Detection Dog Operations Course

Home Detection Dog Operations Course
Award:              Statement of Attainment
Duration:          4 weeks (Full Time: Mon-Fri)
Dates:               TBA
Location:          Dog Force Australia K9 Training Centre
Cost:                 $5995.00    


The Detection Dog Operations Course is specifically designed for civilian participants currently employed (or seeking employment) as a detection dog handler.

Participants will receive training in high level detection dog handling skills in both narcotics and explosives odours including;

  • Instruction in all facets of handling a detection dog in the operational context .
  • full exposure and assessment to ensure the participant is comfortable in a range of operational environments likely to be encountered by a detection dog.
  • how to handle a detection dog to search for the following odours;


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


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

The course is delivered by practical “one on one” instruction by former canine law enforcement dog trainers and supported by the following nationally recognised units of competency;

ACMSPE304   Provide basic care of dog

ACMGAS306A   Assist with conditioning of animals.

PSPBDR303      Deploy detector dog

CSCDOG007     Train dogs in agility work

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