Venomous Snake Handling

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.

News Flash!� Australia's first Nationally Recognized Training program in Venomous Snake Handling!

21962VIC: Course in Reptile and Venomous Snake Control

The following units will be covered in this course:

  • Provide Information on the Nature of Reptiles.
  • Conform to Legislative and OH&S Requirements in Snake Handling
  • Provide Advice For Snake Bite Prevention & Demonstrate First Aid
  • Identify Snakes
  • Handle Reptiles

This is the only course in Australia that is Recognised by the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations, and can be found on the NTIS (National Training Information Service) Database.� 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 12 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 D.S.E (Department of Sustainability and Environment) and Parks & Wildlife to train people how to relocate Venomous snakes.

This course has also been assessed by 2 Animal Ethics Committees and has been approved for every technique utilized and taught.� Sean has a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training and is also an experienced teacher meaning he can teach the complexities of the course in a way which is easy to follow and understand.

Course Cost: $450 per person

This includes a comprehensive training manual and RTO accredited certificate.

The course is also available to industries and government, (see Snake Handling courses for Industry page for further details).

Course fee includes booklet and certificate of completion.

The next Available Venomous Snake Handling course will be held on:

15 & 16 March 2014


All participants must be 18 years or older (absolutely no exceptions)

Course Dates:

We only conduct General Public courses in Melbourne. Should you wish to attend a course but are from another state you either need to travel to Melbourne to attend one of these courses or arrange a group of 10 or more and we will travel to you (Travel costs apply)

The following Course Dates are now booked and confirmed for 2014:

  • March 15 & 16
  • May 24 & 25
  • July 19 & 20
  • September 13 & 14
  • November 8 & 9
  • December 13 & 14

If you are interested in enrolling for any of the above dates, please email us for a booking form.

How To Book:

In order to book in for this course, we require payment in full to secure your place as numbers are strictly limited.

To make a payment, you can post a cheque or money order to our PO Box, or contact us directly to pay by direct deposit or credit card over the phone.

Once payment has been made, we will post you a confirmation and receipt; please remember to include your contact address and telephone number with your payment if you elect to post it.

Please note: Until payment has been received in full, your place will not be guaranteed.

Please contact us for a booking form, or if you require any further information.

If you would like to see what previous participants have said about our course, check out our Testimonials page.