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Fauna Spotter Catcher Course Update

Author: Craig Adams
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Update our Fauna Spotter Catcher Training courses for work in the mining and construction industries is now Accredited!  

Created by SSSAFE and Kleinfelder, in a VET partnership with RTO Risk Response and Rescue (RR&R) our intensive FSC training program is the ONLY one of its kind - offering a suite of Nationally Recognised, certifiable skills and competencies to prepare the FSC for work. 

Ecologists and anyone wanting to progress in the S/C industry will need to show they have sufficient animal handling skills and mine site safety and awareness.

Spotter Catching is unlike normal ecological survey work.  It can be very demanding and potentially very dangerous.  As the image depicts the S/C can really have their hands full.  It is not just the animals either, which usually includes lots of venomous snakes, the S/C must also coordinate heavy machinery, mine site workers and contractors, and develop the ability to form on the spot risk assessments.  There is simply too much at stake to get it wrong.


The course runs for 2.5 days and is very, intensive and HANDS-ON.

If you are looking to:

  • Improve manual handling skills and husbandry knowledge for a range of native fauna, typically encountered by S/C’s, including snakes and large goannas;
  • Develop analytical, technical, identification and observational skills for better decision making, better judgement and a safer work place; 
  • And prepare yourself to meet stringent safety demands and performance criteria for S/C Work in the mining and construction industries - this course is a must!
View our training video:

Maximum of 12 per session.  Participants must be 18 years or over.

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