Agriculture and Science

NONC0165A Firearms Licence Course – Tasmania

This course will assist participants to meet the requirements for a firearm licence in Tasmania. These training requirements are consistent with the minimum national standards for the granting of firearm licences Australia wide.

  • Firearms Safety Courses are conducted to determine the competency of applicants for firearms licences.
  • Only those people who have Tasmania Police written approval to enrol may attend a firearm safety course.
  • Applicants may only enrol in the category of firearms course for which police approval has been given.
  • Courses are conducted in the English language.

Course Information

To enrol participants must follow the below steps:

  • Go to Service Tasmania to lodge your application for a Firearms Licence.
  • When Tasmania Police approve the granting of the licence, they will forward you written approval to enrol in a course together with:
      • A list of course dates for you to select from
      • An information sheet about the course
      • TasTAFE enrolment forms
  • Complete these forms including your list of preferred dates for the course and include your payment
    • Payment can be made by credit card, cheque or you can come into a campus and pay in person
  • Post to TasTAFE
  • Upon receipt of your enrolment forms and payment, TasTAFE will send you confirmation of the course date and venue together with study notes and a pre-course examination paper for you to complete before the day of the course.
  • 50 points of identification must be presented on the day of the course.
  • You are ineligible to enrol in a Firearms Course unless you have Police approval.

Dates and Times

  • Dates are forwarded by Tasmanian Police after you lodge your application.
  • Courses comprise four hours theory in a classroom and four hours practical on a police approved shooting range. (Security Industry Firearms Courses are run over three days)


  • Statewide


Varies according to the category of firearms licence approved by Tasmania Police.


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