The First and Only Nationally
Recognised Defensive Tactics Course
to be approved by ARC ACT Accreditation and Registration Council
Obtain the following nationally
Certificate IV in Assessment and
NTIS Registration #BSZ40198
Certificate in Employ Batons and
NTIS Registration #15572ACT (Property of Safecity Training Academy)
Nationally Recognised Course
Western Australian Police
NSW Police Commissioner
Chief Commissioner of Police (Victoria)
A.C.T. Registration and Accreditation Council
We are proud to introduce Safecity's Course in Employ Batons and
Handcuffs recognised by licensing authorities in Tasmania, Western
Australia, NSW, Victoria and ACT.
There have been recent and past events involving the deaths and serious
injuries sustained by offenders, and many deaths and serious injuries of poorly
trained security officers. This clearly demonstrates the urgent need for a
nationally recognised, competency based training program in weaponless tactics
baton and handcuffs.
The current improvements in the training standards of security guards
surprisingly overlooked the fact that officers often need to use defensive
skills. Security Officers are often faced with scenarios which call for serious
tactical decisions--yet they receive little or no training in these important
issues. There is ample evidence to suggest that few Australian security
providers and employers of security officers would be able to successfully
defend a lawsuit claim from their employees based on lack of duty of care and
Even more disturbing is the fact that many offenders and their families
are able to capitalise on this lack of training. As a result, it is not
difficult for blatant offenders to use the court system to obtain large payouts
from their victims.
When Safecity began researching the need for such a product in the
Australian security industry, we identified four major groups.
1. Employers who did not care about the level of training of their
officers in defensive skills or other areas.
2 Employers who relied on their staffs martial arts, boxing, wrestling
skills or sheer physical size.
3. Employers who relied on training offered by friends who were experts in
martial arts or had police or military background.
4. Employers who took a great deal of trouble to train their staff but
used unqualified or poorly qualified trainers, or used courses which were
designed for countries where violent crime is out of control.
We found that most security providers and security officers favour
professionalism and appropriate training. We were greatly encouraged by the
enthusiasm and support we received when we initially announced our decision to
produce the two programs.
This course could help save your
millions in civil claims, and help you avoid criminal charges and loss of your
Well illustrated Course Manual over 350 step-by-step photographs and diagrams.
Instructor manual mirrors the Security Officer Handbook.
Defensive tactics include lawful and humane blocks, holds and
includes the long and expandable baton.
Study the new
S.T.O.P. protocol developed by Safecity
Includes risk assessment techniques
Practise conflict resolution skills
Learn how to deal
with mentally challenged persons who become violent
Discover cultural guidelines used with people from non-English
Includes Safecity's QuizWizard Software, a Windows 3.1 and 95/98
program designed by Alexander Wilon JP. The software helps candidates to
excel in the course and acts as memory refresher during updates and
Professional Instructors (former NSW and AFP Police Academy
Train in a dignified and respectful environment.
Graduates of this
course are licensed to issue the nationally recognised.
What are the qualifications I will achieve? Graduates of the course will receive the following
nationally recognised qualifications:
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
(NTIS Registration #BSZ40198)
Course in Employ Batons and Handcuffs (NTIS Registration #15572ACT)
What are the standards of this course and how are
they maintained? The course complies with the new Security Industry
National Competency Standards.
Who recognises the qualifications I will achieve? The qualifications are recognised in all states of
Australia under the Australian Recognition Framework.
Is this course recognised by police and licensing
authorities in Australia? The course is recognised in the state of
Tasmania,Victoria, NSW, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory
ACT. The course holds mutual recognition nationally in accordance with the
Australian Recognition Framework. Successful
candidates in NSW will be able to apply for the Commissioner's Permit
authorising them to conduct the NSW Safecity's Course in Employ
Batons and Handcuffs.
At present, the carry and use of batons and
handcuffs by security officers is not uniformly regulated in Australia. In some
States it is possible for security officers to purchase and carry batons and
handcuffs without the need to undergo training. The use of holding and blocking
techniques are also not specifically regulated.
At common law, it is reasonable to expect that any
court dealing with a matter involving the use of force by a security officer
will require the officer to produce evidence of approved training.
What will I be able to do when I complete this
course? The course provides you with the competencies required
to conduct Safecity's Course in Employ Batons and Handcuffs, a defensive tactics
training program (weaponless tactics, long and expandable baton and handcuffs)
for security officers and government employees who carry batons. Graduates of
this course will be invited to conduct Safecity's Certificate of Completion in "Employ Batons and
Handcuffs". We will offer license
agreements to all successful applicants.
How will that work? Under the agreement Instructor are licensed to conduct
the course for security officers. The security officer pays a course fee
to the instructor. Safecity receives a registration fee of $30 per
student. This fee includes a fully illustrated manual, photo certificate
What about re-accreditation. Do I have to do
the full course again? To retain teaching status you must conduct at least 3
courses a year. After 3 years you will be invited to attend a two-day
Will you conduct updates? Definitely. Safecity believes that instructors
enjoy interacting with each other. One day updates will be conducted every
I do not want to teach I just want to get the
certificate for my own personal development. You are more than welcome to enrol. However, non
teaching Instructors will be required to undergo the full training course after
3 years if they wish to reaccredit.
Will this course also qualify me to obtain the
Class 2D Licence? Yes. Part of your training involves achieving
qualifications in the new Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.
