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Class 1F – Armed Guard

Class 1F:

Armed Guard – Security Licence Course

Class 1F Armed Guard – protect, patrol or guard approved classes of property while armed (you must have a licence or a permit to possess a firearm, see Firearms Act 1996).


Note: to carry on armed cash-in-transit activities you must hold both the Class 1C Cash-in-Transit Guard and 1F Armed Guard licence subclasses.


A new 1C (Cash-in-Transit Guard) security licence subclass commenced on 1 June 2023 and authorise holders to patrol, protect or guard cash-in-transit (CIT).


If you have been carrying on CIT activities under the authority of the 1A (Unarmed Guard) subclass, you may continue to carry on the activities while holding the 1A (Security Officer) subclass until 1 December 2023. To carry on CIT activities after this date, you must:


  1. Complete a NSW Security Licence Course that incorporates the mandatory CIT-specific units of competency; and
  2. Apply for the new 1C (Cash-in-Transit Guard) subclass by 1 December 2023 and include evidence of completing the mandatory CIT-specific training.
  • You will not have to pay the licence application fee if you complete these steps by 1 December 2023 and will receive a new photo licence showing the 1C (Cash-in-Transit Guard) subclass.

  • To carry on armed CIT activities from 1 June 2023 you must hold the 1C (Cash-in-Transit Guard) and the 1F (Armed Guard) subclasses.
  • If you hold a current 1F (Armed Guard) subclass, your licence record will be amended on 1 June to show you have been automatically granted the 1C (Cash-in-Transit Guard) subclass. This is due to you having already completed CIT-specific training. You will retain the 1F subclass.

  • These subclass changes will be reflected immediately on SLED’s Public Register.

Course Specifications

Next Course Dates


  • Cert III Sub Class 1F in Security Operations – (Belmont LL&N + First Aid TBA) – 29th July 2024 – 2nd August 2024
  • Cert III Sub Class 1F in Security Operations – (Belmont LL&N + First Aid TBA) – 16th September 2024 – 20th September 2024
Class 1F – Armed Guard - Security Licence Course

Security Licence Course Requirements

  • CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks through negotiation
  • CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of work environment
  • CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation

Security Firearms Training

  • CPPSEC3114 Control security risk situations using firearms
    This unit in this skill set includes the following prerequisite requirements:
  • CPPSEC3115 Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes OR
  • CPPSEC3116 Carry, operate and maintain semi-automatic pistols for security purposes
Specialist Subclass Entry Requirements
  • CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations OR Current Class 1 NSW security licence
  • SLED Pre-Enrolment Assessment (Certificate III level)

First Aid Requirements

  • Must hold: HLTAID014 – Provide Advanced First Aid

Additional requirements

  • You must have read the PTA Student Information Handbook
  • A Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number must be supplied to PTA prior to us being able to issue a Nationally Recognised Qualification – refer Student Information Handbook

What do I need if I want to be an armed Security Guard?
In order to work as an armed security guard you must hold a 1F licence issued under the Security Industry Act 1997 to allow you to carry out prescribed activities as a security guard.

To attain a firearms licence to work as an armed security guard you can apply online via the NSW Police Force Community Portal:

To apply online, you will need:

  • A MyServiceNSW Account
  • Proof of identity documents (e.g., Driver licence and Birth Certificate) – Note: the name on your proof of identity documents must be exactly the same as the name on your Service NSW account
  • Your current security licence details
  • Supporting documents for your Genuine Reason, e.g., proof of employment letter, current accreditation course certificate, etc
  • Special need – select a reason from the options provided which most closely describes your special need to possess or use the selected firearm category
  • A current credit card (Visa or Mastercard) for payment of the licence fee

If you have already undergone the Provisional Licensing Scheme or you have previously held either a Category H (Business/Employment) Licence or the equivalent interstate Category H (Business/Employment) Licence within the last 3 years, you may not be required to under the Provisional Licensing Scheme.

Delivery Mode

This course is delivered in a classroom
– Face to face supervised instruction.

Course Duration

Minimum of 5 days – Start time 8am – 5pm

Student Support

Precision Training Academy recognises that all people learn differently and acknowledge that some students may require additional support. Additional support will be provided if required.

Issuing Certificates

Students will be issued with a Certificate and transcript within 14 days of successful completion of all requirements.

PTA Head Office Location

572 Pacific Highway
Belmont NSW 2280

Timetable of Classes

Please contact Precision Training Academy for an up-to-date timetable on the contact details below.

Tuition Fees

Please refer to the Schedule of Fees & Charges for all Tuition Fees and Charges.

Contact Details

Our Local Trainers and Assessors

At Precision Training Academy our Trainers and Assessors are fully qualified and licensed for all courses being delivered on our scope of registration.

All of our courses are regularly updated and revised, ensuring they comply with the latest regulatory and industry standards.

Sonya and Darren are also qualified firearm instructors and maintain their currency of security industry experience with Precision Protection Group.

Sonya Pritchard and Darren Upson are also the proprietors of Precision Protection Group, a local Newcastle based security company which is a fully qualified, licensed and experienced company.

Precision Training Academy is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), our RTO Code is 31555, details of our organisation can be found on training.gov.au.

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