This form has been created for approved national wildlife course participants. Should you have any questions regarding your course enrolment please contact the WIRES Training Team at [email protected].

Current Courses Available

Introduction to Wildlife Rescue

This course is designed to help rescue organisations recruit and train more new volunteers faster, to begin rescuing the animals most commonly reported needing assistance, including birds, possums, lizards and turtles.

Lizard and Turtle Care Course

This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to safely rescue and rehabilitate lizards (with the exception of monitors) and freshwater turtles. You will learn about lizard and turtle identification and biology, how to safely rescue, transport and provide first aid to these animals, how to house and feed lizards and turtles, as well as common injuries and diseases that you are likely to encounter when rescuing these species.

Sea Turtle Rescue and Transport

This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to safely rescue and transport sea turtles. Participants will learn how to identify injuries and signs of disease, maintain high standards of animal welfare, and become familiar with WHS considerations during the rescue and transport process.

Koala Rescue

This course has been developed to provide wildlife rescuers with the skills and knowledge to safely capture and transport sick, injured or orphaned koalas. Participants will learn about important koala biology and behaviour, identify signs of common injuries and diseases, become familiar with best practice rescue and transport techniques, and review a range of common koala rescue scenarios.

Treating Wombats with Mange

This course is designed to address the WHS risks and hazards associated with treating wombats with mange, outline the current approved techniques for treating mange and equip participants with the ability to ascertain the various stages of mange. Please ensure your group has the appropriate permits or licences required in your state before commencing any treatment.

Sea Snake Rescue and Transport

This online course is designed to provide experienced snake rescuers and rehabilitators with the skills and knowledge to safely rescue and transport sea snakes. The course covers important WHS considerations when dealing with these venomous animals, as well as information on species identification, common reasons for rescue, rescue and transport techniques, and state-based reporting, rehabilitation facilities, and support.

Please note, to be eligible to complete this course, it is recommended that all participants:

Please note, completion of this course does not result in authorisation of rescue and transportation of sea snakes. All individuals must adhere to relevant state licensing requirements regarding the handling venomous snakes. In NSW, The Code specifies sea snakes must only be handled by wildlife rehabilitators who have undertaken a venomous snake handling course which includes training in venomous snake bite first aid and is refreshed every three years.

Understanding Pain in Wildlife

This 100% online course endeavors to address the impacts of inadequate pain management and how this implicates rehabilitation outcomes, the role of veterinarians in managing pain in wildlife, appropriate pain management strategies for wildlife rehabilitators and the obligations and responsibilities of wildlife rehabilitators to adequately manage pain for wildlife in their care.

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