Training and Development Calendar 2022

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.  

Date Course Title and content Speakers Venue Time Cost Members Cost Other Wildlife Groups Closing Date to Register  Payment Due Date
2nd July 2022 Management , Care and Handrearing of Macropods*

 

Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm FREE TO ALL ATTENDING  through the IFAW Training Funding FREE TO ALL ATTENDING  through the IFAW Training Funding Friday 24th June 2022 Friday 24th June 2022
16th July 2022 Management Treatment and Care of General  Water Birds

 

Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member $25 per member Friday 1st July 2022 Friday 1st July 2022
13th August 2022

Advanced Flying Fox Course on Treatment and Management of flying foxes

Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm Free Free Friday 29th July 2022 Friday 29th July 2022
13th August 2022

Advanced Flying Fox Course on Treatment and Management of flying foxes

Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm Free Free Friday 29th July 2022 Friday 29th July 2022
27th August 2022

Management, Care and Rearing of Baby Birds

Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member $25 per member Friday 12th August 2022 Friday 12th August 2022
10th September 2022

Management and hand rearing of baby flying fox and micro bats 

Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member $25 per member Friday 1st September 2022 Friday 1st September 2022
15th October 2022

Management and care of Reptiles ( not snakes )

Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member $25 per member Friday 7th October 2022 Friday 7th October 2022
29th October 2022

Management, care and hand rearing of young Brushtails and Ringtail Possums.

Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member $25 per member Friday 21st October 2022 Friday 21st October 2022
19th November 2022

Management and care of adult Brushtails and Ringtail possums

Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member $25 per member Friday 4th November 2022 Friday 4th November 2022

*Management , Care and Handrearing of Macropods

Course is FREE TO ALL ATTENDING  through the IFAW Training Funding .

Lunch will be catered for you all again through funding by IFAW training Funding  so we need to know of any special diets please on your form when you register please.

This course is a beginners course for new members wishing to learn about caring of macropods . All active macropod carers are indeed invited to attend as well your most welcome.

Jodie the  presenter is a very experienced Macropod Carer with over 35 years of macropod caring , she brings her worth of knowledge to share .

Parking in CAR PARK 2 on upper road coming into the Wetlands .

Important Venue Information for 2022 Training

Due to restrictions in place we are unable to use our HWR Education Centre for training courses . The Hunter Wetlands CEO Board has allowed us to use their large conference room down stairs to conduct training days .

Please note with this venue change we are are unfortunately unable to accomodate children during the training.

As the Wetlands does not open till 9AM we are not able to get into room till 9am . So we ask you arrive by 9am and ALL COURSES will start at 9,30 till 3pm.

When attending training days you are still to park in CAR PARK NO 2 and walk down through main gates to main reception Centre in wetlands and staff will tell you were to go .

You must register to attended these training days and after cut of date no forms will be accepted.

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. 

Catering

BYO lunch or purchase on site.  For AM and PM courses morning or afternoon tea will be provided unless otherwise stated. Please indicate any special requirements.

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

Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre

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.

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.

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.

Registration Form:

Click here to complete on online registration. Please complete the registration as soon as possible to assist with management and planning of courses.

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



The Introduction to Rescue and Rehabilitation of Adult Birds

COURSE OVERVIEW: This 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: 1 week prior to workshop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
DURATION: 9.00am – 3.30pm
CATERING: BYO lunch. AM and PM tea provided.



Bird hydration, strapping injuries, wound and crop feeding

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 FREE; Other wildlife rehabilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 1 week prior to workshop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
DURATION: 10.00am – 2.00pm
CATERING: BYO lunch. AM and PM tea provided.

 

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 rehabilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 1 week prior to workshop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
DURATION: 9.00am – 3.30pm
CATERING: BYO lunch. AM and PM tea provided.

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 rehabilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 1 week prior to workshop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
DURATION: 9.00am – 3.30pm
CATERING: BYO lunch. AM and PM tea provided.