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. The Bioresources team offers training for small animal platform users in:
- A mandatory on-line course which must be completed before accessing a small animal bioresources facility
- Individual hands-on training given by certified Bioresources staff on a one-to-one or small group basis for small animal platform species-specific approved techniques
For any other training in other species or for mandatory animal user animal welfare and ethics induction training please contact the Animal Welfare Team.
- Melbourne Bioresources Training