Private Security Business Personal Information Form

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VP Form 1149
Instruction Pages for Private Security
Business Personal Information Form
How do I complete this Personal Information Form (PIF)?
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Complete the application form using a blue or black pen
Print clearly and neatly in capital letters
Do not send original identification documents with this form
Attach copies of supporting documents securely to your form and post with the related Private Security Business Application to:
Licensing & Regulation Division
GPO Box 2807
Melbourne VIC 3001
If you have any queries regarding your application, you can contact Licensing & Regulation Division by telephone on 1300 651 645 or by
e-mail at [email protected] Alternatively, you can access our Internet site at www.police.vic.gov.au/privatesecurity
Who should complete a PIF?
A PIF should be completed by:
• The Nominated Person of a Body Corporate;
• All Officers of the Body Corporate;
• A Sole Trader;
• All Partners in a Partnership; or
• Any Close Associate of the Business.
This form must be submitted with the related Private Security Business Application Form.
Current Business Licence or Registration holders can use this form to notify Licensing & Regulation Division of the details of a new
person relevant to the business.
Fingerprints (licence applications only):
You must have your fingerprints taken and supply a National Police Records Check Certificate with this application. Call 1300 881 596
between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday to make an appointment (for both metropolitan and country applicants). Your application
will not be approved until you submit your National Police Records Check Certificate.
How do I certify documents?
Documents must be certified by an Acceptable Referee as a “true copy of the original”. The Acceptable Referee certifying your
documents must view the original document along with the copy.
The same Acceptable Referee that certifies your identification documents must also complete Part 3 - Identification Reference of this
form. An example of how to certify an identification document is provided below.
Who can certify documentation?
Documents must be certified by an Acceptable Referee. The referee must have known you for at least 12 months. The same
referee that certifies your identification documents must also complete the identification reference in Part 3 of the application. Please
note that this is a referee in relation to verifying your identification only and in no way substantiates your suitability or otherwise for a
licence or registration under this Act.
List of Acceptable Referees (Authority Types)
An individual employed as an officer or employee
by one or more of the following:
• the Commonwealth, a State or Territory
• an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or
Territory
• a local government body of a State or Territory
who has been so employed continuously for a
period of at least 5 years, whether or not the
individual was employed for part of the period as
an officer and for part as an employee.
An individual registered or licensed as:
• a dentist
• a medical practitioner
• a pharmacist
• a veterinary surgeon
• under a law of a State or Territory providing for
that registration or licensing.
An individual employed as a full-time teacher
or as a principal at one or more of the following
educational institutions:
• A primary or secondary school forming part of
the education system in a State or Territory; or
• An institution listed in section 4 or paragraphs
34(4)(b)-(j) (inclusive) of the Higher Education
Funding Act 1988.
who has been so employed continuously for a
period of at least 5 years.
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List of Acceptable Referees (continued)
An officer within the meaning of the
Defence Act 1903.
A member of a municipal, city, town, district or
shire council of a State or Territory.
A notary public.
A justice of the peace of a State or Territory.
A member of the Federal Parliament or a State
Parliament.
A minister of religion who is authorised as a
marriage celebrant.
An individual who is employed and registered
as a nurse under the law of a State or Territory
providing for that registration.
A member of:
• the Chartered Accountants Australia and New
Zealand
• the Australian Society of Accountants
• the Institute of Public Accountants
A legal practitioner of a Federal, State or Territory
court.
An officer of a Federal, State or a Territory court.
An employee of a financial institution who is
authorised by the financial institution to open
accounts with the institution.
An agent of a financial institution who is
authorised by the financial institution to open
accounts with the institution.
A full-time employee of a company carrying on
insurance business who has been employed
continuously for at least 5 years by one or more
companies of that type.
A full time employee of:
• a financial institution
• a corporation that is a registered corporation
within the meaning of the Financial Sector
(Collection of Data) Act 2001.
who has been employed continuously for at least
5 years by one or more financial bodies.
