What is the Leadership in Rabbit Control Course?

20 November 2020

Date: 18- 20 April

Location: Wangaratta

What is the Leadership in Rabbit Control Course?

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network’s Leadership in Rabbit Control Course for 2021 will be 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 2021 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.

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 free.

Find out what previous course participants got out of the program.

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 or your organisation cover your travel costs to and from the course.

What is VRAN?

VRAN was established to promote community-led action for more sustainable and effective rabbit management in Victoria. Find out more about what VRAN does.

Where can I get more information?

If you have any further questions regarding the 2021 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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