Security Officer


Responsible for maintaining crowd control and a safe environment for venue and guests. Officers protect people and property, and monitor and enforce all safety practices.


Key Responsibilities

  • Patrol areas and check doors, gates and windows for signs of unauthorised entry
  • Watch for irregularities and report incidents or problems to the appropriate authority
  • Monitor computer alarm systems, closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems and communicate by radio with mobile units to attend alarms
  • Respond to alarms and check alarm systems
  • Issue security passes, give directions and make security arrangements for authorised visitors
  • Observe and report suspects to police, or apprehend offenders when appropriate and detain them until police arrive
  • Uphold licensing requirements


Crowd Controller

Maintains order at large gatherings of people, such as nightclubs and concerts.



Carries out the personal protection
of another person.


Growth: Moderate

Education Pathways: CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations

CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations

Additional requirements: