Fauna Handling Training Course

Course Outline

To assist those working in the field with fauna relocation, this wildlife safety training was originally developed with Roy Hill in line with DBCA Parks & Wildlife Service requirements for fauna handlers.

This course provides theory and some practical exercises in the capture, restraint, handling and transportation of invertebrates, frogs, lizards, birds and small mammals.

  • Fauna identification, capture and handling methods.
  • Traps, tools and equipment for safe practice.
  • Identification of tracks, scats, burrows and nests of conservation significant species.
  • Familiarity with the ecology of the species that may be encountered for appropriate translocation when necessary.
  • Assessing injured fauna for suitability for release, rehabilitation or euthanasia.
  • Performing euthanasia.
  • Hands on experience with live native fauna in controlled environment under supervision of experienced, licensed trainers.
  • Suits environmental staff, trench-clearing projects, wildlife relocations.
  • Up to 10 attendees per course date.
  • Certificate.
  • Take home manual provided.
  • One day course.

No DBCA Parks & Wildlife Service licence is directly related to this wildlife safety course. Venomous Snake Catch and Relocation course is a separate day’s training – See our Snake Handling Training course.

Fauna and Snake courses taken over 2 days are often part of company OHS requirements to show competency when applying for licences related to a project. Do check with DBCA for details.

Animal Ark are now also offering a one-day Combined Fauna and Venomous Snake Handler Course at our Perth location. Please see the online Events Diary for dates, fees, and for more information call or contact us at the office. This course can also be delivered at your work place or remote site.


$440 + gst per person ($484 inc gst), lunch included. Student discount available.

Perth scheduled courses run from Mahogany Creek 6072, 10mins from Midland, 20mins from airport, 30mins from Perth CBD. For group bookings (minimum 4) we can schedule new dates to suit.

For on-site and remote site training please contact us for a quote.

See our Events Diary for course dates.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for all training courses.

Do you need Snake Handler training as well? See our Snake Handler Training course for more information.

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