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Crossbow Safety Course (Category M)

This course covers the safe usage of Category M weapons (Crossbow Safety).

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10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety (approved for firearms licensing in Queensland) – CATEGORY M CROSSBOWS

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.

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Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you 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 Category M Crossbows.

Entry Requirements

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

  1. Must be over 18 years of age (or have written consent from parent/guardian 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

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.

Units of Competency

This course includes the following unit of competency:

  • WSCQPS006A Use crossbow lawfully, responsibly and safely

Delivery Options

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.

We deliver our Firearms Safety course throughout Brisbane & Greater South East Queensland including:

  • North Lakes
  • Gold Coast
  • Rockhampton
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville

Click here to view our upcoming workshops or 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.

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

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 below for course fees at each location.

Crossbow Licensing

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 crossbow 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 Weapons Letter outlining the weapons to be collected or membership of an approved firearms collectors guild

Course Dates and Locations

Book now by selecting one of the following locations to view upcoming course dates and prices.

North Lakes


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“Please pass my best thanks to Mark for the reloading course on Saturday.
From his dedication to teach, I learnt a lot in a short time and I feel confident now to go into reloading by myself. I won’t hesitate to come again for another course.”

Daniel Pasquelin