Defensive Tactics
Course Info
Location: Belmont, NSW Duration: 5 days (40 hours (which includes PPCT International Certification). Re-certification only (2 days) Date: from 12th April, 2021 Price: $1495

Defensive Tactics Instructor


The program is comprised of the following components:
•    Defensive Tactics Instructor/Recertification
•    Spontaneous Knife Defence Instructor (if time permits)

The Defensive Tactics Instructor program covers all the defensive tactics units for NSW security licensing and will qualify participants in those techniques for teaching purposes.

We are introducing to the course the latest from the PPCT/Human Factor Science USA Threat Pattern Recognition techniques offering aspects of firearms training that will be 5-10 years ahead of the mainstream training in Australia, including within the law enforcement community.

On successful completion of the Defensive Tactics Instructor programs the candidate receives the following:
1.    Defensive Tactics Instructor certification (PPCT/LESTA)
2.    Defensive tactics units Statement of Attainment (AQF qualification – includes baton, handcuffs & defensive tactics if all assessments are completed pre/post course)
3.    Spontaneous Knife Defence Instructor (depending on experience level of participants due to time constraints).

The completion of these instructor programs will qualify under ASQA rules as the vocational competencies (at least to the level being taught or higher), professional development (for those recertifying), and part of the required credentials (can often use assessments you develop on course for TAE40116 or upgrade units under TAE) and current industry skills.

Training has been designed exclusively for security, law enforcement, and corrections industry instructors, to enable them to meet the needs of the changing training industry.

The HFRG Defensive Tactics System is the first subject control system developed through tactical, legal and medical research. Tactically, the system addresses the most common types of resistance officers encounter, allowing the instructor to maximise training on job related techniques.

Legally, the HFRG System teaches a simple use of force continuum that clarifies the appropriate force level for every level of resistance. Medical research was conducted on every HFRG technique to refine technique efficiency and to ensure the medical implications were proportional to the level of resistance.


  • Use of Force Human Factors
  • Instructor Development and Training Protocols
  • HFRG Control Principles
  • HFRG Tactical Handcuffing System
  • Escort Position and Joint Lock Control
  • Pressure Point Control Tactics
  • Defensive Counterstrikes
  • HFRG Shoulder Pin Restraint System
  • HFRG Impact Weapon System
  • HFRG Weapon Retention and Disarming System


  1. To examine survival learning research in an effort to enhance survivability in combat situations.
  2. To instruct a subject control system that is compatible with the effects of survival stress.
  3. To teach a subject control system based upon the four most common types of resistance.
  4. To refine student technique to the instructor level.
  5. To teach instructional methods designed to enhance a student’s ability to learn survival techniques, increase his/her confidence level, and assist in the successful application of physical techniques.

Law Enforcement & Security Training Australia Pty Ltd | ACN 124 847 409 | RTO: 31555 | NSW Master Lic: 409680208

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