A security adviser gives advice about security equipment, methods or principles.
Architects and registered professional engineers do not have to be licensed if their advice is given in the course of providing professional services.
To apply, you must:
- meet the eligibility criteria
- complete the Security Providers Form 1-2 - Application for a security provider class 2 individual licence (PDF, 497 KB)
- provide originals or certified copies of your birth certificate, birth extract, passport, Australian citizenship certificate or drivers licence
- pay the appropriate licence fee (fees are listed on the application form)
- pay the criminal history check fee
- pay the fingerprinting fee
- lodge the application (lodgement details are listed on the application form).
All security providers must be fingerprinted by the Queensland Police Service. After you've lodged your application, you will receive a letter from us that details the process for having your fingerprints taken.
To be eligible for a licence, you must:
- be 18 years or older
- have no recorded conviction of a disqualifying offence within the previous 10 years
- have no unrecorded finding of guilt of a disqualifying offence in the previous five years
- not be considered a risk to public safety.
Currently there are no training requirements for this licence.
Applicants must undergo a criminal history check to confirm their suitability.
The criminal history check costs $38.40 (which includes $1.13 GST) for each person who appears on the application form. The fee applies to all applications and renewal notices.
Processing time is 4-6 weeks. However, it can take longer if we need to contact you for missing information or fees.
The processing time may be up to six weeks because the criminal history check process, handled by the Queensland Police Service, is thorough and time consuming.
Send certified documents
Take the original document and a copy to a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, solicitor, barrister or a Notary Public. They will stamp and/or sign the copy and write ´This is a true copy of the original document´.
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General has a list of JPs in your area. Otherwise, contact your local post office, courthouse, bank, shopping centre manager or pharmacy who may be able to advise on the location of local JPs.
Please note that a photocopy is not a certified document.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a partial refund if you withdraw your application or it is refused. We will also refund any unused criminal history check fees or fingerprinting fees.
Last reviewed 28/09/2012