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Firearms Safety Course (Category C and D)

This firearms safety course covers Category C and D weapons and is usually only available to those who require these weapons for occupational purposes.

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10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety (approved for firearms licensing in Queensland)

Category C and D firearms are generally accessible only to individuals with an occupational need for the firearms. This includes occupations such as primary producers, pest controllers, firearms dealers, armourers, instructors and theatrical ordnance suppliers. They may also be available to firearms collectors who are members of a collector’s guild.

This course covers essential skills and knowledge relating to firearms legislation, firearms in the community, licensing requirements, safe handling, safe storage and transport as well as a range of additional information that is essential for all shooters.

This course covers Category C and D weapons; these are used primarily for occupational shooting activities. Examples of firearms under these categories include:

  • Semi-Automatic Shotguns.
  • Semi-Automatic Rifles
  • Pump Action Shotguns

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for 10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety (Approved for Firearms Licensing in Queensland).

This course meets the training requirements to apply for a QLD Weapons Licence for categories C and D.

Entry Requirements

In order to participate in this course, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be 18 years of age to attend
  2. 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
  3. Must not have any criminal convictions (relating to drug use, violence or weapons) in the past five years
  4. Must not have been a subject to a domestic violence order in the past five years
  5. Must not have been a subject to an involuntary mental health order in the past five years

Units of Competency

This course includes the following units of competency:

  • WSCQPS001A Demonstrate knowledge of firearms safety, firearms and the community
  • WSCQPS003A Demonstrate the safe use of category C firearms
  • WSCQPS004A Demonstrate the safe use of category D firearms

Delivery Options

This course is delivered face-to-face over 4 hours including a live fire range practice at an approved range.

Note – this timing is based on the assumption that students have prior firearms handling experience. If students have not got any prior experience, the duration would increase to eight hours and we would recommend completing a Category A, B and H Firearms Safety course prior to commencing the Category C and D course.


After completing this course, participants may be interested in attending further firearms training with Asset Training Australia including:

Firearms Licensing

Firearms 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.

Course Fees

Course fees vary depending on the location and delivery mode of the course. This is due to the differences in range fees in different locations.

Townsville $320
North Lakes $250
Toowoomba $200



“Just a short note to thank you to all the team at ASSET for yet another great course. Both my son and I really enjoyed the Firearms Safety Course today. Huge thank you to the young fellas as well for a very well presented course. I am sure that not one person who attended today would have any complaints judging by the chatter outside.”
Ricky Freemantle
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