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Aussie Wildlife Course

The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. This course is conducted as an 8 week evening course or a weekend condensed course.

Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent

Upcoming dates in 2021:

16 and 17 October (Weekend Course)

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Advanced Aussie Wildlife Course

Following on from the Aussie Wildlife Course comes the new Advanced Course, presented by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s veterinarians and hospital staff. Using the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital facilities, the advanced course will explore the unique anatomy and physiology of Australia’s wildlife. This course is conducted as a 4 week evening course from 6pm to 8:30pm.

Requirements: 16 years and over with parent consent. Must have completed the Aussie Wildlife course or have prior experience.

Upcoming dates in 2021:

  • 4 November (4 Week Course)

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Insight into Vet Nursing

Ever wanted to know what it is like to walk in the shoes of a vet nurse? Maybe you are considering a career change, looking to become a vet nurse, or are interested in the operations of a veterinary hospital. This course is presented by qualified vet nurses and provides an insight into the role of a vet nurse, and their importance in caring for animals. This course is conducted as an 8 week evening course.

Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent.

Upcoming dates in 2021:

  • 6 October (8 Week Course)

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Reptile and Amphibian Captive Management

The Reptile and Amphibian Captive Management Course is designed for those with a keen interest in seeking knowledge and understanding of Reptiles and Amphibian Identification, legislation and relevant government bodies, basic taxonomy, captive-husbandry needs and maintenance, health, nutrition and reproduction of reptiles. Study Guide and certification upon completion of the course.

Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent.

Upcoming dates in 2021:

There are currently no advertised dates.

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Understanding Bats of Australia

Join us and discover why bats are the most misunderstood animals how it is also one of the most important for our environment. Spend a day learning about these incredible creatures, and uncover why they are considered a keystone species and why their existence is vital for the health of our ecosystems. To finish the day, immerse yourself in their natural habitat as we venture out during twilight to witness the awakening of the only mammal that can sustain flight.

Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent.

Upcoming dates in 2021:

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Avian Husbandry, Rehabilitation and Hand Rearing

Serious About Birds? Our Avian Husbandry, Rehabilitation and Hand Rearing course is back! This course is designed specifically for the bird enthusiast or zoo professional that is serious about birds and wishes to expand their knowledge in aviculture / avian husbandry, rehabilitation and hand rearing.

Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent.

Upcoming dates in 2021:

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Companion Animals Workshop

Would you like to communicate with your furry, feathered or scaly companion? Join us and discover how we train our animal ambassadors on a daily basis. From enrichment to medical care, we will provide you with the information and training demonstrations to effectively train almost any animal!

Make the most of this incredible opportunity and join us at the Sanctuary!

Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent

Upcoming dates in 2021:

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Understanding our local Mammals in care

This weekend mammal course will dive into the many aspects of our local mammal species. Expert keepers and specialists will go into depth on identification, husbandry, rescue, first aid and rehabilitation as well as management of illness and disease. This course aims to expand your knowledge on our most well-known and loved locals

Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent.

Upcoming dates in 2021:

  • 6 & 7 November (Weekend Course)
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