In Queensland to become a licensed (unrestricted) Bodyguard, you will require the following core units (you may have already achieved these):
- Communicate effectively in the security industry*
- Follow workplace safety procedures in the security industry
- Work effectively in the security industry
- Work as part of a security team
- Provide security services to clients
- Apply first aid (TR)
* Note: if you are undertaking this course as part of CPP20211 Certificate II in Security Operations you will also need to complete CPPSEC2004B Respond to security risk situation.
The following units are additional to the above and required for bodyguards:
- Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour
- Operate basic security equipment
- Manage conflict through negotiation (TR)
- Determine response to security risk situation premises
- Maintain security of environment
- Control persons using empty hand techniques (TR)
- Provide for the safety of persons at risk
If unarmed and crowd control are held this course can be done in a two day upgrade.
Upon completion of all the above units of competency, you will receive a Certificate and/or a Statement of Attainment. All units achieved will be listed on a Statement of Results/Testamur.
Triennial revalidation training (TR)
Some units in the above list have the letters ‘TR’ at the end, which stands for ‘triennial revalidation’. Every three years, you need to successfully complete these units again through a Registered Training Organisation to ensure you remain up to date with the latest techniques. You will receive the required completion dates for these competencies on the notice supplied with your security licence.
Recognition of prior learning will not be accepted for triennial training units.