The UNSW Animal Care and Ethics Committees offers courses for researchers and students who use animals in research and teaching. Under the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, 2013 (8th edition), investigators must undertake education, training and competency assessment, in accordance with institutional and ACEC policies and procedures.
If you wish to further discuss training requirements, please contact RECS Animal Care at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Animal Ethics and Care course is now available online. This online course provides an introduction to the ethical and scientific issues of using animals for scientific purposes as well as providing an introduction to animal handling and basic procedures in mice and rats. The course is suitable for all personnel involved with the care and use of animals for teaching and research.
A refresher course for those who have previously attended an Animal Care and Ethics Course.
This course will focus on the ethical use of animals in research and teaching as well as supporting animal wellbeing.
Next Course: Mid 2023: Online Format
All face-to-face courses have been postponed indefinitely in line with the University’s directives. We are working hard in creating an online course. We will add your name to our list of interested participants and will send a notification email once the conduct of face-to-face courses has been re-instated or when the online courses are available.
To register your interest, please complete the our expression of interest form and we will contact you as soon the the module becomes available.
Individual and small group practical training in specific laboratory animal procedures are available on request to the RECS Animal Care Unit. These training sessions are available for all UNSW staff and students working with research animals.Competency training is provided in numerous techniques and species.
Please complete the following survey to register your interest using the online EOI Form.
This course was designed to provide new members of the UNSW Animal Care & Ethics Committees (ACECs) with an understanding of the animal ethics legislation and codes of practice and the processes and responsibilities at UNSW. The course is also available to members of the UNSW research community should they wish to further understand the framework for the UNSW ACECs and their decision making process. Please note this course is not mandatory for members of the research community.
The course is self-paced, comprising of three modules which take approximately 30 minutes each to complete.
Details on how to register:
- Click on the following link: https://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au/course/view.php?id=63024
- Registration is via Moodle on myUNSW using your zID and password
- When prompted, select 'student enrolment' using the following password key: RECSACEC
The "Using Therapeutic Goods for Research at UNSW" is an interactive online course that outlines the national and state legislations relevant to therapeutic goods, UNSW procedures for purchasing, storage requirements, disposal, record keeping and reporting for S4D, S8 and S9 substances.
For further information about this training please go to this page.