Greyhound First Aid Courses Now Available

Greyhound First Aid Courses Now Available

Welfare News

GRNSW in conjunction with TAFE NSW is offering greyhound first aid courses around NSW.

The workshops are designed for industry staff who handle greyhounds at race meetings and trial facilities as well as participants who are interested in caring for racing greyhounds.

The comprehensive two-day workshop contains both theoretical learning and practical hands-on training in areas such as:

• Clear responsibilities of the first aider

• Revising the ‘DRABC’ approach to emergencies for greyhounds

• Managing risks at the race or trial track

• Identifying approach techniques for sick or injured greyhounds

• Signs of ill health

• Checking vital signs (body temperature, pulse and respiration rate)

• Identifying an emergency

• Safe moving techniques for injured greyhounds

• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

• Different bandaging techniques for various applications

The greyhound first aid course includes handouts, some first aid supplies, online and writing materials.

The course is accredited and requires two days of face-to-face training and practical and knowledge assessments by a registered veterinarian and TAFE NSW trainer and assessor.

After successful completion of the assessments, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment.

There is no fee for the course for eligible participants.

Dates and locations for the first aid courses will be determined based on demand from participants and industry staff.

For more information visit the website Training/Details/RGRPSG302A

To lodge your interest in attending and completing the greyhound first aid course, please email