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Reply #4 - 11. Sep 2019 at 19:57

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I had just got my license and then started at a night club. I got pissed on and assaulted by three guys.  I had a bad night. I never did it again.

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Reply #3 - 17. Jun 2015 at 14:43

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The security companies need to be more assessed to beat the current competency level.
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Reply #2 - 04. Jun 2015 at 14:10

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Its not just the Licensing and RTO Training, its the Security companies that dont provide any professional structure or ongoing training for there Security staff.

Venues rely on the Security Companies to provide them with competent staff, the problem is guys that have been in the industry a long time have bad habits and poor Security practices.

They are not being policed or monitored so they get away with everything until there involved in an incident.

The main problem is most Security companies are run by Security personnel who have no experience in running a business, and all they can think about is getting contracts and making promises they cant keep.

The Security Companies and there staff need to be assessed for there current competency levels to continue registration just like RTOs have too.

This would close many down immediately and lift the standard and quality of service.

The legislation should also be changed to fine Security companies $20,000.00 per sham contract on the spot and suspend or cancel there Security Business License from trading until all sham contracts have been terminated.

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Reply #1 - 26. Dec 2011 at 22:39

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Sounds like the ACT security licencing system is just as slack as the QLD one - basically an afterthought because they were told they had to put one together.
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26. Dec 2011 at 08:54

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Posted this because it is a valuable critique on the industry:
While Mr Matijevic, who has worked in security at Mooseheads for the past 11 years, admits the security industry has changed, he said its licensing system still wasn't up to scratch.

Unlike under NSW laws, the capital's bouncers aren't required to complete a 12-month provisional period where they undergo practical training by more experienced security staff, which Mr Matijevic said was a flaw in the ACT security licensing system.

He also said the loophole in the national security licensing system, where people bypass the provisional period in NSW by obtaining a licence in the ACT and transferring it, was common knowledge in the industry.

Mr Matijevic, who retired on Saturday from Mooseheads after rising up the ranks from security guard to security manager and co-owner of the club, said he had designed the club's security business of up to 25 guards so the new guards were trained and mentored and learned to work as a team. He said every bouncer should be licensed to a venue and get continuing practice and training, rather than taking ''a one-time test, which was pretty crap''. ''In theory classroom training is good on paper but when it comes to the practical side it's on the job training, where you work and the environment that you work in that matters,'' Mr Matijevic said.

''Mooseheads' choice is that they have their master licence and they're in control of their security team.

''If you lose control of your security team scenarios start to develop, perhaps like the one that happened at a premises a few weeks ago.''

''If security guards are in a good training environment you don't have problems,'' Mr Matijevic said.

''But if they're not in a good training environment or are working for different premises regularly, it's not going to work.

''Some venues want 10 security guards and don't care which 10 security guards they get, as long as they get them.

''That's a massive problem.''

Another system flaw, Mr Matijevic said, was that bouncers only had to undergo a police check once a year.

''If you renew your licence from July 1 and you get convicted of an assault in August you can have a licence for the rest of the year until the next police check.

''They [staff] could be involved in something and we never know about it until the renewal happens.''

He also thinks laws for late night revellers are too lax and believes those convicted of assault in the city should be fined and not be allowed in the city for a period of time.

As a security guard, Mr Matijevic said it was hard to lead a normal life - which is one of the reasons why he is calling it quits.

He has had his face and teeth broken and cheek bone shattered on the job. He has been confronted while with his children by groups of people he has had to bar from Mooseheads.

Ah! Working in Security where finding the real thief could be your employer. Now is the time to check your super account.
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