News & Security Advice

New South Wales

Update NSW Authorised workers in the security industry

Stay at home restrictions have been lifted for the BlayneyCabonne and Orange local government areas. Regional and rural residents should continue to follow the COVID safe measures as published on https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/what-you-can-do-nsw.

Specific restrictions now apply to residents of BlacktownCampbelltownCanterbury-BankstownCumberlandFairfieldGeorges RiverLiverpool  and Parramatta local government areas and residents of those LGAs can only leave home to work if they are an Authorised Worker.

SLED has sought and received advice that Security licensees are considered to be authorised workers, if they are employed or engaged to provide necessary security services for the activities described under Authorised Workers as published on https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/authorised-workers.

Residents of Greater Sydney including the Blue MountainsCentral CoastWollongong and Shellharbour who are not within the LGAs subjected to specific restrictions should continue to follow the measures as published on https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydne

NSW Police SLED – Refresher First Aid training for Class 1 licensees a new Master licence condition – Implementation date extended

A new condition has been imposed by SLED on all Master licensees to ensure that all Class 1 security operatives (except Class 1E -Monitoring Centre Operators) have current first aid training while performing security duties.

Master licence holders will be responsible for ensuring that every Class 1 licensee they provide has a current First Aid certificate, and that they continue to keep this training current during their term of employment.

Due to the Greater Sydney lockdown. The implementation date for the new Master licence condition requiring them to ensure all Class 1 security operatives they provide (except 1E Monitoring Centre Operators), hold current first aid training has been extended.

The condition, which was set to be effective from 1 September 2021, has been moved to 1 December 2021.

It is important that Class 1 security operatives keep their First Aid training up to date to make sure they have the necessary skills to respond appropriately in emergency situations.

Master licence holders will need to record the details of each Class 1 licensee’s First Aid certificate and keep a copy of the certificate on file so it can be produced as required.

Note: This condition does not apply to Master licensees who only provide Class 2 licensees or Class 1E Monitoring Centre Operators.

For more information on First Aid training requirements, www.police.nsw.gov.au/SLED.

For a list of first aid training providers, www.training.gov.au.

Certificate II in Security Operations – Fee-Free Training for NSW Licence Applicants

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.

Download the Security Officer Flyer (PDF 377.9KB) for more information.

Please register your interest here.

New Online Application – NSW Security Operative Class 1 an 2 Licences

Applications for Class 1 and Class 2 security operative licences can now be lodged online and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in this manner rather than posting SLED paper-based applications.

For details on application and eligibility requirements, and to apply online, go to https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-security-operative-licence

ASQA approves extended transition period until 1 July 2020 for CPP30411 Certificate III and CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations

ASQA has recently approved an extended transition period for CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations and CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations for learner cohorts in NSW, ACT, Tasmania and Victoria.

The extended training, assessment and certification issuance period for this qualification ends on 1 July 2020 and was granted to allow these licensing jurisdictions time to update and communicate their revised security educational requirements. As other states and territories in Australia have already amended their requirements, an extended transition period is not required.

The qualifications will remain on RTOs scope of registration until the end of the extended transition period, unless the RTO chooses to withdraw it from scope prior.

Read more on the extension

NSW Digital Driver Licence – Important Information for Licence Checkers

What licence checkers need to know

The NSW Digital Driver Licence has been trialled in Dubbo, Albury and the Eastern Beaches under trial legislation since 2017.

As of Monday 28 October, regulation has come in force enabling all NSW drivers to legally present their Digital Driver Licence as proof of age, proof of identity and right to drive

The state-wide version of the Digital Driver Licence will become available to download on the Service NSW app. You and your businesses may be presented with the Digital Driver Licence by customers anywhere in the state.

Licence checkers need to be aware that customers will no longer be legally required to carry their plastic licence as they were during the trial. However, the NSW Government is continuing to urge customers to carry their plastic licence to avoid inconvenience as awareness and acceptance of the Digital Driver Licence spreads.

