Fauna First Aid Courses

Learn how to catch and restrain wildlife, make an assessment, administer first aid, how to package for transport to a wildlife rehabilitation facility. This course is ideal for mine site employees and those working in remote areas. The course is limited to small groups of 5-12 participants only, and costs $350pp. If you have a minimum of five people, we can arrange a date suitable for you. Contact us to book.

Bobtail Nursing

Learn all about handling and caring for sick Shingleback skinks (bobtails). These courses are held twice a year and are advertised on our website and calendar.   In 2018 the course dates will be Saturday 21st April and Sunday 23rd September from 10.00-12.30.   If you are a Kanyana volunteer please complete the in-house Training Application form.  If you are not a Kanyana volunteer please email your request to book to

Baby Bird Workshop

Learn how to identify different species of baby birds, and what to do if you find one. These courses are held annually and are advertised on our website and calendar.  In  2018 the public course will be held on Saturday 25th August, in our air-conditioned training hall, from 1300-1600 hours.  Kanyana volunteers are invited to complete the in-house Training Application form for the morning session from 0900-1200 hours.  The morning session relates to care of baby birds at Kanyana.



Bird Handling 

Training on shift on how to correctly and safely handle birds while minimising stress on both the bird and handler.   Apply to the Hospital Manager for the course work and assessment form for this course.  

Basic Tube Feeding

Learn the manual skills of how to hold a bird correctly while inserting a tube to feed them. This is essential in wildlife care for birds that will not or cannot feed themselves. Prerequisite: Bird Handling.  In 2018 courses will be held on Sunday 28th January, Saturday 28th April, Saturday 14th July and Sunday 14th October.  All courses run from 0900-1200.  These courses are open to members of other wildlife centres, but prior arrangements need to be made.

Advanced Tube Feeding 

Learn how to feed difficult parrots, importance of checking crops, weaning techniques and more. Prerequisite: Basic Tube Feeding.  In 2018 the course dates will be Sunday 18th March, Sunday 22nd July and Saturday 24th November. All courses run from 0900-1100.


Treatment Assistant

Learn how to work from the treatment board and administering oral medications. Prerequisite: Bird Handling, Advanced Tube Feeding  Conditions apply.  In 2018 the courses will be run on Sunday 1st April and Saturday 18th August.

Treatment Person

Learn how to give injections and assess new wildlife patients. Prerequisite: Treatment Assistant  Date still to be confirmed as at 8 Nov 2017.