AMPG306 Use firearms to harvest wild game

Course Overview

 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to harvest animals humanely and defines the standard required to:

  • identify the species to be harvested

  • prepare and handle ammunition and weapons safely

  • ensure the harvesting area is clear and notifications have been made where necessary

  • harvest the animal using a shot to a body site appropriate to the target species that causes instant death and is prescribed in the relevant code of practice

This unit is applicable to training field harvesters who are harvesting wild game.

 

All work should be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, customer requirements and product specifications.

 

Individuals undertaking this unit must hold a current firearms/shooters licence and the relevant State permits to harvest wild game.

 

This unit must be delivered and assessed in the context of Australian meat processing standards and regulations.

 

Available Units of Competency

  • AMPG306            Use firearms to harvest wild game (Elective)

 

Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites

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

  • Possess a Current 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 a current Driver’s License

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

  • Be familiar with and demonstrate field application of Risk Management and mitigation strategies

  • Current Firearms Licence endorsed with both categories and activities being assessed is required. Practical assessment is a key part of the competency assessment.

 

 Qualification Structuring Rules

Unit: 1 Unit

AMPG306 - Use firearms to harvest wild game

 

Delivery Options

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

Course Duration: 

1 - 2 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 and harvesting services.

Safe transport, operation and storage of firearms will be assessed as part of this unit along with accuracy, technique and demonstrated application of core principles in the field for humane ethical harvesting techniques including safe food handling and meat process chain of custody and processing requirements.

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 - $520

  • 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 AMP Australian Meat Processing Training Package and links to further qualifications at the Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma levels.

 

Occupational Pathways

  • Professional Harvesters

  • Licenced Macropod Harvesters

  • Professional Shooters

  • Shooters engaging in environmentally sustainable hunting

  

Summary of Learning & Competency Outcomes

  • confirm the species to be harvested

  • prepare and handle ammunition and weapons safely

  • ensure the harvesting area is clear and notifications have been made where necessary

  • shoot the animal in a body site appropriate to the target species that causes instant death and is prescribed in the relevant code of practice

  • identify hazards and implement safe operating procedures

  • maintain and store weapons

  • handle weapons

  • assess viability of shot

  • use weapons to harvest accurately

  • minimise animal trauma

  • workplace health and safety, environment, public risk and animal welfare legislative and enterprise requirements

  • common law principles relating to property, stock, duty of care and due diligence

  • animal life cycles and behaviours

  • anatomy and physical features of the animal

  • firearms safety

  • suitable firearms and ammunition for target species

  • emergency procedures appropriate to the firearms handling

 

Where to from here

If you a recreational hunter, a professional harvester or someone looking to become an accredited harvester 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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