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Animal Aid is an innovative animal welfare organisation that is committed to ensuring that all animals in the community are treated with respect and compassion. In an effort to encourage this, the Animal Aid Education team provides a number of educational opportunities on a range of animal care and welfare themes for a wide cross-section of the community, ranging from people who work professionally with animals, to interested members of the community and children. Our organisation can offer a variety of vocationally accredited courses, short courses, workshops or information sessions.

On site courses are run in our brand new education centre at the Killara Rd, Coldstream facility.

Our team incorporates a number of people experienced in animal welfare; veterinary science; animal management; animal behaviour; equine behaviour and handling; and teaching. This vast array of backgrounds enables Animal Aid to provide quality education to people of all ages to encourage and improve the humane treatment of animals.

Training units
As part of its commitment to promoting animal welfare through education, Animal Aid now offers the following units from the ACM40110 Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation:

  • ACMACR403A Identify and respond to animal behaviour; and
  • ACMACR406A Carry out pound procedures’.

Animal Aid believes that for participants to be able to safely and competently perform the duties required in these units, training must take place in an appropriate workplace. Animal Aid is in a unique position to offer hands-on training within an animal care, management and welfare environment. As a result, we can ensure that participants have access to equipment and resources to enable them to acquire new skills and demonstrate competency in a safe and supervised environment. In accord with Animal Aid’s mission statement and the requirements of the ACM10 Animal Care and Management Training Package, participants will be taught to handle animals gently, calmly and empathetically. This minimises any stress or discomfort to the animals while maximising human safety.

The course format for both units utilises small class sizes to provide high staff to student ratios and to foster an environment that encourages peer-group interaction and discussion for adult learners.

Assessment for these units is largely practical in nature, in accordance with the requirements of the ACM10 Animal Care and Management Training Package, Qualifications Framework Assessment Guidelines.

Upon commencement of the course, all participants will be provided with a course handbook and assessment workbook. The handbook provides a thorough review of course materials. This information has been compiled by a number of experts in the field including a long-serving Animal Management Officer, Veterinarian, Animal Shelter staff, Animal Behaviourist and Equine Specialist

Courses Offered at Animal Aid
ACMACR403A Identify and respond to animal behaviour find out more >>
ACMACR406A Carry out pound procedures find out more >>
Animal Handling & Behaviour (short course) find out more >>

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