In Western Australia, as with all other Australian States, persons engaged with the supply of Electronic Security must be licensed by the Commercial Agents Department of the State Police.
Always check to see if the person entering your property for Security purposes, possesses the correct license.
You must hold the appropriate Agent licence if you intend to advertise the supply of products or services defined by the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act, or to supply the services of any person holding a licence under the Act.
Holders of Agent licences are not permitted to perform the duties of the other licence classes. They are only permitted to supply the services of the holders of other licences. Additionally, Agents have particular obligations placed on them by the Act to maintain particular records and communicate information to the Commissioner of Police. An agent licence CANNOT be transferred and is only valid for the company it was originally applied for on behalf of.
Security Agent Licence
This licence authorises you to advertise and supply the services of Security Officers, Security Bodyguards, Security Consultants or Security Installers. It does not authorise you to work as a Security Officer, Security Bodyguard, Security Consultant or Security Installer.
Security Installer Licence
This licence authorises you to install, maintain and repair security equipment controlled by the Act. This licence does not apply to installers of security equipment in vehicles, vessels or aircraft.
Under Regulations 27, Security Installers are divided into 4 classes:
Class 1: Install, maintain and repair safes, vaults and locks of a kind prescribed in Regulation 6.
Class 3: Install, maintain and repair security doors as prescribed in Regulation 7.
Class 4: Install locks of a kind referred to in Regulation 6.
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Security Consultant Licence
This licence authorises you to investigate and advise on matters relating to the watching, guarding and protection of property as well as going from place to place seeking out persons who may be prepared to enter into contracts for the supply of security equipment or services.
Under Regulations 26, Security Consultants are divided into 4 classes:
Class 1: Consult in safes, vaults and locks of a kind prescribed in Regulation 6.
Class 3: Consult in security doors as prescribed in Regulation 7.
Class 4: Consult in matters relating to watching, guarding or protecting of property.