Breeder Training Course
The Breeder Training Course is designed to provide a basic level of education to owners, managers and other staff in breeding and rearing businesses. It is also open to the general public. The course is FREE, and meets the minimum training requirements set out in the Code of Practice for the Operation of Breeding and Rearing Businesses (2014).
The Breeder Training Course covers 7 main topics:
- Section 1 – introduction
- Section 2 – husbandry and care
- Section 3 – developing a breeding program
- Section 4 – getting pregnant
- Section 5 – the pregnancy
- Section 6 – birthing a litter
- Section 7 – raising a litter
Completion Certificate and Tests
Breeders and members of the public wanting to participate will create a unique account using an email address and a password. They will log in and progress through the content of the course at their own pace. Progress can be saved so the course can be completed in multiple sessions.
Each section has assessments that must be completed with a pass mark of 90% or more. Upon successful completion a certificate will be generated and emailed to the participant. This should be kept as evidence of completion and hence competency, and may be printed if required. Enforcement officers may ask to sight records during audits.
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Hardcopy booklets containing the course content are available for purchase to use as a reference guide for businesses. The booklets can be obtained through the Information Centre. Booklets can be purchased for $15 (incl GST and postage) by visiting, calling or emailing the Information Centre. Payment can be made by credit card, cash or cheque/money order.
Please note: no test questions are printed in the booklet. Individuals wishing to obtain a completion certificate as part of their workplace training will need to register with the online course and complete the test sections throughout.
The booklet may be useful for individuals in remote areas where internet access can be difficult. Users may decide to purchase the booklet to read through the entire course content before accessing the online component to complete the tests and obtain a certificate of completion.
Information Centre contact details
Open: 9.30am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 03 9658 4440
Fax: 03 9658 4760
Street address: Level 16, 1 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Postal address: GPO Box 4440, Melbourne VIC 3001