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.
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:
The COL (vermin destroyer's endorsement) requires completion of:
The PCL with permission for pest animal control requires completion of one of the following:
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:
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.
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:
Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.