The AEC operates in accordance with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code); as well as its approved Terms of Reference, CDU policies and procedures, the NT Animal Welfare Act and regulations, and other corresponding state, territory and federal legislation.
The CDU AEC is comprised of categories of members as described in the Code. An abridged description of each category is provided below.
Category A member
A person with qualifications in veterinary science and with experience relevant to the activities of the institution.
Category B member
A suitably qualified person with substantial recent experience in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities. This usually entails the possession of a higher degree in research.
Category C member
A person with demonstrable commitment to and established experience in furthering the welfare of animals. This person is not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution, and is not involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.
Category D member
A person who is both independent of the institution and who has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their under-graduate education. Category D members should be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the AEC and must not fit the requirements of any other category.
Open for application
We are currently seeking expressions of interest for Category D members. Please see our information flyer for the Category D position.