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If reapplying for the crowd controller and/or bodyguard function within 12 months of when they previously held the functions, it will just be necessary to complete the three ongoing (refresher) training units being Manage conflict through negotiation, Control persons using empty hand techniques and Provide advanced first aid.
If reapplying for the crowd controller and bodyguard functions more than 12 months after previously holding the functions, it will be necessary to complete CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations to add the crowd controller function and CPP31418 Certificate III in Close Protection Operations to add the bodyguard function back to an existing licence.
In order to add the security officer (cash in transit) function to an existing security provider licence, the applicant must complete a Security Providers Form 1-1 and indicate on the first page of the form that it is an upgrade application.

The fee payable is dependent on the functions already held on their licence. If the security officer function is already held on the licence i.e. security officer (unarmed), security officer (dog patrol) or security officer (monitoring), then the fee payable is $34.50 for a single function licence (if security officer is the only function) or $49.20 for a multiple function licence (if they hold another function such as crowd controller). If they do not currently hold the security officer function in any form on their licence, then the fee payable is $81.80.

The application form, as well as the training to add security officer (cash in transit) to a licence is stated on the OFT website (click here). 

Please note, as the old training is no longer accepted, the applicant must supply the full training listed on the above OFT website.

YES - Government funding is available for the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations course under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) – This course is required to be licensed as a Crowd Controller, Security (Unarmed) and Security (Monitoring) security provider in Queensland

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BARS Training Australia are an approved RTO to deliver the funded training (referred to as a ‘Skills Assure’ supplier).  To view our approval on the Queensland Skills Gateway

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To qualify for the funding, a prospective student must:
  • be a Queensland resident
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • not hold, or be enrolled in, a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).
If you believe you meet this funding criteria, applications are taken through BARS Training Australia online application portal.

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If you hold a certificate III level qualification or higher qualification there is another funding option through the Back to Work program, known as Boost funding.

To be eligible for Boost funding, jobseekers must:
  • Live in Queensland; and 
  • Participate in training aligned to local employment opportunities; and
  • must not be eligible for subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee (due to having already attainted a Certificate III or higher qualification); and
One of the following
  • Be unemployed and need new skills to obtain a job or
  • Be at risk of losing their job and require reskilling to move to alternative employment opportunities or
  • Be working, but looking to increase hours of work or shift from part-time to full-time employment.
If approved, the student must make a contribution to the training which would be $10, which is payable to BARS Training Australia on enrolment.
C3G Boost funding is administered by TAFE Qld.  If wish to apply for funding, click on the below link.

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NOTE:  There is no funding available under either program if you are CURRENTLY enrolled in a Certificate III or higher qualification.