Security and Defence

Security and Defence professionals work to keep our community safe. Job opportunities are plentiful thanks to historic government investment in Defence and strong private sector demand.


Full qualification

Certificate II in Security Operations

Receive fee-free training with one of our approved training providers as well as accredited infection prevention and control training.

There is a current need for trained and licensed Security Officers in NSW. There are opportunities to play a vital role in the NSW Government’s response to COVID-19, by undertaking work in the Hotel Quarantine program. 

As the NSW economy begins to reopen, exciting work opportunities at live events, concerts and festivals will also become available.

If you are interested in completing a Certificate II in Security Operations and working in the security industry please register your interest.

Download the Certificate II in Security Operations flyer for more details. 

Webinar: a career in the security industry

Find out what a career in the Security Industry involves, the training needed, how the industry is regulated and licensed, and the important role security officers play in the Hotel Quarantine program.

Duration: 8:43

Read the transcript for this video.

Here to help

The Skills Hub is a free phone service to help you find employment, skills and training support in NSW. Make an appointment online or call 13 77 88.

Job prospects

Strong demand for skilled workers thanks to strong investment.

Diverse jobs

Flexible work and career development opportunities.

Essential profession

Work to keep Australia safe, prosperous and strong.

Potential careers

Security officer, Unarmed guard, Crowd controller, Defence personnel, Cash-in-transit officer, Control room operations, Personal protection officer.