Crossbow Safety Course

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

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11029NAT Course in Firearms and Weapons 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.

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 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

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 unit of competency:

  • NAT11029006 Use Category M (Crossbows) lawfully, safely, and responsibly

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.

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.

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

North Lakes/Rothwell Range



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

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


“James was awesome! Thoroughly enjoyed the day. He’s very good at his job… Important in these times where many folks don’t have the benefit of a great dad, like I had, who taught great gun etiquette and safety. (eg. The guy sitting next to me had never fired a gun in his life.. James was a great intro! That guy now has a good foundation). We all do.. Many thanks.”

Gregory Josephson

Crossbow Safety Course
State Winner

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