Diplomas and Certificates in Security and Risk Management

Security and Risk Management Courses

You are able to complete our Security and Risk Management courses online or face-to-face. Courses in this section allow people who want to become security guards to meet the training requirements specified by the licencing bodies in each state. The units you need to study depends on which state you come from. Completing the right group of units enables you to apply for a security guard licence in your state.
(Online training not able to be delivered in WA due to regulations in that state)

Training is customised to the needs of each organisation and/or individual person who enrols to ensure the best results and outcomes for each client. Discuss with us your situation and your needs. With over 24 years’ experience in vocational training in the workplace, we will give you options and advice on the best course and units to choose, based on your goals.

HR training offers a range of Security and Risk Management training courses:

The Certificate I course is aimed at the basic skills and knowledge leading to an Australian Security licence.
For example: the following unit is a level I unit and needs to be studied if you wish to be a security guard in a licensed premises that sells alcohol:

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The Certificate II in Security Operations course has most of the basic units required for the issue of an Australian Security licence, but you need to choose the electives that will give you the licence you want in your state. If you want to work as a security guard or security officer, most likely, you will need to have the Certificate II in Security Operations.

Each state of Australia has a different number and list of units required to be studied for the issue of security licences.

LICENCES: General Guard, Crowd Control, Body Guard, Monitoring Room and Firearms/Armed Guard

You can complete our security licence course online or face-to-face in a classroom, small group setting, or one-on-one.
A minimum of 16 units is required for the issue of a security licence in Tasmania. You are able to complete the practical component of the course at our training room – 80 Charles Street, Moonah, Tasmania.
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This course is mainly used by current security officers wanting to study more advanced, specialised skills like crowd control, body-guarding, monitoring room operations etc who are wanting to make security their career.
For example: the following two units need to be studied if you wish to be a Crowd Controller.

In this unit you will learn defensive tactics skills to control persons using empty hand techniques.
In this unit you will learn communication & influencing skills to effectively manage conflict through negotiation.
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This security certificate course is the pathway for a career in security and risk management, for guards wanting to not only work in security operations, but move into the area of managing risk.

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This Diploma security course is for experienced security officers who have a breadth of skills and knowledge of coordinating security operations, managing security officers and who have some experience in managing risk.

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The following clients have chosen HR training to conduct their Security and Risk Management training:


  • The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Australia (DFAT)
  • UN Commission in Pakistan
  • Parliament House Canberra
  • Tasmanian Ports Corporation
  • Fairfield City Council NSW


  • Westfield Shopping Centres
  • BP Australia


  • Queensland Airports
  • Serco Sodexho
  • Armaguard
  • MSS Security

For more information on studying our diplomas, certificates and security licence courses online, please don’t hesitate to contact us.