RSPCA NSW runs nationally accredited training programs about animal care and welfare.

Microchip Implantation

This comprehensive one-day workshop is best suited to animal attendants, animal management officers, veterinary nurses, and those involved in the microchip implantation of cats and dogs. It involves both theoretical learning and practical hands-on training, including:

  • preparing for microchip implantation
  • animal preparation, handling and restraint
  • implantation of microchip
  • post-implantation procedures
  • record maintenance
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • animal health and wellbeing

For participants to gain full certification and be issued with a Statement of Attainment in Microchip Implementation, after completing the training course, they must microchip 15 cats and dogs (at least five cats and at least five dogs) under the supervision of a registered veterinarian only. Please note that this must be arranged by the participant, as RSPCA NSW is unable to accommodate this at our facilities. We therefore recommend that students organise a supervising veterinarian prior to enrolling in the course.

Download the course information sheet here.

Download our Student Handbook here.

The fee for this day is $440. This includes handouts and writing materials.


To register for this course (RTO Code: 70238), please select one of the available dates:

  • Thursday 19 July 2018 – Illawarra Shelter – FULL
  • Thursday 2 August 2018 – Hunter Shelter – FULL

If you have any questions, please contact or phone (02) 9782 4478.

Please note that undertaking training through RSPCA NSW or the RSPCA Academy does not guarantee an interview for a paid or volunteer position at RSPCA NSW. You can find a list of any available positions at RSPCA NSW here.

If you are a business and require a tax invoice, please do not pay by credit card. Instead, please opt to receive an invoice instead. This option is available on the payment page at the end of the registration process.