Animal management training program

These comprehensive courses are perfect for upskilling council officers, including Civic compliance officers, Local Laws officers and Animal Management Officers to enable them to confidently perform their tasks.

Delivered on-site by qualified RSPCA professionals, the courses covers a range of vital topics relevant to council workers. Participants will have the unique opportunity to engage in interactive, hands-on learning and gain vital skills for real-life scenarios.

Each course supports the training requirements in Council Domestic Animal Management Plans (a provision of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 section 68A).

Session details:

Dog focused session

Location: RSPCA Victoria, 3 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East VIC

Duration: 5 hours

Key topics:

  • Dog Behaviour and Body Language
  • Working with fearful/aggressive dogs
  • Dog Handling Equipment
  • Defensive Dog Handling Skills
  • Techniques to get dogs in and out of vehicles
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Discovering Dogs

Cat focused session

Location: RSPCA Victoria, 3 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East VIC

Duration: 5 hours

Key topics:

  • Animal welfare and maintaining low stress environments
  • Cat Behaviour and Body Language
  • Cat Housing
  • Cat Handling Techniques and Equipment
  • Working with fearful/aggressive cats
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Animal Behaviour & Management Training - Cat

Please note places are strictly limited to only 14 participants per session as we aim to keep class sizes small to ensure we give every participant the individual attention they need.

These courses are suitable for participants who have had some previous animal management experience and is particularly structured for those working in the animal industry or wishing to enter roles in animal management.

Contact the Education team to tailor a training program to the needs of your group.

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To tailor a training program to the specific needs of your group, please contact our Education team either by email, phone or via the form below:

    Participant feedback

    “Presenters were excellent with great knowledge, which made the training even better.”

    “Great practical experience.”

    “Engaging and interactive.”

    “Covered great content that is of benefit to the staff.”

    “Practical exercises were great.”

    “Well presented and good rapport with audience.”

    “Kept it simple and relevant.”