11029NAT Course in Firearms Safety (approved for firearms licensing in Queensland)

A basic introduction to firearms, this course covers the skills and knowledge essential to firearms legislation, firearms in the community, licensing requirements, safe handling and use, firearms terminology, safe storage and transport, as well as additional information which is essential to all shooters.

  • Airport Reporting officer
  • Council
  • Armourer
  • Gun dealer
  • Gun shop sales and service
  • Primary industries
  • Commercial macropod harvesting
  • Theatrical ordnance supplier’s licence
  • Minors firearms licence
  • Recreational restricted to paintball
  • Recreational hunting
  • Recreational club (Rifle and Pistol)
  • Collector’s licence
  • For ages between 11 and 17 (have a parent/guardian present during the course)
  • Must not have any criminal convictions (relating to drug use, violence or weapons) in the past five years
  • Must not have been a subject to a domestic violence order in the past five years
  • Must not have been a subject to an involuntary mental health order in the past five years
  • Have sufficient eyesight to clearly focus on firearm sights and visually discriminate between friend/foe targets (corrective lenses permitted)
  • Have adequate hand/finger dexterity to safely and effectively manipulate firearm in your master hand
  • Have adequate grip strength to control a firearm during recoil
  • Must be able to wear protective eye wear whilst on the range. (mandatory)
  • Ability to hear range commands whilst wearing mandatory hearing protection

Complete the “fit and proper” person declaration prior to attending the course.

The following criteria is offered as a guideline for candidates to participate in the firearms course.

The final responsibility regarding the ability to participate in course rests with the  candidate.

Category H (hand gun) for club use

  • Be a financial member of a pistol club

For all categories

  • Ability to adopt 2 shooting positions and maintain control of a firearm with one or both hands
    • Standing unsupported
    • Standing supported
    • Kneeling on both or either knee
    • Sitting position
    • Lie in a prone position

In 4 Training deliver this course face to face up to 8hrs. (add extra time for firearm categories). This course is a competency-based program, so mere attendance is no guarantee of certification.

You will need to ensure that you have all the “fit and proper” person declaration is completed prior to starting this course. If you are not sure about this, please give our office a call 4987 7188

This course has a combination of theory and practical’s.

Participants must demonstrate that they can discharge firearm/s and maintain control.

  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton
  • Sunshine Coast

In 4 Training will issue the units of competency based on what you were trained and assessed in, to ensure that you meet Qld Police weapons licencing branch requirements for the weapons licence you wish to apply for.
If you need further clarification please give our office a call 4987 7188.  

  • NAT11029001 Demonstrate knowledge of weapons legislation, weapons and community safety

Category specific:

  • NAT11029002 Use Category A and B firearms lawfully, safely and responsibly
  • NAT11029005 Use Category H firearms lawfully, safely and responsibly
  • NAT11029003 Use Category C firearms lawfully, safely and responsibly
  • NAT11029004 Use Category D firearms lawfully, safely and responsibly

Replica firearms, including gel blasters, are becoming increasingly popular in Queensland, leading to an increase in the number of stores and online retailers who specialise in these items.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) are reminding Queenslanders who have purchased or are thinking of purchasing a replica firearm to familarise themselves with the change of Queensland legislation coming into place from February 1, 2021.

The legislation details:

  • Replica firearms, such as gel blasters, will not be classified as a firearm or category of weapon
  • Replica firearms do not require a licence or need to be registered with Weapons Licensing
  • When not in use, gel blasters must be stored securely, for example, in a locked cupboard or a bag, but not necessarily in a gun safe
  • When being transported, a gel blaster has to be out of sight, for example, in the boot of a car or in a bag that does not silhouette a firearm
  • Anyone owning a gel blaster must have a reasonable excuse for having one, for example, being a collector of replica weapons, or a member of a club that uses them recreationally.

Applications made for weapons licences are handled by the Weapons Licencing Branch of Queensland Police

This service incurs a fee to process, approve and issue the licence

The process for preparing and submitting the licence application will be covered on the course

Refer to the weapons licensing Weapons Licensing | QPS (police.qld.gov.au) for further information and current licence application fees.

Category H

This course does not meet the requirements for a “Security Guard” Firearms Licence – refer to our CPPSEC3114 Control security risk situations using firearms if you intend to apply for a security firearms licence.

After completing this course, you may be interested in attending further training

If you maintain your firearms licence. Qld police do not require refresher training for the firearm safety course.

However if your licence has expired or you didn’t lodge your application within 12 months of your last course.

In 4 Training offer the training again, so you can re lodge your application to become compliant again.

Upcoming Short Courses

There are currently no openings available for this course.

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