RSPCA Education Officer

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Education Officers are responsible for the development and delivery of lessons and presentations for schools and community events. At the RSPCA, Education Officers are also responsible for creating curriculum linked E-learning resources for our educational website “WOAW” and assist with the marketing of Humane Education Programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver curriculum-linked lessons and activities for school and community visits and e-learning websites
  • Disseminate information about current campaigns and care of animals
  • Regularly review curriculum to ensure the programs are providing effective and relevant outcomes for Queensland teachers

Where to work:

  • RSPCA Qld
  • Australian Veterinary Association PetPEP (Pets and People Education Program)
  • Various Museums, Gallery of Modern Art, Port of Brisbane and Local Councils
  • Animal related organisations such as Underwater World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Australia Zoo

Skills and Qualifications:

There are a number of different pathways available to become a teacher in Queensland.

School leavers can:

  • complete a four-year undergraduate pre-service teacher education degree, for example a Bachelor of Education; or
  • enrol to study a dual degree, for example a Bachelor of Arts with a Bachelor of Education; or
  • complete a degree in a non-education area (for example, a Bachelor of Science) and then complete a postgraduate pre-service
  • teacher education degree program, such as a one year Graduate Diploma in Education.

To become an Education Officer within an animal welfare environment, demonstrated knowledge of humane education, animal welfare, biology, agricultural science or environmental science is advantageous.