Study in the Victorian or Western 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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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.
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 the licensing requirements of the NSW Food Authority, WA Department of Environment and Conservation, and PrimeSafe in Victoria
Intermediate level of fitness to manage physical demands
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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. Once you've completed AMPG306 you can apply for a licence in Victoria through PrimeSafe, or in Western Australia through the Department of Environment and Conservation.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Harvesting Wild Game Animals does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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