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Education Team / School Presentations

The AusRFS Education Team are kept busy teaching in schools.

The Pet Rat class is aimed at students studying veterinary science and companion animal studies, is available to other groups.

The class is accommpanied by a Powerpoint presentation and is comprehensive, informative and entertaining. Students are given the opportunity for hands on time with some rats, with instruction on how to correctly pick up and handle a rat.


A full presentation takes a minimum of 2 hours but the duration and content and can be tailored to suit the needs of the class.

Please visit our Facebook page to see all the photos taken in class.

20 March, 2024
Padua College, Mornington Campus
Certifcate II Animal Studies Students 

17 August, 2023
Broadmeadows TAFE 
First Year Vet Nursing
& Certificate II Animal Studies

20 June, 2023
Warragul TAFE
Certificate III Animal Studies


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28th February, 2023
Box Hill TAFE
Diploma of Animal Technicians

2nd March 2021
Melbourne Polytechnic,
Epping Campus.
Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing Pocket Pets Workshop

How wonderful to be back in the classroom face to face!
The AusRFS was pleased to take part in the Safe & Gentle Handling of Pocket Pets Workshop for the first year Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing students at Melbourne Polytechnic, Epping.

Everyone had a hold/wrapped a rat into a burrito. There were lots of questions and genuine interest.

Thanks to AusRFS Education Team members Julian and Megan, along with Megan’s ratties Fly, Pizza, Will-Bear, Curie, Rorschach, Dot and Jessica.

To see lots more photos taken during this workshop, please go to our Facebook page.


Box Hill TAFE 

Online Class

19th May, 2020

Regardless of the restrictions in place due to Covid-19, the AusRFS Education Team were ready for another challenge. Box Hill TAFE, asked us to deliver one of our presentations to a VIRTUAL class!

The presentation went well, with students asking questions via the chat facility. One student, showed us one of his two rats, which were recently rescued from hard rubbish!

We were very fortunate to have several short video clips to show the students. AusRFS member Lisa had graciously recorded them a week earlier and effectively were a welcome substitute for not having ratties in a normal classroom environment.

Many thanks to Julian for the presentation and Lisa for all the work she put in to the enhancement of the Presentation.


Box Hill TAFE

Certificate IV Companion Animal Studies

5th September, 2019

The Gordon Institute, Hoppers Crossing

Certificate III Animal Studies

30th August, 2019

The Gordon Institute, Ballarat

Certificate III Animal Studies

26th August, 2019

The Gordon Institute, Geelong

Certificate III Animal Studies

20th August, 2019

The Gordon Institute, Geelong

Certificate III Animal Studies

15th August, 2019

Box Hill TAFE, Lilydale Campus

Certificate III Animal Studies

30th July, 2019

Box Hill TAFE

Combined Certificate III & IV Companion Animal Studies

9th May, 2019

Melbourne Polytechnic, Epping Campus

First Year Vet Nursing

Small Animal Handling Workshop

5th March, 2019

Box Hill TAFE Lilydale Campus

Certificate III Introduction to Vet Nursing

1st April, 2019

Australasian Veterinarian Students Conference

Small Animal Handling Workshop

31st January, 2019

Box Hill TAFE Lilydale Campus

Certificate IV Companion Animal Studies

4th September, 2018

Box Hill TAFE 

Certificate IV Companion Animal Studies

30th August, 2018

Box Hill TAFE 

Combined Class - Vet Nursing & 

Certificate IV Companion Animal Studies 

20th August, 2018

The Gordon Geelong 

Animal Studies 

7th July, 2018

The Gordon Geelong 

Certificate III Animal Studies 

29th May, 2018

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