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.

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

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You must complete all 14 units of CPP20218 certificate II in security operations including a current provide first aid HLTAID011 or provide first aid HLTAID003.

You must complete all 14 units of CPP20218 certificate II in security operations, including a provide first aid (HLTAID011) or provide first aid (HLTAID003).

Or you must complete the following 13 units of competency from CPP20212 certificate II in security operations:

  • CPPSEC2001A - communicate effectively in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2002A - follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2003B - work effectively in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2004B - respond to security risk situation
  • CPPSEC2005A - work as part of a security team
  • CPPSEC2006B - provide security services to clients
  • CPPSEC2007A - screen people
  • CPPSEC2008A - screen items
  • CPPSEC2009A - give evidence in court
  • CPPSEC2013A - protect valuables in transit
  • CPPSEC2014A - operate basic security equipment
  • CPPSEC2015A - patrol premises
  • HLTAID011 or HLTAID003 - current provide first aid.

You must complete all 14 units of CPP20218 certificate II in security operations, including a provide first aid (HLTAID011) or provide first aid (HLTAID003).

Or you must complete the following 12 units of competency from CPP20212 certificate II in security operations:

  • CPPSEC2001A - communicate effectively in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2002A - follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2003B - work effectively in the security industry
  • CPPSEC2004B - respond to security risk situation
  • CPPSEC2005A - work as part of a security team
  • CPPSEC2006B - provide security services to clients
  • CPPSEC2009A - give evidence in court
  • CPPSEC2011B - control access to and exit from premises
  • CPPSEC2012A - monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
  • CPPSEC2014A - operate basic security equipment
  • CPPSEC2017A - protect self and others using basic defensive tactics
  • HLTAID011 or HLTAID003 - current provide first aid.

You can re-apply for the same category of licence with no evidence of training if you have:

  • held a security officer and/or crowd controller licence in the NT in the last three years and
  • already provided evidence of training.

This does not apply to provisional licence holders.

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 Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Contact

For more information contact Licensing NT by emailing ditt.occupationallicensing@nt.gov.au.

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Last updated: 18 June 2021

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