All Class 1 licence applicants, except those applying for a 1E licence, are required to complete the NSW Security Licence Course.

SLED has a list of Approved Organisations which run this course in NSW. You can view the list here.

All Class 1 licence applicants, except 1E, must complete:

  • The SLED Pre-Enrolment Assessment - including a language, literacy and numeracy test (LLN)
  • First Aid certificate – HLTAID011 or HLTAID014 (SLED will accept the HLTAID003 and HLTAID006 qualifications for licensing purposes until 27 January 2023). You must make sure you keep your First Aid certificate current and renew it every three years while you hold a NSW security licence.
  • The current mandatory units in CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations and/or CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations (see below) via a SLED-Approved Organisation

The mandatory units and course structure NSW Security Licence Course Structure Fact Sheet.

If you are applying for a specialist licence – 1B, 1D, or 1F – you need to complete additional units specific to your Class 1 licence subclass.

If you are an existing Class 1 licence holder and would like to add on 1B, 1D or 1F to your licence, you will need to complete the additional units to be eligible.

For a 1B Bodyguard subclass you must complete units from CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection and HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid.

For a 1D Dog Handler subclass you must complete units from CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations.

For a 1F Armed Guard subclass you must complete units from CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations.

For more training information, click here to visit the Security Training page, or click here for the SLED NSW Security Licence Course Conditions of Approval.