For health and safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of fire ant training and fire ant treatment training has changed. For the immediate future, all training will be delivered via online video conferencing using MS Teams.

Fire ant training

The general awareness session is designed for businesses, community groups, contractors, suppliers, individuals and government bodies interested in learning more about fire ants.

It is also designed for anyone who operates within fire ant biosecurity zones and/or work with materials considered high-risk.

It is important that industry, residents and members of the community who live in or near an infested area know what fire ants look like, how to identify nests and how to take action against the super pest.

In this training, you will learn about:

  • Fire ants and their impacts
  • How to identify fire ants and their nests
  • The importance of the eradication program
  • What’s involved in the 10-year eradication plan
  • Where to look for fire ants
  • How you can fulfil your general biosecurity obligation
  • Movement control requirements
  • Treatment options and bait information, and
  • Methods to minimise the spread of fire ants.

Do you have more than 25 people that need to be trained?
Private group sessions can be available for groups of 25 people or more. To discuss this option with a trainer, please complete a request form.

Fire ant treatment training

This training is designed for pest managers, grounds keepers and other people who own, occupy or manage lands or properties to correctly treat fire ant nests. It begins with the general awareness training and then builds on this knowledge to cover specific information.

This includes:

  • Who can treat fire ants
  • What treatments are available
  • How the treatment works
  • Treatment reporting requirements
  • Practical treatment demonstration.
Training details for all sessions
Platform:MS Teams
Time:From 9 am - every second Wednesday

How to book

  1. View the available sessions
  2. Sign in to your account. If this is your first visit, please create an account to manage your booking.
    • Once signed in, you can book a session for yourself and you can book on behalf of others
  3. Cancel or modify your booking by signing in and managing your account.

For the online training you need a device with web capabilities (computer, tablet, smart phone etc.) and a stable internet connection.

Privacy Statement
Biosecurity Queensland is collecting your personal information for the purpose of eradicating fire ants and electric ants, category 1 restricted matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014. This information will only be accessed by authorised employees within the department and will not be disclosed to any other parties unless authorised or required by law. View full privacy statement

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