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The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications System for Security (Security WSQ) maps out the skills needed for a career in the private security industry.

Through Security WSQ, security officers can increase their employability and progress within the security industry by acquiring the necessary skills to become a licensed and qualified security personnel.

The Security WSQ is relevant to unarmed security personnel and the auxiliary police forces.

The Security WSQ qualifications are offered at three levels:

  1. Operational
  2. Supervisory
  3. Managerial

Each qualification is made up of core and elective units.

Download copy of Security Guidebook now.

To view video related to Security WSQ

WSQ Training Supports the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the Security sector

To create a roadmap for raising basic wages, skills, and productivity that aims to reduce the industry’s reliance on excessive overtime hours while meeting manpower needs, the Security Tripartite Cluster (STC) has provided recommendations for Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the security industry with effect from 1 Sep 2016. For more information on STC’s recommendations for Security PWM, please click here .

Security personnel are expected to benefit from the PWM through the required WSQ training or Assessment-Only-Pathway (AOP).

The Security AOP is an alternative to the usual training with assessment route that is made available to experienced Security Officers (SOs), who already possess the relevant skills, experience and knowledge. The AOP allows these SOs to attain a Statement of Attainment (SOA) without having to undergo classroom training. Download a copy of the Security PWM brochure now.

To view the video related to PWM-AOP for the Security sector

For enquires on Security AOP, please contact:

Training Partners

Contact Details

Security AOP Modules

Security Industry Institute (SII)


Email: sii@tp.edu.sg


  •       Induct Security Personnel
  •       Perform Supervisory Duties within Legal Framework

POLWEL Co-Operative Society Limited

Tel: 6583 3243

Email: aao_aop@polwel.org.sg


  •       Manage Disorderly Conduct and Threatening Behaviour
  •       Operate Basic Security Equipment
  •       Assess and Address Security Risks

WSQ Certificate in Security Operations

WSQ Higher Certificate in Armed Security

WSQ Advanced Certificate in Security Supervision

WSQ Diploma in Security Management