Category A & B weapons most common for recreational shooters.
A basic introduction to the firearms industry, this course covers the skills and knowledge essential to firearms legislation, firearms in the community, licensing requirements, safe handling, firearms terminology, safe storage and transport, as well as additional information which is essential to all shooters.
This course covers Category A and B weapons.
These are the most common firearms used for sports/target, recreational and occupational shooting activities. Examples of firearms under these categories include:
On successful completion of this course, you will receive 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 categories A and B.
In order to participate in this course, you must meet the following requirements:
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.
What will I need to provide to enrol?
We require all of the above to be completed and until all of these are received your spot is still tentative and therefore if the course becomes full, your booking may be moved.
Please read our COVID vaccination policy here.
Units of Competency
This course covers the following units of competency:
This course is delivered face-to-face over 8 hours. This consists of a theory assessment completed online in class and a live fire range practice at an approved range.
Asset College runs our Firearms Safety courses at North Lakes. We also have training partners who can run Firearms Safety courses in other locations. Click on the training partner name to view more information about their courses.
For groups of 5 or more we may be able to schedule a stand-alone workshop to accommodate for your needs.
You can also complete either the Category H as standalone or our most popular course Category A, B and H together.
Please note: Recognition of Prior Learning is not available on Firearms Safety Courses.
After completing this course, you may be interested in attending further firearms training with Asset College including:
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.
Please view our upcoming workshops by selecting your location on the right hand side bar.
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
Make sure you have all the required documents to apply for your licence.
You must apply for your QLD Weapons licence within 12 months of the issue date listed on your certificate.
Apply for a Licence Online
To apply for a weapons licence in Queensland you must:
Examples of evidence for genuine reason to hold a firearms licence 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|
If you have trouble completing your application or have any licensing questions you can contact Queensland Police Weapons Licensing by:
Phone: 07 3015 7777
Email: [email protected]olice.qld.gov.au
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.
“I have owned firearms, and completed firearms training in several countries.
ASSET was by far the most comprehensive and taught an old hand like myself new aspects of firearm regulations in QLD specifically.
I look forward to completing my category H licence in the near future, as well as bringing more friends along for their courses too.”