Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training

To acquire and use 1080, Pindone, RHDV, or PAPP baits in NSW, you must be accredited (or under the direct supervision of an accredited person) with an AQF3 Chemical Accreditation or Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training (VPIT) course accreditation.

Historically, Local Land Services has delivered VPIT training face-to-face in a three-hour training session. Whilst a number of Local Land Services regions still conduct face-to-face training for small groups, landholders can also choose to undertake this training online.

Our online VPIT course takes a few hours to complete and mirrors traditional face-to-face training using video and other online learning methods. Once you successfully complete the eight modules and five exams within the session, you will be emailed a certificate which is valid for up to five years.

The Local Land Services course takes you through the legal responsibilities, safety requirements and practical considerations for an effective use of baits and pesticides.


  • In registering for this course, please use your full name and contact details. These will be used to populate your certificate upon successful completion of all modules and exams.
  • Please ensure that you keep your certificate accessible as you will be required to show the Local Land Services Staff this certificate when collecting baits.
  • An accreditation from the VPIT course does not permit a person to utilise any pesticides other than 1080, Pindone, RHDV, or PAPP
  • This course does not provide an accreditation for the use of Canid Pest Ejectors. This training is available locally, please contact the nearest Local Land Services Office to find out more about the Canid Pest Ejector Training.

Complete the free online course

Face to face training

Local Land Services will be offering Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training face-to-face at locations across the state.

Upon completion of the training, participants will be accredited to use 1080, Pindone, PAPP and RHDV baits for 5 years. Training will cover:

  • legislation and legal obligations
  • baiting techniques
  • toxicity
  • storage
  • transport
  • how to reduce non-target exposure.

To register for training, visit the events page or call 1300 795 299.

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