Vertebrate pest management


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Current scheduled courses

course date
Paterson 2nd Sep 2019



2 Sep 2019 - 6 Sep 2019

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Course details

Name:Vertebrate pest management
Description:The Vertebrate Pest Management Course is a week long, intensive event that provides participants with the capacity to develop a pest management plan. Participants experience pest animal monitoring and control techniques and participate in information sessions on the principles behind these techniques.  Researchers present and demonstrate updates on pest animal research and its influences upon industry practice.
Cost:$1,670 GST free
Course aims:To provide high quality training for those implementing vertebrate pest management for agricultural protection and conservation.
Learning outcomes:
  • Describe the process to define the pest problem in a local area.
  • Describe the process of developing an action plan for the management of target pests in a local area.
  • Recognise animal sign and knowledge of other techniques to survey pest animals.
  • Determine methods to control pest animals humanely.
Length:5 days
Course program/structure:

During the week participants work individually and in groups to broaden their understanding of vertebrate pest management in a theoretical and practical sense through case studies, verbal and practical instruction and on-ground activities.

Resources and method of delivery: Participants receive course notes and manual.

This course is delivered using mostly indoor instruction including small group activities, this is complimented by outdoor activities.


This course has been mapped to the national units of competency:

AHCPMG305 - Survey pests

AHCPMG306 - Determine pest control techniques

AHCPMG413 - Define the pest problem

AHCPMG412 - Develop a pest management plan

Client testimonial

  1. "I found the lecturers to be very knowledgeable and it was very beneficial that they have had practical experience in their respective fields to share with us”
  2. "I learnt a lot of things I didn’t know from every lecturer”
  3. "Relevant to my job.  Have never set up a heart trap so that was of interest”
  4. "Excellent. Far beyond expectations”