Security Consultant

Legal definition for licensing – Security Consultant

A Security Consultant identifies security weaknesses in physical, personnel and information technologies and advises organisations on improving processes and design to address those weaknesses.

Career level

Later career

Pay rate


  • Conduct security reviews to identify security weaknesses
  • Create risk assessment processes and policies
  • Monitor and report on security and risk environment
  • Research, cost and design security enhancements
  • Manage responses to attacks and breaches
  • Ensure compliance with company policy, practice and procedures
  • Reporting to General Manager or CEO
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are followed
  • Promote and drive continuous improvement

  • Must be 18+ years old (licence requirement)
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in relevant industry fields
  • Experienced in developing effective relationships and achieving targets
  • Must be confident in effecting change
  • Must have a clean criminal record
  • Able to work well under pressure

  • Roles are non-gender and age specific
  • Understanding of health and safety, and industry standards and guidelines
  • Analytical and detail orientated
  • Ability to set and prioritise goals
  • Ability to direct and motivate others
  • Excellent communicator
  • Business planning skills

  • Usually work regular business hours but may have to be on call or irregular hours
  • May involve travel
  • May work on customer or operational sites

  • Diploma or Degree
  • Security Consultants Certificate of Competence

  • Low end $90k +
  • Mid-level $110 to $120k
  • High end $140k

  • General Manager
  • CEO
  • Business ownership

  • Management Roles
  • Business ownership

This website is in an initiative of NZ Security Association, developed to promote the wide range of security careers on offer in New Zealand. The security industry is a growing sector with a range of exciting career pathways for you to progress through.