Legal definition for licensing – Property Guard

The role of a Security Trainer is to provide instruction to new and existing staff so that they have the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies required to perform their services safely and to expected standards.

Mandatory Training (Unit Standards 27360, 27361 and 27364) is required for this role.

Career level

Mid career

Pay rate


  • Train staff utilising industry and in-house materials and programmes
  • Assess training performance
  • Provide on-the-job training as required
  • Implement standardised training programme
  • Instruct trainees
  • Maintain records
  • Report on trainee performance
  • Maintain training budget

  • Must be 18+ years old (licence requirement)
  • Must be able to work irregular hours (24 x 7 industry)
  • Must be confident working with groups
  • Must have reasonable fitness
  • Must have a clean criminal record
  • Requirement to hold a NZ Drivers Licence
  • Must have good written and spoken English
  • Requirement to hold a Certificate of Approval to work in industry and Unit Standard 4098 Use Standards to Assess Candidate Performance

  • Roles are non-gender and age specific
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Comfortable and confident in speaking to others
  • Good communicator and confident in providing instruction to others
  • Set high standards
  • Take pride in appearance (most roles require wearing of uniform)
  • Analytical
  • Honesty and integrity

  • Roles are generally fulltime
  • Roles may involve working shifts and/or working nights
  • Roles may require use of vehicle

  • Mandatory Training (Unit Standards 27360, 27361 and 27364)
  • NZCiS Level 3 (New Zealand Certificate in Security)
  • NZCiS Level 4 (New Zealand Certificate in Security)

  • Low end $60k
  • Mid-level $65k to $70k
  • High end $75k +

  • Security Training Manager
  • Divisional/General Manager

  • Corrections
  • Police
  • Business ownership

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