WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU GRADUATE AS A SECURITY OFFICER

by / Friday, 13 May 2016 / Published in Blog
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So you’ve graduated as a security officer – Congratulations! What happens next you may ask? We believe that a student earning their Certificate II or above as a Security Officer is a great testament to their personal character as someone who would like to help the wider community. A security officer course is an investment of time and a commitment to working hard to help others in a very rewarding career. Your new qualification is something that you have earned now to keep and present to prospective employers.

YOUR SECURITY OFFICER COURSE

Security officer courses are not easy, as you may well now know! They are designed to challenge and push students to apply knowledge in a practical way before they enter the workforce. By performing assessments and practical tests within a team and individually, our students can prove to understand the concepts of security work. When this information is applied in real life scenarios under time pressure and in demanding situations, you can rest easy that you will walk out of one our courses ready to take on your new role and handle these.

It’s not about just learning theory – it’s about applying knowledge and having control over a situation and handling it safely. In a nutshell you need to be able to secure a situation, person, or place in your potential role whilst applying the necessary processes. Your course will prepare you for these real life scenarios.

AFTER YOU GRADUATE

After successful completion of a security course you will be able to approach security companies for career opportunities. Some certifications such as for armed guards and cash-in-transit officers will require you to complete a firearms endorsement every six months due to the use of your firearm and license up-keep. You’ll ensure you are ready for the security industry and maintain an ongoing income by performing this up-keep.

Career opportunities will open up within different industries such as entertainment, security guarding, cash-in-transit, armed security, retail, mobile patrols, loss prevention, night clubs, sporting events, or mining and hotels. And due to national accreditation, you will be able to work all over Australia as you choose.

If you are interested in a security course in Perth to assist with crime prevention in your local community, contact SIG Group or check out our Australian approved security courses now.

RAY MANCINI

CEO – SIG GROUP International

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