UQ STUDENTS IN ACTION

FROM TEXTBOOKS TO TARGET PRACTICE

UQ Project 2021
Play Video

Criminology students enjoy real life experience on the range

An exciting joint venture between the Queensland Rife Association and the University of Queensland gives students an exclusive opportunity. As part of the curriculum of the bachelor degree of Criminology and Criminal Justice, students can voluntarily participate in an excursion to the Belmont Shooting Complex.

Experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience are there to guide students through the three components of the day. They undergo the practical experience of shooting on a range under Australian rules and regulations, learn about national and international gun laws in the theoretical session, and finally browse the exhibits in Belmont’s unique shooting museum. As part of the one-day event, students complete an online quiz that challenges their newly gained knowledge.

In addition to the program, research is being conducted at the university to evaluate the effect on the participants. Its purpose is to determine the change in attitudes and thoughts regarding firearms, legislation and safety, and to assess how students’ understanding of the responsibilities of firearm owners and the purpose of firearm use has broadened after being exposed to shooting as a sport.

This program initiative originated from the interest of Dr Suzanna Fay, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Science at UQ, in giving her students real life experience. The project was so successful that it has become embedded in the curriculum, with increasing numbers of students enthusiastically taking part.

A program and partnership creating a special environment of engagement between sport and work field, leaving memorable moments for life.

Student experiences

Play Video
Play Video

Criminology students enjoy real life experience on the range

UQ Project 2021
Play Video

An exciting joint venture between the Queensland Rife Association and the University of Queensland gives students an exclusive opportunity. As part of the curriculum of the bachelor degree of Criminology and Criminal Justice, students can voluntarily participate in an excursion to the Belmont Shooting Complex.

Experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience are there to guide students through the three components of the day. They undergo the practical experience of shooting on a range under Australian rules and regulations, learn about national and international gun laws in the theoretical session, and finally browse the exhibits in Belmont’s unique shooting museum. As part of the one-day event, students complete an online quiz that challenges their newly gained knowledge.

In addition to the program, research is being conducted at the university to evaluate the effect on the participants. Its purpose is to determine the change in attitudes and thoughts regarding firearms, legislation and safety, and to assess how students’ understanding of the responsibilities of firearm owners and the purpose of firearm use has broadened after being exposed to shooting as a sport.

This program initiative originated from the interest of Dr Suzanna Fay, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Science at UQ, in giving her students real life experience. The project was so successful that it has become embedded in the curriculum, with increasing numbers of students enthusiastically taking part.

A program and partnership creating a special environment of engagement between sport and work field, leaving memorable moments for life.

Student experiences

Play Video
Play Video
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Become a valued partner of the QRA

About Us

The Queensland Rifle Association fosters target rifle shooting and firearms training through our clubs.   Different classes of rifle shooting are conducted by our Clubs under the Standard Shooting Rules (SSRs) of the National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA).

NRAA Quicklinks

Our Location

Belmont Shooting Complex

Queensland Rifle Association acknowledges the support of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport.  Through this financial support QRA is able to deliver a number of programs designed to meet the goals of Queensland Government’s Activate! Queensland Strategy.

Albert Rifle Club

Small club whose members have many years experience in the sport of fullbore shooting bot target rifle & F Class and will always provide the assistance required to potential new members in order to grow to our sport and open it up to others.

  • Location

    Duncan Range, Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont

  • Distances shot at range

    300 yards to 1000 yards

  • When do we shoot

    Saturday afternoon

  • How often do we shoot

    Weekly

  • Disciplines

    TR, FSTD, FO, FTR

  • Shooting Programs

    Come and Try Program