2017 1st Australian Wildlife Conservation Training Course (Advanced) Application closed.


2017 1st Australian Wildlife Conservation Training Course (Advanced)

Please applying 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.

4th March (Sat.) - 12 March (Sun.) , 2017 (9 days)
Participants are to meet at 8 a.m. on 4th March 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.

People who have completed the introductory training course are eligible to apply. You are also eligible if you have at least the level of knowledge of a person who has completed the introductory training course (e.g. if you are a veterinarian, veterinary nurse, at least a 3rd year student in a university degree in animal or environmental science, or have experience in the field of environment or wildlife protection and/or rescue). Please contact the training course manager at AJWCEF Head Office should you have any enquiries regarding application criteria.

Number of Participants
10 (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
1st November - 10th December 2016
Applications will close when maximum participant numbers are reached.

Facilities for Practical Training
1. Moggill Koala Hospital
2. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital
3. David Fleay Wildlife Park

*Facilities visited may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Course Content
1.Government polocies in koala conservation
2.Aneththesia of the exotic patients: avian, reptilian and marsupial
3.Koala common diseases and treatment
4.Macropods common diseases and treatment
5.Avian patients: diagnostic work up and treatment options
6.Echidona physiology, breeding, common diseases and treatment

Practical Training
1. Marsupial medicine and surgery
2. Monotreme medicine and surgery
3. Avian medicine and surgery
4. Reptile medicine and surgery (including turtles)
5. Preventative medicine for captive animals
6. Anaesthesia for the above species
7. Rehabilitation for the above species
8. Nutrition and dietary management for the above species
9. Autopsy
10. Case study and free discussion
11. Individual project

*Course contents, practical training may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Course Schedule (provisional)

· 2017 1st Training Course Advanced Timetable.pdf

Flight Reservations
This tour commences from the Gold Coast airport, so participants will need to arrange their own travel to that location. If travelling from Narita International Airport, you may like to consider flying with Jetstar, which offers direct flights to the Gold Coast. However, the direct services are overnight flights from Japan, so in order to arrive in time for the meet-up time on 5 March, you will need to book a flight which leaves no later than 4 March.

Information is available on Jetstar’s home page (http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/home) 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 6 people). Apartments feature a spacious living area and a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, microwave oven, oven, crockery, etc.) so you can choose whether to self-cater for yourself or as a group, or dine out. Any groceries required for self-catering are not included in course fees, but based on the current cost of food in Australia $70-$90 should be sufficient for one person for nine days. If required, an AJWCEF staff member will accompany participants to the nearby shopping centre.
* Accommodation may be changed in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Isle of Palms Resort (http://www.isleofpalms.com.au)

Apart from the welcome lunch on day 1 and the farewell dinner on day 7, all meals are at participants’ own expense (please refer to schedule).

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.

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.

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), and welcome and farewell parties. 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.

Those wishing to apply to participate should complete the application form and send by either email 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 seven days of receipt of the participation authorisation form,

Training Course Application Form
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
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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