Predator Trapping Methods
Level 3

PRT301 Predator Trapping Methods

  • Course code


  • Locations and dates


    6 December 2021
    Workshop 8-9 December - Nelson
  • Fees

    Tuition: 168.00
  • Credits


Online programme.

Delivered in partnership with DOC, this course provides the knowledge and skills to manage effective pest control programmes.

There are two ways to achieve the micro-credential: by learning fully online or by blended delivery including a 2-day face to face workshop.

Online Delivery

Blended delivery (2-day workshop)

This is an option for people for whom time, cost and distance to course locations is a barrier. See further details below. This option offers blended delivery combining online learning with a two-day workshop.  The first date under off-campus is the commencement of online learning and is followed by the date and location of the workshop. 
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Designed for communities that wish to become more active in predator pest control in their local conservation areas this course aims to provide an overview of New Zealand pest predators focusing on rats, stoats, and possums.

You will look at defining why these predators are pests, their impacts, and the control methods to use.

The main focus will be on developing an effective predator control plan for your area and the importance of monitoring, allowing you to work out the right methods to match the outcomes you are looking to achieve.

You will also gain the practical experience you need to be able to trap successfully.

On completion you will be able to:

  • Create and refine a predator control plan
  • Write field instructions for the layout of selected traps identified in the predator control plan
  • Undertake predator control and document trap-catch results in a field situation


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