Staff and students who are competent in the handling of animals and understand their housing and care requirements are integral to achieving a high standard of welfare. The University of Melbourne is aware of its obligations under the Code of Practice to educate both animal care staff and researchers in their legal responsibilities as well as to obtain a high level of technical proficiency. A number of training strategies are offered by the University to achieve these educational objectives.
- Mandatory on-line course which must be completed before accessing a bioresources facility
- Research, Ethics and Integrity seminars on Ethics and Welfare
- Periodic wet lab training sessions run by the Animal Welfare Officers
- Individual hands-on training given by certified Bioresources staff on a one-to-one basis in specific approved techniques
- Melbourne Bioresources Training