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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      Security Officer
      Security Guard

Patrols and guards industrial and commercial property, railway yards, stations and other facilities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education and higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • patrols areas and checks doors, windows and gates for unauthorised entry
  • watches for irregularities such as fire hazards, malfunctions of machinery or equipment, lights left on, leaking water pipes and unlocked security doors
  • issues security passes to authorised visitors and gives directions
  • records times of entry and departure of authorised persons and times of inspections
  • monitors alarms and contacts supervisors, fire brigades or police by telephone or radio if security is breached
  • detects and investigates shoplifting, fraud and other unlawful acts of employees or patrons of business establishments
  • prepares reports, questions suspects, obtains statements and gives evidence in court
  • patrols railway yards and railway stations to maintain order and prevent vandalism
  • may check people and their hand luggage to detect concealed weapons and explosives
  • may carry out crowd control

Mobile Patrol Officer
Railway Patrol Officer
Store Detective

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