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New South Wales. 2006 ‘Firearms Safety Training Courses.’ Firearms Regulation 2006 (2006-512, as at 1 January 2014); Section 122. Sydney: New South Wales Government. 1 September

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122. Firearms safety training courses

(1) Except as provided by subclause (2), the firearms safety training courses that are prescribed for the purposes of the Act are as follows:
(a) for firearms other than pistols - the course known as the Firearms Licence Qualification Course or any other approved course conducted by or on behalf of an approved person or body,
(b) for pistols - an approved course conducted by or on behalf of an approved pistol club.

(2) In the case of firearms to be used by security guards or employees of a government agency, an approved firearms safety accreditation course is prescribed for the purposes of the Act.

(3) The relevant course to be completed by applicants in respect of particular categories of licences or types of permits is to be determined by the Commissioner.

(4) The Commissioner may approve:
(a) persons to be instructors for such courses on such terms as the Commissioner may determine, and
(b) instructors to use registered firearms, that the instructor is authorised to use under a licence, for the purposes of conducting such courses.

(5) A person approved as an instructor for any such course ceases to be so approved if the person ceases to be the holder of a licence or permit that authorises the person to possess firearms to which the course relates.

(6) A person who:
(a) dishonestly attempts to obtain a certificate or any other document that purports to be evidence of the person having passed a firearms safety training course, or
(b) knowingly is in possession of any such certificate or other document that has been dishonestly obtained and attempts to use it, or uses it, for a dishonest purpose, or
(c) dishonestly issues any such certificate or other document,

is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty (subclause (6)): 20 penalty units.

['The Act' means the Firearms Act 1996]

ID: Q2600

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