Department of Education



Animal Ethics System - Online

Animal Ethics System

The Animal Ethics System is a web-based, software application designed to reduce the time and effort required for schools to create and lodge applications and submit reports to the Schools Animal Ethics Committee (SAEC) for scientific activities. Both the System and the User Manual are designed to support schools and provide guidance about the requirements of the SAEC as the teacher and principal progress through the application and reporting processes.

Principals and teachers from all Department of Education schools have automatic access to the system.

Staff from Catholic schools and AISWA member schools (non-government independent schools) must contact their SAEC Executive Officer to obtain a User ID and Password before being able to log-in and use the system.  Click Here for SAEC Executive Officer contact details.

Click Here to Log-in to the Animal Ethics System

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Animal Ethics System - User Manuals

There are small variations in the processes between Department of Education schools and other schools.  Click on the links below to download the manual relevant to your school.

Department of Education - Animal Ethics System User Manual

AISWA member schools - Animal Ethics System User Manual

Catholic schools - Animal Ethics System User Manual 

Quick Reference Guides

Annual Reports / Approving and Application - for Principals

Activity Completion Reports - for Teachers

Adding an Activity - for Teachers (Recording the new year's activity dates and animal numbers when you have a 3-year approval)

Please ensure you review the Forms section that outlines additional forms that may be required including:

  • Illness/injury, death or unexpected incident report
  • Animal use and health records
  • Amendment form

It is important to note that should you wish to alter any part of an approved activity you must complete and have approved, by the SAEC committee, an amendment form before commencing the activity.


Animal Ethics System - Online

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