Course code: 901-00080

    Statement of Attainment in Game Harvester

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    OverviewAbout this course

    This field-based course provides unique, essential and dynamic learning for accredited work as a wild game harvester. Help make a positive environmental contribution with practical guidance from a fully licensed and experienced instructor.

    OutcomesWhat 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

    SuitabilityIs 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 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 with a licensed harvester and 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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

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


    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 with an external provider.

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study0 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 study1 Course

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study0 Courses

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

    The Statement of Attainment in Game Harvester does not have any related courses.

    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.

    UnitsUnits 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.

    • Apply hygiene and sanitation practicesAMPCOR202

    • Apply knowledge of the wild game meat industryAMPGAM301

    • Operate a wild game harvester vehicleAMPGAM302

    • Eviscerate, inspect and tag wild game carcase in the fieldAMPGAM304

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

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