An employee of a bank carrying on a business
outside Australia:
• That does not have an authority under
Section 9 of the Banking Act 1959.
• That is engaged in a transaction with a cash
dealer
• Who is authorised by the bank to open accounts
with the bank
An individual who is an agent of a totalisator
agency board if:
• The individual conducts an agency of the
totaliser agency board at particular premises;
and
• The agency is not ancillary to any other
business conducted at those premises
A fellow member of the national Tax and
Accountants Association Limited.
A diplomatic or consular officer of an Australian
Embassy, High Commission or Consulate, in
Australia or overseas.
A holder of an office established by a law of the
Commonwealth, a State or Territory in respect of
which annual salary is payable.
A judge or master of a Federal, State or Territory
court.
A stipendiary magistrate of the Commonwealth or
of a State or Territory
A member of the Australian Federal Police, or of
the police of a State or Territory, of or above the
rank of sergeant
A member of the Chartered Institute of Company
Secretaries in Australia Limited.
A manager of a post office
A Commissioner for oaths of a State or Territory.
An individual who is registered as a tax agent
under part VIIA of the Income Tax Assessment
Act 1936.
A member of fellow of the Association of Taxation
and Management Accountants
A member of the Institution of Engineers Australia,
other than a member with the grade
of student.
An individual who, in relation to an Aboriginal
community:
• is recognised by the members of the community
to be a community elder.
• if there is an elected Aboriginal council that
represents the community – is an elected
member of the council.
A member of the Australian Federal Police, or of
the police force of a State or Territory, who in the
normal course of his or her duties, is in charge of
a police station.
What identification documents are accepted?
If you do not currently hold a Victorian Firearm Licence, Security Licence/Registration or Chief Commissioner of Police Weapon
Approval you must provide proof of your identity.
To prove your identity you are require to provide 100 points of identification (see list below). This must be in the form of
• one primary identification document (certified copy) and
• secondary identification documents (certified copies).
One of the identification documents must include your current residential address.
Copies of identification documents/photographs must be legible and of high quality.
Primary Identification (only one allowed)
Points
Full Birth Certificate ( A Birth Certificate Extract is not accepted)......................70
Current Passport.................................................................................................70
Passport which has not been cancelled and was current
within the preceding 2 years...............................................................................70
Citizenship Certificate.........................................................................................70
Diplomatic documents.........................................................................................70
Secondary Identification
Public Service ID Including photograph and/or signature...................................40
Any licence issued under Australian law (ie. Driver licence)
including photograph and/or signature................................................................40
Social Security Card...........................................................................................40
Identification Card issued by a Tertiary education institution
including photograph and/or signature................................................................40
Authorised Deposit Taking Institution (customer of at least 12 months)
e.g. bank.............................................................................................................40
Secondary Identification (continued)
Points
Mortgage documents....................................................................... 35
Land Titles Office document............................................................ 35
Letter from Employer (within the last 2 years)
confirming name and address......................................................... 35
Municipal Council Rates Notice....................................................... 35
Credit Card statement...................................................................... 25
Medicare Card................................................................................. 25
Telephone Account.......................................................................... 25
Electoral Roll compiled by Australian Electoral Office..................... 25
Records of public utility (ie. water, gas, electricity).......................... 25
Statement from a primary, secondary or tertiary institution
that you attended in the past 10 years confirming
your name and address................................................................... 25
Records from a professional or trade association
(union or trade/professional body) confirming
your name and address................................................................... 25
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What are the probity requirements?
The full probity requirements that must be met by:
• the applicant and any close associate in the case of an application by a natural person (ie. Sole trader or partnership);
and
• the nominated person, any officer of the body corporate and any close associate in the case of an application by a body
corporate;
are outlined in the Private Security Act 2004 in Section 26(2) for licensing and in Section 83(2) for registration.
