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Pet First Aid


Next Available: Wed, 05 Sep 6:00PM
3.0 hours

Description

What would happen if your pet was injured? Do you really know how to tell the difference between slightly unwell and needs immediate attention? This course teaches you to measure vital signs of life in pets, bandage a bleeding wound, perform CPR on an animal, and maintain safety while working with an injured pet.

Our programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or already working within this field, as well as helping people to increase skills with their own pets.

What happens

  • Please arrive at the Burwood East Education Centre 10 minutes before your class to register and so that we can start on time. Parking is available on site.
  • Meet and work with our experienced Education staff and their animals, along with industry experts, throughout the session for practical, hands-on skill development.
  • Work through a detailed course book (yours to keep) with theoretical, scientific and clinical information based on our years of experience in animal welfare and caring for dogs.
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What you will learn
  • How to observe and measure vital signs of life in your pet
  • How to bandage a bleeding wound and perform CPR on an animal
  • Maintain safety while working with an injured pet
What you will get
  • A hands-on, practical class – meet and work with our industry experts and qualified trainers
  • Informative and fun session to increase your knowledge and skills
  • Detailed course manual to take home
  • Certificate of Attendance

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Please wear neat casual clothing and closed-in shoes.

Appropriate for

Pet owners, potential pet owners, those working with pet owners or their pets. Attendees must be 16 years or older.


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RSPCA Victoria

Vendor since 2016

Want to improve your animal skills? Looking for quality teaching by industry experts? Want real skills and training?

Whether you’re a pet owner or thinking of a career in animal care, RSPCA Victoria has a short course to extend your animal skills and understanding.

Designed to develop new skills for anyone dealing with animals; RSPCA short courses provide valuable access to industry experts and utilise quality resources and trainers in an informative and hands-on environment.

As the trusted name in animal welfare in Victoria, we understand what animals need, and what works and what doesn’t – and are keen to share our practical knowledge and skills with you through.

 

Gain professional skills. Learn about your pet. Or both!

Programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or improve their skills within this field, as well as helping people to increase their skills with their own pets.

Hands-on experience is essential to understanding animals so you will have the chance to meet and work with – animals from our education team – as well as learn from industry experts and qualified trainers.

And of course, profits raised go towards supporting animal welfare projects. You’re helping animals while you learn to… help animals!

So book your course with us today.

 

About RSPCA Victoria

We are a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since this time, the RSPCA has become Australia's leading animal welfare charity.

Our community services include work in education, advocacy, animal care and protection. In Victoria, we operate nine animal Adoption Care Centres and one community pet care centre, providing refuge and care to more than 20,000 animals every year. 

 As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on community support to care for 'all creatures great and small'.  More than 90% of our funding is due to the generous support of the Victorian community.

For further information, visit www.rspcavic.org 

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

The following booking conditions apply:

  • If the Booking is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, the full fee will be refunded;
  • If the Booking is cancelled 14 -30 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, 50% of the full fee will be refunded; and
  • If the Booking is cancelled less than 14 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, there will be no refund.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • Participants must be 16 years or older (excluding Animal Career Discovery Day where this is 'Year 9 or above').
  • Program activities are conducted by RSPCA Victoria Education Officers and staff. RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to alter activities or cease programs should staff and participant safety be compromised.
  • Cancellation fees apply.
  • For safety reasons, participants must wear appropriate clothing and closed-in shoes. 
  • RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to cancel the class should minimum numbers not be met.  A full refund will apply in these circumstances. 

DISCLAIMER

Participants will be involved in a range of hands-on activities visiting various parts of the Burwood East site. While the RSPCA takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of participants, all participants enter at own risk.

By enrolling in these programs you acknowledge that you understand this disclaimer and release RSPCA (Victoria) and its employees, agents, volunteers and contractors from any liability whatsoever, to the extent permitted by law.

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Desi

28 April 2018 • Pet First Aid

Would definitely recommend the Pet first aid class. We learnt so much in a short amount of time. The 2 instructors were amazing. Went above and beyond to teach us things that would be relevant in our own lives.

Madelyn

25 April 2018 • Pet First Aid

Very informative and very useful. Good for pet owners and if you are currently or planning to be in the animal industry.

Susanne

18 January 2018 • Pet First Aid

I attended the RSPCA Pet First Aid course this week. As a pet owner, I have learnt many valuable tips in the event I need to provide emergency first aid for my dog. The session was information, relevant and it also provided opportunities to practice some of the tips such as bandaging and performing CPR. I highly recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in caring for pets and animals.

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