About the WILDCARE Education Program

Download the current WILDCARE Education Calendar information:-

WILDCARE offers a comprehensive range of training workshops in native animal care and management that are undertaken by…

  • wildlife rehabilitators
  • zoo and captive animal staff
  • animal welfare officers
  • veterinary nurses
  • parks and wildlife employees
  • eco-tourism staff
  • everyday people who just want to learn more about caring for Australia’s unique wildlife

We offer a huge range of workshops on topics including:-

  • Orientation Program
  • Rescue and First Aid for Native Wildlife (Basic and Advanced Courses)
  • Caring for Orphaned Mammals (Joeys)
  • Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Identification
  • Emergency Telephone Training
  • Koalas
  • Native Birds – Baby Birds
  • Native Birds – (Basic and Advanced Courses)
  • Possums
  • Gliders
  • Bandicoots, Small Carnivorous Marsupials and Native Rodents
  • Echidnas
  • Macropods (kangaroos and wallabies) – (Basic and Advanced Courses)
  • Reptiles

Our general training workshops are free to current financial members of WILDCARE. Non-members are welcome to attend our training workshops at a cost of $10 per person (half day course) or $20 per person (full day course) per workshop (payable on registration).

We also periodically offer specialised training workshops from experienced trainers at a nominal cost for wildlife rehabilitators which are outlined in our Education Calendar.

At each of our training workshops, you will receive comprehensive training material on that topic which is available to download afterwards.  Printed copies of training manuals are usually available at additional cost.

The content of most Wildcare workshops are not suitable for children.  Children under 14 years of age  are not permitted to attend.   We have compiled a list of recommended educational opportunities for younger members in our Easy Reference Sheet – Wildlife Activities for Junior Members.  Children between the ages of 14 and 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

More information on our training programs can be found in the Volunteer Manual, which is provided when you join.