Resident Status and Visa Details
Evidence of Permanent Australian Residency
You are required to provide any of the following documents certified by an acceptable referee:
• An Australian Passport; OR
• An Australian Full Birth Certificate; OR
• A Certificate of Australian Citizenship; OR
• Evidence of Resident Status from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
New Zealand Residents
If you are from New Zealand (NZ), you are required to supply a copy of your NZ passport and a copy of the visa page clearly showing
the Immigration Australia stamp with the date of arrival in Australia certified by an acceptable referee.
Evidence of Authority to Work
• Your passport clearly showing your arrival date, the duration of your visa and your entitlement to work in Australia
• Your visa must be valid for at least 12 months for your application to be considered and you must have the appropriate work
rights that permit you to work within the security industry.
• A certified copy of your criminal history check, as provided by you to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection during
your Australian visa application.
Who can provide a suitability reference?
In addition to the identification reference required in Part 3 of this form, you must also provide two written suitability references
attesting that you are of suitable character to have involvement in or be associated with a private security business licence/registration.
Suitability referees must not be related to you by birth or marriage and must have known you for at least 12 months.
Suitability references can be provided by any of the classes of persons listed on the Suitability Reference form (see attached
copies).
What are the competency requirements for Licensing?
If you are the nominated person, a sole trader or a partner for a Private Security Business Licence then you must provide evidence
that you meet the competency requirements stipulated in Section 26(3) of the Private Security Act 2004.
To do this you must provide at least one of the following:
• A detailed resume
Your resume must detail your experience in the private security industry, particularly in relation to the security activity (or activities)
being applied for: Copies of any relevant qualifications and/or documentation must be supplied to support your resume.
• A certified copy of an Approved Training Course
The training course(s) completed must be relevant to the security activity (or activities) being applied for:
• A certified copy of your membership to an Approved Security Industry Organisation
Your membership to an Approved Security Industry must be relevant to the security activity (or activities) being applied for. For
further details regarding what organisations are Approved Security Industry Organisation or what the approved Training Courses
are for licensing purposes, access the Licensing & Regulation Division website at www.police.vic.gov.au/privatesecurity
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VP Form 1149
Post your completed form to:
Licensing & Regulation Division
GPO Box 2807
MELBOURNE 3001
Phone: 1300 651 645
Web address: www.police.vic.gov.au
Office use only
Licence/Registration number issued
Private Security Business
Personal Information Form
Part 1 - Type of Application
1. What type of application has been applied for?
Private Security Business Licence
Private Security Business Registration
2. What is the name of the person or body corporate that has applied for the Private Security Business Licence/Registration?
3. What is your role in the business?
Nominated Person of the Body Corporate
Officer of the Body Corporate
Sole Trader
Partner
Close Associate
4. Fingerprints (licence applications only):
Have you had your fingerprints taken? Yes No
Please Note: All persons associated with a private security business licence application (i.e. nominated person, director and close
associate(s)) must undergo a National Police Records Check (including National name check and fingerprint records search) and
provide the National Police Records Check Certificate with the private security business licence application.
Part 2 - Personal Information
Current Name
Family Name
First Given Name
Second Given Name
Gender: Third Given Name
Date of Birth
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Male Female
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Previous Names
1. Have you ever officially changed your name? Yes No
If you cross “yes”, you MUST provide evidence of all changes of name. You can do this by providing a certified copy
of your:
• Change of name certificate; or
• Full birth certificate that includes the schedule of all name changes; or
• Marriage certificate.
2. Have you ever been known by another name
Yes
(not including official name changes)?
Please attach a list of names you have been known by to the
back of this form.
No
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Part 2 - Personal Information (continued)
Business Address
Flat / Unit Number
Street Name
Street Number
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Lot Number
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Street Type
(RD, ST, AVE,)
Town / Suburb
Postcode State
Residential Address
Property name (if applicable)
Flat / Unit Number
Street Name
Street Number
/
Lot Number
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Street Type
(RD, ST, AVE,)
Town / Suburb
Postal Address
Postcode
State
(only complete this section if you want correspondence forwarded to an address different to your residential address)
GPO Box
Street Name
Box / Bag Number
PO Box
Locked Bag
Private Bag
RMB
Town / Suburb
RSD
Street Type
(RD, ST, AVE,)
Postcode State
Contact Details
Telephone (Home)
(Mobile)
(Work)
(Facsimile)
Drivers Licence No.
