VAST Academy - Training Courses


(Vast will not be offering any training until further notice)

Welcome to new prospective students, and welcome back to the loyal students.

You may have noticed the website has had a bit of a change. We have attempted to revamp the web site and make it more user friendly and easier to find what you are looking for. Browse around and if you have any questions click on "Contact us" at the top of the page and let us know.

Do you wish to start a career in the Security Industry?

Security Licensing in NSW is run by the Security Industry Registry which is a Department of the NSW Police Force and is controlled by the NSW Security Industry Act 1997 and the NSW Security Industry Amendment Act 2012 and respective regulations.

To obtain a Security Licence in NSW, new entrants are required to complete a Certificate II in Security Operations qualification (CPP20212) or Certificate III in Security Operations qualification (CPP30411) depending on the security activity you wish to work within. The licence categories in NSW are:

1A - Unarmed Guard

1B - Body Guard

1C - Crowd Controller

1D - Dog Handler

1E - Controlroom / Monitoring Centre Operator

1F - Armed Guard

But before any training you need to ask yourself a few questions as these are pre-requisites for anyone wishing to undergo training in NSW. These are:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Must be an Asutralian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must not be convicted of an offence or offences preventing you from holding a licence which includes:
- offences involving Firearms or Weapons
- offences involving Assault
- offences involving Prohibited Drugs
- offences involving Theft, Stealing or Fraud
- offences involving Robbery
- offences involving Industrial Relations Matters
- offences involving gang related or terrorist activities

Candidates must also pass a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment to the equivalency standard of a Year 9 school student. Candidates who fail to pass the LLN Assessment are reported to the Security Licensing Enforcement Directorate (SLED) and are then recommended/referred to TAFE for further LLN training and certification.

After the successful completion of the course you will be issued a certificate in which you can then apply for a NSW Security Licence. Once processed you will receive a full NSW Security Licence.

Different paths within the Security Industry?


You might be interested in Consulting or Investigations. Check out the Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management CPP40707" or Certificate III in Investigative Services CPP30607

We also customise training to assist businesses with specific training requirements for their staff. We offer Conflict Management Courses for Fast Food Outlets, Council Workers and Violent Patient Restraint for all the Hospitals. If your looking for a course for your staff then give us a call and we may be able to tailor something to your needs

Whatever your needs, at VAST Academy we will have a course to suit you! We will assist in gaining you the necessary qualifications to either kick start your career or move it up a notch.

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We also offer a range of Instructor / Trainer courses for our law enforcement, corrections or military customers tailored to your specific training needs.

Call NOW to make an appointment for an obligation free discussion about how we can make a VAST difference to your career.

By a total commitment to providing quality training and customer service, VAST will set the bench mark by which all Security Training will be gauged.

Vast Academy is a Nationally Recognised Training Organisation (RTO) and ASQA Approved.

RTO Details:

Vast Academy (Aust) Pty Ltd T/As Vast Academy

Tel:  02 47 325 000

Fax: 02 47 326 226


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Mail: First Floor, Suite 6, 95 Henry Street, Penrith NSW, 2750

Master Licence: 407629708

RTO: 7102