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PRACTICAL FIREARM TRAINING COURSE FOR Zoo Rangers (PFTp:ZR)

The course offers Zoo rangers a working knowledge of firearms safety, imparts best practice firearm handling and teaches participants how to safely yet humanely dispatch animals in dangerous situations.

This is a full day course run from 9am to around 5pm and includes both theory and live firing under the supervision of two experienced trainers and a range officer. All courses are conducted at a Victoria Police approved SSAA Victoria shooting range.

MORE SPECIFICALLY, TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE INCLUDE:

• Firearm types, major parts and actions
• Basic firearms safety and risk management
• Safe storage, transportation and handling
• Ammunition anatomy and cartridge construction
• Shooting procedures and techniques
• Firearm maintenance
• Bore-sighting
• Sighting-in
• Point Blank Range
• Humane dispatch of animals following POCTAA
• Marksmanship

The course also includes a half-day range shoot to practice skills and can be tailored to specific requirements.

Please contact SSAA Victoria State Office for additional information.