|Animal Handling & Behaviour (Short Course)|
Our two day Animal Handling and Behaviour course has been prepared with the work of the Animal Management Officer (AMO) in mind. This course focuses upon handling cats and dogs during the impounding procedure. This includes catching and restraining the animal; moving the animal to a vehicle; transporting to a designated facility; and discharging the animal into the care of an animal shelter. We focus on maximising human safety and animal welfare throughout the course.
Feedback from AMOs suggests that the role has a significant risk of injury as a result of poor handling practices or limitations of knowledge about predicting animal behaviour. This course aims to provide you with the tools and techniques to minimise these risks.
The course content is highly practical in nature utilising shelter dogs and cats to enable you to practice techniques and concepts taught during the course. Topics covered in the course include:
Courses are conducted at Animal Aid, 35 Killara Road in Coldstream. Please contact Enquiries on 03 9739 0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Completion of the assessment components of this course will enable students to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for part of the Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation unit RUV4203A Identify and respond to animal behaviour, which is also offered by Animal Aid.
If you would like to apply for one of these courses please download and complete the application form below and return it with your deposit. Spaces for these courses are limited and application should be made early to avoid disappointment.
Upcoming Event dates for Animal handling and behaviour short course
The course is held on consecutive Thursdays
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