Are you interested in caring for Australia’s native wildlife? Our Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation course will provide you with information on the various ways you can become involved and provide information on further study options.

You will learn how to identify, care, capture and restrain wildlife with the aim to maintain the animal’s welfare.

Course highlights:

  • Visit to a private backyard rehabilitation centre.
  • Visit to Healesville Sanctuary.

Please note – This course is not aimed at individuals already in a professional wildlife care role. 

National Code 0008WLR01
Study Areas Animal Studies
Companion Animals
Study Level Short Course
Campuses ELG
Fee $450
Concession Fee $450


Start End Fee Description  
18/Oct/2018 22/Nov/2018 $450, $450 Concession SASWLR0101E - 6 Sessions - Thu/Sat - 6-9pm - 18 Oct to 22 Nov 2018

Debra Dyson.

  • Identifying Australian Natives.
  • How to obtain a carers licence / Operating a wildlife shelter.
  • What is wildlife rehabilitation and why it’s necessary?
  • Bird / Reptile care.
  • Basic care of sick or injured wildlife.
  • Identifying sick or injured wildlife.
  • Provide basic first aid to sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
  • Marine mammal response.
  • Capture and restraint.
  • Legislative requirements.
  • Identifying dangerous situations.
  • Temporary / Emergency Housing.
  • Oil spill response.

Please bring some writing material to take notes.

This course is suited to you if you have a desire to learn more about what is required to provide first aid and care for our wildlife.

On completion of the course, you will understand the requirements to operate a wildlife shelter and assist in other animal related professions.

This course highlights the less formal methods of caring for wildlife, such as volunteering programs. You will be provided with a list of wildlife shelters in which you can call to assist on a voluntary basis.

Last updated: June 8, 2018 09:38pm