CPPSEC3114 Control Security Risk Situations Using Firearms

In 4 Training provides firearm training specifically for the security industry. This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to determine when to use a firearm to respond to possible life-threatening situations.  It requires the ability to analyse risk factors and intentions of persons and to maintain, operate and store firearms and ammunition in accordance with legislative requirements.

This unit will form part of the licensing and legal requirements for the use of firearms by persons working in the security industry in Qld where these are regulated activities.

  • Security Officer – Armed
  • Cash in Transit Officer
  • Armed Guard

It is recommended that you have completed a minimum of Year 10 or equivalent and have a good level of English reading and writing skills.

The candidate must provide evidence of the following

  1. A current class 1 Qld Security Licence with unarmed, crowd control and cash-in-transit functions or
    • Certificate II in Security Operations CPP20218 and
    • Certificate with CPPSEC3121 – Control persons using empty hand techniques and
    • Certificate with CPPSEC3120 – Load and unload cash-in-transit in secured and unsecured environments and
    • Certificate with CPPSEC3119 – Implement cash-in-transit security procedures and
    • Certificate with CPPSEC3118 – Inspect and test cash-in-transit security equipment and
  2. A current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid certificate
  3. QPS require evidence that the following units have been completed or re-validated within the last 12 months. (Not required for annual firearm re-certification)
    • CPPSEC3101 – Manage conflict and security risks using negotiation
    • CPPSEC3103 – Determine and implement response to security risk situation
    • CPPSEC3102 – Maintain operational safety and security of work environment

These criteria are 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.

  • Average fitness level and can stand for extended periods. (more than 40 minutes)
  • Adopt various shooting positions safely and be able to rise unassisted whilst still maintaining control of the firearm.
    • Transition to the kneel on both or either knee and be able to raise unassisted
    • Transition to a sitting position and able to raise unassisted
    • Lie in a prone position and rise unassisted
  • Have adequate hand/finger dexterity to safely and effectively manipulate firearm in your master hand
  • Have adequate grip strength to control firearm during recoil
  • Have adequate finger strength to operate firearm in double-action mode
  • Have adequate hand/finger dexterity to safely and effectively manipulate firearm in your non master hand
  • Have sufficient eyesight to clearly focus on firearm sights and visually discriminate between friend/foe targets at distances up to 15m (corrective lenses permitted)
  • Must be able to wear protective eye wear whilst on the range. (mandatory)
  • Ability to hear range commands whilst wearing mandatory hearing protection
  • Ability to give strong verbal commands clearly

In 4 Training delivers this course face to face up to 4 x 10 hr days for 1 type of firearm. (add and extra day for a 2nd firearm). 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 the pre requisites prior to starting this course as you will need to provide evidence that it has been completed. If you are not sure about this please give our office a call 4987 7188.

This course has a combination of theory and practicals. The theory training and assessment is supported with a self paced assessment work book.

  • Emerald
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

You shall have evidence to support the pre requisites prior to the commencement of this unit of competency to ensure that you meet Qld Police weapons licencing branch requirements for the “Security Licence (Guard)” weapons licence application.
If you need further clarification please give our office a call 4987 7188.  

  • CPPSEC3114 – Control Security Risk Situations using Firearms

Weapon Categories may include:

  • E – Ballistic Vest
  • H – Revolver and or
  • H – Semi Automatic Pistol

Applications made for Security Guard Firearms 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. This course meets the training requirements to apply for a security guard weapons license.

Some suggested pathways to further your career in the security industry.

  • Batons and Handcuffs
  • The Qld weapons regulations 1996 states that the maximum term for which a security licence (guard) may be given is 1 year.

In 4 Training provides annual firearm refresher training for security officers.

As licensed security providers we are also required to maintain a current First Aid certificate.

Upcoming Short Courses

There are currently no openings available for this course.

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