Our 1½ day course is delivered by one of the best security trainers in the business. This short course is the mandatory training for security officers in New Zealand and covers a variety of topics to help keep security staff safe while they are on the job.

The standards must be completed by all those that wish to work in the security industry and hold the Crowd Controller (CC), Personal Guard (PSG) and Property Guard (PRG) endorsements on the COA.

The course includes written assessments and practical activities in order to achieve the following NZQA Unit Standards;


Demonstrate knowledge of managing conflict situations in a security context


Manage conflict situations in a security context


Demonstrate knowledge of the security industry in the pre-employment context

This course is delivered at an easy pace to ensure that learners gain a good understanding of the course material, and there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Our Trainer is there to assist with any learning issues and will do their absolute best to support every learner in the room.


We are very excited to have teamed up with NZSA and the crew at Skills VR (Joy Business Academy) to be able to offer this course using a mixture of online learning and Virtual Reality delivery.

This method of delivery enables the learner to train at their own pace from any location without the need to attend any classroom sessions. The Virtual Reality training requires access to specified VR Headsets that are currently being rolled out to a variety of locations and workplaces throughout NZ. Please contact us to find out more!

Certificate of Approval Applications

Please note that this training course is separate from your actual COA Application. To gain a full COA, you must have completed the Mandatory Training, then you can apply to the Ministry of Justice for your warrant card. We are happy to help with this process, however this will incur an additional fee.

During the application process MOJ will complete a background check. If you have any previous criminal convictions or have been hospitalised for mental illness, this could prevent you from being granted a COA.

 To apply for a COA you need to be at least 18 years of age.

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