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Firearms Skill Set

This course is a requirement for Security Officers wishing to apply for a Occupational Firearms Licence.

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CPPSS00063 Firearms Skill Set


This skill set is suitable for licensed security officers who are responsible for protecting the safety and security of people, property and premises, and require an endorsement to carry and use a firearm.

This program has been specifically designed to meet the licensing requirements for a Security (Guard) Weapons Licence in Queensland.

The course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to:

  • safely and effectively determine a response to risk situations
  • manage incidents using firearms, ballistic vests, batons and handcuffs.

Participants will also receive training in:

  • weapon retention
  • weapon disarming
  • weapon maintenance
  • the legalities pertaining to the use of force

Our instructors are industry professionals with several years’ experience in the safe handling of firearms in Security, Military, and Recreational Shooting environments.

If you are already a licensed armed security officer and need to complete your re-validation course, you will need to complete Annual Firearms Re-certification.

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Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment. This will allow for the application to Weapons Licensing Queensland for a Security (Guard) Firearms Licence with firearm categories C, E and H.

This will be a requirement for the following job roles:

Not sure which security course fits your needs? Find out more about the requirements for security licensing and which course provides you your desired career outcome here!

Entry Requirements

In order to undertake this course, you must:

  • Currently hold or be applying for a Class 1 Security Providers Licence.
  • Be 18 years of age or older and have had no criminal convictions in previous 10 years to be eligible for a Security Providers Licence. Note: driving offences (e.g. speeding, drink driving, etc.) are not normally disqualifying offences.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or hold an appropriate Visa to work in the Security Industry in Queensland.

You will require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. If you have not previously completed any vocational training you may be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT prior to commencing enrolment in this course.

You must be able to read and understand organisational policies and procedures, write reports and communicate with others in plain English.

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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 qualification is customisable to suit the needs of individual participants may provide credit towards CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations.

Exact units of competency to be advised.

Delivery Options

Face To Face

New face to face schedule to be advised.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Asset College does not offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on courses with industry licensing outcomes. This includes the Firearms Skill Set course regardless of previous firearms handling experience.


Asset College does not offer online training for this course.

Course Fees

Course fees may vary depending on location of the course due to fees associated with range use.

To be advised.

Firearms Licensing

Applications made for Security Guard Firearms Licences are handled by the Weapons Licencing Branch of the Queensland Police. This service incurs a fee to process, approve and issue licences which is not included in the cost of the course.

The licensing application process will be discussed on the course. For more information please head to Weapons Licensing QLD. 


“I was so impressed with the Certificate II class I went on to do my Cert III and my Firearms & Defensive Tactics course as well. During the course Asset College assist you in the application process for getting your security licence and and I can’t wait to start work in the industry.

Thanks to James, Craig, Glenn, Peta, Brooke and the rest of the Asset College team for a fantastic experience and to the new friends I met on the way!”

Keith Holman