State of Issue
E-mail Address (indicate exact case)
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Part 3 - Identification Reference
Identification Requirements
1. Do you have a current Victorian Firearm Licence, Security Licence/Registration
or CCP Weapon Approval?
Yes
No
2. If you answer “yes” what is your licence/registration
or approval number?
If you answer “no” you MUST provide 100 points of Identification Documents certified by an Acceptable Referee and
arrange for the same Acceptable Referee to complete the declaration below.
Refer to the instruction pages for a list of Acceptable Referees. The Referee must have known you for at least 12 months
and must not be related to you by birth or marriage.
Declaration by Referee
The Acceptable Referee must complete the statement below.
I, (name of Referee)
declare that I have known
(full name of Applicant)
by that name for a period of
years and
months and vouch for his/her identity.
I certify that the above details are true and correct, the applicant’s signature below was completed in my presence and the
Identification Documents I have signed are a true copy of the original.
The Identification documents
certified were the following:
Signature of
Referee
Date /
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Type of Authority
Address
Telephone
(Home)
(Business)
(Mobile)
Signature of Applicant
You must sign and date in the spaces below in the presence of the above Acceptable Referee.
Signature of
Applicant
Date
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Part 4 - Previous History, Resident Status and Visa Details
(you must answer ALL of the Questions below)
Criminal History
1. Have you ever been convicted of any offence in Australia or Overseas? (not traffic charges)
Yes
No
2. Have you ever been found guilty of any offence without a conviction being recorded? (not traffic charges)
Yes
No
3. Do you have any charges pending against you? (not traffic charges)
Yes
No
4. Have you ever received a diversion at court? (not traffic matter)
If you answered “yes” to any of the above please provide details below.
Yes
No
Date
Court
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Offence
Result
Date
Court
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Offence
Result
Note: If you require further space, please photocopy the above section and attach to the application.
Previous Security Licence/Registration (Please ensure BOTH questions are answered)
1. Have you ever been the subject of any refusal, cancellation, suspension or prohibition of
a private security licence/registration in Australia or Overseas?
If you answered “yes” please indicate:
Country
State
2. Have you previously held a Victorian or Interstate Private Security Licence/Registration?
If you answered “yes” please indicate:
State
Yes
No
Year
Yes
No
Licence/
Registration Number
Australian Residency
Are you an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia?
Yes
No
If you answered “yes” you must provide certified evidence (by an acceptable referee) of your Australian Residency. You are
required to provide one of the following:
• Australian passport; or
• Australian full Birth Certificate; or
• Certificate of Australian Citizenship; or
• Evidence of Resident Status from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
If you answered no, you must provide the following:
New Zealand Residents
• Citizens of New Zealand must supply a certified copy (by an acceptable referee) of their New Zealand passport clearly showing
the Australian Immigration date of arrival stamp.
Non Australian and New Zealand Residents
• A certified copy (by an acceptable referee) of your passport which includes showing your arrival date, your visa which includes
showing the duration date and your work entitlement details. Your visa must be valid for at least 12 months; and
• A certified copy (by an acceptable referee) of your criminal history check, as provided by you to the Department of Immigration
and Border Protection (DIBP) during your Australian visa application.
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Part 4 - Previous History, Resident Status and Visa Details (continued)
Authority to Work
If you are not an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or a resident of New Zealand, do you have work rights that permit you
to work in the security industry?
Yes
Your work rights will be verified by a check with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
No
You are not eligible to work in the security industry.
Consent (All applicants must complete this part)
By ticking this box, I give consent to Victoria Police to make any necessary inquiries and exchange information with other
authorities of Australia, New Zealand or internationally in relation to the reason for completing this form.
