Volunteer Independent Lay Member - Animal Ethics Committee

Charles Darwin University

Independent Lay Member (Category D member) requirements:
• A person not employed or associated with CDU or any organisations using the CDU AEC.
• Must never have been involved in research or teaching involving animals.
• Must be able to bring a completely independent view to the committee, and must not fit the requirements of any other category

The AEC meets eight times per year. Meetings are of approximately four hours duration and occur during business hours. 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. You should also have reasonable computer skills, an ability to learn new computer systems, as well as access to your own computer. AEC members are appointed for a term of three years.

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 in the Northern Territory.

For more information, visit CDU Website

If you are interested in being a part of the AEC and meet the above criteria, please email a brief cover letter and resume to The Research Ethics Team, Charles Darwin University.

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  • Location: Casuarina NT
  • Category Animal Welfare

Suitable for

  • Skilled Volunteers


Regular - more than 6 months

Time Required

The AEC meets eight times per year. Meetings are held on a Wednesday and are approximately four hours duration and occur during business hours.


Animal Ethics Training


*Please note:
It’s important that organisations continue to monitor and follow the advice and guidelines of both State or Territory, and Federal Governments in relation to the latest COVID-19 requirements.
* 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. Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

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