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How To Become a Security Officer in Western Australia

Have you dreamt of becoming a Security Office but you’re unsure of where to start? Here at

Goldfields Security Services, we are completely on board with helping keen and committed

individuals become security professionals...we even have a training program in partnership with Core Security Training that’s dedicated to helping new recruits enter the workforce with training fees covered.

Here’s what you need to know before jumping on board...

Do I need a Security Officer License?

Yes! You will need a Security Officer License to act as a Security Officer (someone who is paid to watch, guard or protect any property) in WA.

What are the eligibility requirements to get a Security Officer License?

In order to become a Security Officer, you will need to:

  •  Be at least 18 years old

  •  Be fit and healthy enough to complete the work

  •  Be up to date with first aid training and have a current first aid certificate

  •  Be able to provide proof that you’ve completed a Certificate II in Security operations with an approved training provider (Core Security Training provides this)

  •  Complete and pass a written exam based on your training course

Fingerprints and palm prints may also be recorded.

Who administers Security Officer Licenses?

Licenses are administered by WA Police Licensing Services, and you must visit their office in person to apply, or if you live Regional WA, you can visit your local police station who will assist you with your application.

How long will it take for my application to be processed?

Generally, it can take anywhere up to 30 days for a new application to be processed, with renewals and endorsements often taking up to 20 days.

How to become a Goldfields Security Services Security Officer in WA

We've currently got full time, part time and casual openings available and as long as you;re willing to commit to a 12-month contract with GSS, we will pay for your Security officer training.

Call 0444 540 924 or email to show your interest and to find out more!

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