About International Security Training Academy2018-10-17T01:52:08+00:00

International Security Training Academy

A Career For Everyone!

Established in 1986, ISTA is the longest running security training provider in Australia. As a leader in the industry we employ trainers of the highest standards which has seen us deliver quality training packages not only to locals, but internationally as well.

ISTA has developed security licensing programs and professional development courses to meet the unique needs of the industry, our clients, partners and students.

ISTA’s name and reputation is synonymous with our unparalleled level of quality and service and through our extensive industry partnerships, we build genuine pathways between education and sustainable employment.

Our vision is to be a recognised as Australia’s premier training provider to the Security, Investigations, Risk Management and Public Safety sectors by providing an unparalleled level of quality and service in our training programs, business operations and industry initiatives, encouraging individuals of all levels to develop and perform, meeting the needs of today’s employers and the broader industries in which they operate.

Our mission is to provide exceptional client service, technical expertise, rigorous and practical vocational preparation in a caring, supportive learning environment, resulting in a positive student experience. Our focus is to ensure our learners are successful, that they achieve their qualifications in a timely manner, and that they receive support and guidance in achieving their career goals.

We do this by delivering the skills and knowledge that create real pathways into the industry and/or significantly increase our participants’ on-the-job productivity, thereby enhancing their contributions to the goals of their organisation.

We are committed to providing a positive, collaborative work environment for our staff that recognises performance, encourages individual growth and supports career development.

We continuously invest into growing and improving the services we provide to the community and industry.

ISTA’s long-running success has been built on a foundation of the core values that drive our business. They are:


Honesty, Trust and Integrity are at the heart of everything we do in our business. We adhere to the highest ethical standards as we strive to do what is right and fair for our customers, our stakeholders and for each other.


We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality. We accept, appreciate and support everyone’s worth and dignity, regardless of age, gender, background, abilities or beliefs and we actively demonstrate concern for the personal growth and development of all our stakeholders.


ISTA will never rest on its success. We believe that we can always do things better, smarter, more effectively and more efficiently. We are committed to the continuous improvement of our business, our team and our processes and we strive to set and raise the benchmarks of excellence within our industry.


At the core of accountability is reliability and personal responsibility. We value the ability of our staff and organisation to work diligently and honour our commitments. We will also take responsibility for our work and promptly correct mistakes to the greatest extent possible.


Although our organisation spans national and international operations, we pride ourselves on our ability to remain agile and responsive within an ever changing business environment. We understand that long-term success in our industry is achieved through adaptability and continuous improvement.


An unwavering commitment to our students, our partners and the industries we operate in. Our dedication to improving industry standards comes through the development of the security industry’s greatest asset: its people.

I Just completed my Certificate II with a good group of people. An eye opener into the industry and I am thankful to trainers and the staff at ISTA for the training and gaining some great advice and experience.

Robert Ceke

ISTA has been an outstanding organisation to complete my course with. Their professionalism and course structure has been at excellent standard. I recommend ISTA as a training provider to do your security course with. Staff are fantastic and very supportive. Trainers were absolutely amazing. A BIG THANKS TO ISTA!

Nisarg Dave

If you want to become a Security Guard I can definitely recommend ISTA. The trainers have a wealth of information…. Thank you for helping me become a better person and more self-aware.

Brian Evans

I did my Certificate II at the Geelong Campus. I highly recommend it for those who live in the Geelong or Ballarat areas!

Ben Harriage

I’d like to say a big thank you to all the ISTA crew. You are all so lovely and helped out to the fullest and if anyone is looking to do a Certificate II in Security Operations I believe this is the organisation you should go to. I’m continuing on to do my Certificate III in Security Operations in a few weeks. It has be wonderful and I have learnt a lot and gained so much confidence within myself. Thank you so much for all that each and everyone of you have done!

Rhee Peters

I would 100% recommend ISTA, the staff are lovely, caring and so helpful.
Best decision I ever made, it’s an amazing environment, so family-oriented and everyone is just so focused and wanting the best for you and for you to succeed, instructors are so passionate and give such a great insight, from textbook to their own personal experience.
Thank you so much for everything.

Rachel Catherine, International Security Training Academy


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