Firearms Safety Training (Held in Toowoomba)

Course in Firearms Safety 10618NAT

Approved for firearms licensing in Queensland for the following categories
Course Categories & Prices

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Course Dates & Locations

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Category A
Category B
Category C
Category D
Category H
Category M

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Most people undertake the Category A, B and H course as this meets the requirements for all of the common firearms in QLD. This includes people who are intending to use firearms for Sports / Target Shooting, Recreational Shooting (Hunting), Collecting Firearms and some occupations. Downs Protection provides full training for all types of firearms:

  • Air Rifles
  • Single and Double Barrel Shotguns
  • Bolt Action, Lever Action and Pump Action Rifles
  • Muzzle Loading Firearms
  • Semi-Automatic Pistols and Revolvers
  • Paintball Guns
  • Crossbows
About this Course

Did you know that that there are over 3 million registered firearms in Australia? Shooting is an increasingly popular sporting and recreational activity and our team has decades of experience enjoying the sport and has introduced thousands of people to this safe, exciting and challenging activity. Our instructors are also experienced with the occupational use of firearms where they are an essential tool for primary production, pest control, security and various other occupations.

This course has been designed by the Queensland Police Service with the assistance of a course development advisory committee comprising 12 representatives from the major clubs and organisations with extensive firearms expertise, including Asset Training Australia. This basic introduction to the firearms industry covers essential skills and knowledge relating to firearms legislation, firearms in the community, licensing requirements, safe handling, safe storage and transport as well as a range of additional information that is essential for all shooters. Students will participate in classroom-based theory, practical handling of a variety of firearms and a live fire activity on an approved range.

This course covers Category A, B and H weapons; these are the most common firearms used for sports/target, recreational and occupational shooting activities. Examples of firearms under these categories include:

  • Air Rifles
  • Single and Double Barrel Shotguns
  • Bolt Action Rifles
  • Lever Action Rifles
  • Pump Action Rifles    Muzzle Loading Firearm
  • Combination Guns (Rifle and Shotgun)
  • Semi-Auto Pistols
  • Revolvers
  • Paintball Guns
Units of Competency

This course includes the following units of competency:

  • WSCQPS001A Demonstrate knowledge of firearms safety, firearms and the community
  • WSCQPS002A Demonstrate the safe use of category A and B firearms
  • WSCQPS005A Demonstrate the safe use of category H firearms
Entry Requirements

In order to participate in this course, students 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 5 years
  4. Must not have been a subject to a domestic violence order in the past 5 years
  5. Must not have been a subject to an involuntary mental health order in the past 5 years.

This course is delivered face-to-face only.

The course is delivered in 1 day (8 hours) including theory, practical and live fire range practice.

Firearms Licensing

Firearms 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 visit the Weapons Licensing website –

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 shooting 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 requirements for you to use firearms

Collection of Firearms – Letter outlining the firearms to be collected or membership of an approved firearms collectors guild

This course does not meet the requirements for a Security Guard Firearms Licence – refer to our Firearms and Defensive Tactics course if you intend to apply for a security firearms licence.

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