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17 Oct 2021

HOW TO BECOME A SECURITY GUARD


Are you cool under pressure? If you’ve got a head on your shoulders and enjoy taking up challenges, becoming a security guard might be a right choice! Security guards are the first responders to onsite emergencies and capable of saving lives with their alert thinking. As modern-day knights in shining armour , they are responsible for ensuring  the safety of people, defuse tense situations and secure buildings and monuments.

Security guards are required in diverse settings and therefore have variegated responsibilities too. A demand for security guards has always been there in about every populated area. From bodyguard jobs to event security, the oppurtunities are out there. But before you plunge into your work, you must complete the training requirements by a  nationally recognized Registered Training Organization (RTO) .

To have a flourishing career in the security domain, there are certain skills and vital traits that hiring managers look for in aspiring candidates. Take inventory of these qualities:

·       Vigilant

·       Excellent communication skills

·       Critical thinking skills

·       Ability to take and give directions

·       Assertive with good interpersonal skills

·       Responsible and trustworthy

COURSE

 Most security guard jobs are entry level and typically require a high school diploma. We at, Step Into Training Services (SITS) offer affordable, accredited training and education for the most in demand profession in Australia. CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations is an entry level course that entitles you to apply for a private license. This course is delivered in Queensland and lasts for about 12 months. After successfully obtaining your Certificate II Security license you qualify to work as a Crowd Controller or Unarmed Guard. You will be placed at locations like- Sporting arenas, Shopping centres, Construction sites, Courts, Corporate offices, Airports, Educational institutions and so on.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Security jobs are some of the most strenuous jobs in the world. Being a security guard can be quite taxing as the nature of this job entails immense commitment and hard work and puts you at risk. Despite this, there are boundless possible avenues that stem from a career in the security industry.  According to Job Outlook, Australia, it is estimated that the security industry is worth over * $8.5 billion dollars , comprising $4.5 billion in manpower. Over 170,000 personnel are employed annually. People working as security officers and guards (in their main job) grew strongly over five years from 54,000 in 2014 to 62,500 in 2019.

Take up a CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations at SITS to realize your dreams. Being a security guard is a great experience if you wish to step into the door to explore limitless oppurtunities and feel pride in serving your country. Join SITS today and prove to the employers that you’ve got the skills it takes to succeed. A security guard is always on guard. Great Experience brings Great Responsibility

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