CLET | Allen Williams


Allen Williams

Managing Director

Allen Williams is extremely experienced, dedicated and innovative in all areas of training and assessment and a security specialist, both in Australia and overseas, with over 39 years of employment experience. He is the founder and Managing Director of CLET.

A former member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Special Operations Assault Team and Sniper, Allen was involved in multiple national exercises with the S.A.S. He was a team member involved in many covert and classified operations securing at risk civilians, police commanders and federal politicians and held a position in the heavily armed AFP protection team embedded in the US President Bush Motorcade when visiting Australia, working alongside the US Secret Service.

Allen is also a former AFP pursuit motorcyclist and AFP driving instructor, trained in advanced and high speed driving techniques. He executed many precision motorcycle escorts of the Governor General and international, visiting and assigned ambassadors to Australia. Further, he was embedded in protracted covert surveillance operations on high risk murder suspects, camouflaged for days, weeks and months in extreme cold when required.

To compliment this experience Allen was a Probation and Parole Officer for many years after the AFP, so he knows where criminals come from, how they think and behave and what their motivations are.

Relevant Australian Qualifications:

Allen holds two Bachelor degrees in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Adult and Vocational Education, plus the full suite of Australian private and government security qualifications up to Advanced Diploma level with around 20 other vocational qualifications. 

In addition, Allen is qualified in firearm categories A, B, C and H and category E (Ballistic Vests) and a member of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia. Allen is efficient using: Smith and Wesson 38 and 3 5 7 revolvers, Glock (multiple models), Shotgun (multiple models), Uzi Sub Machine Gun, M16, HK MP5 Sub Machine Gun, Mauser SP66 Sniper, SLR and all calibre rifles.

Security licencing:

Allen is a licenced bodyguard, private investigator, security officer, crowd controller, monitoring security officer, cash in transit security officer, security adviser and security installer.

The great advantage of learning from Allen Williams, is he is not just experienced in the field, he is also a successful businessman managing multiple companies and businesses in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. Allen knows what it takes to achieve at a high level in both government and in the private sector and what high net worth clients expect of their Close Protection Team as Allen is successful in his own right, travelling to more than 16 countries.

Allen has been instrumental in the management of the development of all company and business websites and student online study area called Study Cloud.

Allen's work experience includes 23 years in local, state and federal government and 15 years in private sector positions, including business ownership.

The following list of Allen's academic, employment and professional membership achievements are a testament to the experience he offers both his staff and students.

Current Study

  • Current - Master of Adult and Vocational Education - (Charles Sturt University - CSU)
  • Current - Master of Project Management - (Southern Cross University - SCU)
  • Current - Graduate Certificate in Career Education - (RMIT)

Higher Qualifications

  • 2002 - Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice - (Griffith University)
  • 1999 - Bachelor Adult and Vocational Education - (Griffith University)

International Qualifications - SIA Licencing

  • 2016 - BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Operations - (United Kingdom)
  • 2016 - City and Guilds Level 3 Award for Maritime Security Operatives (MSO) - (United Kingdom)
  • 2016 - BTEC Level 2 First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi), including First Aid at Work - (United Kingdom)
  • 2016 - Level 2 Award in Door Supervision - (United Kingdom)

Vocational Qualifications - Advanced Diploma

  • 2016 - Advanced Diploma of Integrated Risk Management

Vocational Qualifications - Diploma

  • 2016 - Diploma of Integrated Risk Management
  • 2015 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • 2015 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety
  • 2014 - Diploma of Government Security
  • 2014 - Diploma of Security and Risk Management
  • 2006 - Diploma of Justice Administration
  • 1998 - Diploma of Professional Counselling

Certificate IV

  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Government Security
  • 2014 - Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management
  • 2013 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 2004 - Certificate IV in Government Fraud Control and Investigation
  • 2004 - Certificate IV in Driving Instruction

Certificate III

  • 2017 - Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport
  • 2017 - Certificate III in Security Operations (Cash in transit, Monitoring, Bodyguard)
  • 2014 - Certificate III in Investigative Services

Certificate II

  • 2017 - Certificate II in Security Operations

Specialist Units of Competency - Security

  • 2017 - CPPSEC3008A Control security risk situation using firearms (including Category E - ballistic vest)
  • 2017 - CPPSEC3014A Control persons using batons
  • 2017 - CPPSEC3015A Restrain persons using handcuffs

Specialist Units of Competency - Occupational First Aid - St John

  • 2017 - HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID003 Provide first aid - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources - (St John)
  • 2017 - HLTSS00027 Occupational first aid skill set - (St John)

2017 - Accredited Queensland Police Course - 30989QLD Course in firearms safety

  • 2017 - WSCQPS001A Demonstrate knowledge of Firearms Legislation, firearms and community safety
  • 2017 - WSCQPS002A Demonstrate use of Category A and B firearms safety
  • 2017 - WSCQPS005A Demonstrate use of Category H firearm safety


  • Managing Director - Trainer, RTO Founder, Company and Business (CEO)
  • Teacher - TAFE
  • Teacher - Supply - Qld Secondary Schools
  • Probation and Parole Officer - Queensland Corrective Services
  • Driving Instructor - Transport Industry Skills Centre
  • Fire Communications Operator - Queensland Fire and Rescue
  • Security Officer - Sheraton Mirage Resort
  • Security Officer - Griffith University
  • Police Officer - Australian Federal Police
  • Car Rental Administrator - Thrifty
  • Console Operator - Caltex
  • Security Officer - Wormald Security
  • Sale Respresentative - Moore Paragon
  • Assistant Manager - Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Assistant Manager - Canberra Enterprises
  • Bank Clerk - National Bank

International Travel

  • Asia - China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Xi'an), Singapore, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Europe - Austria, France (Paris), Germany (Munich), Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz near Oswiecim), Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Interlaken), United Kingdom (London, Lancaster, Liverpool, Wales)
  • North America - Mexico, United States of America (California - Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Beverly Hills, Napa Valley, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Louisiana - New Orleans, Texas - Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Arlington, Colorado - Denver, Estes Park, New York City, Boston)
  • Oceania - Australia, New Zealand (Auckland, Queenstown, Wanaka, Dunedin), Cook Islands

World Wonders Visited

  • Asia - China (Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven)
  • Europe - France (Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre - Mona Lisa, Pantheon), Italy (Colosseum, Patheon,St Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Trevi Fountain), Netherlands (Amsterdam - Anne Frank House), Poland (Auschwitz Concentraion Camp), Switzerland (Jungfrau Summit 4158 m, hiked the Eiger 3970 m), United Kingdom (Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square)
  • North America - United States of America (Disneyland, Universal Studios, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Wharf, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Madison Square Garden, World Trade Centre - ground zero, Times Square, Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and Space Shuttle, Peal Habour, Wall Street, Grand Canyon, Yosemite - Glacier Point and Half Dome - Giant Sequoias trees, Rocky Mountains, Bear Lake, Bourbon Street New Orleans, Whalburgers, JFK Assassination)
  • Oceania - Australia (Opera House, Climbed Sydney Habour Bridge, Ayers Rock) New Zealand (Skiied Remarkables, Cardrona, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone)


  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)

Industry Awards

  • Letter of Appreciation - Queensland Police Service
  • Valued Supporter - Australasian Institute of Policing
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Volunteering Gold Coast)
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Australian Federal Police College
  • Community Awareness Campaign Award - Australian Federal Police
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Certificate of Achievement - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Centre of Excellence - Technology Innovation - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Executive Award for Innovation - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Nomination - Teacher of the Year Award x 2 - Gold Coast TAFE
  • Letter of Appreciation - Stirling College
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