ComPass - ANZCCART Competency Passport

Welcome to ComPass

This free online course covers the Australian Code and NZ Guide and welfare issues relating to animal use in research and teaching.  Successful completion of Phase one of the course and its quiz fulfills the mandated basic training needs of researchers and teachers using animals as well as members of Animal Ethics Committees (AEC) in Australia and NZ (except AEC members in Victoria who are required to complete the Animal Welfare Victoria training).

The aim is to standardize and augment the training offered for animal users in research and teaching throughout Australasia by offering this free online interactive and resource-rich course to all who need this training.

Attention All ComPass Phase 1 Core Module Users:

On July 7, 2021, the currently available Core modules were updated to add new NZ-relevant links and content as well as updating some of the broken Australian web links. This will mean that unfortunately you have now lost access to any unfinished work that you had already started in original Core Modules 1-7 prior to the update. Access to your certificate link for the completed Core Module 8 (quiz) should remain. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The stand-alone techniques modules in Phase 2 are not changed and access to partially-completed modules of Phase 2 remains intact. This notice applies only to the Core Modules 1-8.

Thank you for using ComPass. Here’s hoping that the NZ users are better served by these changes. Hearty thanks go to Dr Jodi Salinsky, AWO, University of Auckland, for her help in these NZ-focused upgrades!

    We hope that this course proves to be a really useful addition for your training needs for both animal users and AEC members.

    If you have technical issues please see our FAQs.  If these do not help, please email us and we will respond as soon as possible.

    David Mason and the ANZCCART Board, Gail Anderson, Chris Wadey and the ComPass team

    ComPass Survey

    The ANZCCART Board invites you to take part in a survey about ComPass use and how it meets your needs as an animal user or AEC member.

    The survey is seeking input from ComPass users across Australia and NZ to find out about their use of ComPass and how it has met their various needs and whether there may be other topics added.

    You can also win a great prize by sharing your opinion with us!  Simply complete this survey and you’ll be in the running to win a $A200 Visa voucher.

    What will I be asked to do?

    Completing the survey should take less than 5 minutes. There are 8 questions about ComPass use. Your participation is completely voluntary and you are free to withdraw by stopping at any time. If you decide to withdraw from the survey, any responses you have provided up to that point will be deleted. 

    How will the results of the study be used?

    All information collected through the survey will be anonymous and used by ANZCCART for their own information purposes only. No personal information will be collected and all responses will be pooled without individual indentifiers. Data will only be reported in an aggregate form.

    Please email ANZCCART if you have any questions about this project or call 08 8313 7585.

    Thank you for your time and we hope that we can continue to provide this resource ongoing.

    If you consent to take part in this survey, please continue

    ANZCCART ComPass Survey

    ComPass Launch - Webinar Recording, 1 December 2020

    ComPass Update - Webinar Recording, 9 November 2021