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Australia. 1996 ‘Training as a Prerequisite for Licensing.’ Special Firearms Meeting - the 'Nationwide Agreement on Firearms'; Section 5. Canberra: Australasian Police Ministers' Council. 10 May

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5. Training as a Prerequisite for Licensing

Council resolved:
(a) that all jurisdictions require the completion of an accredited course in safety training for firearms for all first time licence applicants.

The course should be:
* comprehensive and standardised across Australia for all licence categories;
* subject to accreditation of the course syllabus, by an appropriate authority, and a system of accredited instructors to bring prospective licensees to the required standard with a focus on firearms law, firearms safety and firearms competency;
* outlined in a Firearms Safety Code which emphasises both safety and storage issues and is distributed to all new licence applicants prior to attending the course of instruction;
* monitored as to content of courses and the skills of instructors by firearms regulatory authorities;
(b) that a specialised course should be established for training of persons employed in the security industry.

[The APMC Resolutions are also commonly known as the 'National Firearms Agreement,' or NFA].

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