About this course

Internal parasites in your livestock can spell disaster for your business. But finding out how large (or small) a problem you have is a tricky task. Tocal’s one-day course will give you the tools to manage parasites in your livestock.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • taking samples and completing faecal egg counts, and analysing results from samples
  • identifying different worms under a microscope
  • identifying targeted control options.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 1 day
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $420 GST-free


  • Plan for collection of samples
  • Prepare equipment and resources
  • Carry out sampling and preserving procedures
  • Complete sample collection activities

$420 GST-free

  • Introduction to parasites
  • Basic worm cycles
  • Faecal egg counts, sampling and analysis
  • Practical work with microscopes
  • Control options
  • Questions and answers

  • Participants are provided with course notes.
  • This course is delivered indoors.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCWRK301 Collect samples for a rural protection or horticulture monitoring program.

Additional Information

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