Security Provider Licence - Class 2 - Queensland

Service summary

You require a security providers licence (Individual Class 2) if you provide security advice (specific advice about specific risk involved at the specific location) and/or are a security equipment installer (install, repair, service or maintain security equipment).

You can apply for a single function or multiple function licence.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Persons exempt

the following persons whilst acting in the capacity of the listed employment: members of the defence forces of the Commonwealth; employees of the Crown; Ministers of the Crown; a police officer or a member of the police service of the Commonwealth, another State or Territory; a casino employee or key casino employee within the meaning of the Casino Control Act 1982; a person who gives information about another person from records in the person's possession or their employer's possession; an employee who does not, for reward, obtain and give information, and, as an employee, gives information about another person; a legal practitioner or a legal practitioner's employee; an accountant or an accountant's employee; persons operating an insurance business or an insurance adjustment agency and their employees.

Security adviser

(1) A security adviser is a person who, for reward, gives advice about security equipment or security methods or principles (security advice). (2) Despite subsection (1), a person is not a security adviser merely because (a) the person (i) is an employee of a person who does not, for reward, give security advice; and (ii) as an employee, gives security advice to the employer; or (b) the person (i) is an employee of a person who, for reward, gives security advice; and (ii) as an employee, gives security advice to the employer in relation to the employers own security and not in relation to the security of someone else for whom the employer gives security advice for reward; or (c) the person is an architect under the Architects Act 2002 and gives security advice in providing architectural services within the meaning of that Act; or (d) the person is a registered professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 and gives security advice in providing professional engineering services within the meaning of that Act.

Security equipment

security equipment is acoustic, electronic, mechanical or other equipment

  1. designed, adapted, or purporting to provide or to enhance property security; or
  2. for protecting or watching property. Examples: an alarm; an alarm monitoring system; an audio, or visual, recording system; an electric, electro mechanical, magnetic or biometric access control device; an intrusion detector, including a motion, infra red, microwave or contact detector; a safe or vault.

However, each of the following is not security equipment:

  1. a device for monitoring inventory, product or stock loss;
  2. an item designed to minimise the possibility of motor vehicle theft, including, for example, a motor vehicle alarm or immobiliser.
Security equipment installer

(1) A security equipment installer is a person who, for reward, installs, repairs, services or maintains security equipment. (2) Despite subsection (1), a person is not a security equipment installer merely because (a) the person (i) is an employee of a person who does not, for reward, install, repair, service or maintain security equipment; and (ii) as an employee, installs, repairs, services or maintains the employers security equipment; or (b) the person (i) is an employee of a person who, for reward, installs, repairs, services or maintains security equipment; and (ii) as an employee, installs, repairs, services or maintains the employers security equipment; or (c) the person carries out retail key cutting; or (d) the person installs a basic security item in a building owned or occupied by the person; or (e) the person installs a basic security item in a building owned or occupied by someone else during its construction, repair or renovation. (3) In this section basic security item means (a) a portable safe weighing not more than 50kg; or (b) a barrier security item, eg a security mesh door or window grille; or (c) an electronic or mechanical lock used for basic household security, eg a door lock, window lock or padlock; or (d) a motion sensor light that does not also activate an alarm.

Eligibility requirements


What are the prerequisites to obtaining this authority?

You must EITHER:

be at least 18 years of age;

OR

for a CLASS 2 Licence Security Equipment Installer ONLY

  • an apprentice or trainee security equipment installer (apprentice or trainee means an apprentice or trainee within the meaning of the Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000.) A signed letter from the employer confirming this on letterhead is required.
OR

If you are notifying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (Qld) Act 2003, you must be authorised to practice an occupation equivalent to the Queensland occupation covered by this licence in a participating State or Territory or in New Zealand.

Transferability

Can it be transferred?

You cannot transfer this licence.

Duration

This licence will remain in effect for 12 months or 3 years. You will be issued with a renewal notice annually or every 3 years, approximately 6 weeks before the expiry date.

Fees

TypeAmountDescription
Application$184.10

Licence class 2 single 1 year

Application$356.40

Licence class 2 single 3 years

Application$219.70

Licence class 2 multiple 1 year

Application$38.80

Criminal history check

Application$100.00

Fingerprinting

Application$457.30

Licence class 2 multiple 3 years

Application

How do I obtain it ?

Submit a "Application for a security provider licence Individual - Class 2" (Form 1-2).

You must submit the following documents with the application:

  • documents to establish your identification - 100 points required (refer to list on application form) that have been certified and must include at least 1 primary document;
  • two recent passport-size photographs endorsed as a true photograph by a person who has known the applicant for at least 12 months and is not related to them by birth or marriage.


If you are applying under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Qld) Act 2003 submit an "Application for a security provider class 2 - Individual licence - Mutual recognition" Mutual Recognition Form 3-2 and a copy of your current interstate licence.


Additional information

NOTE: It is possible for you to amend your licence to authorise the carrying out of the function of an additional type of Security Provider Class 2 (other than a security firm).

You must provide:

  • a completed Form 1-2 which indicates the additional functions you will perform;
  • your current licence number; and
  • payment of applicable fee.

Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability. The criminal history check applies to each person who appears on the application form. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.

Forms and further information are available on www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Industry Licensing Unit

Act(s) name

Security Providers Act 1993 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Security Providers Regulation 2008 (Queensland)

Contact details

Queensland Government Service Centre
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Industry Licensing Unit


Operating address:
Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001

Phone:

07 3405 0985

Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)

Fax:

07 3008 5933
IndustryLicensing@justice.qld.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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