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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Firearm Examination POL84115


The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Firearm Examination provides students with the discipline expertise and ability to examine firearms and ammunition in forensic crime scene investigations. It covers the skills and knowledge to undertake firearms and ammunition analysis, microscope examination of ammunition components, assembly and disassembly of ammunition, conducting firearm related testing and interpreting gunshot wounds. Students will develop expert skills and techniques to conduct, examine and analyse forensic firearms and ammunition.
This is a restricted Police qualification; students must be employed by an Australian Police Service to enrol.


Graduate Certificate in Forensic Firearm Examination POL84115

Course No:



CIT Bruce 


1 years part-time over 2 semesters

Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. Subject costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available. The fees below apply unless training as an apprentice or trainee.

Indicative Cost:


Likely Job Outcome:

Forensic Firearm Examiner

Application Type:

Full Fee

Entry Requirements

Must be currently employed by an Australian Policing Agency and be nominated by the relevant jurisdictional forensic section within that State/Territory
demonstrate successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Forensic Investigation or equivalent
demonstrate successful completion of a degree, associate degree or advanced diploma or Diploma of Public Safety (Policing) or equivalent
be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills to undertake vocational education and training at the graduate certificate Level.

Skills Recognition

To study any course at CIT (excluding non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 4 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Due to technical reasons the subjects for this course are not currently available. For more information please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email