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


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Course in Minimising Risks in the Use of 1080 & PAPP Bait Products for Vertebrate Pest Control – 22516VIC

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Course Overview

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.

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.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

1 Day Course, Starts Tuesday 19th November, 9am - 4pm / 2019

Seymour - Wallis Street

1 Day Course, Starts Tuesday 8th October, 9am - 4pm / 2019

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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.


  • 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


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 an appropriate evidence.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course.
Core Units
Implement the legislative requirements for the use of 1080 and PAPP pest animal bait products

Assessment methods may include:

  • Quiz
  • Short answer questions
  • Case study

Agricultural Chemical Users Permit can be obtained via Agriculture Victoria and costs approximately $56.25. This is valid for 10 years.

There are no arrangements for articulation or credit transfer.

This course does not form part of any other qualification.

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On campus students will attend 1 x 6 hour class and will be required to undertake research and assessment outside of these hours.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

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Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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.

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.

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