Fauna Handling Training Courses

Course Outline

A rescued kangaroo

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 practical exercises in the capture, restraint, handling and transportation of invertebrates, frogs, lizards, snakes, birds and small mammals.

  • Fauna identification, capture and handling.
  • 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.
  • Fauna vouchering (of deceased animals).
  • 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. For Regulation 17 Reptile Removalist's Licence participants must complete a separate Venomous Snake Catch and Relocation course.


$415 + gst per person ($456.50 inc gst), lunch included. Student discount available.

Perth scheduled courses run from North Beach 6020. 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.

This course is also part of a 2 day Fauna Handler Training Course.

  • ANIMAL ARK is a DBCA Parks & Wildlife Service approved and licenced training course provider.
  • Regular Perth-based training.
  • Can travel to you.
  • Student discounts available.
  • Trainer David Manning is an experienced, well-respected herpetologist, author and general professional naturalist. As an educator (Cert IV TAE) he is engaging and effective with people of all ages and abilities.
Clients include:
Roy Hill
Murphy Pipe and Civil
Brookfield Multiplex
APA Group
Animal Pest Management
Ertech Holdings
City of Mandurah

What staff have said on anonymous feedback forms:

"Good ratio of practical and theory"

"Practical handling"

"Excellent presentation and very informative"

"Fun and got to meet lots of different creatures"

"Very good course"