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Security officers and guards provide security and investigative services to organisations and individuals.
Security officers and guards are mainly employed in public administration and safety.
Full-time security officers and guards in South Australia generally earn between $800 and $999 per week.
In 2011 there were 1,813 people employed full-time as security officers and guards in South Australia compared with 1,812 in 2006.
To become a security officer you usually have to complete a vocational education and training (VET) qualification in security operations or security and risk management. Applicants may be required to undergo a pre-training National Police Check and/or attend an interview. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a security officer through a traineeship in Security Operations or Security and Risk Management. Entry requirements may vary but employers generally require year 10.
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To work in the security industry you need to hold a security agents licence. To apply for security agents licence visit Consumer and Business Services.
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