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Environmental Firearms Competency Courses

Ballistic Training Solutions provides a range of industry specific firearms safety and proficiency programs for sectors including agriculture, aviation, harvesting and environmental pest management.

 

We advocate and demonstrate environmentally sustainable practices in preserving and managing our natural resources for future generations.

 

We are committed to providing the highest quality training and assessment services for animal welfare and environmental management strategies for the community and actively work with key stakeholders in developing industry best practice and minimum standards to ensure environmental sustainability objectives are met.

 

Specific Industry related courses include:

 

NSW DPI Hunter LEAP Program

 

This program is required for those looking to apply for a NSW Restricted Game Licence (R-Licence) To hunt Game on approved Private and Public Land in NSW.

Professional Shooter Education Program

 

This program encompasses the key requirements of the following core competency requirements: State /Territory Legislative Requirements and responsibilities / Humane and ethical wildlife hazard management strategies / Firearms safety and proficiency for professional and licensing applications.

 

Specific Industry specialization (aircraft, aviation, agricultural ground based etc.) Learning Outcomes from our Professional Shooter Education Program link to the following nationally recognized training packages: AHC - Agriculture, horticulture and conservation land management training package / AVI - Aviation Training Package / 10618NAT- QPS Weapons Licensing course in Firearm Safety - Approved for licensing in Qld)

 

Contact one of the team members at Ballistic Training Solutions today to discuss our Professional Shooting Education program or review the following individual course details. Contact us to tailor a specific worksite competency refresher assessment to meet your workplace needs

 

Specialised Wildlife Hazard Program Training including:

10618NAT- Course in Firearms Safety (Approved for Licencing in Qld)

 

This course meets the requirement in Queensland under the Weapons Act1990 that license applicants complete a course approved by the Commissioner of Police in firearms/weapons safety training. It prepares Weapons Act license applicants who may be deemed to be fit and proper persons and with genuine reasons under the Weapons Act 1990 with the knowledge and applied skills to possess and use firearms/weapons lawfully, responsibly and safely so making them eligible to obtain Qld Weapons Act licenses in one or more of the following categories of firearms/weapons based on the genuine needs of the individual. Categories include A/B/C/D/H & M as defined in the Weapons Act. The course also provides necessary firearms/weapons safety training for :

* Queensland Police Service staff, who as part of their duties require the physical possession of firearms/weapons.

* Officers in other government departments (government service entities) who possess and use firearms/weapons as part of their normal duties including seed gathering and animal tagging, euthanizing and culling.

* Queensland residents with a genuine reason for a firearms license application as defined in the Weapons Act.

* Other professional organizations that require access and use of firearms as part of the undertaking of activities as approved in the Weapons Act.

 

See our 10618NAT Course in Firearms Safety Page for More Details on this Course.

Strict eligibility criteria is specified on this program per Weapons Act.

 

AHCPMG304 - Use Firearms to Humanely Destroy Animals (Supersedes & equivalent to AHCVPT203A - Use of Firearms to humanely destroy animals)

 

This course covers the process of destroying animals humanely by shooting and defines the standard required to: confirm the details of animals to be shot; prepare and handle ammunition and weapons safely; ensure the shooting area is clear and notifications have been made where necessary; shoot the animal in a body site that causes instant death; handle or dispose of dead animals as required.

 

Developed in consultation with key industry, government and local agencies Ballistic Training Solutions is pleased to provide the Use Firearms to Humanely Destroy Animals as Australia's leading humane and ethical firearms competency program for the Agricultural and pest management sector.

This program is part of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and is suited to the following industry applications:

* Primary Producers

* Research Officers / Wildlife Officers

* Professional Shooters

* Shooters engaging in environmentally sustainable hunting or pest management activities

Requirements / Pre-Requisites:

Strict eligibility criteria is specified on this program per Weapons Act Legislation

·        Possess a Current Weapons (Firearms) License from your State/Territory

·        Have a thorough understanding of animal control and wildlife welfare responsibilities

·        Have a thorough understanding and demonstrated application of Safe responsible firearms ownership

·        Have a current Driver’s License

·        No previous violations or orders that would preclude participation as an unfit person as specified in the relevant State/Territory Weapons Act and Regulations.

