Firearms and Weapons Safety Course (Category C and D)

Category C & D Firearms Safety Course for occupational purposes.

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11029NAT Course in Firearms and Weapons 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.

Examples of firearms under these categories include:

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

Course Outcomes

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 C and D.

Entry Requirements

In order to participate in this course, you 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

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.

This course is not open to international students (student visa 500).

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Payment

Units of Competency

This course includes the following units of competency:

  • NAT11029001 Demonstrate knowledge of weapons legislation, weapons, and community safety
  • NAT11029003 Use Category C firearms lawfully, safely, and responsibly
  • NAT11029004 Use Category D firearms lawfully, safely, and responsibly

Delivery Options

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

Asset College office location is 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.

Contact us if you would like a workshop in a different location. For groups of 5 or more we may be able to schedule a stand-alone workshop to accommodate for your needs.

Note – the timing for this course 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.

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

North Lakes/Rothwell Range



For training partner course pricing, please visit the individual partner websites.

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.


“Just a short note to say thank you to all of 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
Firearms Safety Course (Category C and D)
State Winner

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