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Firearms Instructor Course – Level 1 (Firearms Safety)

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Firearms Instructor Course – Level 1 (Firearms Safety)


Since we have begun delivering the Firearms Instructors course we have been undergoing accreditation. The accredited Firearms Instructor course will be a Certificate IV qualification with elective streams for different roles within the industry. These will include:

  • Firearms Operator
  • Firearms Coach / Safety Supervisor
  • Range Officer
  • Instructor
  • Range Manager
  • Dealer

All of these additional functions that we are including are a result of industry consultation undertaken while designing the new course. As a result, it is taking longer than we initially anticipated and are looking to have the new course approved soon.

In the meantime, please continue to register your interest with us for this course and we will update you in regards to it’s status.

Anyone who has used firearms knows that safety is paramount from the first moment that you handle any firearm. Most people undertaking firearms safety courses have little or no experience with firearms which means they need expert training from experienced shooters to ensure they go on to become safe and responsible firearms owners. Whether their goal is sports or target shooting, recreational shooting, primary production, collecting weapons or an occupational requirement, all new shooters need guidance from trained and experienced instructors.

If you have undertaken firearms training with ASSET previously you would know that we have instructors with both exceptionally high standards and the ability to coach people from different backgrounds and various goals. This ability to deliver safe, high quality training to a diverse audience is a skill that we have mastered while training thousands of new shooters in the past 11 years. This is your chance to learn from our experience.

The purpose of this course is to develop participants instructional skills relating to firearms use for both personal and occupational purposes.

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Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will have developed and practised the fundamental skills to instruct new shooters in the safe handling and use of firearms.

Participants will be offered the opportunity following this course to apply to become a Firearms Instructor with Asset College (selection criteria applies).

Participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for 10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety (approved for firearms licensing in Queensland) and a Statement of Attendance for the Firearms Instructor Course – Level 1 (Firearms Safety).

Entry Requirements

Participants on this course must meet the following criteria:

  1. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  2. Hold a current firearms licence issued in Australia or have completed a Course in Firearms Safety and meet the eligibility requirements for firearms licensing in Queensland.
  3. Have significant firearms related experience*
  4. Have intermediate or advanced firearms skills*

* Skills and experience can be demonstrated through any form of lawful firearms activities (ie. club membership, recreational shooting, primary producer, police, military, etc.)

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.


Asset College’s Firearms Instructor Course covers the following subjects:

  • Relevant legislation
  • Safety in Training
  • Weapons Handling Skills for Instructors
  • Instructional and Coaching Skills with Firearms
  • Range Management
  • Preparation for Firearms Instruction
  • Delivery of Firearms Safety Theory Lessons
  • Delivery of Firearms Safety Practical Lessons (dry-fire and live-fire)
  • Fault Identification and Correction Techniques
  • Incident Management
  • Firearm Maintenance
  • Conducting Firearms Safety Assessments

Note: This course does not cover the requirements for Firearms Training in the Security Industry. For further information refer to Firearms Instructor Course – Level 2 (Security Operations).


This course is delivered face-to-face over 6 Days.

Participants will undertake an intensive 5 day training program including classroom training, simulation and live-fire range practices. On the final day of the course, participants who have met the course standards will assist in the delivery of a firearms safety course with real students.

Classes will run from 8.30am to 5pm daily. Depending on range availability, participants may also be required to attend evening sessions during the course. If scheduled, these sessions will run from 6pm – 9pm on selected days.

Note: Participants who are applying to become a Firearms Instructor with Asset Training Australia will be required to assist with the delivery of a minimum of 3 additional firearms safety courses following completion of this course.

Resources and Equipment

Asset College will provide sufficient resources and equipment to complete this course.

Participants may also supply their own resources and equipment for this course if they wish however use of the equipment on the day will be subject to the discretion of the course director.


“My wife and I both attended the A , B ,& H Firearms course at North Lakes on the weekend, please pass our sincere thanks on to the Instructor Glen. His training style kept the group engaged and informed throughout the training and testing. Job well done.”

 Matt Fisher