Pre-approved activity forms
- Cattle: cows create careers program
- Cattle: rearing healthy cattle
- Cattle: training for competition or showing
Poultry: keeping healthy layers
Record keeping templates
- Amendments to an approved project
- Monitoring and recording animal welfare and care
- Reporting the death of an animal or unexpected adverse event
- Vet report
- Post-mortem report
- Project completion/annual report
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 .
VSAEC application resources
Categories of animal use – table
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 (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 .
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 .
Using chickens in the classroom
Using fish and aquatic species
- Aquatic Animal – Overarching Principles, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
- Aquarium industries – Fish website
Other resources from Animal Welfare Victoria
Reviewed 08 May 2023