Predator Trapping Methods
Level 3

Predator Trapping Methods

PRT301 Predator Trapping Methods

  • Course code


  • Locations and dates


    6 December 2021
    Workshop 8-9 December - Nelson

    Off Campus:

    19 April 2021
    Workshop 21-22 April - Wellington
    3 May 2021
    Workshop 12-13 May - Auckland
    20 May 2021
    Workshop 24-25 May - Christchurch
    14 June 2021
    Workshop 16-17 June - Rotorua
    5 July 2021
    Workshop 7-8 July - Whanganui
    9 August 2021
    Workshop 11-12 August - Dunedin
    13 September 2021
    Workshop 15-16 Sept - Auckland
    11 October 2021
    Workshop 13-14 October - Wellington
    15 October 2021
    Workshop 19-20 Oct - Timaru/Oamaru
    15 November 2021
    Workshop 17-18 November - Auckland


    10 May 2021
    Online Only: 10 May-09 August
    19 July 2021
    Online Only: 19 July-24 September
    4 October 2021
    Online Only: 04 October-10 December
  • 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. 

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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