Welcome to the Security Agents Institute of WA
Security Testing Centre

Competency Testing for Security Officers and Crowd Controllers


What’s the new process to apply for a licence?

  1. Complete a Certificate II in Security Operations with an Approved RTO
  2. Complete the new Competency Test with an Approved Provider
  3. Apply for a licence from WA Police

Background – Why is this new requirement necessary?

  • Licencing Officers at the front counter had concerns that some applicants did not seem to have the necessary English language skills to successfully work in the industry.
  • WA Police were consistently approached by Industry representatives with concerns that new staff did not have the basic knowledge they require despite having completed their Certificate II in Security Operations.
  • This process will give WA Police and Industry confidence that new entrants have the required knowledge and skills to successfully work in the industry.

Provider Details

  • There is currently one provider for the testing process:

Security Agents Institute of WA
36 Brisbane Street
East Perth WA 6000

Phone: 9427 0872
Fax: 9427 0873
Website: www.saiwastc.com.au
Email: info@saiwastc.com.au

Office Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday (except public holidays)
8:45AM to 4:30PM

Competency Testing Hours:
By Appointment Only
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00AM to 3:45PM

Commencement Details

  • The testing process will commence on February 1st 2017
  • All applicants applying for Security Officer or Crowd Controller licences for the first time or whose licence expired more than 12 months ago are required to pass the competency test