Opportunity for Weed Hygiene Training
The Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) is coordinating a number of weed hygiene training session across the state in 2019-20. Preference will be given to organisations in areas which currently have serrated tussock infestations. This is part of a broader project to improve weed hygiene practices and prevent the spread of serrated tussock.
Who is this training is relevant for?
Managers, works crews, contractors, and landowner responsible for weed control, slashing and movement of vehicles or material through weed-infested areas.
Whys is this training needed?
Many organisations require contractors and staff to undertake WeedStop training as it provides the knowledge and skills necessary to meet legislative requirements. Under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 landowners are responsible for preventing the spread of regionally controlled and regionally prohibited weeds. Additionally, Councils must implement the measures set out in their roadside weed and pest animal management plan. Prevention is the most effective method of dealing with weeds. Once a weed has entered an area and become established, eradication is far more expensive and it is likely that greater resources will be required to control its further spread and reduce its impact.
This accredited workshop aims to increase awareness of how weeds can be spread via contaminated vehicles or machinery and how the risk of this occurring can be minimised.
Key components of the workshop include;
- Examining the mechanisms of weed spread
- Job planning
- Minimising vehicle/machinery contamination
- Inspecting and cleaning vehicles or machinery of contaminants
- Can be tailored to organisational requirements.
- Nationally accredited course.
- No previous experience required.
- Delivered by Longerenong College at a convenient location.
- Duration: 1 Day.
- Number of participants: 12 – 20.
- Cost: $285 per participant (+ cost of catering) – Includes a $25 discount through this VSTWP project.
To register your interest please complete this short survey – LINK (Requires the approximate number of participants from your organisation).