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
  • people who work in the zoo industry
  • animal welfare officers
  • veterinary nurses
  • local government parks employees
  • National Parks and Wildlife employees
  • people who work in the eco-tourism industry
  • park staff
  • ordinary 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)
  • Introduction to Caring for Orphaned Mammals
  • Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Identification
  • Emergency Telephone Training
  • Koalas – Adults and Infants
  • Native Birds – Baby Birds
  • Native Birds – Basic Course
  • Native Birds – Advanced Course
  • Possums
  • Gliders
  • Bandicoots, Small Carnivorous Marsupials and Native Rodents
  • Echidnas
  • Macropods (kangaroos and wallabies) – Basic Course
  • Macropods (kangaroos and wallabies) – Advanced Course
  • Flying Foxes – Orphans
  • Flying Foxes – Adult and Sub-Adult
  • Reptiles
  • Frogs
  • Freshwater Turtles

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 $20 per person per workshop.

We also periodically offer specialised training workshops from specialised trainers at a nominal cost for wildlife rehabilitators.

At each of our training workshops, you will receive comprehensive training material on that topic. In order to conserve the environment, most training material is provided by download in full-colour PDF documents. Hard-copies can be arranged at additional cost.

More information on our training programs can be found in the Volunteer Manual which is provided to you with your Membership Pack.

Wildcare Australia Inc. Specialised Training Workshops:

Wildlife Anatomy and Physiology

This is an advanced course designed essentially for those people who are seeking more in-depth practical knowledge on the anatomy and physiology of wildlife and how it relates to wildlife rehabilitation. The course is suitable for veterinary nurses, zoo keepers and experienced wildlife rehabilitators.

This course deals with the following:

  • Skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, reproductive and urinary anatomy and physiology of native Australian species
  • It includes familiarity with some veterinary terminology
  • Practical sessions include gross anatomy

The course is run by a wildlife veterinarian, Dr Tania Bishop who has over 14 years experience in the wildlife veterinary field.

Students receive a Statement of Attendance upon completion of the course.

This course is offered each year. For next available dates, refer to the Current Education Calendar.

Alternatively, you can make an enquiry by emailing the Education Team at education@wildcare.org.au.

The cost of the one-day course, including course handouts and morning and afternoon tea is $50.00 (including GST).

Tailored Training Courses

Our team of experienced and qualified trainers can design tailored training courses to suit a range of individuals including wildlife rehabilitators from other care organisations and veterinary nursing students.

If you wish to enquire about having WILDCARE tailor a course for your needs, please contact the Education Coordinator by email at education@wildcare.org.au