Play a critical role in shaping Australia’s security, safety and prosperity by studying a security course.
Security course graduates may work in a variety of roles in the security, intelligence and law enforcement sectors.
If you seek employment in the intelligence sector, you’ll work as a security analyst, performing tasks like:
If you choose to work in the risk or counter-terrorism sector, you’ll likely work in an analytics role. In a role like this, you may perform tasks like:
You may also choose to pursue employment as a security manager, security guard, or police officer. In a role like this, you can expect to work to maintain public order and safety by patrolling areas, investigating accidents and complaints, engaging with law enforcement officers, and managing and filing reports.
Graduates of security courses can be employed in a range of roles in the policing, security, risk and intelligence sectors. You may choose to seek employment as a:
You’ll find working in the security sector challenging and rewarding if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook predicts the security industry will expand over the next decade. Currently employing approximately 53,000 people over Australia, the profession is already considered large, and will expand to hire approximately 5,000 more people by 2020. While job opportunities have remained steady in the sector over the past decade, Job Outlook anticipates moderately strong growth in security employment opportunities over the next several years.
According to PayScale, security analysts can expect to earn between $53,000 and $119,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $85,000. If you choose to specialise and work as an information security analyst, the Australian Labour Force Survey 2016 reports that you may earn on average approximately $92,000 per year.
If you choose to work as a security manager, you can expect to earn on average approximately $79,000 per year, or approximately $49,000 per year as a security officer. As your career progresses, you may advance to working in senior security management and can expect to command a salary between $107,000 and $144,000 per year, according to PayScale.