Hunter LEAP (Learning, Education and Accreditation Program) is an education program for hunters, administered by the DPI Game Licensing Unit.
Hunter education and training is an important part of regulated hunting in NSW. Hunter LEAP ensures that individuals wanting to hunt on public land are suitably educated and that opportunities for hunter education are available to all NSW Game Hunting Licence holders.
The Game Licensing Unit is able to approve courses of training for hunters as well as accredit persons, clubs or associations to deliver approved courses. Organisations and their members and/or employees are encouraged to apply for accreditation as a Hunter LEAP Provider or Hunter LEAP Trainer to deliver these approved courses to their local community.
Would your club or hunting industry business like to offer firearms safety training? The Firearms & Hunting Safety (Long-arms) Course is now available for residents of New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Need to know: The course is approved by the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry and the ACT Firearms Registry and allows residents to qualify for a Firearms Licence in their state.
Need to action: Seek pre-approval as a Firearms Safety Instructor in your state:
To qualify as a Firearm Safety Instructor, you must hold a current firearms licence that was issued in the state you are seeking instructor accreditation, and you must have held that licence for at least three years.
|I'm already a Hunter LEAP Trainer||I'm a new Hunter LEAP Trainer||Clubs/ organisations|
Download and print Form HL-F: Application to become a Hunter LEAP Firearms Safety Instructor.
Download and print Form HL-B: Application to become an accredited Hunter LEAP Trainer.
Download and print Form HL-A: Application to become an accredited Hunter LEAP Provider.
If you reside in NSW and wish to become a Firearms Safety Instructor with Hunter LEAP, you need to fill in the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry Form P644: Application for a Firearms Safety Instructor (Long-arms). Return the form to NSW DPI, rather than NSW Police, so we may complete your nomination.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunter LEAP is made up of four parts:
Primefact 1380 - Hunter LEAP summarises the program.
You can help us build a network for easy access to education and increased participation in hunting clubs by asking your organisation to become a Hunter LEAP Provider and registering as a Hunter LEAP Trainer.
There are many different types of courses available for our Hunter LEAP Partners to deliver, but the most important one is the R-Licence Accreditation Course to help new hunters qualify for a NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence (R-Licence).
Here's just a few of the many reasons to sign-up to Hunter LEAP:
Eligible hunting organisations and businesses are invited to become accredited Hunter LEAP Providers.
Hunter LEAP Providers can be either:
Hunter LEAP Providers plan and schedule training events, then deliver course material that is supplied by the Department. Providers nominate Hunter LEAP Trainers who present Hunter LEAP training material on behalf of their organisation.
Hunter LEAP Providers must ensure their Trainers deliver the course material according to DPI guidelines, procedures and standards for Hunter LEAP Training Packages.
Members or employees of Hunter LEAP Providers are invited to apply for accreditation as a Hunter LEAP Trainer.
Hunter LEAP Trainers are responsible for the delivery and assessment of Hunter LEAP courses on behalf of their Hunter LEAP Provider. Trainer applications must be supported by a nomination from the Provider's official representative.
To qualify for accreditation as a Hunter LEAP Trainer, you must:
The Hunter LEAP policy provides a framework for the management and delivery of education and training through Hunter LEAP. It sets out the minimum requirements for material the Department will issue to Providers and Trainers, the expectations for course delivery according to issued standards and guidelines, and how the Department will review Hunter LEAP Partners activities.
The following Hunter LEAP Training Packages are either available now or in development.
Each Training Package contains a detailed user guide as well as a range of templates and instructional material to assist in delivery of hunter education and training to DPI standards.
|R-Licence qualification||R-Licence Accreditation Course|
|Firearms safety training||Firearms and Hunting Safety Training (Long-arms) Course|
|Hunting technique short courses||Introduction to public land hunting|
|Making a successful shot|
|Sighting in your rifle scope|
|Bushcraft and survival|
|Butchering game animals|
|Calling and decoying foxes|
|Caping, tanning and taxidermy|
|Game animal anatomy and shot placement|
|Hunting rabbits and hares|
|Hunting wild dogs|
|Identifying game and feral animals|
|Introduction to deer hunting|
|Mapping and navigation basics|
|Navigation using GPS|
|Scouting and hunting State forests in NSW|
|Hunting technique workshops||Deer hunting|
|Hunting feral pigs with dogs|
The Hunter Education and Training team located in Parramatta provides dedicated support to Hunter LEAP Partners.
The support team is available by phoning 02 9842 8350 or by emailing email@example.com