Possum Control Course registration

2018 Courses 

Key points on the 2018 course programme are:

  • Both the North Island and South Island venues at Palmerston North and Invermay Research Centre near Mosgiel have good classroom and teaching facilities as well as easy access to habitat areas for the course field work.
  • A designer course to accredit designers to develop and design monitoring operations is scheduled for Wellington.
  • Courses can also be run at any venue provided there are sufficient participant numbers. Three such courses have been run in recent times at Kaitaia, Waipoua Forest and Raurimu. 

Course ID Course Name Dates Venue General
301 Field Operative April 10 & 11 Palmerston North  
302 Field Operative May 15 & 16 Invermay Research Centre  
303 Field Operative June 12 & 13 Palmerston North  
304 Designer July 3 Wellington  
305 Field Operative October 16 & 17 Invermay Research Centre  
306 Field Operative November TBC Run subject to demand

Courses will run subject to minimum registration numbers.

Course fees cover pre-course & course materials unless stated otherwise in separate course information. Note: Course fees may be changed without notice and can differ by course location.

Course Type Venue Course Fee Course Catering GST Total including GST
Field operative Club Habitat, Turangi $545.00 N/A $81.75 $626.75
Field Operative* JT's Golf Centre, Mosgiel $545.00 $30.00 $86.25 $661.25
Wax Tag Both Nth & Sth Island venues $150.00 N/A $22.50 $172.50
Designer** Awapuni Function Centre, Palmerston North
tbc N/A tbc tbc

Meals are not included as participants can purchase their own food at the course venue or nearby. Accommodation is not included in course fees. Participants should make their own arrangements.

* Teas and lunches are included for the Mosgiel course, as shown above, where other options are not available.

** The Designer Course venue is at the Awapuni Function Centre. The centre is part of the Awapuni Race Course complex located on the outskirts of Palmerston North. Note that course catering  (lunches and teas) are an additional cost, expected to be in the range of $50 for the two day course. Note also that the refresher course option is available at a reduced course fee.


Early enrollment is recommended as places on each course are limited.

Registrations of interest to biodiverse.nz@gmail.com, or phone 027 945 1719 for further information.

Full payment of course fees is required before in advance of the course commencement unless by prior arrangement. Confirmation of your enrollment, together with course material, will be sent when full payment is received. The Course Administrator will confirm arrangements with you again nearer to the commencement date.