·        Be familiar with and demonstrate field application of Risk Management and mitigation strategies

Current Firearms Licence endorsed with both categories and activities being assessed is required. Practical assessment is a key part of the  competency assessment.

 

Packaging Rules:

Unit: 1 Unit

AHCPMG304- Use firearms to humanely destroy animals

 

Delivery Options:

Face to face with workplace assisted support and range/simulated field strategies available.

Course Duration: 

1 - 2 Days depending on student & client requirements,  worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each clients requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification.

Assessment is facilitated by undertaken by our expert environmental firearms instructor/s with qualifications, certifications  and a background in humane, ethical, environmental animal management.

Award: 

On successful completion you will  receive a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

Further Details: 

To enrol or enquire on further course details, please contact one of the team at Ballistic to discuss your future training and development in the use of firearms  for humane, ethical animal management by email info@ballistic.edu.au or by phone: 1300 738 098

 

Strict eligibility criteria is specified on this program per Weapons Act, Animal Welfare and Land Management Legislation

 

AMPG306  - Use Firearms to Harvest Wild Game (Supersedes & equivalent to MTMG306A - Use of Firearms to Harvest Wild Game)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to harvest animals humanely and defines the standard required to:

* identify the species to be harvested

* prepare and handle ammunition and weapons safely

* ensure the harvesting area is clear and notifications have been made where necessary

* harvest the animal using a shot to a body site appropriate to the target species that causes instant death and is prescribed in the relevant code of practice

 

This unit is applicable to training field harvesters who are harvesting wild game.

 

All work should be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, customer requirements and product specifications.

 

Individuals undertaking this unit must hold a current firearms/shooters licence and the relevant State permits to harvest wild game.

 

This unit must be delivered and assessed in the context of Australian meat processing standards and regulations.

 

This program is part of the AMP Australian Meat Industry Training Package and is suited to the following industry applications:

 

* Wild Game Harvesters

* Recreational Hunters

* Professional Shooters

* Licenced Macropod Harvesters

* Shooters engaging in environmentally sustainable hunting activities

Requirements / Pre-Requisites:

Strict eligibility criteria is specified on this program per Weapons Act Legislation

·        Possess a Current Weapons (Firearms) License from your State/Territory

·        Have a thorough understanding of animal control and wildlife welfare responsibilities

·        Have a thorough understanding and demonstrated application of Safe responsible firearms ownership

·        Have a current Driver’s License

·        No previous violations or orders that would preclude participation as an unfit person as specified in the relevant State/Territory

 

Weapons Act and Regulations.

·        Be familiar with and demonstrate field application of Risk Management and mitigation strategies

Current Firearms Licence endorsed with both categories and activities being assessed is required. Practical assessment is a key part of the competency assessment.

 

Packaging Rules:

Unit: 1 Unit - AMPG306 - Use firearms to harvest wild game

 

Delivery Options:

Face to face with workplace assisted support and range/simulated field strategies available.

Course Duration: 

1 - 2 Days depending on student & client requirements, worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each client’s requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification.

Assessment is facilitated by undertaken by our expert environmental firearms instructor/s with qualifications, certifications and a background in humane, ethical, environmental animal management and harvesting strategies.

Award

On successful completion you will receive a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

Further Details: 

To enrol or enquire on further course details, please contact one of the team at Ballistic to discuss your future training and development in the use of firearms for harvesting of wild game, humane, and ethical animal management by email info@ballistic.edu.au or by phone: 1300 738 098

 

Strict eligibility criteria is specified on this program per Weapons Act, Animal Welfare and Land Management Legislation along with Meat Industry and Animal Processing Legislation.

AHCPMG311 - Use Firearms for Pest Control Activities from Aircraft

(Supersedes & equivalent to AHCVPT304A - Conduct vertebrate pest activities from aircraft )

Feral Animal Aerial Shooter Training - This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct pest control activities from the air using firearms. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources. All work must be carried out to comply with the relevant statutory requirements. Workers operating in this field are required to hold a first aid certificate. Other licensing conditions may also apply to this unit. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory. Firearms licensing conditions apply to this unit. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory agency. Appropriate firearms licences are also required for those involved in training and assessment against this unit. Approval to carry and discharge firearms from aircraft must be gained from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The holder of an Air Operator's Certificate is responsible for gaining this approval and personnel involved must ensure such an approval is issued and comply with any conditions specified in the approval documentation. In addition to legal responsibilities, all units of competency dealing with animals in the AHC Training Package have the requirements for animals to be handled humanely to minimise stress and discomfort.

