Approved Security Training Organisation or Trainer - New South Wales


You will need to be approved in order to offer security training, assessment or instruction related to NSW Class 1 Security Licences. This approval will allow your organisation to deliver training and assessment services of specific security licence courses or units of competency (i.e. bodyguard, armed guard and crowd controller courses).

All trainers and assessors employed by approved organisations must also be approved by the Commissioner. Approved organisations and approved trainers must comply with conditions imposed on the organisation by the Commissioner.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible as an approved organisation, your organisation must be a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), and you must:

  • be a National VET Regulator (NVR) Registered Training Organisation whose scope of registration for NSW includes the current Certificate II in Security Operations and / or Certificate III in Security Operations qualification(s) or successors
  • hold a current NSW Master security licence, or have submitted an application to be granted a NSW Master security licence
  • agree to comply with all conditions imposed by the Commissioner if the application is approved.

If the above criteria are met, you will be subject to a comprehensive assessment by the Agency to determine whether your organisation has the resources and capability to meet the regulatory requirements and whether it is compliant with security industry legislation.

All trainers and assessors must meet, and continue to meet once approved, the following criteria:

  • hold a current NSW Class 2D (Security Trainer) licence
  • hold the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as a minimum qualification
  • hold the Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management as a minimum qualification
  • demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level to be delivered and assessed
  • demonstrate they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills, as well as maintaining their industry currency and trainer / assessor competence
  • demonstrate past and current compliance with all conditions imposed by the Commissioner on their NSW Class 2D (Security Trainer) licence
  • demonstrate suitability to be an approved trainer, including undertaking, and completing to the satisfaction of the Agency, a knowledge assessment.


Ongoing eligibility requirements

Nominated trainers / assessors must continue to meet the Approved Trainer criteria outlined in the eligibility requirements.


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Act(s) name

Security Industry Act 1997 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Security Industry Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within 6 weeks of lodgement.

Administering agency

Department of Communities and Justice

NSW Police Force

Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate

Contact details

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