Body corporate - agent security licence

An Agent Body Corporate licence is valid for 3 years.

As an Agent Body Corporate you need to do the following:

  • appoint a nominated manager who holds a Tasmanian Agent – Individual licence with the equivalent licensed activities that the company needs; and
  • each company manager or director undertaking licensed activities must meet the criteria. This does not mean each director of the company should be a licensed person, however each person listed as a director will be assessed as if they are applying for a licence.

A Body Corporate can apply for the following security licence activities to be added to their licence:

  • Crowd control
  • Security general guarding
  • Security guard
  • Bodyguard
  • Monitoring room operator
  • Commercial agent
  • Inquiry agent

Eligibility

You can apply for a security licence if you:

  • are 18 years or older
  • have successfully completed the required training
  • have no recorded conviction of a disqualifying offence

There are mandatory requirements for displaying identification (ID) when working. To learn about this requirement and others, read the Working in the security industry page on this website.

Under the Security and Investigations Agents Act 2002 (external link) people working in the security agent industry must have the appropriate licence and have completed the units of competency for each activity. These documents must be saved into a digital format and uploaded to their online licensing application.

Should your application be successful, you will receive a licence certificate and will be able to download a copy of the certificate from your My Licence account.

The average processing time for an application is 6 weeks. Please wait for 6 weeks from the date you submitted the application before you call 1300 654 499 to find out how your application is progressing.

You are unable to work or operate within the security industry without a current licence identification card.

Renewing an expired agent body corporate licence

For the first renewal after the new system is live, you will receive a renewal reminder notice in the mail approximately 8 weeks before the expiry date on your licence card.

If the option to Renew your licence is no longer available through your My Licence account, you will need to submit a new application online.

To learn more about applying for a new Agent Body Corporate licence, please read the Guide to licensing services for Security Agents June 2018 (pdf, 5.6 MB).

Checklist

  1. Read the information on this licence page so you know what to do and what documents to provide (new application and renewal)
  2. Read the Personal Information Protection Statement (new application and renewal)
  3. Provide evidence of your identity (primary and secondary) for all Directors (new application only)
  4. Provide details of all Directors and each must respond to the suitability questions online (new application and renewal)
  5. Scan and save to a computer or storage device like a USB, a digital (i.e. format in PDF; jpeg; jpg; text) copy of:
    1. last financial statement or a letter from an auditor to say the company is a viable concern (new application and renewal)
    2. full company extract (new application and renewal)
    3. National Personal Insolvency Index (bankruptcy statements ) for all Directors dated within the last month (new application and renewal)
    4. If you are applying for activity ‘inquiry agent’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units (new application only)
    5. If you are applying for activity ‘commercial agent’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units (new application only)
    6. If you are applying for activity ‘crowd control’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units (new application only)
      2. Declare that you have read the code of conduct questions – accessed online (new application and renewal)
    7. If you are applying for activity ‘security guarding general’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units (new application only)
    8. If you are applying for security guarding activity ‘bodyguard’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units (new application only)
    9. If you are applying for security guarding activity ‘security guard’, provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units (new application only)
    10. If you are applying for security guarding activity ‘Monitoring Room Operator’ , provide a copy of
      1. A statement of attainment (qualifications) showing the completed training units (new application only)
  6. Have a credit card ready to pay for your licence fee online or pay at any Service Tasmania shop (external link) (new application and renewal)

Declaration

  1. Has the body corporate ever been convicted of any offence, or are any court proceedings pending?
  2. Has the body corporate been, or is it now, suspended or disqualified from practising or carrying on an occupation, trade or business under a law of this State or elsewhere?
  3. Has the body corporate been or is it now, being wound up, or under official management or receivership?
  4. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of an offence involving assault or violence in any country?
  5. Has any director ever been the subject of a restraint order / family violence order or interim restraint order / interim family violence order?

Directors

  1. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of an offence involving dishonesty, fraud or theft in any country?
  2. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of an offence involving burglary or stealing in any country?
  3. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of a firearms or weapons offence in any country?
  4. Has any director ever been charged, found guilty (without a conviction record) or convicted of a drug offence in any country?
  5. Has any director ever been subject to a court or police diversion for any offence?
  6. Does any director have any charges pending against them or have they been convicted of any offence anywhere in the world? (not traffic offences)
  7. Is any director an undischarged bankrupt or have you entered into any composition or arrangement with your creditors that is still continuing?

There is a penalty for supplying any false or misleading information

Need  help to apply for or renew your licence?

Read the Guide to licensing services for Security Agents June 2018 (pdf, 5.6 MB). This guide has step-by-step instructions to help you apply for or renew your licence.

Training and qualifications

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Apply for your licence

Step 1. Save documents to a computer or a storage device like a USB (see checklist)

Step 2. Select Apply Now (below)

Step 3. Pay the licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Step 4. Have a photo taken for your licence card at any Service Tasmania shop (external link) and prove your identity

Apply Now

Renew your licence

Step 1. Save documents to a computer or a storage device like a USB (see checklist)

Step 2. Select Renew Now (below)

Step 3. Pay the licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Step 4. If your licence photo has expired, have a photo taken at any Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Renew Now

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