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CQUniversity tackles need for more skilled security workers

Professional security worker Dave Morgan secures the premises as he prepares to train aspiring security workers about the ins and outs of the job.
Professional security worker Dave Morgan secures the premises as he prepares to train aspiring security workers about the ins and outs of the job. Contributed

CQUNIVERSITY has answered a rising call for more skilled security workers in the resources sector throughout the region.

That's why they have introduced a new security operations qualification, which will make sure workers have the right skills for the job.

The Certificate 2 course will be offered at the Rockhampton campus over six weeks, with classes on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Professional security workers Dave Morgan and Craig Buttelman will teach the course.

They have worked for decades in the field across Queensland and internationally.

The course will be delivered through CQUniversity's mining centre.

Mr Morgan said the security industry was expanding; and not just in positions where guards were standing outside nightclubs.

"There have also been changes to the ASIO security risk rating, so for instance there's more need for security at big sporting events and at big infrastructure," he said.

"And as big industry moves from construction to full-scale operations, there's a new need for site security, too."

He said it was really important for students to understand the language and terminology in security, and to understand legal considerations.

"Employers are looking for people who can show they'll work within policies and regulations," Mr Morgan said.

He said good people skills and temperament were important to work in the security sector.

"You need to diffuse situations in a practical way and remain calm in unpreventable or dangerous situations, so being trained for that is important."

For more information and to book, call CQUniversity's mining centre on 4920 2368.



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