Snakebusters courses completion certificates are the
only ones issued within Australia
that meet minimum recognition requirements in the Eurozone, USA and most
parts of Africa.
Australia's ONLY hands on reptiles course, where participants hold the animals (as opposed to merely watching the teacher do it) and taught by Australia's Snakeman, Raymond
The Snakeman, Raymond Hoser, author of hundreds of definitive books, papers and the like on venomous reptiles has been teaching "safe" venomous snake handling for mine workers, university students and others for more than 30 years in West Australia, elsewhere in Australia, Europe, the USA and Africa ... no one knows reptile better.
Snakebusters snake handling courses are the only courses within Australia
that have and teach people to catch and handle the world's top five deadliest snakes, enabling graduates to handle any species in the world with confidence and safety.
Only Snakebusters/Raymond Hoser can claim an impeccable safety record in teaching reptile handling courses over more than 30 years!
Raymond Hoser is the only snake course teacher in Western Australia to have discovered and named numerous species of venomous snakes, including several native to Western Australia, including two of four locally occurring Death Adder species (Hill Death Adder Acanthophis bottomi Hoser 1998 and Pilbara Death Adder Acanthophis wellsi Hoser 1998). No one knows WA snakes better.
Most courses can be completed in a single day and at any location!
Snakebusters are alone in the Snake handling industry in having more than 30 years in the reptile business and with a perfect safety record.
Warning: There are a number of supposedly "Nationally accredited"
courses being offered by people without recognised expertise, advertised via "SEO optimised websites", issuing completion certificates, that
are NOT recognised within the reptile industry and relevant employers,
or outside Australia due to the failure of the teachers to meet the minimum recognised standards within the reptile industry and government regulators. As a rule the novice teachers also teach and use unsafe and illegal handling methods such as "Tongs", leading to a notoriously high incidence of fatal and near-fatal snake bites among their graduates.
Beware of false claims by inexperienced operators and demand proof of
verifiable expertise by the teacher (to at least 20 years to meet minimum requirements).