Cert III Rural and Environmental Pest Management (Pest Animal Control)
In 2015, the NWDAP identified a need for an industry best practice standard for trappers/wild dog controllers and initiated a project to determine the training requirements.
A national minimum standard for skills and knowledge required for Pest Animal Controllers (PAC) was identified and established as industry best practice. The NWDAP project developed the AHC30318 Cert III Rural and Environmental Pest Management (Pest Animal Control) qualification with learning and assessment resources including animal trapping and firearms manuals for pest animal control competencies to support national consistency in training and assessment.
The AHC30318 Cert III provides a mechanism for the recognition of the wild dog control profession and an opportunity for nationally consistent professional development for those involved in pest management roles.
The training includes extensive hands-on practice plus presentations on identifying wild dog sign and evaluating the impact of wild dogs on native animals, farm production and other stakeholders, tuning and setting traps and planning effective wild dog control programs.
NWDAP aims to have Registered Training Providers (RTO’s) delivering the Cert III qualification in all Australian States impacted by wild dogs.