What is the Leadership in Rabbit Control Course?

9 March 2022

Date: 16-18 May 2022

Location: Macedon


What is the Leadership in Rabbit Control Course?

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network’s Leadership in Rabbit Control Course for 2022 is open to all Victorians currently involved in the management of rabbits on private or public land.

The Leadership in Rabbit Control Course is a mentor course that is delivered over 2.5 days, with classroom and practical field-based training. Following the intensive training, participants will be offered the opportunity to form a group or ‘Learning Network’ who can meet, share ideas and discuss rabbit management.

Twenty positions are available for the 2022 course. VRAN encourage diversity in our Leadership in Rabbit Control Course and want people with a range of perspectives and experiences to be involved. VRAN are seeking a balance of representation by gender, industry, regions, community groups, Traditional Owners, land managers, government agencies and other professionals. Participants must be over 18 years of age and based in Victoria and have proof of COVID vaccination.

Why should I apply?

  1. Hear from the best thinkers and leaders in Victoria on rabbit management
  2. Get refreshed and motivated to tackle the challenge of rabbit control
  3. Meet people that work in the same field and get inspired
  4. Make difference in your community
  5. It’s a free course.

Find out what previous course participants got out of the program 

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Complete your application here.

What’s involved?

The course will be delivered over two and half days, with a mix of classroom and practical field- based training. Participants will have the option to join subsequent Learning Network field trips and meetings. Find out more about the program and learning networks.

Who is facilitating the course?

The course will be facilitated by our VRAN mentors who are recognised experts in rabbit management and community-led action. As a group, they provide expertise and insights from community, industry and government perspectives. They will be supported by co-facilitators with diverse experience in community engagement and invasive species management from around Australia, across a range of sectors and organisations.

What does it cost?

No cost.

If you are a community member all costs associated with the course, including meals and accommodation, will be paid on your behalf. We will also reimburse you for your travel expenses. The course is also free for participants from local government, Catchment Management Authorities, water, road and rail authorities, however we ask that you contribute to travel costs and accommodation.

What is VRAN?

The primary aim of VRAN is to see feral rabbits gone from the Victorian landscape.

The way we do that is to provide the tools and networks to enable community, industry and government to implement best practice management in the control of feral rabbits.

VRAN run training and mentoring programs, deliver workshops on best-practice rabbit control, and support people and organisations to collaborate on rabbit action.

Find out more about what VRAN does.

Where can I get more information?

If you have any further questions regarding the 2022 Leadership in Rabbit Control Course, please contact the course coordinator Heidi Kleinert: Heidi.kleinert@agriculture.vic.gov.au or 0472 877 472.

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