Bankruptcy Details
1. Are you currently, or have you been insolvent or under administration (in relation to a business)?
Yes
No
2. Have you ever been declared bankrupt?
Yes
No
Yes
No
If you answered “yes” to either question 1 or 2 please provide details below
Other Information
1. Have you served as a member of a Police Force within the last ten years?
If you answered “yes” a certified certificate of service is required.
Part 5 - Suitability Reference
You must attach 2 written suitability references. Referees must be a class of person as listed on the Victoria Police Suitability
Reference Form (see attached)
Your referees must not be related to you by birth or marriage and must have known you while you have lived in Australia, for 12
months or more.
Your suitability references must:
• Be dated and no more than 12 months old
• Contain the full name, address, contact details and authority type of the referee; and
• Indicate that you are of suitable character to hold a private security licence/registration with the security activities being applied for.
See the attached Suitability Reference Forms for more information
Extra Suitability Reference Forms can be downloaded from our website
Part 6 - Competency Requirements for Licensing
This part is a requirement for the nominated person, sole trader or partner of a business LICENCE application only.
If you are a nominated person, sole trader or partner you must provide evidence that you meet the competency requirements
as specified in section 26(3) of the Private Security Act 2004.
You must provide at least one of the following:
A detailed resume outlining your experience in the private security industry, particularly in relation to the security activity (or
activities) being applied for, and copies of any relevant qualifications and/or documentation; and
A certified copy of an Approved Training Course which is relevant to the security activity (or activities) being applied for; or
A certified copy of your membership to an Approved Security Industry Organisation relevant to the security activity (or activities)
being applied for.
For further details regarding what organisations are Approved Security Industry Organisation or what the approved Training Courses
are for licensing purposes, access the Licensing & Regulation Division website at www.police.vic.gov.au/privatesecurity
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Part 7 - Medical History of Applicant or Nominated Person
This part must be completed by the nominated person, sole trader or partner of a business licence or registration application
only. Officers of the Body Corporate and Close Associates of the business are not required to complete this part.
Do you currently have any medical or psychiatric conditions or impairments that may directly impact your
ability to hold a licence, registration or approval for the reasons or activities being applied for or renewed?
Yes
No
Mental Health conditions including, but not limited to, depression or stress?
Yes
No
Alcohol or drug related problems?
Yes
No
A physical disability or any other medical condition (e.g. neurological, stroke or brain injury) which could
impact your ability to hold a licence, registration or approval?
Yes
No
In the past 5 years have you been treated for:
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions you must obtain a medical report. The medical report must:
• Be legible and written on the letterhead of the relevant registered medical practitioner who is, or has been, treating you or is familiar
with your conditions;
• Outline the medical conditions for which you are being, or have been, treated;
• State whether your current or past medical conditions may prevent you from being a fit and proper person to hold a licence,
registration or approval for the reasons or activities being applied for or renewed; and
• Be signed and dated by the relevant registered medical practitioner. Please note that the medical report must be current.
Part 8 - Acknowledgement
I acknowledge that the particulars in this application and any attachments are true and correct and I make this acknowledgement
knowing that it is an offence against Section 135 of the Private Security Act 2004 to wilfully supply details which are incorrect or omit to
furnish particulars (maximum penalty of $6,000).
Signature:
Date:
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Privacy Statement: The personal and health information requested is being collected and used by Victoria Police for the purposes of assessment of an
application for a licence, registration, permit or approval. It will be used in accordance with relevant legislation, including the Firearms Act 1996. Private
Security Act 2004, Control of Weapons Act 1990, Health Records Act 2001 and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. The information may be disclosed
to employers, approved bodies and other statutory authorities for the purposes of law enforcement and the administration of justice. To gain access to personal
and health information held by Victoria Police, you must apply in writing to the Freedom of Information Division of Victoria Police, at www.police.vic.gov.au.
