Firearms and Defensive Tactics


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 respond to risk situations and manage incidents including the use of firearms, ballistic vests batons and handcuffs. Participants will also receive training in weapon retention, weapon disarming and weapon maintenance and develop an in depth understanding of the legalities pertaining to the use of force. Participants will attend one day at a live firing range where they will receive individual coaching and practice with the firearms before their safe handling skills and marksmanship are assessed.

The program is conducted primarily as a practical scenario based course with both written and practical assessments. Emphasis is placed on the safe handling of firearms and selecting an appropriate response to risk situations.

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


A Statement of Attainment will be awarded upon successful completion of this course. This will allow for the application to Weapons Licencing Queensland for a Security Guard Firearms Licence with firearm categories C, E and H. This will be a requirement for the following job roles:

  • Armed Cash in Transit
  • Plain Clothes Cash In Transit
Entry Requirements

Must be 18 years or 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. Must be an Australian Citizen or hold an appropriate Visa to work in the Security Industry in Queensland.

Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification.

Units of Competency

This qualification is customisable to suit the needs of individual participants and includes a total of 3 elective units.

Elective units
  • CPPSEC3008A Control Security Risk using Firearms
  • Category C Shotgun
  • Category H Revolver
  • Category H Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • Category E Body Armour
  • CPPSEC3014A Control Persons using Baton
  • CPPSEC3015A Restrain Person using Handcuffs