Education & Training – the pest portal

This site aims to make information on past and current research readily accessible and to interpret and pull together relevant data to assist end-users in making management decisions and is supported by the Australian Government through the Bureau of Rural Sciences.

The site is structured around a searchable database of information on vertebrate invasive animals in Australia and New Zealand. The type of information includes: published and unpublished research, technical reports, management practices, threat abatement plans and legislation.

Balanced Researcher – IACRC postgraduate student program

IA CRC postgraduate students are attached to projects that contribute to one of our operational targets.¬† They receive good funding support through projects as well as an industry-level scholarship with a three-and-a-half year tenure (rather than the usual three).¬† In addition, they are assisted¬† with strong skills-based training that makes them better, more ‘balanced’ scientists – more attractive to employers.

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Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (specialising in Pest Management)

University of Canberra College together with the Invasive Animals CRC offer a Vocational Education and Training Diploma in Conservation and Land Management (specialising in Pest Management).

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Master of Applied Science (Wildlife Health & Population Management)

The Master of Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management) is a unique combination of the veterinary and biological sciences, which emphasises the need for a multidisciplinary team approach in the development of wildlife management strategies.

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Primary and secondary school curriculum resources

Provides motivated teachers with a complete and up to date resource which addresses the complexities of effective pest animal management.

This resource has been produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra. The Natural Heritage Trust has assisted in funding this project.

Feral Focus (secondary school resource):

Pest Tales (primary school resource):