Detection Dog Operations Course – ENROLLING NOW FOR 2018

Home Detection Dog Operations Course – ENROLLING NOW FOR 2018
Award:              Statement of Attainment
Duration:          4 weeks (Full Time)
Dates:               21/5/18 to 15/6/18
Location:          Dog Force Australia K9 Training Centre
Cost:                 $5995.00 (Early Bird Discount for Enrolments Before 31/3/18)    

This course is specifically designed for civilian participants currently employed (or seeking employment) as a Detection Dog Handler. Students will receive training in high level detection dog handling skills in both narcotics and explosives odours.

Participants will receive instruction in all facets of handling a detection dog in the operational context and will gain experience in all aspects associated with detection dog handling including;


Full exposure and assessment to ensure the student is comfortable in a range of operational environments likely to be encountered by a Detection Dog.

Students will learn how to handle a detection dog to search for the following odours;_MG_3208


  • ICE – Methyl Amphetamine / Amphetamine
  • Cannabis
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy

Firearms and Explosives;

  • Dynamite
  • Black Powder
  • Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil (ANFO)
  • Trinitrotoluene (TNT)
  • Sodium Chlorate
  • Semtex, Taggants (Icad Mandated), Smokeless Powder, RDX, PETN, TATP, HMTD

Students will also have an opportunity during the course to visit the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER), a live “Body Farm” which is one of only seven worldwide. Handlers will experience exclusive instruction from Australia’s foremost authority on cadaver detection research, Professor Shari Forbes.

Numbers for this course is strictly limited to six participants. This course is largely delivered by practical “one on one” instruction by former canine law enforcement dog trainers.

The units of competency delivered are:

ACMSPE304              Provide basic care of dog

ACMGAS306              Assist with conditioning of animals.

PSPBORD303            Deploy detector dog

To Apply for this course click the APPLY tab below.