Accreditation as a Hunter LEAP Provider - New South Wales


You will need this accreditation to deliver the Hunter Learning, Education and Accreditation Program (LEAP).

Clubs, associations and individuals can apply to be accredited to deliver courses under the Hunter LEAP, such as the R-Licence accreditation course.

The Hunter LEAP provides best practice education and training for hunters to ensure they meet the legislative requirements for game licensing, firearms licensing, animal welfare and hunter safety standards in NSW. The program is designed to assist hunters acquire the appropriate qualifications for a restricted game hunting licence and NSW Firearms licence.

All accreditation courses for hunters must be approved by the Minister. If there is a course approved for a particular class and type of licence, a person is not eligible to be granted a licence of that class and type unless the person has successfully completed the course.

Please be aware that all trainers that are responsible for the delivery and assessment of LEAP courses are also required to be accredited.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Hunter LEAP providers can be either:

  • an Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO)
  • a hunting industry business.

To qualify for accreditation as a Hunter LEAP Trainer, you must:

  • have a current NSW restricted game hunting licence (R-Licence) or have evidence you have completed the mandatory component of the R-Licence accreditation course
  • provide a Working with Children Check
  • pass a Criminal History Check (conducted by the agency)
  • be an approved firearms safety trainer (if you intend to deliver firearms licence safety training courses)
  • understand and abide by the contents of the Hunter LEAP Trainer's Guide: Training standards and techniques (issued with each trainer accreditation).


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You do not need to pay any fees.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

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