AMPSS00018 - Game Harvester Skill Set


This Skill Set covers the skills and knowledge to shoot and harvest wild game animals.

Topics include hygiene and sanitation, an overview of the wild game meat industry, operating a game harvesting vehicle, eviscerating, inspecting and tagging wild game and using firearms.

The course involves a component of training and assessment support material to read through and six assignments to complete before participating in the practical assessment with a TAFE approved wild game harvester. The practical component will be organised between the student and the lecturer and will involve travel to either Laura or Port Augusta. Students will be responsible for any accommodation and/or meals associated with the practical assessment.

For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Short Course team via email on to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.

Prior to registering in this course, if you have any queries or questions please contact lecturer Stephen Friend on M: 0477 373 641 or via email

  • > Completion of the Training Account Consent Form - you are required to upload a completed form at the time of enrolment (you can download a copy of the form under the Files & Resources tab below)
    > Q-Fever Vaccination (student responsible for organising and payment of this vaccination. Approx. cost $300)
    > Firearm License - if you do not have your Firearm License - Please visit for application process, alternatively visit your closet SAPOL station.
    > This course is subsidised by the government and you must meet criteria to be eligible for the subsidised rate - you can find the eligibility criteria under the Files & Resources tab below.
  • Apply hygiene and sanitation practices (AMPCOR202)

    Overview wild game meat industry (AMPG300)

    Operate a game harvesting vehicle (AMPG301)

    Eviscerate, inspect and tag wild game carcase in the field (AMPG302)

    Use firearms to harvest wild game (AMPG306)

    Sharpen knives (AMPX209)

  • Students will be responsible for arranging their own self-insurance (to cover all WHS tasks and public liability)

    The following uniform & equipment is required (at students expense):
    - Ear muffs/plugs
    - Clean clothes/overalls
    - Knives/steel/pouch and belt
    - Head torch

    Students will need to undertake 60 hrs of Vocational Placement with a Licenced Harvester (at own cost) as this is a course requirement.

    After the completion of the Game Harvester course you will be required to undertake an Accuracy Accredited course – at a cost of $220. Further information will be provided to you by the lecturer after registration.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.



Class Times
External paper based + practical assessment with continuous enrolments until 14th October 2024
Student Visa (500)

Not Eligible

Cost Information
This is a subsidised rate. If you are ineligible for subsidy the full fee cost of $2954.50 will apply. Secondary school students not eligible for subsidised fee.



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