Instructors and Trainers

Our instructors are highly respected in the Security Industry having worked extensively in a variety of roles. They actively still work in the industry, are highly qualified and love what they do!


Campus director, Geoff Schurer, is a qualified instructor for the Security Industry and also a respected security professional providing expertise in security, firearms, investigations and surveillance. Geoff is also a firearms dealer, licensed armourer, and a member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors. Geoff holds Diplomas in Security Risk Management, Business and Business Management.

Geoff’s passion is teaching Security Institutes firearms courses throughout the year. You will be in awe of his complete knowledge of the industry and his unique and supportive teaching skills. As safety and correct training is paramount at Security Institute, you can rest assured that you will be learning from the best during your firearms training.


John Ottaway is an integral part of the Security Institute and has been a valued instructor for over 18 years. His wealth of experience and love of teaching is evident in every course he teaches. John holds qualifications from the Advanced Diploma of Security Risk Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Firearms Instructor Course and Defensive Tactics Instructor to the Certificate II and Certificate III in Security Operations. If you’re thinking of completing a Certificate II in Security Operations, John is the best to learn from!


Yvette has been the course coordinator at Security Institute for over 3 years. She has completed the Certificate II in Security Operations, Certificate IV in Business and Frontline Management and a Diploma of Business and Management. She is currently studying a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Anyone who is thinking about completing our courses or need any information, please give Yvette a call in the office and she is more than happy to help.