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 the area of game harvesting.

In this course, you will gain an overview of the wild game meat industry, and learn to operate a game harvesting vehicle safely and hygienically.

You’ll also learn to inspect and tag wild game carcasses, and how to harvest animals humanely, as well as how to partially or fully eviscerate a wild game animal carcass in the field.

You’ll also learn how to use firearms to harvest wild game, and how to maintain knives for safe and effective use in a meat establishment, as well as the application of hygiene and sanitation practices required for a meat operation – including the appropriate methods for cleaning equipment and your immediate work area during operations.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for the 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. You will then be able to apply to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) for a Commercial Harvester Licence, which will allow you to sell game carcasses to accredited pet food or game-for-human consumption premises.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy type
Show Grounds4 Jan 2021 -
16 Dec 2021
Short course

This course is self paced

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Career opportunities

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

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Career opportunities

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