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Species Courses

WIRES runs a wide range of advanced species courses for WIRES volunteers, members of other licenced wildlife organisations and industry professionals working with wildlife, such as practicing veterinary staff.

WIRES Advanced Species Courses

Reptile Care Course

This course introduces important practices for the rescue and rehabilitation of Australian lizards and turtles including; ID, Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scenarios, Common Injuries and Disease, Examination and Treatment, Hospital Care, Basic Necropsy, Behaviour, Diet and Preparation for Release.
This course is delivered 100% online.
 

Avian Care Course 

This course introduces important topics for the successful rescue and rehabilitation of Australian birds, including; Avian ID, Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scenarios, Common Injuries and Disease, Examination and Treatment, Hospital Care, Basic Necropsy, Behaviour, Chick Care (Reuniting, Housing and Care), Diet, Crop Feeding, Crop Rehydration, Teaching to Self Feed and Preparation for Release. 
This course has a compulsory online component and compulsory one day workshop

Raptor Course

This course introduces important topics for the successful rescue and rehabilitation of Australian raptors, including; Raptor ID, Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scenarios, Common Injuries and Disease, Examination and Treatment, Hospital Care, Basic Necropsy, Behaviour, Chick Care (Reuniting, Housing and Care), Diet, Crop Feeding, Crop Rehydration, Teaching to Self Feed and Preparation for Release. 
This course is delivered in a two day workshop. WIRES Avian course and a minimum of two years experience successfully rehabilitating birds are prerequisites.

Wombat Course 

This course introduces important topics for the successful rescue and rehabilitation of Australian wombats, including; Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scenarios, Common Injuries and Disease, Examination and Treatment, Hospital Care, Basic Necropsy, Behaviour, Joey Care, Diet and Preparation for Release. 
This course is delivered in a one day workshop.

Macropod Course 

This course introduces important topics for the successful rescue and rehabilitation of Australian macropods, including; ID, Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scenarios, Common Injuries and Disease, Examination and Treatment, Hospital Care, Basic Necropsy, Behaviour, Joey Care, Diet and Preparation for Release. 
This course is delivered in a one day workshop.

Flying-fox and Microbat Course 

This course introduces important topics for the successful rescue and rehabilitation of Australian bats, including; ID, Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scenarios, Common Injuries and Disease, Examination and Treatment, Hospital Care, Basic Necropsy, Behaviour, Pup Care, Diet and Preparation for Release. 
This course is delivered in a two day workshop.

Possum and Glider Course 

This course introduces important topics for the successful rescue and rehabilitation of these Australian mammals, including; ID, Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scenarios, Common Injuries and Disease, Examination and Treatment, Hospital Care, Basic Necropsy, Behaviour, Joey Care, Diet and Preparation for Release. 
This course is delivered in a two day workshop.

Small Mammals Course

This course introduces important topics for the successful rescue and rehabilitation of small mammals such as echidnas and bandicoots, including; ID, Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scenarios, Common Injuries and Disease, Examination and Treatment, Hospital Care, Basic Necropsy, Behaviour, Puggle and Joey Care, Diet and Preparation for Release. 
This course is delivered in a two day workshop.

Reptile Handling Course 

This course introduces important topics for the successful safe handling of Australian snakes, including; ID, First Aid, WHS, Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scenarios, Common Injuries and Disease, Relocation and Release.
For participants refreshing this course within 3 years, there is a compulsory online component and one day workshop.
All other participants must complete the compulsory online component and two day workshop.

WIRES Training

If you are not a WIRES volunteer but you are a member of another licenced wildlife organisation or you are working professionally with wildlife in another capacity and you'd like to complete species training with WIRES, please email training@wires.org.au to register your interest. 

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