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Statement of Attainment in Game Harvester

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Overview About this course

Study in the Australian outback alongside a fully licensed harvester. Gain all the skills you'll need for wild game harvesting, help farmers keep their livestock safe and build strong industry connections while in the great outdoors.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Follow the order of operations for wild game harvesting

  • Partially or fully eviscerate game animals

  • Sharpen and maintain knives

  • Operate and clean a game harvesting vehicle

  • Recognise diseases in game animals

  • Use safe and hygienic work practices

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • The ability to eviscerate wild game animals

  • The skills to safely load and transport carcases to minimise contamination

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • You must be able to work with a qualified licensed harvester in the field while completing the course materials. You will need to show evidence for your assessments through videos or photographs.

  • Students are responsible for responsible for organising their supervision with a qualified licensed harvester.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An aptitude for practical, hands-on work

  • The capability to work alone, mostly at night

  • The ability to eviscerate a wild game animal carcase

  • Awareness of licensing requirements from the NSW Food Authority

  • Intermediate level of fitness to manage physical demands

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: game harvester with AMPG306 Use firearms to harvest wild game.


You will need to complete an additional unit (AMPG306 Use firearms to harvest wild game) to apply for a licence to harvest game through the NSW Food Authority.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Game Harvester does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Sharpen knives AMPX209

  • Apply hygiene and sanitation practices AMPCOR202

  • Overview wild game meat industry AMPG300

  • Operate a game harvesting vehicle AMPG301

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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