Animal Care and Ethics Training

Courses and seminars offered at UNSW


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

Animal Care and Ethics Online Course

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.

Further event details and registration

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: Early 2021: 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.


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

Access the CARE Online Course

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. 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.