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Court Security Pathway

Get support to become a qualified Court Security Officer.  Our Security Pathway is open to people interested in becoming essential members of the court and tribunal system.

About the Court Security Pathway

The G4S Court Security Pathway is a funded path to becoming a Court Security Officer at courts and tribunals in Bendigo, Shepparton and Wangaratta. 

Candidates go through our standard recruitment process and are then offered a contract as a Court Security Officer, on the condition they gain a Victorian Security Licence.

G4S supports this process by providing the training required for a Certificate II in Security Operations and other short courses, then guides people through gaining a Victorian Security Licence which is subject to passing relevant checks.  From being offered employment to starting work, the process takes an average of 12 weeks.  When the licence is granted, candidates can commence employment with G4S.

What jobs are available?
The Court Security Pathway is currently open to people living in or near Bendigo, Shepparton and Wangaratta, where G4S works with Court Services Victoria.  The team provides a safe, secure and hazard-free environment to help courts operate with peace of mind and efficiency. 

Learn more about Court Security Officer roles.
What does the free training include?

The Certificate II in Security Operations course includes 21 days of classroom training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation.

This is followed by two additional nationally-recognised short courses.

The first short course involves 3 days of classroom training on how to use batons and handcuffs.

The second short course involves 4 days of online learning about screening and x-ray technology.

Comprehensive learning materials and trainer support is offered throughout. All together, the training totals 28 business days.

What do the courses cover?

The Certificate II in Security Operations includes the following core units:

  • Apply effective communication skills to maintain security 
  • Apply legal and procedural requirements to work effectively within a security team  
  • Apply WHS, emergency response and evacuation procedures to maintain security  
  • Apply risk assessment to select and carry out response to security risk situations  
  • Provide quality services to a range of security clients  
  • Protect self and others using basic defensive techniques  
  • Patrol premises to monitor property and maintain security  
  • Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security  
  • Monitor and control access and exit of persons and vehicles from premises  
  • Monitor and control individual and crowd behaviour to maintain security
  • Apply security procedures to manage intoxicated persons  
  • Apply security procedures to remove persons from premises  
  • Escort and protect persons and valuables
  • Provide first aid

The two additional nationally-recognised short courses are:

  • Screen people, personal effects and items to maintain security
  • Restrain persons using handcuffs
Am I eligible for the 28 days of free training?

We require all candidates to:

  • Live within commuting distance of the work locations, which are Bendigo, Shepparton and Wangaratta.
  • Have Work Rights
  • Have the ability to attend 21 business days of classroom training in Bendigo starting 25 September 2023.
  • Travel to Bendigo for the training.  Accommodation will be provided for people attending the training in Bendigo but intending to work at the Shepparton and Wangaratta locations.
  • Hold a Victorian Australian Driver's Licence.
  • Pass a Police Check.
  • Pass the Certificate II in Security Operations.
  • Pass the Batons and Handcuffs short course.
  • Pass the Screening and X-ray technology short course.
  • Pass the Security Background check for their Victorian Security Licence.
  • Be willing to commit to 12 months' employment with G4S.
Recruitment Process

Candidates should allow 12-16 weeks between applying and starting work.

G4S runs a thorough recruitment process, which includes a face-to-face interview plus background checks, including a National Police Check, a Reference check, and a Medical Assessment. 

People wanting to work in Shepparton and Wangaratta locations will need to travel to Bendigo to attend 21 business days of classroom training with accommodation provided. For your Medical Assessment, our providers will work with you to select a suitable available location.

If you are successful in being offered a role, G4S will issue you with an employment contract and enroll you in the Certificate II in Security Operations, plus the Baton and Handcuffs and the Screening Courses, which total 28 days of training.  

G4S funding of the course depends on you accepting a formal offer of employment.  Staff must also remain employed with G4S for a minimum of 12 months. 

After completing the course, candidates will need to apply for their Security Licence, which is required to start work with G4S.  Security Licences are usually granted within 6-8 weeks. You can start work as soon as you receive an email confirming your Licence has been granted, rather than wait for the physical card to arrive by mail.

Applications have closed

If you’re interested in the next G4S Court Security Pathway and a job as a Court Security Officer, please email