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Upcoming events

Pet First Aid
Pet First Aid
What would happen if your pet was injured? Do you really know how to tell the difference between slightly unwell and needs immediate attention? This course teaches you to measure vital signs of life in pets, bandage a bleeding wound, perform CPR on an animal, and maintain safety while working with an injured pet.

Our programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or already working within this field, as well as helping people to increase skills with their own pets.

What happens

  • Please arrive at the Burwood East Education Centre 10 minutes before your class to register and so that we can start on time. Parking is available on site.
  • Meet and work with our experienced Education staff and their animals, along with industry experts, throughout the session for practical, hands-on skill development.
  • Work through a detailed course book (yours to keep) with theoretical, scientific and clinical information based on our years of experience in animal welfare and caring for dogs.
RSPCA Cupcake Day
RSPCA Cupcake Day
While we firmly believe you never need an excuse to throw a party, Cupcake Day is an awesome opportunity to bake and fundraise for the RSPCA! Cupcake Day events can be held at home, school or work, giving you a purrfect reason to whip out your utensils, get social and bake to fight animal cruelty.

Cupcake Day is absolutely not limited to just cupcakes. You can make brownies, slices, quiches, muffins, doughnuts, meringues or even an Insta-worthy grazing table… the list is as endless as it is delicious!

This year, your Cupcake Day can be any time in August, so pick a day that suits you!

Butter yet, to make sure your Cupcake Day is nothing but sugar, spice and all things nice, we have a variety of online resources to help you: a host guide, decorative bunting and posters!

We bought a farmlet!
We bought a farmlet!
For ages 14 and above.
Caring for livestock in small acreage systems can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but also a new one for those who find themselves owning livestock for the first time. 

This short course will guide participants in how to cater for the needs of the different livestock species in small acreage systems. Some of the points that will be included during the session will be handling methods, common husbandry practices, housing and nutrition, as well as preventative health considerations. 

Led by experts in the field, this morning will be filled with hands on experience as well as opportunities to ask questions and discuss the needs of our livestock animals.  
With a focus on sheep, goats, cattle, alpacas, pigs, the key learning outcomes will be: 
  • Outline appropriate nutrition and water requirements for different livestock species
  • Outline housing requirements for different livestock species
  • Outline the primary health requirements and husbandry practices for the different livestock species 
  • Outline strategies for low stress handling methods and handling livestock safely  
  • Outline strategies to promote natural behaviours in paddock environments  
  • Outline the traceability of stock requirements within Victoria
Activities will include:

  • Conducting a paddock walk viewing housing and fencing options, space allocations as well as supplementary feeding methods
  • Goat handling – how to inspect a hoof
  •  Handling animals using field of vision and point of balance
  •  Conducting a health check – conduct a body condition score of sheep, as well as conduct a visual health inspection
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Pet First Aid
Pet First Aid
What would happen if your pet was injured? Do you really know how to tell the difference between slightly unwell and needs immediate attention? This course teaches you to measure vital signs of life in pets, bandage a bleeding wound, perform CPR on an animal, and maintain safety while working with an injured pet.

Our programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or already working within this field, as well as helping people to increase skills with their own pets.

What happens

  • Please arrive at the Burwood East Education Centre 10 minutes before your class to register and so that we can start on time. Parking is available on site.
  • Meet and work with our experienced Education staff and their animals, along with industry experts, throughout the session for practical, hands-on skill development.
  • Work through a detailed course book (yours to keep) with theoretical, scientific and clinical information based on our years of experience in animal welfare and caring for dogs.

What you will learn
  • How to observe and measure vital signs of life in your pet
  • How to bandage a bleeding wound and perform CPR on an animal
  • Maintain safety while working with an injured pet

What you will get
  • A hands-on, practical class – meet and work with our industry experts and qualified trainers
  • Informative and fun session to increase your knowledge and skills
  • Detailed course manual to take home
  • Certificate of Attendance
We bought a farmlet!
We bought a farmlet!
For ages 14 and above.
Caring for livestock in small acreage systems can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but also a new one for those who find themselves owning livestock for the first time. 

This short course will guide participants in how to cater for the needs of the different livestock species in small acreage systems. Some of the points that will be included during the session will be handling methods, common husbandry practices, housing and nutrition, as well as preventative health considerations. 

Led by experts in the field, this morning will be filled with hands on experience as well as opportunities to ask questions and discuss the needs of our livestock animals.  
With a focus on sheep, goats, cattle, alpacas, pigs, the key learning outcomes will be: 
  • Outline appropriate nutrition and water requirements for different livestock species
  • Outline housing requirements for different livestock species
  • Outline the primary health requirements and husbandry practices for the different livestock species 
  • Outline strategies for low stress handling methods and handling livestock safely  
  • Outline strategies to promote natural behaviours in paddock environments  
  • Outline the traceability of stock requirements within Victoria
Activities will include:

  • Conducting a paddock walk viewing housing and fencing options, space allocations as well as supplementary feeding methods
  • Goat handling – how to inspect a hoof
  •  Handling animals using field of vision and point of balance
  •  Conducting a health check – conduct a body condition score of sheep, as well as conduct a visual health inspection
Pet First Aid
Pet First Aid
What would happen if your pet was injured? Do you really know how to tell the difference between slightly unwell and needs immediate attention? This course teaches you to measure vital signs of life in pets, bandage a bleeding wound, perform CPR on an animal, and maintain safety while working with an injured pet.

Our programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or already working within this field, as well as helping people to increase skills with their own pets.

What happens

  • Please arrive at the Burwood East Education Centre 10 minutes before your class to register and so that we can start on time. Parking is available on site.
  • Meet and work with our experienced Education staff and their animals, along with industry experts, throughout the session for practical, hands-on skill development.
  • Work through a detailed course book (yours to keep) with theoretical, scientific and clinical information based on our years of experience in animal welfare and caring for dogs.
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RSPCA Shop

Did you know that the profits from our online store go straight to helping animals in need?

Last year over 14,000 homeless and neglected animals entered RSPCA Victoria’s doors.

Your purchase makes a bigger difference than you think. 💖

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