Security Systems Apprenticeship
Learn how to commission, install, and maintain wired and wireless security systems in commercial and industrial premises with a Security Systems Apprenticeship.
Apprentices gain practical skills under the supervision of experienced technicians while receiving theoretical education in electronics, system configuration, and safety standards.
How Long is a Security Systems Apprenticeship
A Security Systems Apprenticeship is typically 3-4 years in length, and includes the completion of a nationally accredited qualification such as UEE31420 Certificate III in Security Equipment.
This qualification is included on the Government’s Australian Apprenticeships Priority List, attracting additional financial support for eligible apprentices.
What is a Security Systems Technician
Security Systems Technicians specialise in the supply, installation and servicing of security alarms, CCTV, access control, and intercom systems.
The role involves a combination of technical and problem-solving skills, along with a strong understanding of safety and regulatory standards.
Work can include:
- System design and configuration: Designing security systems tailored to specific needs, considering factors like layout, risk assessment, and customer preferences
- Installation: Setting up the physical components of security systems, such as cameras, sensors, and control panels, and ensuring they are properly integrated and functional
- Maintenance: Regular maintenance is crucial for the reliability of security systems, through the inspection and servicing of equipment to prevent malfunctions
- Troubleshooting and repair: Diagnosing and fixing faults which can involve working with complex electronic systems and software
Security Systems Technician Salary
A typical salary range for a qualified Security Technician is $90,000 to $105,000 in Australia. (Seek)
Apprentice wages are usually based on the Electrical Award or above, based on the employer.
Indicative wages for a security systems apprentice in 2024:
- Aged under 17 years: $555.63 to $897.27 per week
- Aged 17 to 20 years: $609.01 to $897.27 per week
- Aged over 21 years: $875.93 to $956.20 per week
Security Systems Apprentice Skill Requirements
Key technical skills for a Security Systems Apprentice include a basic understanding of electronics and computer systems, problem-solving abilities, and mechanical aptitude. You must be willing to learn continuously and adapt to new technologies in the evolving field of security systems.
Soft skills such as effective communication, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic are also essential.
You’ll typically also require the ability to obtain a number of specific tickets and licences including:
- Security Licence
- Construction Induction White Card
- Elevating work platform (EWP) Licence
- Working With Children Check
- Police Check
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