This means you will achieve all the competencies which are normally studied in
the stand alone Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.
I have a Class 2D Licence can I conduct NSW Police
approved Baton and Handcuffs courses? No. The class
2D Licence does not qualify you to conduct defensive tactics baton and
handcuffs and firearms accreditation courses. The class 2D Licence qualifies
trainers to conduct the Certificate II in Security (Guarding).
To conduct NSW Defensive Tactics Baton and Handcuffs Courses you
must hold a NSW Police Commissioner Permit. To obtain this permit you
must apply to the NSW Police Firearms Registry.
Can I use my qualifications outside the security
industry? Yes. You will achieve all the competencies which
are normally studied in the stand alone Certificate IV in Assessment and
I only want to complete the Certificate IV in
Assessment and Workplace Training.
You are welcome to do so. In that case the course
duration will be 12 days (over 6 weekends or 12 consecutive days.) You
will achieve all the competencies which are normally studied in the stand alone
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.
What training material will I use? When you book and pay for your course you will receive
a comprehensive manual. The manual contains all the administrative and training
requirements you need to study. You will be required to bring an expandable
baton, a long baton, a set of handcuffs, duty belt, retaining ring and pouches.
These items are available from Safecity at competitive prices.
How long does the course last? The course duration is 18 days.It is generally conducted over 9 weekends to minimise disruption
to your work schedule. Naturally we can also conduct the program over 18
consecutive days if required.
I am an hotelier, publican, casino operator,
retailer, can you adapt the course to my specific needs?Certainly, the course includes lawful holds, self-defence
tactics and restraining techniques. Most importantly this program includes
extensive training in conflict management and resolution, dealing with
intellectually challenged persons and guidelines for dealing with persons form
culturally diverse backgrounds. Our course director will liaise with your
existing staff to determine and fulfil your additional workplace needs.
I already have the Certificate in Assessment and
Workplace Training. You will be eligible for some recognition of current
competency. This is subject to an assessment activity. Our course contains
certain industry specific competencies which are not normally dealt with in
standard Workplace Training Courses. For this reason, you are likely to be
required to attend some units of the Workplace Trainer course.
What are the prerequisites to enrol in this course?
The course prerequisites are:
School Certificate (year 10) equivalent or higher
Able to write a short essay
Certificate II in Security (or equivalent course
approved under the ARF)
Experience in self-defence and lawful use of batons
Senior First Aid certificate (provided as part of
the course if needed)
Have a minimum 3 years experience in the security
industry, law enforcement or equivalent
Hold a security licence or be a serving member of a
law enforcement agency
The course involves prolonged intense physical
activities. Candidates are expected to be in good health and reasonably fit.
I have been an instructor for many years can I
claim recognition of prior learning? The training of security officers in the use of
weaponless tactics, baton and handcuffs techniques demands a high level of
competency and responsibility. Recent and past events involving the death and
serious injuries of members of the public and of poorly trained security
officers demonstrate the need for standardised, lawful, humane and effective
It is important to realise that martial arts,
military combat techniques, and some techniques taught in countries where
violent crime is out of control, are not considered
appropriate in Australian civilian security.
Instructors must also possess competencies in
conflict resolution, as well as dealing with persons from non-English speaking
background, and mentally challenged individuals.
Another important factor which will determine the
outcome of the assessment process is ATTITUDE. At Safecity we expect security instructors to be professional
educators: competent, helpful, polite and sensitive to participant's
needs. There is no room at Safecity for arrogant, pompous,
It is also important to note that the Chief Commissioner of Police (Victoria) has decreed that
recognition of prior learning may not be awarded for licensing purposes in the
State of Victoria. This decision affects all
instructors, including those who have completed US based programs.
If you hold a nationally recognised qualification
under the ARF (your certificate will bear the nationally recognised logo) which
qualifies you to teach baton and handcuffs courses,
you may be eligible for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC). The
assessment process will include a 4-day practical and theoretical assessment of
your competencies and attitude. You will also be required to submit a
Certificate in Assessment and Workplace Training and a WorkCover approved Senior
First Aid Certificate. The cost of the RPL Assessment Process is $1000.
I know all there is to know about training security
guards in the use of batons and defensive techniques. I have firm ideas
about the use of force. What can this course offer me that I don't already know?We congratulate you in your achievements. Please do
not enrol in our course.
How much will the course cost? The course costs $1400. The cost includes your training
manual, tuition, assessment and three attractive wall certificates. (The Police
Approved Defensive Tactics Instructor, The stand alone Certificate IV in
Assessment and Workplace Training and the Certificate in Employ Batons and
Where can I find out about course locations and
dates? Click here for course dates and locations. You can also E-mail
us, phone or fax. We often conduct
"in-house" courses for clients, so, if your course location is not
listed, we will be happy to arrange a special program at no extra cost (minimum
How do I enrol?
us. We will immediately E-mail or snail mail
you an application form. Upon receipt of payment and course confirmation we will
deliver the training manual by courier or registered post.
Safecity Training Academy is a division of
Safecity Services Pty Ltd ACN 055 464 581
Master Licence #403546788
Commissioners Permit #407677777
P.O. Box 177 Oberon NSW 2787 AUSTRALIA
Phone 02-63355216 Fax 02-63355229 Instructors
Australian Capital Territory act New South Wales nsw
Queensland qld Victoria vic Tasmania tas