To ensure the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is the safest and most successful Games ever, the Palaszczuk Government is investing $2 million in training for 1000 extra security guards.
Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath said the security and training boost would support the delivery of a safe and successful event for athletes, staff, volunteers and visitors.
“The new, fully-trained officers will boost the security guard ranks to 4200 personnel working at the Commonwealth Games,” Mrs D’Ath said.
“Importantly, they will be equipped with the skills needed to maintain community safety before, during and after the Games.
“The new security guards will undergo training to attain a Certificate III in Security Operations and students will be encouraged to obtain two separate industry security licences as an unarmed guard and crowd controller.