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Course in Minimising Risks in the Use of 1080 & PAPP Bait Products for Vertebrate Pest Control

  • Non-Award

This course provides training in the safe, legal and effective use of 1080 and PAPP pest animal bait products for vertebrate pest control in Victoria.1080 products are registered for the control of rabbits, foxes, wild dogs and feral pigs in Victoria.

Key details

Degree Type
Non-Award
Duration
4 weeks part-time
Course Code
22516VIC
Study Mode
Online, In person
Domestic Fees
$315 total

About this course

This course provides training in the safe, legal and effective use of 1080 and PAPP pest animal bait products for vertebrate pest control in Victoria.

1080 products are registered for the control of rabbits, foxes, wild dogs and feral pigs in Victoria. PAPP products are registered for the control of foxes and wild dogs. 1080 and PAPP are best used as part of an integrated approach to control these species.

Using 1080 or PAPP to manage pest animals is a means of protecting Victoria's biodiversity and reducing impacts on farms and catchment health.

Completion of the course enables Agricultural Chemical User Permit (ACUP) holders to apply for a "1080 and PAPP" endorsement, Pest Control Licence (pest animals) (PCL) holders, Pilot (Chemical Rating) Licence and Commercial Operator Licence (vermin destroyer) (COL) holders or staff employed by a COL holder; allowing them to purchase and use 1080 and PAPP Pest Animal Bait Products in accordance with the Directions for the Use of 1080 and PAPP Pest Animal Bait Products In Victoria.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

To enter the Course in Minimising Risks in the Use of 1080 Pest Animal Bait Products for Vertebrate Pest Control, participants must have completed training which meets the requirements of the Victorian ACUP, COL, PCL, PCRL.

The ACUP requires completion of:

  • AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases; and
  • AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals

The COL (vermin destroyer's endorsement) requires completion of:

  • AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases;
  • AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals; and
  • AHCPMG309 - Apply pest animal control techniques.

Or

  • AHCVPT307 - Apply Animal Trapping Techniques;
  • AHCFAU201 - Recognise Fauna;
  • AHCPMG507 - Develop a pest management plan; and
  • AHCPMG409 - Implement a pest management plan.

The PCL with permission for pest animal control requires completion of one of the following:

  • AHCVPT307
  • AHCFAU201,
  • AHCPMG507 and
  • AHCPMG409

Or

Certificate for recognition of current competencies or prior learning in pest animal control issued by a Registered Training Organisation.

The PCRL requires completion of the Aerial Application Association of Australia Pilot Spraysafe Accreditation or an equivalent exam from the relevant state Department of Agriculture. A current Pilot Chemical Rating Licence is appropriate evidence.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview and a short pre-training review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course

Study locations

Benalla - Samaria Road

Online Campus

Online

Career pathways

This course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to work within the Agriculture and Horticulture sectors using 1080 and PAPP pest animal bait products in Victoria.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.