Animal Care and Ethics Training

Courses and seminars offered at UNSW

The UNSW Animal Care and Ethics Committee 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 the Director of Animal Care, Dr Josephine Joya (animalcare@unsw.edu.au).

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Animal Care and Ethics Course

This two day 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.

Please email animalcare@unsw.edu.au for further details.

Next Course:  November 2020: 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.

Further event details

To register your interest, please complete the our expression of interest form and we will contact you as soon the the module becomes available.

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Animal Care and Ethics Refresher Course

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: November/ December 2020: 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.

 

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Basic Animal Care and Ethics Course for Honours and ILP Students

For Honours and ILP students only.

Following completion of the Honours Course, if you are continuing with animal-based research/teaching beyond your Honours year, you are required to attend the second day of the 2-day Animal Care and Ethics Course. Please email animalcare@unsw.edu.au for further details.

Next course: November 2020:  Online Format.

Further event details

 

To register your interest, please complete the our expression of interest form and we will contact you as soon the the module becomes available.

 

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Caring for Animals in Research and Education (CARE) Online Course

Access the CARE Online Course

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Optional Practical Handling and Biomethodology Training

Individual and small group practical training in specific laboratory animal procedures are available on request to the RECS Animal Care Unit.  Please complete the following survey to register your interest https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/specialisedhandling and notify animalcare@unsw.edu.au.

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Poisons and Therapeutic Substances (S4D, S8 and S9)

The UNSW Poisons and Therapeutic Substances (S4D, S8, S9) course is now available online.

This course covers poisons and therapeutic substances (S4D, S8 and S9) purchase, use, storage and disposal and all UNSW personnel involved with any of these substances must successfully complete this course. Further information can be found at Poisons and Therapeutic Substances (S4D, S8 and S9)

Previously the course was embedded within the 2-day face-to-face UNSW Animal Care & Ethics Courses, however RECS have made this available online as per the requirements of an audit conducted in 2018. As the content of the course have changed substantially regarding legislative and compliance requirements, including Schedule 4D (i.e. Sodium Pentobarbital), it is highly recommended that personnel using these substances complete the new online course. 

Registration is via myUNSW.

Select "My Staff Profile" and "Learning and Development" and choose "Course Number" and search for "RECSSD"

Once you have registered, you will receive an email notifying you if registration is successful. The course will be available 24 hours after registration on Moodle.

Please note that you will be required to complete a short assessment following this course.

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Contact Us

Veterinary Emergency:

Director of Animal

Dr Josephine Joya

T: 9385 9912

M: 0466 778 752

 

Senior Animal Welfare Officer

Dr Lucie Nedved

T: 9385 7389

M: 0466 201 323

 

RECS Contact Details