Security Training

Technical Advanced Training


Security Industry Firearms Instructor - SIFI

The Security Industry Firearms Instructor course provides applicants with the skills and knowledge necessary to seek employment as a Security Industry Firearms Instructor. Your roles and responsibilities will undertake training and assessment in Certificate III in Security Operations – (Armed Guard and Cash in Transit) to novices and existing Armed Guard Officers.

What will be covered in the SIFI training

  • Assessments

  • Effective communication

  • Firearms Act 1996

  • Powers of arrest and use of force

  • Firearms and ammunition

  • Safety precautions

  • Shooting fundamentals

  • Poor lighting and torch /handgun use

  • Cover and concealment

  • Firearm retention

  • Traumatic shock and recovery

  • Securing crime scenes

  • Administration

To find out more information on course fees and duration, Click here to download our course brochure.

Resources & Facilities

Existing and prospective SIFI trainers will be provided with the required learning resources. All applicants are required to bring their own duty equipment, industry approved handgun (Revolver and or Semi-Automatic), ammunition (min 300 rounds for each handgun) and personal protective equipment (ear and eye wear – ballistic rated). Classes will be conducted as required in an appropriate learning environment. We recommend you bring a clipboard and an exercise book to keep track of your learning.

If you do not have access to a handgun, TAT can source you a handgun at an extra cost of $200 each.

Course Duration

The Baton and Handcuffs training course will consist of 3 days of full-time attendance during the day or 6 nights of attendance in the evenings.

Day classes commence from 8.30am till 4.30pm and Evening classes commence from 6.00pm till 10.00pm.

All TAT instructors are fully recognised by the Licensing and Regulation Division of Victoria Police. Further, they have years of proficiency and maintained current competency in security industry thus providing ongoing industry skills and knowledge to potential security officers wanting to undertake the Baton and Handcuff training.

How to become an approved Security Industry Firearms Instructor by Victoria Police

Any person seeking to become a security industry firearms instructor must be a licensed private security trainer. Once the private security trainer licence has been granted the trainer must: Be the holder of a current Victorian handgun and/or longarms licence make a written application to Victoria Police (Licensing and Regulation Divison) requesting approval to become a security industry firearms instructor - this written application must include;

  • The request for approval;

  • All relevant qualifications (including a certificate of competency of the security industry firearms instructor course);

  • A detailed history of firearms experience; and

  • Evidence that the applicant has an opportunity for employment with an approved RTO as a security industry firearms instructor

Approval will only be granted by the Chief Commissioner of Police once the instructor has been endorsed by the Licensing and Regulation Division to train with an RTO that is approved to deliver Certificate III in Security Operations – Armed Guard and Cash in Transit Once the instructor is aligned to an RTO as an approved trainer, the genuine reason of security industry training will be endorsed on the handgun and/or longarms licence Interstate residents may complete an approved security industry firearms instructor course within Victoria. However, unless students are intending to provide training within Victoria, they will not be given approval as outlined above. Firearms instructor qualifications received in other states are not recognised in Victoria.

Courses are delivered on an ad hoc basis. Group bookings are welcome. To arrange a booking contact our office and ask for our Security Industry Firearms Instructor Trainer Mr Aydin Tat.