The Queensland Schools Animal Ethics Committee (QSAEC) established by State Schools Queensland (SSQ), Queensland Catholic Education Commission(QCEC) and the Association of Independent Schools of Queensland (ISQ) assists Queensland schools to meet their legal obligations under the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 and to comply with the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes – 8th Edition 2004.
To ensure that schools comply with the legislation, the QSAEC:
Visit the DET website for QSAEC (including calendar and meeting dates).
The three Queensland education sectors (SSQ, QCEC and ISQ) work together to establish consistent and quality
practices for the use of animals in Queensland schools and set clear boundaries regarding reporting, approval and compliance.
The following links provide further information: