Ongoing training for licensed bodyguards 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 ongoing training. You will need to complete ongoing training every 3 years.

These modules will be:

  • very important for your work
  • constantly updated to stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards and techniques.

You need to do your training through a registered training organisation. Use the My Skills website to find a training provider.

When we send you your licence, we will give you the expiry dates for each ongoing training unit on the licence notice. You must complete these ongoing training units again before the due date.

We will not recognise any prior learning for these units.

From 21 January 2020, the modules for ongoing training for crowd controllers and bodyguards are:

Name of course module Module code

Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation

Control persons using empty hand techniques CPPSEC3121

Provide advanced first aid


CPR training

It’s also a requirement that you complete a CPR component. The CPR component must be refreshed every 12 months. The CPR module is:

  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, HLTAID001 or HLTAID009

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

Full course list

Find the full course list for:

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 ongoing training units that need 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.