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

$65k to $80k

  • 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
Role Requirements
  • 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
Skill Sets & Role Fit
  • 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
Working Conditions
  • Roles are generally fulltime
  • Roles may involve working shifts and/or working nights
  • Roles may require use of vehicle
Industry Training
  • Mandatory Training (Unit Standards 27360, 27361 and 27364)
  • NZCiS Level 3 (New Zealand Certificate in Security)
  • NZCiS Level 4 (New Zealand Certificate in Security)
Indicative Pay Scales
  • Entry level – $65,000 to $70,000
  • Mid-level – $70,000 to $75,000
  • High level – $75,000 to $80,000+
Industry Pathway Opportunities
  • Security Training Manager
  • Divisional/General Manager
Other Sector Pathway Opportunities
  • Corrections
  • Police
  • 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.