Animal Ethics Committee - Category C Member

Charles Darwin University

The CDU AEC meets eight times every year, and also undertakes a number of inspections of animal facilities and research projects. The AEC also undertakes a number of inspections of animal facilities. These facilities are in various locations; occasionally AEC members may be requested to attend inspections. In the event that AEC members are requested to attend a facility inspection, all costs will be covered by CDU.

As a member of the AEC, you should be prepared to devote about 10-12 hours per month to committee duties, including but not limited to attending AEC meetings; assessing new project applications, project reports, project notifications and amendment requests; project facility and site inspections; review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as any other animal welfare related matters. Membership of the AEC is a rewarding experience and members have the ability to contribute to furthering knowledge and improving animal welfare and the environment of the Northern Territory.

Position Requirements:

  • must have a demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals

  • must not be employed or associated with CDU or organisations using the CDU AEC

  • must not currently be involved in animal research

  • active membership or endorsement of an animal welfare organisation is desirable

  • reasonable computer skills are essential, an ability and willingness to learn new computer systems is desired

  • a basic understanding of science or agriculture would be of assistance, but is not essential.

  • Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this category.

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  • Location: Casuarina NT
  • Category Education & Training


Regular - more than 6 months

Time Required

10 hours including documents review and meeting attendance, per meeting; 8 meetings a year (not including special, and out of session meetings and inspections). A full term on the committee is a 3-year duration.


Animal ethics training provided


Please Note:
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role be a maximum of 15-16 hours per week.



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