Sodium fluoroacetate, commonly known as 1080, is used to control a variety of vertebrate pests in Victoria, such as rabbits, foxes, wild dogs and feral pigs.
1080 is a Schedule 7 (Dangerous Poison) and as such is currently restricted to those who hold a valid Agricultural Chemical User Permit (ACUP), Pest Control Licence (PCL), Pilot Licence (PCRL) or a Commercial Operator Licence with a vermin destroyer endorsement (COL), and complete specific training in order to obtain a 1080-endorsement to their licences.
This course aims to provide 1080 pest animal bait users with the knowledge to use these products in a safe manner and to understand that the use of 1080 bait products is only one element of an integrated pest animal management strategy.
|Retail (chemical suppliers)
|Amenity horticulture||Conservation and land management|
|Forestry||Public land management|
2 hours pre-course work, plus 1 hour face to face from 3pm - 4pm
Requires students to have attained the AQF3 units AHCCHM303A Prepare and Apply Chemicals and AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and Store Chemicals or the newer units AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals and AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals.
These units can be undertaken the same day as the 1080 course if students do not have prior competency.
Alternatively, participants must have completed training which meets the requirements of the Victorian ACUP, COL, PCL or PCRL. For more information on these requirements see the Agriculture Victoria website http://bit.ly/2oRjnwr
Students will also need to show to prove identity with one of the items below:
Pre-course to be completed prior to attending