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. Other topics covered include the secure storage, handling and record keeping of therapeutic drugs as well as OHS risk management.

If you have previously attended the Basic Animal Care and Ethics Course for Honours Students and 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: February 2020

Further event details

Registration is via SurveyMonkey.

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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 half day course will focus on Australian governance with a focus on the ethical use of animals in research and teaching as well as supporting animal wellbeing. The program will also include a workshop on Animal Ethics applications and a presentation by Research Integrity.

Next Course: To be confirmed.

Further event details

Registration is via myUNSW. Search under "Course Type" and choose "Ethics Training".

MyUNSW enrolment guide

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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:  February 2020.

Further event details

 

Registration is via SurveyMonkey.

 

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

Access the CARE Online Course

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Other Training

For training in a specific laboratory animal procedure please contact animalcare@unsw.edu.au.

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Poisons and Therapeutic Substances (S4D, S8 and S9)

This course covers poisons and therapeutic substances (S4D, S8 and S9) purchase, use, storage and disposal. Further information can be found at Poisons and Therapeutic Substances (S4D, S8 and S9)

Please note: If you are enrolled in the 2 day Animal Care and Ethics Course you do not need to enroll separately for the Schedule 8 and 9 drugs course. Your attendance at this session will automatically be updated at the conclusion of the Ethics course.

Next Session/s:

  • 14 October 2019
  • 18 November 2019

Registration is via myUNSW. Search under "Course Type" and choose "Ethics Training". 

MyUNSW enrolment guide

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

 

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