MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE AUSSIE WILDLIFE COURSE OR HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE
Following on from the Aussie Wildlife Course comes the new Advanced Course, presented by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s veterinarians and hospital staff. Using the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital facilities, the advanced course will explore the unique anatomy and physiology of Australia’s wildlife, and how it relates to caring for wildlife and for rereleasing back into their natural habitat.
Common diseases and injures of each taxon will be explained using practical lessons and case studies at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. Simple life saving techniques will be covered to help you restore the lives of our native fauna. This course is suitable for Aussie Wildlife Course graduates who want to further develop their practical wildlife care skills and expand their knowledge.
The four, weekly sessions cover:
Legislation, Rescue, Assessment, Treatment and Care, Rehabilitation and Release. Birds – Anatomy and Physicology
Reptiles and Amphibians – Anatomy and Physiology of snakes,lizards/skinks,turtles and frogs.
Mammals – Anatomy and Physiology of Marsupials, Monotremes and Bats.
Zoonosis and prevention
Evidence of Animal Knowledge
To enable you to skip the Aussie Wildlife Course and move straight on to the Advanced Course, it’s important you have experience or knowledge on wildlife. Please fill out the form and attach one document as evidence of your prior experience e.g. certificate, employment letter or wildlife carer’s ID Card.
3 May, 2017
1 November, 2017
Age: This course is opened to 16yrs and over. Under 18 yrs must have parent/guardian permission.
Time: 5:50pm – 8:30pm
Duration: 2.5 hours one night a week for 4 weeks
Venue: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital – Millers Drive Currumbin
We Provide: Study Guide, and additional information that is relevant throughout the course and a certificate upon graduation
Please Bring: Covered shoes and appropriate clothing for cold or rainy night, a torch, mosquito repellent, pens and paper