To work in the Security Industry in the State of Victoria individuals must hold a valid Security Licence issued and endorsed by the Victoria Police – Licensing and Regulation Division (LRD).
Victoria Police’s Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD) regulates the private security industry and is responsible for:
- Issuing private security licences and registration
- Renewal of private security licences and registration
- Monitoring private security licence and registration holders
- Approval of training
- Accreditation of training organisations.
- In order to apply for a Security Licence, students must hold a current Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20212) and a current Level II First Aid Certificate which is included in the Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20212) It is to be noted that the Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20212) only contains 12 Units of Competency yet in order to meet Victorian Security Licence requirements 19 Units of Competency will be delivered in order to enable application to LRD for the licence categories of both Unarmed Guard and Crowd Control.
After completing their (CPP20212) training course students will be eligible to apply to LRD for the licence categories of Unarmed Guard and Crowd Control. For additional licence categories such as Armed Guard, Cash in Transit and Bodyguard students will be required to complete the Certificate III in Security Operations (CPP30411) plus the unit’s specific to the licence category you wish to apply for. Please speak with a New Age Professionals Training Academy staff member to discuss your study options past the Certificate II in Security Operations (CPP20212).
With all training completed New Age Professionals Training Academy cannot guarantee the success of an individual’s licence application with the Victoria Police – Licensing and Regulation Division (LRD) but will do their best to help individuals through the training and application process.
- When applying for a Security Licence students must include with their application 2 references from people who have known them for 12 months or more in Australia. These references must be from an Australian Citizen or, Permanent Resident and be notary people of the community (e.g.: Lawyers, Solicitors, Doctors, Teachers, Accountants, Nurses, Pharmacists, etc.). Please note that if individuals have not been in Australia for 12 months, do not have at least 12 months left on a visa to remain in the country or/and cannot meet the ‘2 reference’ requirement they should let a staff member at NAPTA know as the training within a security course may not be suitable for them.
- To be successful in an application for an Individual Private Security Licence one requirement will be for students to produce:
– Certified evidence that they are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident (if they are using your citizen certificate as your Primary I.D., they will need to include the Country and Location (town) of their birth)
– A Certified copy of their current passport and visa (with a minimum of 12 months remaining from the date that the licence would be issued)
Students must have been in Australia for a minimum of 12 months before application for a Victorian Security Licence.
Students must have a minimum of 12 months remaining on their visa to remain in Australia at the time of application for a Victorian Security Licence.
- The Security Licence Application asks about an individual’s criminal history. The reason for this is that to be eligible for a Security Licence students must be credible, trustworthy and have no recent criminal convictions.
What is a ‘Prohibited Person’?
- Was found guilty and convicted within the past 10 years of any of the following categories of offences: trafficking in a drug of dependence, cultivation of narcotic plants (commercial quantity), robbery, armed robbery or terrorism. OR
- Was found guilty without conviction (by a court) within the past 5 years of any of the following categories of offences: trafficking in a drug of dependence, cultivation of narcotic plants (commercial quantity), robbery, armed robbery or terrorism. OR
- Was found guilty and convicted within the past 10 years of any of the following categories of offences: assault or violence against a person, theft or dishonesty, firearms, weapons; and, received a fine of 5 or more penalty units or a custodial penalty OR
- Was found guilty without conviction within the past 5 years of any of the following categories of offences: assault or violence against a person, theft or dishonesty, firearms, weapons; and, received a fine of 5 or more penalty units or a custodial penalty.
Students can speak (in confidence) with a friendly New Age Professionals Training Academy staff member if they need more information or have any questions about this section.
- Before submitting a Security Licence Application Form students will need to make an appointment to have their Fingerprints taken and complete a National Police Records Check.
New Age Professionals Training Academy will help students with the process where they will need to ring and make an appointment to have your fingerprints taken at a nominated Victorian Police Fingerprinting location.
National Police Records Check (NPRC):
When students attend their finger printing appointment they will also be required to hand in a completed National Police Records Check. Students will need to attach 100 points of Identification to the completed form.
Students will receive their National Police Records Check Certificate in the mail approximately 20 working days after handing it in to Victoria Police. Once they have this Certificate they are then able to submit their Security Licence Application Form. We recommend that students lodge their application at one of our offices so that we can check it for accuracy and completion before sending into “LRD”.
- From 1 July 2014 – Fingerprinting Fees & National Police Records Check: $185ef.00(Approx)
From July 2014 – Individual Security Licence Fee
(Unarmed Guard & Crowd Control – 3 Years): $500.00(Approx)