Predator Trapping Methods
Nationwide tailored courses available
Level 3

PRT301 Predator Trapping Methods

  • Course code


  • Locations and dates


    2 December 2022
    WORKSHOP 7-8 December - Nelson campus, Room A304

    Off Campus:

    16 June 2022
    WORKSHOP 21-22 June - Kapiti Coast
    30 June 2022
    WORKSHOP 5-6 July - Auckland, Botanic Gardens
    8 August 2022
    WORKSHOP 10-11 August - Dunedin, Skill Sec
    9 September 2022
    WORKSHOP 14-15 September - Hamilton/Pirongia
    10 October 2022
    WORKSHOP 12-13 October - Wellington, Otari Wilton Bush
    14 October 2022
    WORKSHOP 19-20 October - Invercargill
    14 November 2022
    WORKSHOP 16-17 November - Auckland Zoo


    11 July 2022
    Online Only
    3 October 2022
    Online Only
  • Fees

    Tuition: 170.00
  • 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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