Firearms Safety Courses for Licensing in Queensland

11029NAT Course in Firearms and Weapons Safety

Ipswich Sporting Firearms Pty Ltd (ATF ISF Trust) offers courses in Firearms and Weapons 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 M (Crossbow) and M (Miscellaneous)

Please note – for Cat C, D and M please contact the Instructor directly, via the email address below, to enquire about course dates

We are now also offering Security Firearms Requalifications for Categories C, H and E

Please contact the Instructor directly, via the email address below, to enquire about course dates

In order to participate in these courses, 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

Please note well: the Range Operator where Live Fire assessment will be conducted requires an appropriately completed Qld Police Form 33 prior to any firearm/weapon being discharged on their range for any purpose – Any person who is unable to provide an appropriately completed Form 33 will not be permitted to discharge a firearm/weapon on this range and as such would be unable to complete the requirements of Course in Firearms and Weapons Safety 11029NAT

For more information regarding specific licensing requirements, please visit Weapons Licensing QLD.

Units covered in our courses:

  • 11029NAT Course in Firearms Safety:
    • NAT11029001 Demonstrate knowledge of Weapons Legislation, Weapons and community safety
    • NAT11029002 Use Category A and B firearms lawfully, safely and responsibly
    • NAT11029003 Use Category C firearms lawfully, safely and responsibly
    • NAT11029004 Use Category D firearms lawfully, safely and responsibly
    • NAT11029005 Use Category H firearms lawfully, safely and responsibly
    • NAT11029006 Use Category M (Crossbows) lawfully, safely and responsibly
    • NAT11029007 Use Category M (Miscellaneous Weapons) lawfully, safely and responsibly


  • CPP31318 Certificate III in Security Operations:
    • CPPSEC3101 Manage conflict and security risks using negotiation
    • CPPSEC3103 Determine and implement response to security risk situation
    • CPPSEC3102 Maintain operational safety and security of the work environment
    • CPPSEC3114 Control security risk situations using firearms
    • CPPSEC3115 Carry, operate and maintain revolvers for security purposes
    • CPPSEC3116 Carry, operate and maintain semi-automatic pistols for security purposes
    • CPPSEC3117 Carry, operate and maintain shotguns for security purposes

Students will also be required to provide a current Unique Student Identifier (USI)

For more information please see here: Unique Student Identifier




  • Cat AB                                              $170
  • Cat H                                                 $170
  • Cat ABH                                          $240
  • Cat C                                                 $180
  • Cat D                                                 $180
  • Cat CD                                              $280
  • Cat M                                                 $170
  • Security Firearms Requalification
      • Cat CEH     $295
      • Cat EH        $270

(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

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If the dates above are not convenient, please go to Asset College and check their course dates

 For further course information, please contact:

                                                                            Scott Geelan (Licensed Firearms Instructor 74000453) 
                                                                            Phone:  +61 408 828824


                                                                            Asset College (RTO #31718)

                                                                            Phone:   +61 7 3482 2758

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Ipswich Sporting Firearms Pty Ltd (ATF ISF Trust), in conjunction with Asset College (RTO #31718) provides nationally accredited 11029NAT Course in Firearms and Weapons Safety for categories A B C D H and M (Crossbow). We also offer annual Security Firearms Requalification courses.

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.

Firearms & Weapons Safety Course Format

The courses generally each 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 Oral 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 oral test covering these firearms in detail, including identification of specific safety critical parts of a firearm, safe use, lawful uses, 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, H and M also have similar Specific  Oral 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 Firearms & Weapons Safety

Once the theory lectures and written and oral 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 – 11029NAT Course in Firearms and Weapons Safety, for the relevant categories of firearms / weapons, which may be used in support of an application for a Queensland Weapons Act Licence.