AHCPMG311 Use firearms for pest control activities from aircraft

Course Overview

The unit of competency AHCPMG311 Use firearms for pest control activities from aircraft describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct pest control activities from the air using firearms.

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct pest control activities from the air using firearms.

 

The unit applies to individuals who hold a valid firearms license and work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work.

They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

State or territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

All work must be carried out to comply with the relevant statutory requirements.

Workers operating in this field are required to hold a first aid certificate. Other licensing conditions may also apply to this unit. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

Firearms licensing conditions apply to this unit. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory agency.

Appropriate firearms licences are also required for those involved in training and assessment against this unit.

Approval to carry and discharge firearms from aircraft must be gained from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The holder of an Air Operator's Certificate is responsible for gaining this approval and personnel involved must ensure such an approval is issued and complies with any conditions specified in the approval documentation.

In addition to legal responsibilities, all units of competency dealing with animals in the AHC Training Package have the requirements for animals to be handled humanely to minimise stress and discomfort.

 

Available Units of Competency

·       AHCPMG311      Use firearms for pest control activities from aircraft (Elective)

 

Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites

Strict eligibility criteria is specified on this program per Weapons Act Legislation

·       Possess a Current Drivers License & Weapons (Firearms) License from your State/Territory

·       Have a thorough understanding of animal control and wildlife welfare responsibilities

·       Have a thorough understanding and demonstrated application of Safe responsible firearms ownership

·       Have 2 years field professional shooting experience as referenced from previous employment/contract testimonials

·       No previous violations or orders that would preclude participation as an unfit person as specified in the relevant State/Territory Weapons Act and Regulations.

·       Have a current ARN with CASA

·       Have an SOA in AHCPMG304 – Use firearms to humanely destroy animals

·       Be familiar with and demonstrate field application of Risk Management and mitigation strategies and have a thorough understanding of the aviation safety and security requirements relating to this area of work

·       Other Specific Certifications and licencing requirements are required for participation and completion of this course - Contact Ballistic Training Solutions for More details.

Current Firearms Licence endorsed with both categories and activities being assessed is required. Practical assessment is required as part of the competency assessment along with industry specific certifications and CASA approvals.

 

Qualification Structuring Rules

Unit: 1 Unit - AHCPMG311- Use firearms for pest control activities from aircraft

 

Delivery Options

Face to face, workplace assisted and remote delivery support strategies available.

Course Duration: 

2 – 4 Days depending on student & client requirements, worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each client’s requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification.

​Assessment is facilitated by undertaken by our expert environmental firearms instructor/s with qualifications, certifications and a background in humane, ethical, environmental animal management.

Students will undertake both simulated and actual field assessment activities involving firearms, aircraft and humane animal management strategies. Competency demonstration building throughout the program and agreement from Assessor & Pilot on all activities PRIOR to being undertaken.

Cost

Cost is determined based on the individual student requirements, assessment strategy and any potential funding applicable.

As an indicative guide the following options are available with this program:

·        Qld User Choice Program Eligible - No

·        Qld Certificate III Guarantee Eligible Program - No

·        Non-Funded Full Course Fee – Quotation provided on booking based on location, aircraft availability, pilot availability and other logistical planning requirements.

·        RPL Assessment Fee - N/A

 

Full details of fees and charges are available from Ballistic Training Solutions by contacting one of our consultants to discuss your individual requirements.

Award

On successful completion you will receive a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment. ​

 

Education Pathways

This program is part of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and links to further qualifications at the Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma levels.

 

Occupational Pathways

·        Aerial feral animal control specialists

·        Research Officers / Wildlife Officers

·        Professional Shooters

·        Shooters engaging in environmentally sustainable pest management activities

 

Summary of Learning & Competency Outcomes

·        safely use firearms to shoot targets from a platform, then from an aircraft at animals

·        apply air safety principles

·        safely store firearms in an aircraft

·        shoot pest animals humanely

·        apply work health and safety practices

·        ensure all animals are humanely destroyed according to Animal Welfare Codes of Practice and Standard Operating Procedures

·        requirements for ensuring the welfare of animals described in the relevant Codes of Practice relating to the activity being undertaken

·        how to read maps and plot locations

·        air safety principles and emergency procedures appropriate to firearms

·        approvals required for carrying firearms airside

·        relevant work health and safety procedures as set out in the organisation’s workplace procedures

·        relevant environmental, animal welfare prevention of cruelty to animals, and pest control legislation

·        appropriate personal protective equipment for role

 

Where to from here

If you are an aerial pest marksman or conservation and environmental specialist with a genuine business need for the use of firearms for human pest control from an aircraft, contact the Team at Ballistic Training Today!

Phone: 1300 738 098

Head Office: 7/2-6 Exeter Way Caloundra West, 4551 Queensland Australia

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