The following information comes from the Victoria Police website:
Release date: Mon 11 August 2008
Last updated: Fri 26 August 2011
Private Security Industry
Victoria Police's Licensing Services Division (LSD) regulates the private security industry and is responsible for:
- Issuing private security licences and registration
- Renewal of private security licences and registration
- Monitoring private security licence and registration holders
- Approval of training
- Accreditation of training organisations.
The Private Security Amendment Act 2010 - Changes to Private Security Legislation.
From 4 July 2011 the following changes to private security legislation will take effect:
The range of offences that disqualify individuals from holding a private security licence (individual and business) will increase to incorporate:
- trafficking in drugs of dependence
- narcotic plant cultivation (commercial quantity)
- assault or violence against the person
- dishonesty or theft
- controlled or prohibited weapons offences
- firearms offences
- robbery and armed robbery
- terrorism offences
Detailed information regarding these changes to disqualifying offences.
New licence activities/sub-activities
A new private security licence activity (Private Security Trainer) and new Security Guard sub-activity (Guard with a Dog) will be introduced.
Definitions of the new activities as they relate to both individual and business licences (including definitions of Private Security Training and Registered Training and Education Organisations).
Mandatory fingerprinting will be introduced for all new and renewal security licence applications (including all relevant people for private security business licences).
Information about the fingerprint requirements and arranging to have your fingerprints taken.
New Licence Requirements for RTOs
Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and all approved trainers for the private security industry are to be licensed. RTOs will require a private security business licence for the activity of Private Security Trainer.
Private Security Business Licence Application Form.
More information about private security business licences.
Individual trainers will require the activity of Private Security Trainer to be added to their individual private security licence. If you have an existing private security individual licence and want to add the activity of Private Security Trainer, you will need to complete an Application to Vary your private security licence.
Further information relating to these changes will appear on this website as it becomes available.