Venomous Snake Handling

Nationally Recognised Training

Handling venomous snakes is a highly dangerous concept from the beginning. This 2 day course is designed to help people who wish to learn how to catch and relocate reptiles. There are a number of single day courses out there, with only half the time spent with you that we do. Why take an extra day, simple really.....

At Snakehandler we train you to work in every State and Territory in Australia, with the most comprehensive list of handling techniques taught by any company. Safety is our number one priority, our aim is to produce highly effective and well trained personnel that can handle any given situation. Working with two highly experienced and professional snake catchers we provide some of the best training in Australia.

Snakehandler offer onsite training for larger groups, private bookings as well as regular public courses.....if you are unsure about what is best for you contact us

Snakehandler work in conjunction with our Auspicing body LifeAid to provide this course. Lifeaid is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 21037), providing the Statement of Attainment for all successful participants, a unique opportunity in Australia as we are the only Nationally Recognised Training course available......currently some States at Territories require a Statement of Attainment to demonstrate your competency.

It is important to note, that we are one of the very few companies running such courses to have Animal Ethics Committee Approvals and Scientific Research and Teaching Permits in all States that require it, this includes NSW, NT and QLD! (QLD AEC 2016/11/1021, QLD DPI Permit 515, NSW DPI Permit TRIM13/2162#2, NT Animal Welfare Authority permit #066)

Our new online training takes the course to the next level.  Work in the comfort of your own home, do all the same theory, you can even ask questions and they will be answered as soon as possible.  Then print off the completed certificate and attend a single day of practical handling skills.

22500VIC: Course in Reptile and Venomous Snake Handling

The following units will be covered in this course:

  • Provide Information on Behaviour of Reptiles in Human Habitats
  • Conform to Legislative and WHS Requirements in Snake Catching
  • Provide Initial First Aid for Snake Bite 
  • Identify Snakes
  • Handle Reptiles

This is the only course in Reptile and Venomous Snake Control Australia that is Recognised and Accredited through the VRQA (Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority) that meets national quality training standards and can be found on the website. This course has created the Australian Standard in Training and Handling of Reptiles and as such successful completion provides the ONLY Qualification available in Venomous Snake Handling.

The course and trainers must adhere to 13 nationally recognised education and training standards and must be overseen by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

This is one of the few courses recognized by Wildlife Departments around Australia and the world to train people how to relocate Venomous snakes. In Queensland you are required to either been deemed competent or have two Statutory Declarations of EXPERIENCE, there is no other course in Australia that can issue a statement of attainment.

For dates and booking details follow these links:

Onsite Training

Face to Face Training

E-Learning information and link

Practical Handling Days