10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety
Ipswich Sporting Firearms Pty Ltd (ATF ISF Trust) offers courses in Firearms Safety, approved for Firearms Licensing in Queensland,
in conjunction with Asset College RTO #31718
Courses are available for Firearms Categories A B C D H
Please note - for Cat C & D please contact the instructor directly to confirm suitable dates
In order to participate in this course, you must meet the following requirements:
Must be over 18 years of age (or must be at least 11 years and one day of age and have written consent from parent/guardian to attend)
Must not have any physical or other impairment which would prevent you from handling firearms safely
– if unsure, you should seek advice from your GP or contact us to discuss suitability
Must not have any criminal convictions (relating to drug use, violence or weapons) in the past five years
Must not have been a subject to a domestic violence order in the past five years
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.
For course information and dates, please contact:
Scott Geelan (Licensed Firearms Instructor 74000453)
Phone: +61 408 828824
Asset College (RTO #31718)
- Cat AB $150
- Cat H $150
- Cat ABH $210
- Cat C $150
- Cat D $150
- Cat CD $250
(GST Exempt - No GST on Nationally Accredited Education Courses)
(Also please note you may only complete two categories on one calendar day - Cat AB is one category, Cat ABH is two categories)
Please book your place by clicking on the links below
PLEASE NOTE - We are currently unable to offer Course in Firearms Safety. The Government's Social Distancing Regulations have caused the range we use for the Practical Live Fire element of the course to be closed
Update 15 May: Thanks to everyone for your patience during these difficult times. We are presently waiting on Level 2 relaxation of restrictions (expected mid June in Queensland) to re-assess use of the range for training courses. At this stage, we believe we should be able to resume courses late June. Thanks again for your patience, and please keep watching this page for further updates
In the meantime, Asset College may be able to assist you with this course. Please contact them at:
Asset College (RTO #31718)
Ipswich Sporting Firearms Pty Ltd (ATF ISF Trust), in conjunction with Asset College (RTO #31718) provides nationally accredited 10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety for categories A B C D and H.
The courses are run at Ipswich Pistol Club at Karrabin Qld 4306, just outside Ipswich Qld 4305
All assessments are made on a competency basis. That is to say that students must demonstrate competency in each of the theory and practical elements of the course for which they are sitting in order to be awarded a Safety Certificate for the categories of firearms (guns) they are seeking.
Firearm & Gun Safety Course Format
The courses take about seven and a half to eight hours from start to finish. The course format is in accordance with nationally accredited guidelines, and consists of several theory components presented in an interactive lecture format, with a written examination at the conclusion of each section, followed by a practical assessment including live firing on the range with the relevant categories of firearms for which safety accreditation is being sought.
The theoretical element of the course is structured as an initial “Common Safety Test” which covers general firearms safety as well as the major legislative and legal obligations surrounding firearms licensing, ownership, storage and use in Queensland. Topics covered include lawful reason for possessing a firearm, licensing requirements, storage requirements, purchase and storage of ammunition, safe use, responsibilities of firearms owners, and also major points of law in relation to the Queensland Weapons Act 1990 (as amended), the Queensland Weapons Regulation 2016 and the Queensland Weapons Categories Regulation 1997.
Following the Common Safety Test, there are “Specific Tests” for each of the firearms categories for which safety accreditation is being sought.
As an example, for Cat AB (generally bolt action repeating rifles, and break action shotguns) there is a category-specific written test covering these firearms in detail, including identification of specific safety critical parts of a firearm, safe use, lawful uses, ammunition types, how different types of ammunition work, potential ranges and danger zones for different calibres of ammunition and different ammunition types, safe techniques for transport, operation and use of firearms, legal responsibilities for transporting firearms in a public place, where firearms (guns) may be lawfully used, and what permissions are required for use of firearms on private property
Other categories such as C, D and H also have similar Specific Tests which focus on all of the above attributes for Cat AB firearms, but go into specific detail about matters relative to those particular categories.
Written and Practical Assessment For Gun & Firearms Safety
Once the theory lectures and exams are completed, the course moves to the range for live firing exercises and assessment. Live firing assessment includes a briefing by the instructor about each of the particular firearm types being assessed, and then the students must demonstrate safe handling practices, loading, firing from a number of different positions, and unloading the firearms, misfire and malfunction remedial actions, ensuring a firearm is clear and safe, passing of firearms from one person to another, and then the instructor covers basic firearms maintenance, cleaning, storage and other related matters.
On successful completion of all assessments, the student is awarded a Certificate of Attainment – 10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety, for the relevant categories of firearms which may be used in support of an application for a Queensland Firearms Licence.