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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 4422 SECURITY OFFICERS AND GUARDS


    SECURITY OFFICERS AND GUARDS provide security and investigative services to organisations and individuals.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

    For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    The occupation Security Consultant has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    The occupations Crowd Controller and Private Investigator have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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

    Occupations:
      442211 Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor
      442212 Armoured Car Escort
      442213 Crowd Controller
      442214 Private Investigator
      442215 Retail Loss Prevention Officer
      442216 Security Consultant
      442217 Security Officer
      442299 Security Officers and Guards nec

442211 ALARM, SECURITY OR SURVEILLANCE MONITOR

    Monitors security alarms, CCTV and other surveillance equipment, and contacts supervisors, police or fire brigades if security is breached or fire is detected. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 5


442212 ARMOURED CAR ESCORT

    Provides armed escort for transportation and delivery of cash and other valuables. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 5


442213 CROWD CONTROLLER

    Alternative Title:
      Bouncer

    Carries out crowd control duties at entertainment, sporting or recreational venues. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 4


442214 PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

    Alternative Title:
      Private Inquiry Agent

    Conducts investigations for clients and prepares evidence for court proceedings. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 4


442215 RETAIL LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER

    Detects and investigates shoplifting, fraud and other unlawful acts of employees or customers of a retail establishment. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 5


442216 SECURITY CONSULTANT

    Advises clients on security requirements, and recommends and designs security specifications. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 3


442217 SECURITY OFFICER

    Alternative Title:
      Security Guard

    Patrols and guards industrial and commercial property, railway yards, stations and other facilities. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 5

    Specialisations:

      Mobile Patrol Officer
      Railway Patrol Officer

442299 SECURITY OFFICERS AND GUARDS NEC

    This occupation group covers Security Officers and Guards not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 5

    Occupations in this group include:

      Bodyguard


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