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VP Form 1299
SUITABILITY REFERENCE
PART 1: ADVICE TO THE REFEREE TO BE READ PRIOR TO COMPLETING THIS REFERENCE
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The purpose of this written reference is for you to attest that, in your opinion, the applicant is of a suitable character to
hold a private security licence/registration in Victoria. You are not obliged to provide this reference.
To provide this reference you must be of a prescribed class of person in accordance with the Private Security
Regulations 2005. Please refer to the reverse side of this page for more information on a prescribed class of person.
Please note that confirmation you are a prescribed class of person may be verified with the relevant authority.
You must have known the applicant for at least 12 months in Australia.
You must not be related to the applicant by birth or marriage.
If you cannot attest to all of the above do not supply this reference.
Please complete this form in block letters.
PART 2: REFEREE TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT OF SUITABILITY
, give the following written reference regarding the
I (insert referee name), licence/registration application made by (insert applicant’s name) to work in the
private security industry.
•
I have known the applicant on a personal or full time basis for year(s) month(s) and I am not related to
them by birth or marriage.
•
What is your relationship to the applicant? Please tick the relevant box. and provide specific details.
•
 Professional
Please specify:  Personal
Please specify:  Professional and Personal
Please specify: What level of regular contact do you have with the applicant? Please tick the relevant box.
 Daily
 Weekly
 Monthly
 Quarterly – At least every 3 months
 Other - Please specify: What was the date of when you last had contact or interaction with the applicant?
What was the reason for the contact or interaction?
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I have observed the following skills and characteristics (traits) that would make the applicant suitable for work
in the private security industry: (Your response must comment on the applicant’s ability to interact effectively with
people in a variety of settings, general demeanour, whether they are law abiding, can communicate effectively using the
English language and any other consideration that is relevant to their fitness for work in the industry) If insufficient space,
please provide a signed and dated attachment.
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VP Form 1299
Prescribed classes of persons in Australia: are those listed under section 107A(1) of the Evidence
(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958 and regulation 58 of the Private Security Regulations 2005
• Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958: For a full list of prescribed classes of persons see section
107A(1) of the Act (www.legislation.vic.gov.au). The below listed prescribed classes of persons are taken
from the Act, as they are seen to be the most common prescribed classes of persons known to the majority
of people.
 an Australian lawyer;
 a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 to practise in
the medical profession (other than as a student);
 a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009
(i) to practise in the dental profession as a dentist (other than as a student); and
(ii) in the dentists division of that profession;
 a registered veterinary practitioner within the meaning of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997;
 a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 to practise in
the pharmacy profession (other than as a student);
 a principal within the meaning of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006;
 a person who holds a prescribed membership of a prescribed accounting body or association;
 a minister of religion authorised to celebrate marriages;
• Regulation 58 of the Private Security Regulations 2005:
a
registered nurse within the meaning of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009
or any corresponding law of another State or Territory;
 a registered teacher within the meaning of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 or any corresponding
law of another State or Territory;
 a commissioned officer currently serving with the Australian Defence Forces;
 a person who is the holder of a private security business licence (or, if the person is a body corporate, the
nominated person) and has for at least 5 years continuously held that licence or been the nominated person
in relation to the licence;
 a person who was, before 1 July 2005, appointed as a nominee under section 9 of the Private Agents Act
1966 in relation to a licence granted under Part 11A of that Act and the person has held that appointment
continuously for at least 5 years.
PART 3: REFEREE TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION
I make this reference as I belong to one of the prescribed classes of persons in Australia.
I acknowledge that the particulars in this suitability reference are true and correct and I make this
acknowledgement knowing it is an offence against section 135 of the Private Security Act 2004 to wilfully supply
details which are false or misleading or omit to furnish particulars (maximum penalty $7,000).
In signing this declaration I am aware that I may be called upon to stand by this statement in a court of
law.
Referee Signature: Date:
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Printed Name: Work Address: Phone: (H)
(W)
(M)
E-mail address: State here your official ID reference as known by the relevant authority including any authorised /
registration number and/or stamp:
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VP Form 1299
SUITABILITY REFERENCE
PART 1: ADVICE TO THE REFEREE TO BE READ PRIOR TO COMPLETING THIS REFERENCE
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•
•
The purpose of this written reference is for you to attest that, in your opinion, the applicant is of a suitable character to
hold a private security licence/registration in Victoria. You are not obliged to provide this reference.
