Security jobs available for Sydney job seekers

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Why work in the security industry?

Security professionals work to keep our community safe. Currently employers are looking for multiple security staff for work in the Sydney region. Career opportunities include, but not limited to, roles in Hotel Quarantine Security, Concierge Services and Security Supervisors.

Visit the NSW Government’s website for more information about the roles available.

What qualifications do I need to work as a security officer?

To be eligible for the roles you will need:

  • a Certificate II in Security Operations
  • a Class 1A Security Licence
  • a valid criminal history check
  • to be fit and healthy

Need further training?

If you are interested but don’t have the required qualification and licence, free training is available. It only takes 3-6 weeks and flexible delivery options are available.

Register your interest in training.

More information about the 1A Security Licence.

How to apply for a job?

If you already have the qualifications shown above, then these employers are recruiting now.

Follow the links below to register your interest:

Have any questions?

Please refer to FAQs below.

Further information

Please email

Other jobs available

If you would like to explore other available job opportunities please visit our JobsHub which lists vacant roles across the country.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who are the employers?

There are 3 companies offering this opportunity:

  • ACES Security
  • Reddawn Security
  • ISEC Security

How much will I get paid?

Hourly rates vary from $21.90 to $60.13 an hour.

How many hours a week can I work in this role?

Opportunities exist for full time, part time and causal employees, ranging from 4-hour shifts to 38 hour weeks.

1A Security licence

Am I eligible for a 1A Security licence?

To be eligible for a security licence you need to meet the following requirements:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person to hold the class of licence sought
  • be employed by a master licensee, or hold a master licence of your own
  • have enrolled into, or successfully completed the relevant units of competency for the class(es) of licence sought
  • be competent to carry out the security activity to which the proposed licence relates
  • have Australian work rights
  • hold a Transport for NSW:
    • driver licence, or
    • customer number.

Please refer to the Police NSW Fact Sheet at Am I eligible for a NSW security licence? for Suitability Criteria

How do I apply for a 1A Security licence?

Information on how to apply is available.

How much does a licence cost?

A new application licence fee for one year is $160. A full list of licence fees is available on the Service NSW website. If you require assistance, please contact your provider or the Digital Services Contact Centre (online job seekers) on 1800 314 677.

How long does it take to process my licence application?

The process takes between 6 and 8 weeks. You will be informed in writing once your application has been approved.


Who is offering the training?

Cost free training are being offered by three Registered Training Organisations:

    • located at Redfern
    • offers 15 days blended training of self-study and face-to-face
  • SkillNet Australia
    • located at Lakemba
    • offers full time and part time training from 4-7 weeks
  • Gold Coast Training College

    To register your interest, please visit NSW Government Department of Education website.

    • located at Bankstown
    • offers 15 days face to face training

How is the training delivered?

Each training organisation has their own delivery requirements, which are outlined above. Contact the training organisation if you want to discuss the training in more detail.

How do I enrol for the training?

To enrol in the fee free training you need to register your interest on the NSW Government’s website.

What is THE COST of the training?

The training is cost free.

Other opportunities

Are there other employment opportunities?

There is a broad range of opportunities available on the Jobs Hub, which can be found JobsHub.