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Instructor Certifications
Specific pofessional development programs

We offer instructor certifications across the entire force response continuum for operational use of force - from conflict control, to empty hand defence & control, mechanical restraints, intermediate force and firearms. Our instructor certifications are divided into 2 levels: Level 1 focuses on core skills for operational safety training, whilst Level 2 explores advanced concepts to develop operational survival, instructor competency and promote continuous improvement. Programs are progressive in format - core skills progress into intermediate and advanced concepts and methodologies - with instructors learning delivery and assessment strategies for theory and practical components of operational application. The content covers skills for delivering training to personnel in ‘standard’ operational roles, but all programs can be customised to specific agency or operational requirements.

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Defensive Tactics Instructor

Instructor CertifcationsThis program presents in-depth information for instruction of operational personnel in empty hand defensive tactics, restraint & control, mechanical restraints, and intermediate force options with the expandable baton. The strategies are simple, practical and effective, and are designed for use by operational personnel in real world situations. Theory content covers threat assessment, interpersonal communication for conflict, understanding stress, lawful guidelines for force response, human physiology, anatomy and biomechanics and fundamental combat principles and concepts. Practical content for empty hand component covers strategies for creating distance, escape countermeasures, strike theory, takedowns and ground work, low and high threat restraint and control strategies, fundamentals of weapons awareness and defence against multiple subjects. Mechanical restraints and baton components cover types of restraints and batons, carriage, lawful use and maintenance or equipment. Trainer content includes professional demeanour and presentation, safety in training, class formats and structure, using active and dynamic drills effectively, creating tactical blueprints, avoiding training scars, and general fitness for violent confrontations involving a use of force.     view promo »

Title:

Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification Level 1 (Operational Essentials)

Code:

DTI-1

Duration:

5 days

Content:

Operations: conflict control, law, empty hand defence, restraint & control, handcuffs, baton

Instructor: training process, instructor principles, practical training concepts, active drills for skill acquisition

Requirement:

Initial certification (Security Industry Defensive Tactics Instructor certification)

Dates:

9 - 13 April 2018, Melbourne

Registration:

register your interest » download DTI-1 BRIEFING BULLETIN » download DTI-1 APPLICATION FORM »

 

Title:

Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification Level 2 (Advanced Operations)

Code:

DTI-2

Duration:

5 days

Content:

Operations: high-risk countermeasures (ground defence, multiple attackers, weapon defence), post incident management, duty equipment

Instructor: combat physiology & psychology, intuitive bodywork, UOF concepts, public safety fitness, dynamic drills for skill development

Requirement:

Initial certification

Prerequisites:

DTIC1 or equivalent

Dates:

8 - 12 September 2018, Melbourne

Registration:

register your interest » download DTI-2 BRIEFING BULLETIN » download DTI-2 APPLICATION FORM »

 

Title:

Defensive Tactics Instructor Recertification

Code:

DTI-R

Duration:

3 days (Level 1), 2 days (Level 2)

Content:

Empty Hand Defence, Restraint & Control, Handcuff, Baton, Instructor Content

Requirement:

Recommended every 3 years

Prerequisites:

DTIC Level 1 / 2

Dates:

TBC

Registration:

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Firearms Instructor

Firearms InstructorThis program trains participants to instruct others in the operational use of revolvers and pistols. Theory content covers firearms safety, mechanical operations, ballistic theory, duty equipment, fundamentals of survival shooting, maintenance, first aid & post crisis trauma, and documenting use of force incidents. Practical content covers carriage & presentation, handling skills & operational techniques, dry drills & live firing, and weapon retention. Trainer content covers training & assessment principles, safety in training, professional ethics & standards for UOF instructors, range management, coaching strategies, and use of drills and simulations for stress inoculation training. The program makes use of practical skill acquisition and development through extensive range practice exercises and drills.     view promo »

Level 1 is approved by Licensing & Regulations Division (Victoria Police) for Security Industry Firearms Instructor certification in Victoria.

Title:

Firearms Instructor Certification Level 1 (Operational Essentials)

Code:

FI-1

Duration:

5 days

Content:

Operations: conflict control, law, firearms safety, shooting fundamentals, mechanical functions & rectifications

Instructor: competency-based instruction, instructor concepts, safety in training, active drills for skill acquisition

Requirement:

Initial certification (Security Industry Firearms Instructor certification)

Prerequisites:

Security firearms licensing or equivalent operational competency 

Dates:

7 - 11 May 2018, Melbourne

Registration:

register your interest » download FI-1 BRIEFING BULLETIN » download FI-1 APPLICATION FORM »

 

Title:

Firearms Instructor Certification Level 2 (Advanced Operations)

Code:

FI-2

Duration:

5 days

Content:

Operations: survival mindset, operational tactics, moving & shooting, alternate carriage options, alternate shooting positions, 1-hand shooting, reactive shooting, officer down, firearm retention, post incident management, duty equipment

Instructor: ballistics & stopping power, trauma management, UOF concepts, public safety fitness, dynamic drills for skill development

Requirement:

Initial certification

Prerequisites:

FIC1 or equivalent

Dates:

6 - 10 October 2018, Melbourne

Registration:

register your interest » download FI-2 BRIEFING BULLETIN » download FI-2 APPLICATION FORM »

 

Title:

Firearms Instructor Recertification

Code:

FI-R

Duration:

3 days (Level 1), 2 days (Level 2)

Content:

Revolver, Pistol, Shotgun

Requirement:

Mandatory every 3 years (for security industry instructors in Victoria)

Prerequisites:

FIC Level 1 / 2

Dates:

5 - 7 March 2018 (FI-1R), Melbourne

8 - 9 March 2018 (FI-2R), Melbourne

Registration:

register your interest » download FI-R BRIEFING BULLETIN » download FI-R APPLICATION FORM »

 

Special Note

Programs are generally limited to public safety personnel due to regulations and operational applicability. Prerequisites are outlined in the course briefing bulletin. Due to the resources and organisation required for this training, cut-off dates for applications are set prior to course commencement and are listed on the application form. Participants should submit applications before the cut-off date to reserve their place and ensure course commencement.