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  • Drysdale Hobart

Attendance options

  • Short course

Study type

  • Distance

Tuition Fees

  • Subsidised $ 337.00
  • Concession* $ 112.32
  • Commercial $ 2,753.00

Additional fees may apply. For more information, see Fees, payments and other costs.

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to shoot and harvest wild game animals.

This skill set is a mandatory requirement for anyone looking to gain employment in game harvesting.

In this course, you will gain an overview of the wild game meat industry, and learn how to use firearms to harvest wild game animals humanely, as well as how to operate a game harvesting vehicle safely and hygienically.

You’ll also learn how to appropriately maintain your knives, and eviscerate, inspect and tag wild game carcasses in the field, whilst applying good hygiene and sanitation practices.

This course is delivered flexibly, which means that you can enrol at any time of the year, and will have 12 months to complete the course, via a combination of independent and self-paced training, an online or face-to-face theory assessment, an in-field harvesting assessment and a final submission of evidence to demonstrate your skills and competency.

At the beginning of the course, you will be provided with workbooks that cover the learning content you need to complete the course, as well as a range of practical tasks to ensure that you are ready for your assessments.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for the skill set units completed, and have the skills you need to harvest animals humanely and operate in the commercial and regulatory environment of the game meat industry.

On completion of this course, you may then choose to apply to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) for a Commercial Harvester Licence – which will allow you to sell wild game animal carcasses to an accredited pet food or game-for-human consumption premises.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy type
Drysdale Hobart2 Jan 2024 -
31 Dec 2024
Short course

This course is delivered statewide via self paced learning (off campus) with teacher support.

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Career opportunities

  • Wild Game Harvester
  • Game Meat Field Harvester
  • Game Harvesting

Career opportunities

  • Wild Game Harvester
  • Game Meat Field Harvester
  • Game Harvesting

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