 

This program is part of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and is suited to the following industry applications:

* Conservation & Wildlife officers

* Certified Aerial Culling Operators

* Endorsed & Certified Professional Aerial Shooters

 

Pre-requisite entry requirements for this course include:

* Possess a current Australian firearms (Weapons) license as issued by your home state with a minimum category of B (D preferred for occupation clients)

* Successful completion and award of a Statement of Attainment in the use of firearms to humanely destroy animals.

* Successful completion and award of a statement of attainment in Firearms Safety Covering Categories C & D Weapons within the last 6 months

 

Requirements / Pre-Requisites:

Strict eligibility criteria is specified on this program per Weapons Act Legislation

·        Possess a Current Drivers License & Weapons (Firearms) License from your State/Territory

·        Have a thorough understanding of animal control and wildlife welfare responsibilities

·        Have a thorough understanding and demonstrated application of Safe responsible firearms ownership

·        Have 2 years field professional shooting experience as referenced from previous employment/contract testimonials

·        No previous violations or orders that would preclude participation as an unfit person as specified in the relevant State/Territory Weapons Act and Regulations.

·        Have a current ARN with CASA

·        Have an SOA in AHCPMG304 – Use firearms to humanely destroy animals

·        Be familiar with and demonstrate field application of Risk Management and mitigation strategies and have a thorough understanding of the aviation safety and security requirements relating to this area of work

·        Other Specific Certifications and licencing requirements are required for participation and completion of this course - Contact Ballistic Training Solutions for More details.

Current Firearms Licence endorsed with both categories and activities being assessed is required. Practical assessment is required as part of the competency assessment along with industry specific certifications and CASA approvals.

 

Packaging Rules:

Unit: 1 Unit

AHCPMG311- Use firearms for pest control activities from aircraft

 

Delivery Options:

Face to face with workplace assisted support and range/simulated field strategies .

Course Duration: 

1 - 2 Days depending on student & client requirements,  worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each clients requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification.

Assessment is facilitated by undertaken by our expert environmental firearms instructor/s with qualifications, certifications  and a background in aircraft, aviation, aerial culling and the operation of aerial pest control strategies including humane, ethical, environmental animal management.

Award: 

On successful completion you will  receive a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment covering the following Competencies Demonstrated:

 

Please contact Ballistic Training Solutions to Discuss this course and the Full Details on Knowledge Evidence, Experience and Industry Competency Requirements.

 

Enrolments are subject to acceptance by Ballistic Training Solutions after assessment of entrance requirements, industry experience and genuine industry occupational experience and need.

 

Further Details: 

To enrol or enquire on further course details, please contact one of the team at Ballistic to discuss your future training and development in professional aerial culling certification by email info@ballistic.edu.au or by phone: 1300 738 098

 

Strict eligibility criteria is specified on this program per Weapons Act, Animal Welfare and Land Management Legislation

This is a restricted program specific for industry clients - Strict entry requirements are in place per CASA and Weapons Act Legislation.

 

Ballistic Training Solutions is committed to continuous improvement and the development of industry best practice and standards in sustainability and environmental management activities through active engagement with key stakeholders.

We are committed to developing, contributing & maintaining industry best practice standards and operating procedures regarding animal welfare, environment & firearms safety practices through our active engagement with key stakeholders including:

  • State & Territory Firearms Licencing bodies

  • Key Environmental stateholders

  • Agrilcultural providers

  • Professional shooters associations

  • Invasive Pest Species Management Providers

  • Sporting Shooters

  • Public stakeholders concerned with public safety and environmental management

Industry Tailored Training focused on your individual learning needs!

Course details and pre-requisite information is available on the specific course overview pages. To review your personal training needs don't hesitate to email us a copy of your current qualifications, experience and resume and we can review a tailored training plan to meet your specific requirements.

We worked with the Team at Ballistic Training to develop a customised Nationally accredited program to suit our policy/procedure and operating environment, very professional service and a great product result for our organisation, team and individuals.

James.. 

Informative, focused program, i felt comfortable with the information and pace and took a lot away from my course. Thanks guys.

Jeremy