Pre-approved activity forms
Record keeping templates
Victorian Schools Animal Ethics Committee (VSAEC) governance
The Department of Education and Training is currently recruiting for volunteer VSAEC members. If you are interested in nominating, please read the VSAEC position description and complete the nomination form: .
VSAEC application resources
Local policy template for dogs at school
The School Policy Templates Portal has a school policy template on bringing dogs to school. It is not mandatory for schools to have a policy about dogs on school grounds but some schools may wish to have one to communicate with their community on the rules applicable in their school. Refer to the School Policy Templates Portal: (staff login required).
Victorian codes of practice for animal welfare (Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions)
Wildlife in schools permit (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)
Using chickens in the classroom
Using fish and aquatic species
Other resources from Animal Welfare Victoria
Reviewed 02 November 2023