Category C & D Courses

10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety (approved for firearms licensing in Queensland)

Category C and D firearms are generally accessible only to individuals with an occupational need for the firearms. This includes occupations such as primary producers, pest controllers, firearms dealers, armourers, instructors and theatrical ordnance suppliers. They may also be available to firearms collectors who are members of a collector’s guild.

This course 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.

This course covers Category C and D weapons; these are used primarily for occupational shooting activities. Examples of firearms under these categories include:

  • Semi-Automatic Shotguns.
  • Semi-Automatic Rifles
  • Pump Action Shotguns
  • Non-Military and Military Style Centre Fire
  • Self Loading Rifles

This course includes the following units of competency:

  • WSCQPS001A Demonstrate knowledge of firearms safety, firearms and the community
  • WSCQPS003A Demonstrate the safe use of category C firearms
  • WSCQPS004A Demonstrate the safe use of category D firearms

This Firearms Safety Course is delivered face-to-face over 8 hours including a live fire range practice at our state of the art range.

After completing this course, participants may be interested in attending further firearms training with QTC including:

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 click here

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 ShootingMembership of a shooting club (Pistols can only be used at authorised pistol clubs)
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 requirement for you to use firearms
Collection of FirearmsLetter outlining the firearms to be collected or membership of an approved firearms collectors guild

Must have medical certificate relating to muscle dexterity for cat C shooting at Clay target range only, No target shooting available for cat D

This course does not meet the requirements for a Security Guard Firearms Licence

All Queensland Training Centres’ licensed qualified instructors are provided with the same powerpoint presentation to present the courses throughout Qld. This is part of QTC’s quality assurance that all students are trained in the same manner. We can then assure that all our trainers are using and presenting the same Firearms Safety course for Nat 10618 time after time.

Qld Training Centre RTO. 40463 Guarantees all applicants undertaking any of our NAT 10618 Firearms safety course offered and completed by one of our qualified instructed throughout Qld that your Statement of Attainment will be issued within 24 hours after the QTC office has received the relevant student details from the trainer confirming that you have completed and been deemed competent in the categories you are under taking.

Certificates will be emailed directly to the applicant with a copy to the trainer. A hard copy can be mailed if requested by the student.

The statement of attainment is valid for twelve months from the date of issue.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for 10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety (Approved for Firearms Licensing in Queensland).

This course meets the training requirements to apply for a QLD Weapons Licence for categories C and D.

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 five years
  4. Must not have been a subject to a domestic violence order in the past five years
  5. Must not have been a subject to an involuntary mental health order in the past five years