New Member Interview Process


Before being considered for membership of the Sporting Shooters Pistol Club (SSPC), it is mandatory for all new applicants from 21st July 2017 onwards, to attend an Interview with the Club and be approved by the SSPC Committee.


Why do interviews?

This is to enable us to ensure that:

  1. New members are a good fit for the club; and
  2. The club is a good fit for the prospective new member


How does the interview process work?

  • On completion of the Handgun Safety Awareness Course, the Instructor will provide you with a password to book an interview.
  • Interview nights are held on the second Thursday in each month commencing at 7.30pm SHARP.
  • You will be interviewed on your own by two senior SSPC club members and/or Committee members and No other persons are permitted in the interview.
  • The Interviewers will obtain your written permission to ask you questions and document your answers.
  • You will also be signing to state you have told the truth and to give your privacy consent.
  • The interviewers will then ask you a set list of questions and as stated, document your answers.
  • The entire interview process should only take about 30 minutes and is intended to be somewhat relaxed and more of a general Q&A session.
  • The interviewers will then make a confidential recommendation to the committee on the form and submit it for consideration.
  • You WILL NOT be told their recommendation, so please do not ask them.


Is it Mandatory?

In short, yes it is if you wish to become a member. Eg. No interview, no membership.


What happens after an application has been reviewed?

Once the Committee has reviewed and made a decision on your application, you will be advised in writing.

– If your application is accepted, you will proceed to the club induction.

– If your application is declined, your membership will not proceed and the club will wish you well in your endeavors.


What does the Committee do with the answers?

All interview responses will be reviewed at the Committee meeting the week after the interview.

Every candidate application will be reviewed and a decision by the SSPC committee will be made to either accept or decline the application.


Book for your interview online HERE


SSPC Interview and your privacy?

The SSPC subscribes to the SSAA (Vic) confidentiality of association records policy.

That means that the answers to interview questions and the record of answers is kept confidential at all times.

A copy of the SSAA policy can be found here:

SSPC also subscribes to the SSAA Australia Privacy Policy.

A copy of the SSAA policy can be found here:


The information collected during the SSPC Club interview is used solely to assist the SSPC Committee. By providing SSPC personal information in the form of the answers to the interview questions, a prospective member acknowledges and gives consent for the SSPC to the use and disclosure of that information to the club committee and any other party approved of by the SSPC for the purpose of determining whether to accept or decline any membership application.