Apply now!! 2017 3rd Australian Marine Life Conservation Training Course (Introductory)

      2017/05/17

★★Only one place in the course is available, so please hurry!★★
Second round will be open till
31 May 2017.
(Applications will close when maximum participant numbers are
reached.)

●●Announcement concerning partial contents change●●
Observation of the marine ecosystem around Moreton Bay using kayaks was scheduled, but as a result of consultation with Moreton Bay Research Station (MBRS) on the safety of the use of kayaks in the open water, we have decided to change it to a safer and more interesting observation and training event onboard MBRS' ships.

One of the very important dugong habitats is found near North Stradbroke Island. As you know, Dugongs are listed as vulnerable. We will conduct dugong habitat survey activities from MBRS’ ships as well as observation of marine animals such as dolphins and sea turtles around the island.
※Note: in the event of bad weather, it may be cancelled.

Please apply using the application form below. Applications will close once maximum numbers have been reached. In principle, AJWCEF members will receive priority. Application for membership can be made at the same time as application for training courses. In this case, applicants being treated as members for the purpose of training course applications. When applying, please ensure that you read the Training Course Overview.

When
13 August (Sun.) - 20 August (Sun.) , 2017 (8 days)

Participants are to meet at 8 a.m. on 13 August at the arrival lobby of the Gold Coast Airport, Coolangatta, for transfer to accommodation.
* The course starts and finishes on location at the Gold Coast, so participants are free to spend time there before or after the course as they choose.
* If you require assistance with purchasing flights and arranging insurance, please contact the AJWCEF Head Office by email:training@ajwcef.org.

Eligibility
High school students (over 15 years old), university students or the general public who have limited knowledge about or experience with marine life and marine environment; people who would like to learn more about marine life.

Number of Participants
Available places: 12 (Minimum 8 participants)
(AJWCEF members will be given priority. Application for membership can be made at the same time as training course applications, in which case priority will apply.)

Application Period for the second round
24 April - 31 May 2017
Applications will close when maximum participant numbers are reached.

Facilities for Practical Training
1. University of Queensland Moreton Bay research Station
(http://www.uq.edu.au/moreton-bay-research-station/)

Course Contents
1. Origin and ecology of Moreton bay and North Stradbroke island
2. Manta ray
3. Whales, dolphins and dugongs covering local history and research
4. Poisonous and venomous animals
5. Management of Marine parks

*Course contents may be changed in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Practical Training
1. Seine netting - catch fish
2. Individual project – planning
3. Mangroves
4. Low energy rocky shore
5. Impact of marine rubbish
6. Gorge walk - marine mammal activity (manta rays, turtles, whales etc,)
7. High energy rocky shore
8. Sandy mudflat
9.Dugong habitat survey activities and observation of marine ecosystem around Moreton Bay from MBRS' ships (including dolphin and turtle spotting)
10. Plankton identification
11. Seagrass eco-system
12. Data analysis of individual project
*Practical training may be changed in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Course Schedule (provisional)
2017 3rd Marine life Training Course IntroductoryTimetable.pdf

Flight Reservations
Because this tour commences with participants gathering at the Gold Coast Airport, participants will need to make their own flight arrangements. In general, the most convenient and cost-effective methods is to fly with Jetstar directly from Narita to the Gold Coast, or from Kansai Airport via Narita to the Gold Coast. Please note, however, that Jetstar does re-schedule flights from time to time. Furthermore, in order to gather at the Gold Coast on the morning of 13 August participants will need to book flights that depart no later than the evening of 12 August.

Information is available on Jetstar’s home page (http://www.jetstar.com) and bookings can be easily made in 10-15 minutes by following the instructions. Although you are not required to enter a passport number at this time, you will need to have a credit card ready to make the payment. If you require further assistance, please contact the AJWCEF Head Office by email: training@ajwcef.org. We are also able to recommend a reliable travel agent should you require help with flight and insurance arrangements (being a not-for-profit organisation, AJWCEF itself is not a travel agent). Please be aware, however, that booking through a travel agent will add to the cost of these elements.

Accommodation & Meals
Depending on the ratio of male to female participants, accommodation may be twin share (2 people) or a suite room (up to 4 people). The welcome meal, the farewell dinner and all the meals on Stradbroke Island are included. However, all other meals will be at the student’s own expense.

Moreton Bay Research Station: (http://www.uq.edu.au/moreton-bay-research-station/accommodation)

Watermark Hotel Gold Coast:
(http://www.watermarkhotelgoldcoast.com.au)
* Accommodation may be changed in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Health & Vaccinations
Please advise us of any health issues, allergies, etc., when applying to participate in the training course. Please also ensure that tetanus vaccinations are up to date (within the last ten years), or arrange vaccination no later than two weeks prior to commencement of the course.

Insurance
Participants must take out appropriate insurance (to cover illness, injury, hospitalization, loss, etc.) prior to commencement of the training course. The AJWCEF takes no responsibility for accidents or losses during free time or those caused by negligence of the person in question. Participants will be asked to provide copies of insurance documents at the commencement of the course.

Cost
AUD$3,281.00
Members receive priority and enjoy a $50 discount on course cost (application for membership can be made with course application, in which case, discount will apply). Cost includes seminar fees, practical training sessions, facility usage fees, accommodation costs, local transport costs (excluding free time), welcome brunch, farewell dinner and meals at Moreton Bay Research Station. Airfares, meals and money for free time are not included.
* Part of the proceeds of the training course will be donated to activities for the conservation of Australian wildlife.

Applications
Those wishing to apply to participate should complete the application form and send by either email, fax or post to the following. Successful applications will be sent approval to participate and payment instructions by email. Persons without an email address will be notified by regular mail. Please contact us if you require clarification on any aspect of the training course. Please deposit the training course fee in the account below within 10 days of receipt of the participation authorisation form,

Training Course Application Form
・PDF
・Microsoft Office Word

Send applications to:
Australia-Japan Wildlife Conservation and Education Foundation Head Office
Postal address PO Box 1362, Kenmore, Queensland, 4069 Australia
Phone +61 7 3195-4749
Fax +61 7 3374-3531
E-mail training@ajwcef.org

Bank Details for Payments (in Australia)
Bank/branch: ANZ, Toowong (Qld)
Acc. name: Australia-Japan Wildlife Conservation and Education Foundation
Acc. number: 014-272 (branch no.) 5264-58032

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation after payment will incur the following penalties.
30 days to 7 days prior to commencement 30%
6 days or 1 day prior to commencement 60%
Commencement day or later 100%

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