To provide this reference you must be of a prescribed class of person in accordance with the Private Security
Regulations 2005. Please refer to the reverse side of this page for more information on a prescribed class of person.
Please note that confirmation you are a prescribed class of person may be verified with the relevant authority.
You must have known the applicant for at least 12 months in Australia.
You must not be related to the applicant by birth or marriage.
If you cannot attest to all of the above do not supply this reference.
Please complete this form in block letters.
PART 2: REFEREE TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT OF SUITABILITY
, give the following written reference regarding the
I (insert referee name), licence/registration application made by (insert applicant’s name) to work in the
private security industry.
•
I have known the applicant on a personal or full time basis for year(s) month(s) and I am not related to
them by birth or marriage.
•
What is your relationship to the applicant? Please tick the relevant box. and provide specific details.
•
 Professional
Please specify:  Personal
Please specify:  Professional and Personal
Please specify: What level of regular contact do you have with the applicant? Please tick the relevant box.
 Daily
 Weekly
 Monthly
 Quarterly – At least every 3 months
 Other - Please specify: What was the date of when you last had contact or interaction with the applicant?
What was the reason for the contact or interaction?
•
I have observed the following skills and characteristics (traits) that would make the applicant suitable for work
in the private security industry: (Your response must comment on the applicant’s ability to interact effectively with
people in a variety of settings, general demeanour, whether they are law abiding, can communicate effectively using the
English language and any other consideration that is relevant to their fitness for work in the industry) If insufficient space,
please provide a signed and dated attachment.
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VP Form 1299
Prescribed classes of persons in Australia: are those listed under section 107A(1) of the Evidence
(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958 and regulation 58 of the Private Security Regulations 2005
• Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958: For a full list of prescribed classes of persons see section
107A(1) of the Act (www.legislation.vic.gov.au). The below listed prescribed classes of persons are taken
from the Act, as they are seen to be the most common prescribed classes of persons known to the majority
of people.
 an Australian lawyer;
 a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 to practise in
the medical profession (other than as a student);
 a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009
(i) to practise in the dental profession as a dentist (other than as a student); and
(ii) in the dentists division of that profession;
 a registered veterinary practitioner within the meaning of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997;
 a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 to practise in
the pharmacy profession (other than as a student);
 a principal within the meaning of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006;
 a person who holds a prescribed membership of a prescribed accounting body or association;
 a minister of religion authorised to celebrate marriages;
• Regulation 58 of the Private Security Regulations 2005:
a
registered nurse within the meaning of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009
or any corresponding law of another State or Territory;
 a registered teacher within the meaning of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 or any corresponding
law of another State or Territory;
 a commissioned officer currently serving with the Australian Defence Forces;
 a person who is the holder of a private security business licence (or, if the person is a body corporate, the
nominated person) and has for at least 5 years continuously held that licence or been the nominated person
in relation to the licence;
 a person who was, before 1 July 2005, appointed as a nominee under section 9 of the Private Agents Act
1966 in relation to a licence granted under Part 11A of that Act and the person has held that appointment
continuously for at least 5 years.
PART 3: REFEREE TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION
I make this reference as I belong to one of the prescribed classes of persons in Australia.
I acknowledge that the particulars in this suitability reference are true and correct and I make this
acknowledgement knowing it is an offence against section 135 of the Private Security Act 2004 to wilfully supply
details which are false or misleading or omit to furnish particulars (maximum penalty $7,000).
In signing this declaration I am aware that I may be called upon to stand by this statement in a court of
law.
Referee Signature: Date:
/
/
Printed Name: Work Address: Phone: (H)
(W)
(M)
E-mail address: State here your official ID reference as known by the relevant authority including any authorised /
registration number and/or stamp:
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