WIRES Rescue and Immediate Care Course (RICC)

Unit of Competency

ACMGAS305A- Rescue animals and apply basic first aid

Training Packages that Include this Unit

ACM10- Animal Care and Management

Qualifications that Include this Unit

Certificate II, Certificate III, in Captive Animals

Skill Sets that Include this Unit

ACMSS00005 –Native Rehabilitation Skill Set
ACMSS00004- Native Mammal Rehabilitation Skill Set
ACMSS00003- Native Bird Rehabilitation Skill Set
ACMSS00002- Native Amphibian Rehabilitation Skill Set

Unit of Competency Details

This unit of competency covers the process of rescuing, restraining animals and providing basic animal care.
It requires the demonstration of knowledge and skills to identify situations where assistance is required in the rescue of animals and management of animal stress and injury.
The function within this unit require the demonstration of basic operational skills and knowledge in a moderate range of areas and the application of a defined range of areas and the application of a defined range of skills, one would be expected to apply known solutions to a range of predicted problems.

Delivery Options

Online (theory session) & 3 hour workshop face-to-face (practical session)

Practical Skills Field Assessment – Mandatory

Demonstration to an experienced WIRES volunteer or Coordinator that candidate can:

  • Assess the rescue situation and plan a response
  • Capture and protect an animal
  • Provide first aid assistance to the injured animal

Further Training Opportunities Include

Unit of Competency – ACMCAN307A Rehabilitate Native Wildlife
Rescue Rehabilitation and Release of: Large Mammal, Small Mammal, Possum & Glider, Flying Fox & Bat, Birds of Prey, Reptile Handling, Reptile Rehabilitation & Care and Avian Care.

For more information on this unit and the assessment process contact Diane.Thompson@wires.org.au

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