Coronavirus update for bodyguards and crowd controllers licensees
The coronavirus pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation, which we know is creating a huge amount of uncertainty for Queenslanders.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is committed to assisting the security industry and licensees where we can during these uncertain times.
The OFT is aware that Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) may not be able to provide face-to-face training due to the current social distancing requirements for COVID-19, making it impossible for security licensees to complete their ongoing training.
The OFT will be providing a grace period of 12 months for all renewal training required between 1 March 2020 and 30 September 2020.
This means that if, for example, your ongoing training falls due on 1 June 2020, it would now be due on 1 June 2021.
Please see our website, for more information on the requirements and regulations around Queensland’s security industry.
Please remember that if you are a security provider, you can’t work if your licence has expired unless you have already submitted your renewal and you are waiting for it to be processed. Email our Industry Licensing Unit if you have any questions.
The OFT will keep you updated on any changes to service delivery or processes that occur during this health emergency, but in such a fast changing environment we encourage you to check our website regularly for updates.