Refresher training for licensed bodyguard or crowd controllers

As a licensed bodyguard or crowd controller, you must stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards and techniques. This is called revalidation or refresher training.

Complete your training

Every 3 years, you must pass each of the following units from a recognised training provider.

Name of course Code
Manage conflict through negotiation CPPSEC3002A
Control persons using empty hand techniques CPPSEC3013A
Apply first aid
Provide first aid

When we send you your licence, we will give you the expiry dates for each refresher course. You must complete all your refresher training and assessment before the due date.

We will not recognise any prior learning for these units.

First aid training

Your first aid training must be current. If you did this training more than 12 months ago, you must also have done a CPR component in the last 12 months. It must be the following course.

Name of course Code
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation HLTAID001  

You are responsible for making sure that this stays current and up-to-date.

Submit your results

You will need to report that you have completed your training. When you do this, you must include your official:

  • statement of attainment
  • record of results.

Your training provider will issue these documents. You can face disciplinary action if you don’t lodge them on time. This may result in us cancelling your bodyguard or crowd controller licence.

Student visa holders

It is an offence under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, for a registered training organisation to provide training to an international student on a student visa, unless the training organisation holds registration on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Therefore, if you are the holder of a student visa, it is necessary to ensure the training organisation you complete training through holds CRICOS registration.

This requirement also applies to the refresher training units which are required to be completed by crowd controllers and/or bodyguards.

Please note, training for each specified unit of competency, must actually be completed through the CRICOS registered training provider. The Office of Fair Trading will not accept a training certificate issued by a CRICOS registered training provider with the result of credit transfer.