- 11029NAT Firearms Safety (Categories M) – 04/12/2023 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- 11029NAT Firearms Safety (Categories M)
11029NAT Course in Firearms and Weapons Safety (approved for firearms licensing in Queensland)
Category M Crossbow Safety Course
Crossbows are classed as a Category M weapons in QLD. They can be used for sports and target shooting, as well as recreational shooting on a property.
Unlike firearms, they are quiet and the bolts travel shorter distances than projectiles making them a great alternative to firearms on smaller properties; or perhaps something for the avid bow hunter to consider.
A basic introduction to crossbows, this course encompasses the essential skills and knowledge in relation to:
- Weapons legislation
- Crossbows in the community
- Licensing requirements
- Safe handling
- Safe storage and transport as well as a range of additional information that is essential for all arbalests.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for 11029NAT Course in Firearms and Weapons Safety (Approved for Firearms Licensing in Queensland).
This course meets the training requirements to apply for a QLD Weapons Licence for Category M Crossbows.
Crossbow Licensing in QLD is administered by the QLD Police Weapons Licensing Branch. Information regarding the licence application process is provided during the course. For more information about licensing or to lodge an online application click here.
Note – as part of the licence application, applicants are required to submit evidence of their genuine reason for a firearms licence. Examples of this include:
Sports/Target Shooting Membership of a shooting club Recreational Shooting (Hunting) Details of your property or a letter from a property owner granting permission to use their property Occupational Requirement (including Primary Producers) Details of your property and the requirement for firearms or a letter from your employer outlining the requirement for you to use firearms Collection of Firearms Letter outlining the firearms to be collected or membership of an approved firearms collectors guild
This course does not meet the requirements for a Security Guard Firearms Licence – refer to our Firearms and Defensive Tactics course if you intend to apply for a security firearms licence.
In order to participate in this course, you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be over 18 years of age (or have written consent from parent/guardian to attend)
- Must not have any physical or other impairment which would prevent you from handling firearms safely – if unsure, seek advice from your GP or contact us to discuss suitability
- 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
It is also recommended that pregnant women do not attend our firearms safety courses. If you have any questions regards this please contact our head office on 1300 731 602.
For more information regarding specific licensing requirements, please visit Weapons Licensing QLD.
Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.
You will need to provide on enrolment:
- Enrolment Form
- Photo Identification
This course includes the following unit of competency:
- NAT11029006 Use Category M (Crossbows) lawfully, safely, and responsibly
The course content is delivered face-to-face over 4 hours through a range of mediums including classroom-based theory, practical handling of a crossbow and a live fire activity on an approved range.
Asset College office location is North Lakes. We also have training partners who can run Firearms Safety courses in other locations.
For groups of 5 or more we may be able to schedule a stand-alone workshop to accommodate for your needs.
Please note: Recognition of Prior Learning is not available on Firearms Safety Courses.
$175 per person
For training partner course pricing, please visit the individual partner websites.
After completing this course, you may be interested in attending further firearms training with Asset College including:
Join Our Club!
Becoming a member of a firearm and crossbow club is a great way to further improve your safe handling skills and experience.
The best bit… ASSET can help you with that too. Join ASSET Firearm and Crossbow Club today.
The instructor was an absolutely amazing instructor. He had a wealth of knowledge and experience and delivered lectures with detail and a little humour which makes for a perfect learning environment..Michael SlorachFormer student
Engaging. Everyone is part of the learning experience. I received support from everyone. The visual learning was easy to understand and acknowledge. Through their reassurance my motivation held strong throughout the course.Gail CarterFormer student