Security Industry Trainer Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to provide training in relation to security activities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The training may relate to particular security activities or security activities generally, such as:

  • patrolling, guarding, watching or protecting property (including cash in transit)
  • acting as a crowd controller
  • acting as a bodyguard
  • providing advice about security equipment
  • selling security equipment
  • installing, maintaining, monitoring, repairing or servicing security equipment
  • acting as a security consultant
  • carry out surveys and inspections of security equipment.

Although a licence may allow the use of firearms for a security related purpose, you must also comply with all relevant firearms licence requirements.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • apply with the approved form
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • obtain a satisfactory National Police Check and provide a record of your fingerprints
  • meet the prescribed competency standards for the registration you are seeking, or be assessed as having experience and skills that meet or exceed the prescribed standards;
  • be self-employed and hold a Security Master Licence or supply proof that you will be employed by a valid Security Master Licensee.

If you hold a current equivalent registration in another Australian State or Territory you may be eligible to apply for this licence under mutual recognition arrangements.


1 or 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $272.00

1 year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $820.00

3 years. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Security Industry Act 2003 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Security Industry Regulations 2003 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.