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TRAINING and DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2018

Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) provides a broad range of training and development for its members to support the high standards of wildlife rehabilitation required under OEH’s Code of Practice for Injured & Orphaned Protected Fauna and to ensure the successful return of such fauna back to the wild environment.  Any member of an OEH licensed rehabilitation group is welcome to attend.  Download a summary of the Training Calendar 2018 here.

The Venue: For all courses unless otherwise specified will be the Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre, Shortland Wetlands. 1 Wetlands Place Shortland. Courses start at 9.00 am and conclude at 3.30 pm.

Catering: BYO lunch or purchase on site.  AM and PM tea provided unless otherwise stated. Please indicate any special requirements.

Registration Process: Enrolment in any training course, requires payment of course fees prior to attendance as acceptance of payments on the training day is not permitted.  There will be a maximum of 24 participants for each course (unless specified) after which registered members will be placed on a waiting list pending cancellation.

Cost:  Registration Fees are $25.00 for members unless otherwise indicated (ie Introduction Workshops are free to new members). Members of other wildlife rehabilitation groups and vet nurses are welcome to attend these workshops. The cost for members of other wildlife rehabilitation groups and vet nurses is $35.00 unless otherwise indicated.

Payment:  Can be done either on-line or by submitting your payment by mail (cheque or money order).
Online:  BSB 032-524; Account No 142209; Account name: Native Animal Trust Fund.  Please use your surname and course name as a reference ie JONES/Birds

Registration Form: Click on the link to download the registration form TRAINING-Course-Registration-Form2  Please complete the registration as soon as possible to assist with management and planning of courses. Once you have made your payment, please send your Hunter Wildlife Rescue to either the above postal address PO Box 17, SHORTLAND 2307 OR  scan/attach  the registration form and email  to  training@hunterwildlife.org.au

Training and Development Calendar 2018.

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11th August and

10th November 2018

 

Introduction To HUNTER WILDLIFE RESCUE

COURSE OVERVIEW: An informative one day course outlining: The NPWS wildlife rehabilitation licence conditions required to be an active rescuer or rehabilitator

COST: No cost to new members of Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF), otherwise $35.00 per person for non-members wishing to find out more about volunteering for the Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF).
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
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9th Sept 2018

The Introduction to Captive Management and Rehabilitation of Injured and Hand Rearing and Rehabilitation of Orphaned Birds

COURSE OVERVIEW: This first day will cover Identification, Health and monitoring; Common injuries & diseases; Best rehabilitation husbandry practices; Intensive care & facilities; Assessment, stabilisation and intensive care practices; Rescue or Reunite considerations; Stabilisation; Imprinting: (Filial , Auditory , Sexual & Habitat Imprinting; nutrition.

COST: Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) member $25.00; Other wildlife rehabilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 5 days prior to workshop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
9.00am – 3.30pm
CATERING: BYO lunch. AM and PM tea provided.
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27th May and 19th Aug 2018

Introduction to the Rescue and Rehabilitation and Hand Rearing of Possums.

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course will cover Identification; Res-cue & Transportation considerations; Assessment and First Aid & Injury Management; Housing and best husbandry practices; Hand rearing orphaned young; and Release considerations.

COST: Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) member $25.00; Other wildlife reha-bilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 5 days prior to work-shop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
9.00am – 3.30pm
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17th June 2018

Introduction to the Rescue and Rehabilitation and Hand Rearing of Macropods

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course will cover identification; Rescue & transportation considerations; assessment & stabilisation; hand rearing of orphaned young; and release considerations.

COST: Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) member $25.00; Other wildlife reha-bilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 5 days prior to work-shop and forward to training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
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4th Nov 2018

Introduction to the Rescue and Rehabilitation and Hand Rearing of Flying Foxes and Bats

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course will cover Identification; Legal and vaccination requirements; Rescue & transportation considerations; Assessment & stabilisation; Identification and impact of Heat Stress and Hand rearing techniques for orphaned young.

COST: Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) member $25.00; Other wildlife reha-bilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 5 days prior to work-shop and forward to training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
9.00am – 3.30pm
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Date to be advised

SNAKE HANDLING COURSE

Expression of interest. Please contact the Training Team if you are interested on training@hunterwildlife.org.au

COST: $50
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Date to be advised

A MANGE WOMBAT

Course will be held later in the year conducted by the Wombat Society. More details of this to follow and the course will be held west of Cessnock.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do if you find a Baby Bird?
The best chance for a baby bird is to leave it with its parents. Found a Baby Bird  If it has all its feathers, and is not injured, put it in a nearby tree. Wait and watch quietly and out of sight to see if the parent birds come back to it before removing it from the area.  If it is in imminent danger or injured (droopy wing, open wound,  limping etc), then call the Hunter Wildlife Rescue.  For young chicks, see how to reunite them with their parents using an artificial nest   Baby Bird Pamphlet

What impact do Cats have on our wildlife ?

 

What to do if you find a Snake in your house?


 

Native Animal Trust Fund - Sea Eagle

Young sea eagle released at Galgabba