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 position description and nomination form (DOCX)External Link .

VSAEC application resources

Categories of animal use – table (DOCX)External Link

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: Dogs at SchoolExternal Link (staff login required).

Victorian codes of practice for animal welfare (Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions)

Victorian codes of practice set out recommended minimum standards and practices for the keeping of a wide range of species and animal related activities. These are available from the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions Agriculture Victoria websiteExternal Link .

Wildlife in schools permit (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)

General school authorisation permits are available to government and Catholic schools. Independent schools must apply to obtain a free permit. Please refer to the Office of the Conservation RegulatorExternal Link .

Using chickens in the classroom

Using fish and aquatic species

Other resources from Animal Welfare Victoria

Resources page containing supporting resources and links for this topic

Reviewed 24 January 2024

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