2017 TAFE Ranger Training Semester One
Ranger Training Providers
The following information is provided as a service to Rangers and persons who wish to become Rangers.
NOTE: WARA has no specifically recommended training provider.
C.Y.O’Connor Institute offers quality, up to the minute training for today’s professional Ranger.
To remain professional, quality training is essential!
Sharleen Jordan (C.Y.O’Connor TAFE)
WA Trainer of the Year
2001 Training Excellence Awards
freecall 1800 627 256 or E-mail.
Foreword by Graeme Raine
Local Government Rangers are required to manage complex and often emotive situations requiring extensive conflict management abilities together with an in-depth knowledge of modern animal management techniques, animal behaviour and human psychology.
Many Rangers have been injured some; seriously while carrying out their duties. Injuries can be due to accident, assault or animal attacks. Others have suffered stress and burnout and have left the industry. Many of these accidents and attacks could have been avoided if professionally structured training was provided.
Rangers operate in a unique environment demanding unique skills, knowledge and attitudes. Therefore they need specifically designed training programs.
Employers are required by law to provide a safe working environment for employees. All risk management programs should include appropriate training programs to minimise exposure to injury or illness of employees whilst carrying out their duties.
Selecting Training Providers
In selecting suitable training providers for Rangers & Animal Management Officers the following points should be considered;
Credentials of the Company
The company should be a Registered Training Organisation, the track record of the company’s personnel should also be considered. This can often be found by contacting clients who have used the company services or the recognised industry bodies.
Qualifications of the Trainers
The course designer and trainers should have formal qualifications in human resource development. The trainer should be able to use a variety of modern adult learning techniques to impart their knowledge.
The trainer should possess formal qualifications for the subject being delivered. This is particularly important in Animal Behaviour, Veterinary Procedures and Human Psychology.
Course Design and Content
In assessing the course it is essential to consider the design, content and mode of delivery.
A professionally designed course will have logical structure to develop the learning experience of the participants. There should be clearly defined learning outcomes for each session detailing the skills and knowledge participants should attain on completion.
Investment not cost, should be the philosophy when selecting a training provider for Local Authorities throughout the world. Selecting the most appropriate training provider is also focused on value for money considerations.
The cost should be considered by comparing the services to other professional organisations offering similar services.
When making comparisons one must be careful, as not all courses are equal in their standards. Some providers may offer a cheap course with a duration of two hours, while another provider’s course may extend over a longer period and provide a number of experts from various backgrounds.
The pertinent question that should always be asked in selecting your providers is:
WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL COST OF NOT TRAINING or NOT USING THE APPROPRIATE QUALIFIED TRAINERS?