEC2006B)
  • give evidence in court (CPPSEC2009A)
  • operate basic security equipment (CPPSEC2014A)
  • control access to and exit from premises (CPPSEC2011B)
  • monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour (CPPSEC2012A)
  • protect self and others using basic defensive tactics (CPPSEC2017A)
  • current first aid training (HLTAID003).

You can use a unit of equivalent value to replace any of the above.

You can re-apply for the same category of licence with no evidence of training.

To be eligible, you must have had one of the following NT licences in the last three years:

  • security officer
  • crowd controller licence.

You must have already provided evidence of training.

This does not apply to provisional licence holders.

You can complete missing units from the old CPP20212 training package if any of the below applies to you:

  • interstate qualification
  • completed training for a security officer licence
  • completed training for a crowd controller licence.

CPP20212 training package will not be available from 20 January 2020.

You should check your qualifications.

For more information contact Licensing NT or a registered training organisation.

Find a registered training organisation

To find a registered training organisation or for more information about course units, go to the Australian Government's training website.

Contact

For more information contact Licensing NT by emailing agd.licensingnt@nt.gov.au.

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Last updated: 12 February 2021

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