Reptile and Venomous Snake Handling


22262VIC Course in Reptile and Venomous Snake Handling


Welcome to our training course in Reptile and Venomous Snake Control.  This course contains two seperate parts that must be completed for first time course attendees, the online theory and the face to face practical training where we will cover the skills of identification of reptiles as well as the practical handling skills for a variety of reptiles.  The course covers all the same materials as a face to face course, however it can be done in the comfort of your own home and can be completed over a few evenings rather than one single sessions.


Units covered:

VU23618 Provide information on the behaviour of reptiles in human habitats

VU23619 Comply with legislative and WHS requirements for venomous snake catching and release

VU23620 Provide initial first aid for snake bites

VU23621 Identify snakes and reptiles

VU23622 Handle reptiles 

The cost of the online theory training is $275. (Plus the cost of the practical work, which is dependent on the location of the practical day, ranges from $275-$675)

We will require you to print off your certificate of completion for the theory units and bring it to your practical assessment day. This is also required in Queensland as evidence of completing the theoretical knowledge and forms one of the three documents required for obtaining a DMP, the other two being the certificate from our practical training and a first aid certificate.

Enrollment is valid for 90 days from date of purchase

Follow this link to enrol and pay for the course:

Snakehandler E-learning course

Practical Training

Melbourne 2024 (Venue TBC)

Thursday 1st February

Thursday 14th March

Thursday 2nd May

Thursday 13th June

Thursday 5th September 

Thursday 17th  October

Thursday 28th November

 Thursday 19th December

Brisbane 2024 (Morningside TBC)
Tuesday 5th March

Tuesday 11th June

Tuesday 3rd September

Tuesday 19th November

Townsville 2023 (Pimlico)


Cairns 2024

Tuesday 14th May

Darwin 2024

May 4th 2024

Katherine 2024

May 7th 2024