Training Calendar

Training is designed to equip volunteers to rescue, rehabilitate and release native wildlife in the ACT. Whether you have never touched a native animal or have experience with native wildlife, our courses will teach the skills needed to begin to care or to take you to the next level.

Course details can be found here .

June

Sewing Group

Saturday 1 June 10:00am – Register here

A chance to meet others and put your sewing skills to good effect to help the native animals of the ACT.

Basic Bird Training

Sunday 23 June 9:00am – Register here

This is the recommended training to take for new carers because 80% of animals in ACT Wildlife’s care are birds.

Learn more about our Bird courses here.

July

Sewing Group

Saturday 6 July 10:00am – Register here

A chance to meet others and put your sewing skills to good effect to help the native animals of the ACT.

Orientation

Sunday 7 July 9:00am – Register here

This Orientation session will give you all the information you need about ACT Wildlife works in the community and how you can help.

Find out more about the Orientation training here.

Phone

Sunday 14 July 9:00am – Register here

This is the point of call. Members of the community contact ACTW and transport is organised.

Learn more about Phone training here.

Rescue and Transport

Sunday 14 July 11:30am – Register here

This training covers some of the recognised tactics used to rescue uncontained animals.

Find out more about this training here.

August

Sewing Group

Saturday 3 August 10:00am – Register here

A chance to meet others and put your sewing skills to good effect to help the native animals of the ACT.

Advanced Possum Training (raising joeys)

Sunday 11 August 1:00pm – Register here

An advanced course for rescuing and caring for sick, orphaned and injured possum joeys.

Find out more about Possum Care training here.

Advanced Bird Care

Sunday 18 August 9:00am – Register here

This course is offered to people wanting to expand their knowledge of care for birds beyond the basic level of care.

Find out more about Bird training here.

Basic Bird Training

Saturday 24 August 9:00am – Register here

This is the recommended training to take for new carers because 80% of animals in ACT Wildlife’s care are birds.

Learn more about our Bird courses here.

September

Sewing Group

Saturday 7 September 10:00am – Register here

A chance to meet others and put your sewing skills to good effect to help the native animals of the ACT.

Orientation

Saturday 14 September 9:00am – Register here

This Orientation session will give you all the information you need about ACT Wildlife works in the community and how you can help.

Find out more about the Orientation training here.

Basic Bat Training

Sunday 15 September 8:30am – Register here

Introduction to bats of the ACT, (microbats and Flying Foxes). Deals with essential requirements plus rescue, rehabilitation and release.

Find out more about Basic Bat training here.

Practical Birds

Saturday 28 September 1:00pm – Register here

We will be demonstrating handling, rehydration, crop feeding and other skills you need to care for birds with ACT Wildlife.

Find out more about Bird training here.

Wombat having its stomach scratched

Wombat Care for Beginners

Sunday 29 September 9:00am – Register here

If you want to become a wombat carer, this in person hands on course is a must! This can be the start of a very fulfilling wildlife journey.

Find out more about Wombat training here.

October

Sewing Group

Saturday 5 October 10:00am – Register here

A chance to meet others and put your sewing skills to good effect to help the native animals of the ACT.

Blue tongue lizard on a log with tongue out

Reptile Care

Sunday 6 October 1:00pm – Register here

This training includes the rescue and care for the reptiles of the ACT. It does not include snakes as part of the course.

Find out more about Reptile training here.

Orientation

Saturday 12 October 9:00am – Register here

This Orientation session will give you all the information you need about ACT Wildlife works in the community and how you can help.

Find out more about the Orientation training here.

2 honeyeater chicks

Baby Birds

Sunday 13 October 9:00am – Register here

This course introduces you to the care of baby birds in their development. It covers essential equipment and feeding techniques and more.

Find out more about Bird training here.

November

Sewing Group

Saturday 2 November 10:00am – Register here

A chance to meet others and put your sewing skills to good effect to help the native animals of the ACT.

Orientation

Sunday 10 November 9:00am – Register here

This Orientation session will give you all the information you need about ACT Wildlife works in the community and how you can help.

Find out more about the Orientation training here.

Basic Bird Training

Saturday 23 November 9:00am – Register here

This is the recommended training to take for new carers because 80% of animals in ACT Wildlife’s care are birds.

Learn more about our Bird courses here.

December

Orientation

Sunday 1 December 9:00am – Register here

This Orientation session will give you all the information you need about ACT Wildlife works in the community and how you can help.

Find out more about the Orientation training here.

Sewing Group

Saturday 7 December  10:00am – Register here

A chance to meet others and put your sewing skills to good effect to help the native animals of the ACT.