25 September 2020
Cut-off date for superseded training qualifications
The cut-off date to apply for a NSW security licence with previous qualifications is fast approaching.
The current NSW Security Licence Course (SLC) for Class 1 security officers was introduced on 2 July 2020 and replaces previously accepted qualifications.
Individuals who completed an SLC with an Approved Organisation between 1 May 2013 and 1 July 2020 but have not yet applied for a Class 1 security licence have until midnight 31 December 2020 to submit an application.
From 1 January 2021, SLED will only accept applications from new entrants who have successfully completed the current SLC containing the relevant Units of Competency from the following qualifications:
- CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations (Class 1AC security licence)
- CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations (Class 1B security licence)
- CPP 31318 Certificate III in Security Operations (Class 1D and 1F security licences).
The SLC requirements for these licence classes can be found here.
Qualifications issued prior to 2 July 2020 will not be accepted for NSW Class 1 security licence applications as of 1 January 2021.
Licensees with superseded qualifications who fail to renew their licences on time following the cut-off date are encouraged to contact a SLED Approved Organisation to discuss options for further training.
16 July 2020
New NSW Security Licence Course for Class 1 security operatives
We are pleased to announce the introduction of the new NSW Security Licence Course (SLC) able to be delivered by Approved Organisations from 2 July 2020. Aligned to the national security training package, successful completion of the NSW SLC for Security Officer licence subclasses (1A Unarmed Guard and 1C Crowd Controller) will result in students being awarded the Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20218).
Successful completion of the SLC for the speciality licence subclass 1B (Bodyguard) will result in the attainment of the Certificate III in Close Protection (CPP31418) with the SLC for 1D (Guard Dog Handler) and 1F (Armed Guard) contributing towards the attainment of a Certificate III in Security Operations (CPP31318).
Individuals wishing to enrol in the NSW SLC should contact a SLED Approved Organisation for information regarding eligibility criteria and instructions on how to enrol. Entry requirements for the SLC include a First Aid qualification (HLTAID003 or HLTAID006) and successful completion of the SLED Pre-Enrolment Assessment. Once enrolled, students can immediately apply for a NSW security licence online via: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-security-operative-licence
Students wishing to commence a SLC for a specialist licence subclass (1B, 1D or 1F) must either hold a current NSW security licence or have already completed the Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20218).
To obtain a Class 1 security licence in NSW, applicants must complete a NSW SLC with a SLED Approved Organisation.
What if I completed an Approved SLC before 2 July 2020 ?
If you have already completed a valid security licence course with an Approved Organisation between 1 May 2013 and 2 July 2020 but have not yet obtained a Class 1 security licence, your qualifications may still be valid and accepted by SLED for a NSW security licence application up until 31 December 2020. After this date you are encouraged to contact a SLED Approved Organisation to discuss your options for further training or an Assessment Only pathway.
24 April 2020
New Class 2A (Security Consultant) competency requirements
As part of recent changes to the national security industry training packages, the Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management (CPP40707) has been superseded and replaced by two separate qualifications.
- Certificate IV in Security Management (CPP40719)
- Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis (CPP41519)
On 20 February 2020, the SLED Advisory Council was asked to consider options to replace the Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management (CPP40707) as the minimum competency requirement for a Class 2A licence. On 28 February 2020, a discussion paper was circulated to the Advisory Council and other industry members; industry consultation closed on 20 March 2020.
Based on industry feedback, SLED has determined the following new competency requirements for a Class 2A (Security Consultant) licence.
Applicants must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Police, that they hold either:
A) Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management (CPP40707) 1
CPPSEC5004A Prepare security risk management plan
CPPSEC5005A Implement security risk management plan.
B) Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis (CPP41519) including the units of competency:
CPPSEC4003 Assess and advise on client security requirements
CPPSEC4006 Conduct security risk assessment of client operations
CPPSEC4007 Identify security threats and assess impact on client operations
CPPSEC4012 Assess security vulnerabilities of assets
CPPSEC4022 Establish and implement ethics and governance arrangements for security businesses
CPPSEC4024 Assess security of crowded places
CPPSEC4025 Advise on operational requirements to maintain crowded place security
PSPSEC0015 Communicate security awareness
CPPSEC4020 Advise on advanced technology security systems to meet client needs
CPPSEC5003 Assess security risk management options
CPPSEC5004 Develop security risk management plans.
In addition to the required units of competency, to meet training package requirements for the Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis (CPP41519), students must also complete one (1) additional elective unit. Individuals are encouraged to discuss the selection of this unit with their RTO.
To obtain a Class 2A licence applicants must also be able to demonstrate at least five (5) years of relevant experience. Further information regarding experience requirements can be found via the SLED FAQ page or the SLED Application Forms and Fees page.
1 The Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management (CPP40707) will cease to be accepted by SLED for licensing purposes from 28 September 2021.
Class 2A experience requirements
You need to demonstrate to the Commissioner of Police's satisfaction that you have:
- Held a Class 1 and/or a Class 2 security licence continuously for a total period of at least five years, or
- Been recorded as a nominated person for one or more Master security licensees continuously for a total period of at least five years, or
- Been employed by one or more Master security licensees to manage the carrying on of security activities continuously for a total period of at least five years, or
- Carried on the activities authorised by a Class 2A licence in another jurisdiction, or as an exempt person, for a total period of at least five years.
Note: relevant experience is deemed to be continuous if not broken by any period in excess of 12 months, including the period immediately prior to the application for the Class 2A licence.
You must submit evidence that you satisfy these experience requirements with your licence application.
25 March 2020
Online applications for security operative licences
Applications for Class 1 and Class 2 security operative licences can now be lodged online and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in this manner rather than posting SLED paper-based applications.
For details on application and eligibility requirements, and to apply online, go to https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-security-operative-licence