How to become a security Guard

How To Become A Security Guard

The value of security guard

Security Guards play a crucial role in keeping our community safe, safeguarding people, property, and assets from theft, vandalism, and other forms of criminal activity. Being a security guard is so much more than standing there looking invincible, it is about contributing to society in a productive way and having genuine care and passion about safety in all aspects.

Large events such as music festivals and sporting events can attract large crowds and potential security threats. According to Security Risk Management Pty Ltd, a survey of event organisers found that 85% of respondents considered security to be the most important aspect of event management. Security guards can help maintain order and prevent incidents by controlling access points, conducting patrols, and intervening when necessary.
According to Safe Work Australia, in 2020, there were 166 work-related fatalities, and 11 of them were due to assault or violent acts. Security guards can help prevent and mitigate workplace violence by conducting patrols, monitoring access points, and responding to incidents quickly.
As reflected in the above statistics, it is clear that investing in security for your business will allow you to have peace of mind and an added layer of protection for your people, property and assets and with Zagame Security Group, you can be certain that you’re in safe hands.


One of the many benefits of becoming a security guard is the flexibility to work hours that may otherwise be unconventional. In most cases, you have complete control over when and how often you work in order to have a healthy work life balance. Whether you’re a student, someone looking to earn extra money on-top of your 9-5 or a retiree looking to keep busy – becoming a security guard is for you.
Being able to select your hours, means in many ways you’re able to control the amount of money you’re bringing in each week which is incredibly helpful given the current inflation we are experiencing across the globe.
Additionally, being a security guard offers flexibility in varied work environments and settings such as events, schools, shopping centres, pubs, clubs and more. The options are endless and provide opportunity to experience and adapt to different work environments and schedules.


While there are no formal education requirements to become a security guard in Melbourne, there are a number of steps you will need to take, and qualifications you will need to obtain. This is included but are not limited to:
  1. Obtain a Security Licence: This is issued by the Victorian Police and can be obtained through the Victorian Police Licensing and Regulation Division.
  2. Complete Required Training: To obtain a security licence, you will need to complete the required training. The type of training required will depend on the type of security work you will be doing. There are different courses available for security guards who will be working in different settings, such as crowd control, bodyguarding, and security guarding.
  3. Pass a Criminal Record Check: As part of the application process for a security licence, you will be required to pass a criminal record check.
  4. Obtain a First Aid Certificate: Many security guard positions will require you to hold a current First Aid Certificate.
  5. Apply for Jobs: Once you have obtained your security licence and completed the necessary training, you can begin applying for security guard positions.

What ZSG is looking for in an applicant

Zagame Security Group is a pillar in the East Gippsland Community and beyond and it is for this reason that we look for more than the simple qualifications. Some of the key qualities we look for in our applicants are:
  1. Good work ethic: It is important to us to know that you value your position with ZSG and will reflect that in your ability to show up for our business.
  2. You’re a team player: Although at times you will be working autonomously, often you will be working in a team based environment whether that be with other guards or with employees of the venue or business you are providing services to. It is important to know you can effectively function within a team.
  3. Ability to copy with high stress environments: A security guard’s job often involves high-stress situations that can be mentally and emotionally taxing. You may have to deal with emergencies, confrontations, and unexpected events that require quick thinking and decisive action. Therefore, having the ability to cope with high stress environments is crucial.
  4. Communication skills: Good communication skills are essential for a security guard to effectively convey important information to colleagues and clients regarding security protocols, expectations, and goals.
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Rod Zagami has operated a security business since early 1999 in East Gippsland and has established a professional and efficient security service. Zagame Security Group was formed in 2014, expanding the range of products and services we offer our clients.

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