ANIMAL AND PEST CONTROL ERADICATION
NEXT COURSES TO BE HELD IN SYDNEY ON
FRIDAY 2 MARCH 2018
Book early to secure a place on this course.
REGISTER NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON THE COURSE
now there has been very little formal training available to professional
shooters who specialise in the control of pest and feral animals.
Generally as an employer you have been relying on the reputation of
the individual passed by word of mouth by previous users in the hope
that you are getting what you need. This works sometimes but in the
absence of a good reference how do you select a pest controller who
can do the job?
The Firearm Safety and Training Council Ltd is a Registered Training
Organisation (RTO) approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and has eliminated a lot of the guesswork
in this process by offering formal training and accreditation for professional
shooters under the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisation. Completion
of the course awards credits towards the nationally recognised ANC31810 Certificate III in Vertebrate Pest Management.
To the best of our
knowledge it is the only qualification of its kind and incorporates
both theoretical and practical elements of training which are designed
to produce a well-rounded, balanced and safe operator. These elements
Management and Task Planning
relating to the Use of Firearms and related OH&S issues.
Accreditation Test for both Rimfire and Centrefire Rifles.
you are a professional shooter and you feel the need to upgrade your
formal qualifications this course is highly recommended for you. If
you are entering the feral animal control industry this course is essential
for your professional development.
If you are an employer and you have a feral animal problem call the
Council on (02) 9486 3077 and we will refer you to an operator who holds
our accreditation. This simple step will offer you many more safeguards
than a stab in the dark.
The Course is proving to be very popular and we are delighted to have
had the opportunity to increase the professional standing of the feral
animal control industry to such a significant extent. It is being delivered
in regional centres so that the cost and time in travelling is kept
to a minimum.
To make your booking for the course, simply complete the attached registration
form and fax or post to the Council. We will then schedule you for the
nearest available course.
FIREARMS ACCREDITATION FOR FERAL ANIMAL PEST CONTROL ON PUBLIC
& PRIVATE LAND
course is designed for both public and private sector firearm operators
for the control of feral and pest animals on private or public land.
It is a one-day course encompassing theoretical and practical elements
required in the control of feral and pest animals. It is a pre-requisite
to hold a current firearms licence for recreational hunting/vermin control
or related reason in both category A and B.
This accreditation process includes a shooting test with both rimfire
and centrefire firearms which should be zeroed to 50m and 80m respectively
if you intend to use your own firearms. The Council is able to supply
firearms as necessary for participants who may have to travel long distances.
Major elements of the Course are:
is a ASQA accredited course and carries a national accreditation. The
cost of the course is $539.00
Should you be unable to attend, please advise us as soon as possible
so that a replacement can be panelled on the course. Any fees paid are
refundable if you provide a minimum of 24 hours notice. The cost of
course materials, accommodation, provisioning, etc that cannot be recouped
by the council will be deducted from your fees and you will be refunded
Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualifications issued by other
The council offers Recognition of Prior Learning in that you may be
granted exemption for part of the course if you can provide evidence
of similar qualifications held or experience gained. The type of evidence
you will need to support such a claim includes:
of appropriate work experience,
and Testimonials, and
records and third party reports of work experience.
provided will need to be substantiated and will require the concurrence
of the appropriate authority before any exemption for prior learning
will be granted. You should provide any such evidence at your earliest
convenience so that the appropriate checks can be carried out in time
to benefit you during the course.
The council recognises all AQF qualifications and VET Statements of Attainment
issued by any Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO). If
you have any such qualifications that are pertinent to this course,
please bring your result slip or Statement of Attainment with you so
that it can be recorded.
Your ability to assimilate the instruction and your enjoyment of participating
in this course will be considerably enhanced if you complete the pre-course
During this course, you will be assessed to evaluate whether competency
has been attained or not. Feedback about the outcomes of the assessment
and guidance on future options or reassessment on appeal will be provided
as appropriate. Assessment will result in the issuing of a VET Statement
of Attainment if you are assessed as competent.
The council will keep an electronic record of your attendance and results.
This record will be retained and will be able to be retrieved for 30
years. You may have access to your personal records upon request.
Appropriate notice to facilitate retrieval, etc must be given. Except
as required under the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations
or by law, this information will not be disclosed to a third party without
your written consent.
Continuous Improvement Process
At the completion of this training activity, you will be given a Training
Improvement Questionnaire. This questionnaire is optional, but you are
encouraged to complete or partially complete and submit it, anonymously
or otherwise. The General Manager reviews all such questionnaires with
a view to improving our training policies and procedures and to implementing
worthwhile improvements to the training material and processes.
Access to the council’s training is available to all persons above
the age of 18 years, regardless of ethnic background, colour, religion,
gender or culture, provided that firearm safety is not compromised.
Firearm Safety and Training Council’s policy on Access and Equity
is on our website:
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Safety and Training Council Limited
ACN: 051 891 724 ABN: 24 051 891 724
Suite 44, 14 Narabang Way BELROSE NSW 2085
Postal Address: P O Box 393, TERREY HILLS NSW 2084
Phone: +61 (2) 9486 3077 Fax: +61 (2) 9486 3497
National Provider No: 91258