The state-wide version of the Digital Driver Licence has new features as a result of useful feedback from checkers involved in our trial. To help licence checkers prepare to be presented with this new version of the Digital Driver Licence, we are attaching the following quick reference guides:

Important to know

Customers are not required to hand over their device to the licence checker. If a licence checker cannot view a customer’s Digital Driver Licence they should ask the customer to adjust the tilt of their device or turn the devices brightness settings up.

Copying a licence

Licence checkers that need a copy of a customer’s licence must continue to follow their existing process using the plastic card. A copy solution for the Digital Driver Licence will be available early next year.

Reference materials 

This week, the Service NSW Digital Driver Licence web page will contain the state-wide information and reference materials for licence checkers. Further information can be found at www.service.nsw.gov.au/digital-driver-licence.

If you require support or have questions regarding the Digital Driver Licence, please do not hesitate to contact the team at info@service.nsw.gov.au.

NSW security incident and sign-on registers

SLED has published Fact Sheets on the approved manner and form requirements for incident and sign-on registers. Click here to access these Fact Sheets.

SPAAL NSW Members Breakfast Meeting – 14 November 2019

Lisa Stockley and Michelle Wollaston from the Security Licensing and Enforcement Directorate, New South Wales Police Force will discuss the implementation of new Certificate II in Security Operations training licensing requirements for new entrants to the industry.

Romit Tapoo, Assistant Director, Partnerships, Fair Work Ombudsman will provide a compliance operations update on the security industry.

Kim Langton is Managing Director of Complete Risk Management International (CRMI) who is a regional partner of the US based international counter terrorism training group Chameleon Associates. CRMI, in conjunction with Chameleon Associates, has trained Predictive Profiling methodology to front line Security and Law Enforcement Officers worldwide. Kim Langton will provide members with a comprehensive presentation on Red Teaming as a Security Assessment Tool.

Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Holiday Inn

18 – 40 Anderson Street, Parramatta

7.30 am to 9.30am

         Members $45.00        Non Members $55.00

Register online

EOI – Property NSW Whole of Government Integrated Security Contract

Property NSW is delivering the procurement of a new Whole of Government Integrated Security Contract. The contract will commence as soon as practicable after the expiration of the current contract on 3 July 2019 and is proposed to run for 3 years plus 4 x 1 year options.

Property NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitable security suppliers. Registration for this EOI will ensure the supplier is notified when the Request For Tender (RFT) is shortly released to market, however EOI registration is not mandatory to respond to the RFT opportunity.

This EOI contains a revised scope of works from the current Whole of Government security contract. Providers are invited to download the document and provide feedback or comments on the document and scope of services to Property NSW at wholeofgovernmentsecurity@property.nsw.gov.au

The scope of the Services of the Contract includes:

  • Guards
  • Armed Guards
  • Alarm Monitoring, Response and Patrol Guards
  • Control Room Operators
  • Crowd Control Guards
  • Electronic Security Services
  • Cash in in Transit – Soft Skin or Armoured

The Contract is divided into 7 contract region packages across NSW. A sufficient number of Contractors will be appointed to a panel to adequately service the Customers’ needs in NSW under the Head Agreement. Proponents will be able to submit for one or more regions. There is a strong preference for the Contractor to supply an extensive range of goods and services within each Region for which they are appointed. Capacity to provide services directly, rather than via sub-contracting arrangements, is preferred.

The contract is a standing offer arrangement or panel contract. This is a contract made between Property NSW and a supplier or suppliers. Property NSW makes it with the supplier for the benefit of customer agencies i.e. does not necessarily buy any goods or services from the supplier. Under the panel contract, the supplier agrees to provide services to a customer agency if an order is placed by an eligible customer.

The combined value of all agency customer contracts under the whole of government arrangement, ranging from small to large engagements, is estimated to be $50 to $60 million per annum. This contract is not the only opportunity to supply security services to the NSW government.

Close Date & Time: 30-Jun-2019 11:00 AM

More information http://tenders.nsw.gov.au/?c=1D0D339E

Security Industry Supervisor Workshop – 2 May 2019

This workshop program has been designed to assist employers and workplace supervisors in the Security Industries to help their apprentices and trainees to successfully complete their training and gain a nationally recognised qualification.


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