1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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GUARDS AND SECURITY OFFICERS patrol and guard properties such as industrial and commercial premises, or provide armed escort services for the transport of cash and other valuables.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • patrolling areas and checking doors, windows and gates for unauthorised entry
  • watching for irregularities such as fire hazards, malfunctions of machinery or equipment, lights left on, leaking water pipes and unlocked security doors
  • issuing security passes to authorised visitors and giving directions
  • recording times of entry and departure of authorised persons and times of inspections
  • monitoring alarms and contacting supervisors, fire brigades or police by radio or phone if security is breached
  • picking up and ensuring the safe delivery of cash, payroll or valuables
  • operating coin and currency counting machines
  • carrying out cash counting and packaging functions


This section contains the following subsection :
              8311-11 Security Officer
              8311-13 Armoured Car Escort
              8311-79 Guards and Security Officers nec

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