Firearms and Defensive Tactics

This course is a requirement for Security Officers wishing to apply for a Occupational Firearms Licence.

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Overview

Firearms and Defensive Tactics for the Security Industry

This program has been specifically designed to meet the licensing requirements for a Security (Guard) Weapons Licence in Queensland.

The course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to:

  • safely and effectively determine a response to risk situations
  • manage incidents including the use of firearms, ballistic vests, batons and handcuffs.

Participants will also receive training in:

  • weapon retention
  • weapon disarming
  • weapon maintenance
  • the legalities pertaining to the use of force

Our instructors are industry professionals with several years’ experience in the safe handling of firearms in Security, Military, and Recreational Shooting environments.

If you are already a licensed armed security officer and need to complete your re-validation course, you will need to complete Annual Firearms Re-certification.

Course Outcomes

A Statement of Attainment will be awarded upon successful completion of this course. This will allow for the application to Weapons Licensing Queensland for a Security (Guard) Firearms Licence with firearm categories C, E and H.

This will be a requirement for the following job roles:

Entry Requirements

In order to undertake this course, participants must:

  • currently hold a Class 1 Security Providers Licence with the endorsement for Security Officer (Cash-In-Transit) or equivalent certifications. Not sure if this is you? Contact us.
  • Be 18 years of age or older and have had no criminal convictions in previous 10 years to be eligible for a Security Providers Licence. Note: driving offences (e.g. speeding, drink driving, etc.) are not normally disqualifying offences.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or hold an appropriate Visa to work in the Security Industry in Queensland.

Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification.

Units of Competency

This qualification is customisable to suit the needs of individual participants and includes a total of three elective units.

Elective units

  • CPPSEC3002A Manage conflict through negotiation
  • CPPSEC3003A Determine response to security risk situation
  • CPPSEC3007A Maintain security of environment
  • CPPSEC3008A Control security risk situations using firearms
  • CPPSEC3014A Control persons using baton
  • CPPSEC3015A Restrain persons using handcuffs
  • 30989QLD Course in Firearms Safety (Category H)

For information with regards to more elective units, please contact us.

Delivery Options

This qualification is available through face-to-face learning only. This is a six day in-class experience with a qualified and experienced trainer and interactive classroom. Traditional self-paced workbooks are required.

Participants will attend one day at a live firing range where they will receive individual coaching and practice with the firearms before their safe handling skills and marksmanship are assessed.

The program is conducted primarily as a practical scenario based course with both written and practical assessments. Emphasis is placed on the safe handling of firearms and selecting an appropriate response to risk situations.

Course is only available at our QLD offices. Please contact us for information about courses in other states.

This course is NOT available through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Pathways

Firearms Licensing

Applications made for Security Guard Firearms Licences are handled by the Weapons Licencing Branch of the Queensland Police. This service incurs a fee to process, approve and issue licences.

The licensing application process will be discussed on the course. For more information please head to Weapons Licensing QLD. 

Course Fees

Course fees may vary depending on location of the course.

Fee-for-service
$1200

Payments Plans

Course Information

Testimonial

“I was so impressed with the Certificate II class I went on to do my Cert III and my Firearms & Defensive Tactics course as well. During the course they assist you in the application process for getting your security licence and and I can’t wait to start work in the industry.

Thanks to James, Craig, Glenn, Peta, Brooke and the rest of the Asset College team for a fantastic experience and to the new friends I met on the way!”

Keith Holman



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